November 5–7, 2019
Maui, Hawaii
Paradise Awaits! The leading hosted-buyer event for qualified meetings and incentive professionals looking to do business in Hawaii will meet with Hawaii's top hotels, CVBs, DMCs, and venues for three highly productive days in the beautiful island of Maui, November 5–7, 2019.
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About Destination Hawaii

Destination Hawaii—Northstar's destination-specific hosted-buyer event—brings together the most highly-qualified meeting and incentive buyers with top destinations, hotels/resorts, cruise lines, DMCs, DMOs and tourism offices from the islands of Hawaii. Attendees participate in one-on-one pre-scheduled appointments, gain industry insights from our guest speakers and network with this exclusive group, all while enjoying the exotic island of Maui. This unique event is hosted by Northstar Meetings Group’s leading brands—Successful Meetings, Meetings & Conventions, and Incentive magazine.

Learn

Learn from, and be inspired by, our guest speakers who will provide targeted education specific to your needs as a meeting and incentive planner.

Connect

Connect with premier suppliers from across the Hawaiian Islands during pre-scheduled one-on-one business appointments and unique experiential activities.

Enjoy

All qualified buyers will be fully hosted by Northstar Meetings Group, including airfare, accomodation, meals and planned activities.

SPEAKERS

Michael Dominguez
President and CEO at Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI)

Michael Dominguez has been in the hotel industry for more than 30 years, joining ALHI earlier this year after serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer for MGM Resorts International and working with Hyatt and Starwood, among others. He is actively involved in leadership roles in the meetings industry and has served in a number of related association roles, such as chairman of Meeting Professionals International's board of directors, co-chair of the Meetings Means Business Coalition and on the American Society of Association Executives' board of directors. Among his accolades are awards such as HispanicBusiness.com’s "50 Most Influential Hispanics in the U.S.," Successful Meetings' Top 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry 2013 - 2016, MPI’s Industry Leadership Award 2015 and the Las Vegas Hotel Association’s 2016 Industry Leadership Award.

SPEAKERS

Please check back for the updated speakers list

Agenda

Tuesday, November 5
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Registration
5:30pm – 6:00pm
Site tour (planners only)
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Welcome Reception

Wednesday, November 6

7:30am – 8:15am
Breakfast
8:30am – 10:30am
Education (More Details)  
10:30am – 10:45am

Break

10:45am – 12:30pm
One-on-One Appointments
12:30pm – 2:00pm

Lunch & Education (More Details)  

2:00pm – 6:00pm
"Explore Hawaii" Free Time
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Evening/Dinner Reception
Thursday, November 7
8:00am – 9:00am
Breakfast
9:15am – 10:15am
Education (More Details)  
10:30am – 11:30am

One-on-One Appointments

11:30am – 11:45am
Break
11:45am – 12:45am
One-on-One Appointments
12:45pm – 2:15pm
Lunch & Site Tour
2:30pm – 6:00pm
"Explore Hawaii" Free Time
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Farewell Dinner

Hosted Buyers

ALL QUALIFIED BUYERS WILL BE FULLY HOSTED BY NORTHSTAR MEETINGS GROUP, INCLUDING AIRFARE, ACCOMMODATION, MEALS, AND PLANNED ACTIVITIES.

Information

Those who are selected to attend will participate in:
  • Two productive days of pre-scheduled one-to-one meetings with suppliers from the Islands of Hawaii
  • Insightful educational presentations from inspiring speakers
  • Great meals, receptions and numerous networking opportunities with other elite buyers and suppliers
  • Unique experiential activities showcasing Maui as a premier meetings and incentive destination

To learn more why past buyers say this event is the best networking and education experience, please contact Cindy Binder at cbinder@ntmllc.com.

Testimonials

"Destination Hawaii was an outstanding event. We were able to meet with the best hoteliers and other key suppliers from Hawaii and discuss specific meeting dates and needs"

—Third Party Planner

"Great experience and very educational for my first time in Maui and will be unforgettable."

—Incentive Planner

"Overall an outstanding experience. Having spent 10 days in Hawaii was truly a memorable experience and one I will be sharing with my clients. A big " mahalo " for everything you find to make it such a success."

