Destination Arizona

The leading hosted-buyer event for qualified meetings and incentive professionals looking to do business in Arizona, will meet with Arizona's top hotels, CVBs, DMCs and venues for three highly productive days at the DoubleTree Resort Paradise Valley, October 14-16, 2019.


ABOUT DESTINATION ARIZONA

Destination Arizona—Northstar's destination-specific hosted-buyer event—brings together the most highly-qualified meeting and incentive buyers with top destinations, hotels/resorts, DMCs, DMOs and tourism offices from Arizona. Attendees participate in one-on-one pre-scheduled appointments, gain industry insights from our guest speakers and network with this exclusive group, all while enjoying the scenic desert views of Scottsdale. This unique event is hosted by Northstar Meetings Group’s leading brands—Successful MeetingsMeetings & Conventions, and Incentive Magazine.


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Learn

Learn from, and be inspired by, our guest speakers who will provide targeted education specific to your needs as a meeting and incentive planner.

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Connect

Connect with premier suppliers from around the world during pre-scheduled one-on-one business appointments and unique experiential activities.

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Enjoy

All qualified buyers will be fully hosted by Northstar Meetings Group, including airfare, accommodation, meals and planned activities.

PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR AN UPDATED LIST OF SPEAKERS

Monday, October 14

2:00pm 5:30pm
Registration
Forum Foyer
3:00pm 6:00pm
Suppliers: Set-up
South Forum
6:30pm 8:30pm
Welcome Reception
Hosted by Doubletree Scottsdale
Paradise Park (b/u North Forum)

Tuesday, October 15

7:45am 8:15am
Breakfast

Sponsored by Flagstaff CVB

North Forum
8:20am 9:45am
Education
North Forum
10:00am 12:00pm
One-on-One Appointments
South Forum
11:00am
Break
12:10pm
Transportation to Lunch
Hotel Lobby
12:45pm 2:30pm
Lunch

Sponsored by Experience Scottsdale

3:15pm – 4:30pm
One-on-One Appointments
South Forum
4:30pm – 6:20pm
Free Time
6:20pm
Transportation to Dinner
6:45pm – 9:30pm
Cocktails & Dinner

Wednesday, October 16

7:45am 8:15am
Breakfast

Sponsored by DoubleTree Scottsdale

North Forum
8:20am 9:30am
Education

Navigating Today’s Threats
Presented by John Whitney, Emergency Concierge

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International

In this interactive session Emergency Concierge International’s CEO and emergency preparedness subject-matter expert, will guide attendees through the ever-evolving environment of threats affecting meetings and events. In a welcome and collaborative environment, attendees will gain valuable, actionable takeaways to not only use in their next event but in their day-to-day life as well.

North Forum
9:45am – 12:00pm
One-on-One Appointments
South Forum
10:45am
Break
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Closing Lunch

Sponsored by Visit Tucson

North Forum

 

ALL QUALIFIED BUYERS WILL BE FULLY HOSTED BY NORTHSTAR MEETINGS GROUP, INCLUDING AIRFARE, ACCOMMODATION, MEALS, AND PLANNED ACTIVITIES.

INFORMATION

Those who are selected to attend will participate in:

  • Two productive days of pre-scheduled one-to-one meetings with suppliers from Arizona
  • Insightful educational presentations from inspiring speakers
  • Great meals, receptions, and numerous networking opportunities with other elite buyers
  • Unique experiential activities showcasing Scottsdale as a premier meetings and incentive destination

To learn more why past buyers say this event is the best networking and education experience in the incentive industry, please contact Cindy Binder at [email protected].

 

TESTIMONIALS

"I give the event a 10+. It was the right mixture of 1:1's, networking and education. I really enjoyed all the people I met, as well."

- Corporate Meeting Planner

"The Destination Arizona event was extremely well organized. It was a pleasure to attend!"

- Corporate Meeting Planner

"The event was well organized and the outings showcased the properties well. I appreciated the addition of an educational session at this event - I consider it an added bonus to the great networking that took place!"

- Independent Meeting Planner

 

MEET WITH BUYERS LOOKING TO BOOK BUSINESS IN ARIZONA

Enterprise Package

EVENT ONLY

  • Table at event
  • One-on-one pre-schedule appointments with heavily vetted buyers
  • All networking events and activities

 

Individual Package

PLATINUM PACKAGE

  • Table at event
  • One-on-one pre-schedule appointments with heavily vetted buyers
  • Full-page ad package
  • All networking events and activities
GOLD PACKAGE

GOLD PACKAGE

  • Table at event
  • One-on-one pre-schedule appointments with heavily vetted buyers
  • Half-page ad package
  • All networking events and activities


Exhibitor Package Rates & Premium Sponsorship Opportunities


For exhibitor package rates and premium sponsorship opportunities, please contact your business development director or: James Antaky at [email protected].

 

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EXHIBITORS

2019 Exhibitors

  • ALHI
  • Caesars Entertainment
  • Cambria Hotels
  • Canyon Ranch
  • Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment
  • Doubletree Scottsdale
  • El Conquistador Tucson, A Hilton Resort
  • Experience Scottsdale
  • Flagstaff Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Gila River Hotels & Casinos
  • High Country Conference Center
  • Little America Hotel
  • Mountain Shadows
  • PSAV
  • Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau
  • Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrigleyville West
  • Tempe Tourism
  • The Hermosa Inn
  • The Scottsdale Plaza Resort
  • The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
  • Visit Glendale
  • Visit Phoenix
  • Visit Tucson
  • Wigwam Resort

Click below to see the 2018 list

 

At A Glance

Located minutes from downtown Scottsdale, Arizona and 12 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Paradise Valley – Scottsdale offers a warm welcome and comfortable stay in tranquil surroundings. Relax in our beautifully landscaped property surrounded by lavish courtyards, cacti and palm trees. 

DoubleTree Resort Paradise Valley
5401 N. Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, Arizona, 85250-7090

Hotel Website

 

Buyers: We will make your reservations for you.

Suppliers: You will receive information as the event approaches to book your accommodations.

 

Advisory Notice Regarding Outside Solicitations

Please be advised that numerous companies have been emailing and calling our attendees attempting to book them into hotels for Northstar events.

Here are the companies and their representatives that we have been made aware of:

  • CBS International
  • Corporate Booking Services 
  • EHRS 
  • Exhibition Housing Services 
  • Global Housing Corporation 
  • World Wide Travel 

Be advised that these companies and individuals have no relationship with our events. Our attendees are encouraged to disregard any communication received from these companies or any others that are not affiliated with Northstar Meetings Group.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT YOUR SALES REPRESENTATIVE OR:

Buyers Contact:

Cindy Binder

Director of Buyer Development

[email protected]

Suppliers Contact:

James Antaky

Business Development Director

[email protected]

 

Amanda Blanar Kelly

Sales & Client Services Manager

[email protected]

Event Logistics Contact:

Heather Griffin

Event Director

[email protected]