Evansville, IN – Old National Events Plaza received its first Stella Award on December 2, 2020, at the Stella Awards Showcase, an annual celebration honoring excellence in the meetings industry. Selected as one of the Best Convention Centers in the Standalone Facility, Midwest category, Old National Events Plaza is celebrating the nod as it wraps a 20th anniversary year.
“Like others in the hospitality industry, 2020 has brought an unexpected set of challenges for Old National Events Plaza. Placing Bronze for best standalone convention center, especially positioned amongst some of the newest and largest centers in the region, is a great way to close out the year. We are thrilled to highlight our community and venue through the awards, and this year our team feels most accomplished in supporting Evansville throughout the pandemic. We have been privileged to continue to serve the public in a variety of safe and helpful ways, from hosting court proceedings to operating as an early voting site. This award is truly an honor and feels like a realization of our unique accomplishments this year,” noted Alexis Berggren, General Manager.
The Stella Awards program opted to host a virtual showcase this year. The awards recognize distinguished hotels and suppliers from around the globe that consistently deliver quality service and innovation to meeting and event professionals.
Nominees, finalists and winners include the very best hotels, convention and conference centers, convention and visitor bureaus, destination marketing organizations, destination management companies, airlines and cruise lines. Finalists in each category were determined by public vote, as well as votes from industry professionals. Winners were selected by an expert panel of judges overseen by the editors of Northstar Meetings Group’s leading publications, Meetings & Conventions and Successful Meetings.
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About Old National Events Plaza
Old National Events Plaza, managed by ASM Global, is an impressive 280,000 square-foot state-ofthe-
art facility offering affordable, flexible space and in-house services. With a beautiful 2,500-seat
theatre, a spacious 38,000 square-foot exhibit hall, 14,000 square-feet of elegant ballroom space,
and twelve flexible 1,000 square-foot Meeting Rooms, Old National Events Plaza can host a variety
of events with attendees ranging from 20 to 10,000. For more information and a complete schedule
About ASM Global
ASM Global is the world’s leading venue management and services company. The company was
formed by the combination of AEG Facilities and SMG, global leaders in venue and event strategy
and management. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of
more than 300 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibition centers,
and performing arts venues. From Aberdeen to Anchorage, and Sydney to Stockholm, its venues
connect people through the unique power of live experiences. ASM Global’s diverse portfolio of
clients benefit from the company’s depth of resources and unparalleled experience, expertise and
creative problem-solving. Each day, the company’s 61,000 passionate employees around the world
delivers locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to deliver maximum results for
venue owners, and operations, and amazing experiences for guests. By consistently looking for new
ways to envision, innovate and empower the spaces and places that bring people together, ASM
Global elevates the human spirit while delivering the highest value for all stakeholders. For more