. Michael J. Shapiro | Northstar Meetings Group
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.

What Michael Covers

In the United States: Great Lakes States (Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio, Minnesota, Pennsylvania), California, Nevada

Internationally: Mexico, Central/South America, Spain, Japan

Industry Segments: Hotels, hotel consortiums, third parties, gaming, business travel, technology

Featured Stories by Michael

The Latest From Michael

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Webcast: Audience Data: How to Get It and How to Use It
Wed, Mar. 11, 2020 2:00 PM EDT... Read More
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Las Vegas
New developments — and new meeting spaces — abound in a city that mixes hefty doses of business and... Read More
2020 Meetings and Events Industry Forecast
2020 Meetings and Events Industry Forecast
Event planners offer optimistic predictions, despite economic headwinds.... Read More
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Reno/Tahoe
The Reno-Tahoe area is a destination with wide-ranging options, offering both a city with gaming... Read More
Element Hotels to Add Apartment-Like Lodging to All New Properties
Element Hotels to Add Apartment-Like Lodging to All New Properties
The four-bedroom "Studio Commons" concept offers residential-style communal living for small groups.... Read More
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Webcast: Managing Attendees’ Dietary Restrictions
Thu, Dec 12, 2019 2:00 PM EDT... Read More
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Orange County, California
Learn why you should host your next meeting, event or conference in Orange County.... Read More
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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What's New for Gaming Resorts and Destinations
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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Quintana Roo
Debuts and upgrades abound in Mexico's Cancún and Riviera Maya.... Read More
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Reno-Tahoe
Latest updates of meeting attractions, including The Row, Nugget Event Center and more.... Read More
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6 Event Apps to Enhance Your Next Meeting
Six new tools that can help meeting planners run a better conference.... Read More
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MeetingsTech Digital Showroom
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
10 Ways Meeting Planners Can Combat Human Trafficking
10 Ways Meeting Planners Can Combat Human Trafficking
Experts shared crucial advice at Destination California to help fight the scourge of global slavery.... Read More
Casinos for Meetings: The Evolution of Gaming Resorts
Casinos for Meetings: The Evolution of Gaming Resorts
Gaming destinations are stepping into the future with advanced data collection, an accelerating... Read More