Michael J. Shapiro

Michael J. Shapiro

Editor, Technology

Michael writes, edits, photographs, interviews, moderates and otherwise develops content for Northstar Meetings Group's acclaimed brands. As the technology editor, he oversees all tech coverage across the group's publications and digital products. Among his other fields of expertise are the hotel, airline and business-travel industries and Latin American destinations. Before joining Northstar more than a decade ago, Michael wrote about digital photography, travel, movies and more. A native of Pittsburgh, he studied mass communications with a focus on film and television at Pennsylvania State University. He went on to found Northstar's satellite office in Guadalajara, Mexico.

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New York Tops CWT's Top 10 Meetings & Events Cities for 2020
New York Tops CWT's Top 10 Meetings & Events Cities for 2020
San Francisco and Chicago come in second and third, respectively.... Read More
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New gaming for groups, from the many new developments in Las Vegas to expanding offerings in... Read More
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Cvent Releases Top Destinations for Meetings Business in 2018
Orlando again tops the U.S. list, followed by Las Vegas and Chicago.... Read More
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Michael Dominguez Will Cover Familiar Ground at ALHI
The former MGM Resorts executive will continue to work closely with the hospitality company.... Read More
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Debuts and upgrades abound in Mexico's Cancún and Riviera Maya.... Read More
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Latest updates of meeting attractions, including The Row, Nugget Event Center and more.... Read More
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Six new tools that can help meeting planners run a better conference.... Read More
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Here are the dynamic vendors who took part in MeetingsTech — and a platform for them to tell their... Read More
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Michael McCormick Steps Down From GBTA's Top Post
The group's former Allied Council president Scott Solombrino is the new executive director and COO.... Read More
Caesars Entertainment Names Tony Rodio as CEO, Considers Sale Options
Caesars Entertainment Names Tony Rodio as CEO, Considers Sale Options
A new transaction committee will evaluate all options for Caesars, including whether it remains an... Read More
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Palm Springs
The Greater Palm Springs area is hot, particularly with hotel developers.... Read More
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10 Ways Meeting Planners Can Combat Human Trafficking
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Casinos for Meetings: The Evolution of Gaming Resorts
Gaming destinations are stepping into the future with advanced data collection, an accelerating... Read More
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Caesars and Event Design Collective Launch Event Design Certificate Program
The partners aim to certify 1,000 meetings professionals in the next three years.  ... Read More
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Webcast: Reimagining the Trade Show
Wed, Mar 13, 2019 2:00 PM EDT... Read More
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Airbnb to Acquire HotelTonight
The purchase brings Airbnb closer to being an end-to-end travel platform, the company says.  ... Read More
Accor Simplifies Name, Expands Loyalty Program
Accor Simplifies Name, Expands Loyalty Program
The hospitality company is rolling out its new Accor Live Limitless platform.... Read More
IHG Purchases Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas for $300 Million
IHG Purchases Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas for $300 Million
The hospitality giant adds another luxury brand to its portfolio.... Read More
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Aventri Rolls Out New Strategic Meetings Management Solution
The platform promises flexibility for a wide range of client needs.... Read More
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DMOs Give Medical Meeting Planners an Inside Edge
How these organizations can help medical meeting planners tap into local resources.... Read More