Meetings and Incentives
The Meeting Planning Marketplace is Big, Growing and Difficult to Reach and Influence.
The “Go-To Resource” for Highly Sought, Hard-to-Reach Audiences
The Northstar Meetings Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the business events market, including full-time and part-time meeting planners, as well as senior corporate, association and not-for-profit decision-makers and incentive professionals, facilitating their professional development. Currently, the group’s brands serve over 200,000 active planners through its data, digital, events and print platforms.
1.83 million corporate meetings, conventions, trade shows, and incentive programs were held in 2014, contributing $393 billion to GDP*
Northstar’s Audience Focus
Serving Planners’ Unique Needs Across a Wide Range of Platforms.
Highly-trafficked websites, providing:
News and Analysis
“How to” Tips and Techniques
Social Media: Engaging, informing and inspiring the meeting planning community across multiple platforms.
Engaging and interacting with the most qualified and influential meeting planners
02/20/2016 - 02/22/2016
The premier global destination event where planners and suppliers join for meetings, networking and expert education. Industry peers engage in a relaxed business environment to discover new venues and enhance education of global destinations.
Sheraton Times Square, NYC
03/20/2016 - 03/23/2016
An event designed to target the dedicated educational and business needs of independent meeting professionals providing vital education, networking and business meetings to fulfill the dedicated needs of this growing industry segment.
AT&T Executive Convention Center, Austin, Texas
05/09/2016 - 05/12/2016
Golden State, Golden Opportunities. A world-class event delivered by the full resources of the M&C and Successful Meetings brands with an unparalleled audience of professional planners with business ready to book in California.
Hyatt Regency Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA
05/19/2016 - 05/21/2016
Southern Hospitality. The premier regional destination event where planners and Industry peers will engage in a relaxed business environment to discover new venues and enhance education of the vital Southeast USA destinations.
Marriott, Columbia, SC
06/29/2016 - 07/01/2016
A special program to experience the best of the Rocky Mountain state. Attendees engage in a relaxed environment to discover new venues as they meet Colorado’s most prominent hotels/resorts, CVBs and unique venues.
Hyatt, Denver, CO
08/01/2016 - 08/03/2016
This growing event is now the premier dedicated incentive industry education/hosted buyer event, attracting Key senior-level incentive “buyers” representing top corporate end-users and leading incentive houses. IBC offers the most cutting-edge research and insightful education.
Lansdowne Resort, Leesburg, VA
08/21/2016 - 08/24/2016
Connect in the Caribbean. A world-class networking event like no other, where planners and supplier attendees join t0 meet with regional suppliers as they showcase what they can offer this active, RFP-ready audience.
Ritz Carlton, Aruba
09/06/2016 - 09/09/2016
Experience the best of the Sunshine State. Planners and supplier will enjoy the beautiful of Florida through networking programs and business opportunities to educate and inspire their best prospects and make long-term connections.
Sheraton Sand Key, St. Petersburg, FL
09/13/2016 - 09/16/2016
Paradise Awaits. The hosted buyer event for Hawaii suppliers and active planners as they will join one another for meetings, networking, activities, and targeted education, while experiencing the magic of the islands.
Ritz Carlton Kapalua, Maui, HI
10/26/2016 - 10/28/2016
Grand Opportunities. Planner & suppliers will experience the best of the Grand Canyon State as they enjoy the beautiful of the desert region through programs designed to create new business opportunities with peers.
Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, Scottsdale, AZ
11/26/2016 - 11/28/2016
A premier hosted event for the incentive travel industry, featuring appointments, compelling keynote speakers and exciting networking activities. The most highly-qualified global buyers/planners w/ business to book will have dedicated time to meet and leading international suppliers.
Fairmont Monte Carlo, Monaco
11/30/2016 - 12/02/2016
Big-Time Opportunities. Northstar brings an unparalleled audience of planners with solid business to book with Texas suppliers as they showcase the best of the Long Star State.
Royal Sonesta, Houston, TX
12/11/2016 - 12/14/2016
The premier invitation-only summit for meetings industry leaders and high-level planners, designed to provide inspiration and information through education, best practices experiential programs, and networking opportunities.
Pebble Beach, CA