. Alex Palmer | Northstar Meetings Group
Alex Palmer

Alex Palmer

Deputy Editor

Alex manages digital and event content across the brands Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Incentive and Meeting News. He manages NMG's webcast and podcast programs and editorial awards, including Motivation Masters and Passion Made Possible. He has covered the MICE industry in some capacity for more than a decade, most recently as managing editor for Successful Meetings and Incentive, and has freelanced for Esquire, Smithsonian, Vice and the New York Daily News. He is also the author of five nonfiction books, including the New York Times bestseller The Santa Claus Man, a true crime tale about a Jazz Age con man (and Alex's great granduncle). He counts his favorite travel experience as a month spent in a converted fishing shack in Newfoundland.

What Alex Covers

In the United States: Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri

Internationally: Canada, Asia (minus Japan)

Industry Segments: Trade shows, airlines, financial/insurance

Alex's Featured Stories

The Latest From Alex

How to Get the Most Out of Virtual Events
How to Get the Most Out of Virtual Events
Updated Oct. 29, 2020. Digital event strategist Jennifer Kingen Kush discusses best practices for... Read More
Industry Watchers Share Insights From Covering Covid
Industry Watchers Share Insights From Covering Covid
Northstar Meetings Group's editors discussed lessons learned during the IMEX Community Day event.... Read More
stanley-hotel-haunted-colorado
6 Haunted Hotels in Colorado
Check out some of the spookiest properties in the Centennial State.... Read More
Webcast: Best Practices for Hybrid Events
Webcast: Best Practices for Hybrid Events
Wed., Nov. 11, 2020 2:00 PM EDT... Read More
admei-research-destinations
DMCs Seeking Creative Opportunities in a Difficult Landscape
New research from ADMEI finds that destination management companies are investing in digital and local... Read More
Webcast: Deliver Winning Digital Event Presentations
Webcast: Deliver Winning Digital Event Presentations
Wed., Sept. 30, 2020 11:00 AM EDT... Read More
8 Tips for Effective Hybrid Events
8 Tips for Effective Hybrid Events
How to enhance the meeting experience for both in-person attendees and remote viewers... Read More
Six Ways to Deliver Fantastic F&B Experiences Online
Six Ways to Deliver Fantastic F&B Experiences Online
Food can still be featured on the agenda, even when the meeting is virtual.... Read More
Checklist: Questions Meeting Planners Should Ask Hotels and Venues
Checklist: Questions Meeting Planners Should Ask Hotels and Venues
The Events Industry Council is helping planners make sure best practices are in place at hotels and... Read More
hand-globe-eic2
Events Industry Council Releases Guide for Hotel Safety
The latest guidance from the APEX Covid-19 Business Recovery Task Force provides acceptable practices... Read More
B2B Trade Shows Stalled in Second Quarter
B2B Trade Shows Stalled in Second Quarter
The latest report from the Center for Exhibition Industry Research finds growth dropped almost 100... Read More
EIC Task Force Members Discuss How to 'Rebuild Trust' in Live Events
EIC Task Force Members Discuss How to 'Rebuild Trust' in Live Events
During a live webcast, members of the APEX COVID-19 Business Recovery Task Force shared insights from... Read More
At Digital Event, Evolving Role and Importance of CVBs Takes Center Stage
At Digital Event, Evolving Role and Importance of CVBs Takes Center Stage
Northstar's Interact – The New CVB brought together meeting professionals and CVB reps as both worked... Read More
Joint Meetings Industry Council Releases 'Manifesto'
Joint Meetings Industry Council Releases 'Manifesto'
The new document lays out guidelines as well as evidence for the economic importance of meetings and... Read More
Destinations Introduce Hygiene Certifications in Response to COVID-19 Concerns
Destinations Introduce Hygiene Certifications in Response to COVID-19 Concerns
Updated July 7, 2020. Singapore, Abu Dhabi and Portugal have all launched programs that standardize... Read More
tradex-hot-tub-2
How a Socially Distanced Expo More Than Doubled its Usual Attendance
The Hot Tub Swim Spa Blowout Expo was one of two successful events held at the just-reopened Fraser... Read More
ASAE Seeks Relief From Congress for Nonprofit Associations
ASAE Seeks Relief From Congress for Nonprofit Associations
More than 2,200 organizations have signed a letter requesting that associations get access to the... Read More
Solar Energy Convention Adapts to COVID-19 Challenges by Moving Outdoors
Solar Energy Convention Adapts to COVID-19 Challenges by Moving Outdoors
North America Smart Energy Week, which typically draws 20,000 attendees, will be held this October in... Read More
How to Bring Greater Inclusion to Meetings
How to Bring Greater Inclusion to Meetings
Ensuring your gatherings have diverse speakers is only the beginning.... Read More
ASAE Will Hold All Remaining 2020 Events as Virtual Meetings
ASAE Will Hold All Remaining 2020 Events as Virtual Meetings
This organization's main event, the Virtual ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition, takes place Aug. 10-12.... Read More