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

Hotel Room Sunny Outlook Forecast
Strong Average Daily Rate Drives Upgraded U.S. Hotel Forecast
STR and Tourism Economics released the revised outlook at this week's Americas Lodging Investment... Read More
Tech Transformation Finger on the Future
MeetingPlay and Aventri Combo to Have Heightened Focus on Customer Success
New CEO Eric Lochner says the combined event technology company will have a new identity in 60 to 90... Read More
Hotel Room Sunrise Business Up
2021 RevPAR at U.S. Hotels Recovered to 83% of Prepandemic Mark
Lodging performance was driven by strong rate increases, accounting for the fourth highest yearly ADR... Read More
Technology Acquisition Digitell BroadcastMed
Virtual-Event Pioneer Digitell Acquired by BroadcastMed
BroadcastMed, which was focused on producing and delivering content for health-care professionals,... Read More
Gaylord National Resort Business Events Industry Week
Execs Detail Plans to Co-Locate Meetings for Business Events Industry Week
At PCMA Convening Leaders, more industry organizations sign on to participate in the March 23-25... Read More
ASAE to Develop Association Insight Center
ASAE to Develop Association Insight Center
The hub for industry data will offer research insights and evolving best practices for association... Read More
Event Tech Providers Aventri and MeetingPlay Merge
Event Tech Providers Aventri and MeetingPlay Merge
The two meetings management and virtual event platforms will eventually rebrand under a new name.... Read More
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Meetings Industry Forecast 2022
Signs point to a continued, slow recovery for events, and experts see reasons for optimism.... Read More
California's JW Marriott Desert Springs Reveals Major Renovation
California's JW Marriott Desert Springs Reveals Major Renovation
The Greater Palm Springs area luxury hotel debuted a redesigned ballroom, refreshed spa and new... Read More
Knowland US Meetings Recovery Forecast Hero
Meetings Volume Projected to Recover to 2019 Levels by 2024
Knowland releases its first U.S. Meetings Recovery Forecast, with predictions for event volume over... Read More