Destination Caribbean

The leading hosted-buyer event for top-level, pre-qualified meetings and incentive professionals looking to book business in the Caribbean. Participants will meet with the leading hotels, CVBs, DMCs and venues from the Caribbean for three highly productive days.

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An attendee favorite, Destination Caribbean, brings together the most highly-qualified meeting and incentive buyers with top destinations, hotels/resorts, cruise lines, DMCs, DMOs and tourism offices from the Caribbean. Attendees participate in one-on-one pre-scheduled appointments with strongly vetted buyers, gain industry insights from our guest speakers and network with this exclusive group, all while enjoying Saint-Martin/Sint-Maarten .  This unique event is hosted by Northstar Meetings Group, the meeting industry’s most important – and most influential – source of research, analysis, media and marketing services in the U.S. and worldwide.

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



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



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



Those who are selected to attend will participate in:

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

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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].


Clara Reyes

Clara Reyes

Head of St. Maarten's Department of Culture

Clara Reyes has been the head of St. Maarten’s Department of Culture since 2018. With a distinguished background in the arts, she is also co-founder and co-director of the National Institute of Arts. From the age of 3, Clara has recognized visual and performing arts as her calling, and she has many years of training in dance, visual arts, photography, film, musicals, drama and storytelling. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance and Choreography, with a specialization in teaching dance to students in grades K through 12.

Mandeep Rai

Mandeep Rai

Speaker, author and global authority on values

Mandeep Rai is a global authority on values, working with companies, institutions, and individuals around the world. She has traveled to more than 150 countries, and reported as a journalist for the BBC World Service and Reuters, among others. She began her career in private banking at JPMorgan, and later worked for the United Nations, the European Commission, and grassroots NGOs before setting up the UAE’s first media venture capital fund. Mandeep holds master’s degrees in International Development and Business Administration, as well as a Ph.D. in Global Values.


Individual Package

INDIVIDUAL - Limited Availability (Fee for Additional Suppliers)

  • Registration for one attendee. Additional attendees upon availability and additional fee
  • One-on-one pre-scheduled appointments with vetted buyers by our dedicated buyer relations team
  • Experiential networking activities, off-site functions and meals
  • Sponsored education sessions
  • Airfare and Accommodations not included
    Enterprise Package

    SPONSORSHIPS - Limited Availability

    • Limited Sponsorships Available for High Impact and Visibility
    • Future Hosting and Pre/Post Fam Exposure

    Exhibitor Package Rates & Premium Sponsorship Opportunities

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

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    2022 Exhibitors

    • Amstar DMC M&E
    • Artemia DMC & Events
    • Aruba Convention Bureau
    • Atlantis, Paradise Island
    • Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation
    • Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts
    • Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI)
    • British Virgin Islands Tourist Board & Film Commission
    • Casa de Campo Resort & Villas
    • Cayman Islands Department of Tourism
    • Club Med
    • Curaçao Tourist Board
    • Discover Puerto Rico
    • ECO DMS Aruba & Curaçao
    • French Saint-Martin Tourist Board
    • Goodman Speaker Management
    • Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino
    • Hilton Barbados Resort
    • Hoteles Xcaret
    • Iberostar Hotels and Resorts
    • Jamaica Tourist Board
    • Margaritaville Beach Resort Nassau, Bahamas
    • Maui Jim, Corporate Gifts
    • Melia Hotels International
    • Nassau Paradise Island, Bahamas
    • Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings
    • Opal Collection
    • Punta Cana Resort and Spa
    • Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
    • Sandals & Beaches Resorts
    • SeaDream Yacht Club
    • St. Maarten Tourism Bureau
    • Sonesta Resorts St. Maarten
    • SXM Vacances DMC
    • The Morgan Resort & Spa
    • TRS Hotels
    • Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa


    Monday, June 13, 2022

    All Day
    Planner & Supplier Hotel Check-In
    2:00pm 5:30pm
    Registration & Maui Jim Sunglass Fittings
    5:30pm 6:30pm
    Planners: Site Inspection of Sonesta Ocean Point Hotel
    6:20pm 8:30pm
    Welcome Reception
    Hosted by Sonesta Ocean Point Hotel

    Tuesday, June 14, 2022

    7:00am 7:30am
    7:30am 8:45am
    Opening Remarks & Education: Living by Global Values: An Honest Discussion With Mandeep Rai

    Presented by Mandeep Rai and Loren Edelstein
    Sponsored by Goodman Speaker Management and Goodman Speakers

    Times of stress often lead us to rethink what really matters. At this critical point in history, people are looking for deeper meaning and a greater sense of fulfillment in their business and personal lives. A global authority on values, Mandeep Rai has traveled to more than 150 countries to understand how values drive human behavior around the world. In this thought-provoking session, she will join Northstar’s Loren Edelstein on stage for a live interview and group discussion.

    Participants will learn:

    • Why the pandemic has made it more vital to let values guide our actions
    • Examples of companies that failed because they prioritized profits over values
    • Why the younger generations are more values-driven, and what that means for the future of business
    • How to take a values-based approach to negotiations and partnerships
    • Ways to assess and prioritize your own core values 
    9:00am 12:15pm
    One-on-One Meetings (12 w/ break at 10:30am)
    Gather for Lunch Departure
    1:15pm 4:30pm
    Lunch & Relaxing at Rainbow Café and Beach Club with water activities in Grand Case
    Gather for Transfer for Dinner (wheels roll 6:45pm)
    7:30pm – 10:00pm
    Dinner Dine Around in La Place du Village at Orient Bay
    9:30pm 10:30pm
    Return to Hotel

    Wednesday, June 15, 2022

    7:30am 8:00am
    8:00am 9:15am
    Educational Session: Infusing Meetings With a Sense of Place

    Presented by Clara Reyes
    Sponsored by Discover Puerto Rico

    You’ve chosen a fabulous destination for your meeting or event, but will participants have the opportunity to experience what makes it so special? Clara Reyes, head of St. Maarten’s Department of Culture, will share her passion for this beautiful island and tell participants how to embrace and integrate the local history, flavors and cultural appeal of any destination into meeting agendas. 

    Participants will learn how to:

    • Connect with the local arts community
    • Incorporate local F&B into banquet menus
    • Educate groups on the history and culture of the destination
    • Facilitate interaction between locals and visitors
    • Send people home with stories to share
    9:30am 11:45pm
    One-on One Meetings (8 w/1 break at 10:30am)
    Departure for Lunch & Activities (wheels roll at 12:15pm)
    12:45pm 2:15pm
    Lunch & Site Tour of Secrets St. Martin Resort & Spa
    2:15pm 5:15pm
    Activities/Free Time (advance selections required; space is limited)
    • Create your own perfume at Tijon with wine & cheese
    • Relax at Pinel Island (beach time)
    • ATV Tour of Saint Martin/Sint Maarten
    • Loterie Farm (zip line, pools, nature preserve, monkeys)
    • Boat Tour of Saint Martin/Sint Maarten
    Departure for Dinner
    6:45pm 9:30pm
    Closing White Party at The Morgan Resort & Spa

    Thursday, June 16, 2022

    All Day


    Buyers Contact:

    Cindy Binder

    Manager of Buyer Development

    [email protected]

    Suppliers Contact:

    Claudia Davila

    Business Development Director

    [email protected]

    Event Logistics Contact:

    Angela Cox

    Senior Director, Meetings & Events

    [email protected]