Where Meetings Business Gets Done

Northstar Meetings Group’s boutique hosted-buyer events connect vetted buyers with the suppliers they need to plan and execute successful meetings and incentive programs. All qualified buyers are fully vetted and hosted by us—including airfare, accommodations, hotel, meals, and scheduled networking activities.

During each event, buyers connect with suppliers in pre-scheduled meetings, educational sessions, and experiential activities that highlight the unique qualities of each destination.

In 2018, our hosted-buyer events attracted a diverse group of meetings and incentive planners, generating immediate results.

  • 72% of buyers had business to book within the next 12 months
  • 86% supplied at least one RFP within 6 months after the event
  • 41% supplied at least one RFP during the event
  • 58% were not members of any industry organization

Hosted buyers represented a variety of major organizations, including:

  • BCD Meetings & Events
  • BMW of North America, LLC
  • Brightspot Incentives & Events
  • Conference Event Management
  • Creative Group, Inc. 
  • Experient
  • Fox World Travel - Meetings and Incentives
  • Honeywell International, Inc.
  • HRG North America
  • Incentive Travel Solutions
  • ITA Group
  • JNR Incorporated
  • Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
  • LPL Financial 
  • Maritz Global Events
  • MCI Group Canada
  • Meeting Encore Ltd 
  • Meeting Innovations
  • Meetings & Incentives Worldwide, Inc.
  • Meridian Enterprises, 
  • Meridican Incentive Consultants
  • Morris Meetings & Incentives
  • Motivaction
  • Motivation Excellence
  • One10
  • Prime Strategies
  • SM+i / Strategic Meetings + Incentives
  • Summit Planners
  • Voya Financial

Download our 2019 media planner and contact your business development director to learn more about exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities.

Buyers Contact:

Cindy Binder, Director of Buyer Development


Suppliers Contact:

Shalise DeMott, Vice President,


Event Logistics Contact:

Angela Cox, Group Director, Meetings & Events