About Stella Tsitsipatis

Background

Stella is well-versed in selling to both the association and corporate segments by having worked throughout her career for destinations and convention centers in Abu Dhabi, Australia, Barcelona, Berlin, London, Malaysia, Switzerland, Vienna and Thailand. She has organized and participated in more than 250 sales appointments at major tradeshows — including AIBTM, EIBTM and IMEX — and has attended ICCA’s RSMP workshops. She has also worked with North Star to qualify hosted buyers for SMU programs.

A graduate of Baruch College–The City University of New York with a bachelor’s of business administration in marketing management, Stella is currently working toward her CMP accreditation.

Stella’s Passion for Places

Spending her summers in Greece and studying abroad in Florence, Italy was only the start for Stella’s passion for places. Stella embarked on sabbatical in 2013/14 and traveled to seven destinations in Europe and South East Asia which only ignited her inner wanderlust. She enjoys living her dream by combining her love of discovering the world and marketing destinations.

Notable Results:

  • On behalf of ADNEC in Abu Dhabi, Stella led the sales lead process from start to finish for the 2014 IATA Slot Conference, which attracted 1,000 delegates and brought an economic impact of more than $2 million to the Emirate.
  • On behalf of the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau, Stella has worked closely with a third-party meeting planner to secure a 12,000 PAX corporate meeting to Thailand. This program will bring an economic impact of nearly $41.6 million to Thailand.
  • In two years at DCI, Stella implemented seven sales missions across the U.S. and Canada, visiting 91 organizations and meeting with 173 meeting planners and association executives. These efforts resulted in numerous RFPs for Abu Dhabi, Peru, Thailand and the US Virgin Islands.
Stella Tsitsipatis at play

Up Close

Stella is a first generation Greek-American who grew up in Queens, New York, which is considered one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the world. Her love of dance and travel was inspired from her Greek roots as well as her daily exposure to a vast variety of cultures and traditions.

Where you’ll Find Stella on the Weekend

A city girl at heart, Stella loves to explore New York City’s unique neighborhoods and discover new shops, museums, restaurants and speakeasy lounges.  In the summer months, Stella enjoys spending time outdoors, whether it’s sunbathing at the beach, exercising in the park or sitting at an outdoor café with a cup of coffee and great friends.

Places Stella has Called Home

  • Queens, NY
  • Kastoria, Greece
  • Florence, Italy

Surprising Facts about Stella

Mapquest: From a young age, Stella’s dream job was to be a geographer; hence her hobby of collecting maps from all the countries she has visited around the world.  27 and counting…

Rhythm is a Dancer: After years of taking dance lessons, Stella’s first job was a dance teacher at the age of 16. Over the years, Stella has taken lessons in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, Greek, flamenco, tango and salsa. While she no longer teaches, dance remains a passion of hers and she continues to take lessons on her free time.

A Fashionable Family: Stella grew up assisting her father with the family fashion business. While she perfected her selling skills working on business development, her favorite part was visiting show rooms in the U.S. and Greece to catch a glimpse of the newest fashion trends.