—Independent Meeting Planner

Supplier
Info/Exhibitors

Supplier Info/Exhibitors

MEET WITH BUYERS LOOKING TO BOOK BUSINESS IN HAWAII

EVENT ONLY

EVENT ONLY

EVENT ONLY

  • Table at event
  • One-on-one pre-scheduled appointments with heavily vetted buyers
  • All networking events and activities

PLATINUM PACKAGE

PLATINUM PACKAGE

  • Table at event
  • One-on-one pre-scheduled appointments with heavily vetted buyers
  • Full-page ad package
  • All networking events and activities

GOLD PACKAGE

GOLD PACKAGE

  • Table at event
  • One-on-one pre-scheduled appointments with heavily vetted buyers
  • Half-page ad package
  • All networking events and activities

Exhibitor Package Rates & Premium Sponsorship Opportunities

For exhibitor package rates and premium sponsorship opportunities, please contact your business development director: Sharon Freeark at sharon@success-reps.com

Exhibitors

2019 Exhibitors

Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach

Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort

Fairmont Kea Lani

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

Grand Wailea Resort

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa

Marriott Hawaii

Maui Jim Sunglasses

Maui VCB

Maverick Aviation Group

Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort & Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort

Prince Resorts Hawaii

Queen Kapiolani Hotel

Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Spa

Westin Maui

Myrtle Beach Convention Center

Visit Park City

Las Vegas CVA

South San Francisco Conference Center

Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge

Visit Fort Worth

Fredericksburg CVB

Host Global (TX, LV)

Boise Centre

Visit Oakland

Daytona CVB

Visit St. Pete/Clearwater

Visit Alexandria

Visit San Antonio

St. Augustine & Ponte Vedra Beach

Sonoma County Tourism

Wigwam Resort

2018 IPEC Exhibitors

AlliedPRA

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

Awesome Alpharetta CVB

Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center

Boise Centre

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

Caesars Entertainment

Charleston CVB

Daytona Beach Area CVB

Discover Newport RI

Dominican Republic Tourism Board

Eldorado Resorts (Silver Legacy)

Florida Keys & Key West

Fredericksburg CVB

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

Goodman Speakers Bureau

Grand Sierra Resort

Grandover Resort

Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB

Greater Palm Springs CVB

Greater Portland Maine

Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach

Inns of Aurora

KLC Ireland

Las Vegas CVA

Louisville CVB

M Resort

Marriott Hawaii

Meadowlands Liberty CVB

Meet Atlantic City

MEET Hawaii

Melia Hotels International / Paradisus Los Cabos

Memphis CVB

MGM National Harbor

Mohegan Sun

Myrtle Beach Convention Center

Naples Grande

Naples, Marco Island, Everglades CVB

Ocean Center

Ocean Properties

Palms Casino Resort

Peppermill Resort Spa Casino

Plaza Hotel & Casino

Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau

Reno Tahoe

Resorts Casino Hotel - Atlantic City

Salamander Hotels & Resorts

San Diego Tourism Authority

San Mateo County CVB

Savannah Convention Center

Seagate Hotel & Spa

South Point Hotel & Casino

South San Francisco Conference Center

St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Iroquois NY

The Modern Honolulu

The National Conference Center / Visit Loudoun

Travel Juneau

Tropicana Las Vegas - A DoubleTree by Hilton

Vail Resorts

Velas resorts

Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club

Visit Alexandria

Visit Berkeley

Visit Denver

Visit Houston

Visit Oakland

Visit Raleigh

Visit Savannah

Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater

Visit Vail Valley

Westgate Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

Click below to see the 2018 list

Hotel

Discover Hawaii's natural beauty from our hotel in Maui
Located on 23 lush oceanfront acres at legendary Pu‘u Keka‘a on Ka‘anapali Beach, Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa invites travelers to experience adventure, romance and family fun on the island of Maui. Relax at the resort’s 142-yard lagoon style pool, taste fresh island cuisine, learn indigenous Hawaiian cultural activities and play at the white sandy beach. Eighty-three percent of the resort’s 508 rooms and suites feature breathtaking views of the Pacific, and sister islands Lanai and Molokai. At sunset, the resort showcases its iconic cliff dive ceremony, a tradition since the resort first opened in 1963. Make lasting memories as you unwind during sunset, snorkel with tropical fish and honu (green sea turtles), learn ukulele with family or rejuvenate at The Spa at Black Rock.
Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
2605 Kaanapali Parkway
Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii 96761

Hotel Website

Buyers: We will make your reservations for you.

Suppliers: You will receive information as the event approaches to book your accommodations.

 

Advisory Notice Regarding Outside Solicitations

Please be advised that numerous companies have been emailing and calling our attendees attempting to book them into hotels for Northstar events.

Here are the companies and their representatives that we have been made aware of:

  • CBS International
  • Corporate Booking Services 
  • EHRS 
  • Exhibition Housing Services 
  • Global Housing Corporation 
  • World Wide Travel 

 

Be advised that these companies and individuals have no relationship with our events. Our attendees are encouraged to disregard any communication received from these companies or any others that are not affiliated with Northstar Meetings Group. 

CONTACT

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT YOUR SALES REPRESENTATIVE OR:

Buyers Contact:

Cindy Binder
Director of Buyer Development

cbinder@ntmllc.com

Suppliers Contact:

Sharon Freeark
Business Development Director
626-578-0700
sharon@success-reps.com

Event Logistics Contact:

Andrea Hennings
Meeting Planner - Consultant
ahennings@ntmllc.com

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