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

Domestic: California, Nevada, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Nebraska

International: Central/South America; Mexico; China, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Spain

Industry Associations: AHLA, GBTA, IBTM (etc.), PCMA, ASAE

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

The Latest From Michael

event-tech-2023
Assessing Event Tech Needs in 2023
Wed., Jan. 25, 2023, 2 p.m. ET... Read More
Meetings Industry Forecast 2023
Meetings Industry Forecast 2023
Not even rising costs, staffing shortages and a possible recession can squelch planner optimism about... Read More
MeetingPlay Aventri Eventcore Stova fusion
MeetingPlay + Aventri + Eventcore Rebrand as Stova
The combined event-technology providers are looking to create a unified brand that offers a wide range... Read More
Destination California 2022 beach
Destination California Dishes on Sustainability and Engagement
Monterey offered the ideal backdrop for three days of business and networking among meeting planners... Read More
New Priorities for Sustainable Meetings
New Priorities for Sustainable Meetings
Wed., Sept. 28, 2 p.m. ET... Read More
Business Travel Recovery BTI Outlook Airport Traveler
Business Travel Recovery Now Pegged for 2026
Inflation, energy prices, supply chain challenges and labor shortages have added 18 months to full... Read More
Meritage Resort and Spa ext pool vineyard
California’s Meritage Resort to Upgrade Ballrooms
The Napa Valley hotel will update and modernize two large meeting spaces this fall.... Read More
Business Travel Forecast 2023 Urban Flight
Meeting Costs Forecast to Continue Steep Climb
Cost per attendee is expected to soar, along with rising airfare and hotel rates, according to the... Read More
Milwaukee Skyline RNC
RNC Confirms Milwaukee for 2024 Convention
The Wisconsin city is the first destination in 50 years to welcome back-to-back Democratic and... Read More
July Meetings Volume Recovers to 81.4% of 2019 Level
July Meetings Volume Recovers to 81.4% of 2019 Level
While business events experienced a typical midsummer slowdown, total volume was still up 163.9... Read More