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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 at The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba, August 15-17, 2020.

 

NOTICE: Please click here to read our statement regarding COVID-19.

 


ABOUT DESTINATION CARIBBEAN

Destination Caribbean—Northstar's destination-specific hosted-buyer event—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, gain industry insights from our guest speakers and network with this exclusive group, all while enjoying Aruba. This unique event is hosted by Northstar Meetings Group’s leading brands—Successful MeetingsMeetings & Conventions, and Incentive magazine.

Check out photos from Destination Caribbean 2019:

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Follow along on Instagram: #DestinationCarib
Follow along on LinkedIn: #DestinationCarib

 

Learn

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.

Connect

Connect

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

Enjoy

Enjoy

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

Saturday, August 15

2:00pm 5:00pm
Registration
2:00pm 5:00pm
Supplier Tabletop Set-up (Optional)
5:00pm 5:45pm
Planners: Property Tour
5:45pm 8:00pm
Welcome Reception

Sunday, August 16

7:30am – 9:00am
Breakfast at Leisure
8:00am 9:15am
Education
More Detail

 

    9:30am 12:15pm
    One-on-One Appointments
    12:45pm
    Transportation to Dinner
    1:00pm 3:15pm
    Lunch
    3:15pm 5:00pm
    Free Time
    5:00pm
    Planners: Transportation
    6:00pm
    Suppliers: Transportation
    6:30pm – 9:00pm
    Dinner

     

    Monday, August 17

    7:30am
    Breakfast at Leisure
    8:00am 9:15am
    Education
    More Detail

      9:30am – 12:15pm
      One-on-One Appointments
      12:45pm
      Transportation
      1:15pm – 3:45pm
      Lunch
      3:45pm – 5:15pm
      Free Time
      5:15pm
      Planners: Transportation
      6:15pm
      Suppliers: Transportation
      6:45pm – 8:45pm
      Dinner
      8:45pm – 9:45pm
      Planners: Optional Night Cap

        

      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 the Caribbean
      • Insightful educational presentations from inspiring speakers
      • Great meals, receptions, and numerous networking opportunities with other elite buyers
      • Unique experiential activities showcasing Aruba as a premier meetings and incentive destination

      Follow along on Instagram: #DestinationCarib
      Follow along on LinkedIn: #DestinationCarib

       

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

       

       TESTIMONIALS

      "GREAT job! It was a wonderful event and I look forward to next year :) for myself or another colleague as I found it very valuable and extremely worthwhile (which is a high bar for meeting planners). I just wanted to tell you what a terrific time everyone had and commend you for the flawless execution of you and the team!"

      - Missy Madden, East West Connection

      "Thank you for your gracious hospitality at Destination Caribbean. I had a great time at the event and found it very informative and a good use of my time. I met some great suppliers that I would like to work with on future programs. The Northstar team always does a great job and I welcome every opportunity to attend the events knowing that I will be able to connect with supplies that could be a good fit fo my clients."

      - Molly Sampson, Down to the Details

      "I've been to a few other hosted buyer programs but this is one of the best. The quality of the attendees, planners and suppliers alike, was superb. I will highly recommend this to my colleagues and other planners."

       

      SUPPLIER INFO

      Individual Package

      INDIVIDUAL - Limited Availability (Fee for Additional Suppliers)

       

      • Display table for one-on-one pre-scheduled appointments with heavily vetted buyers
      • Experiential networking activities, off-site functions and meals
      • All supplier expenses covered (excluding airfare & accommodations) 

       

        Enterprise Package

        SPONSORSHIPS - Limited Availability

         

        • Display table for one-on-one pre-scheduled appointments with heavily vetted buyers
        • Experiential networking activities, off-site functions and meals
        • Half-page or full-page ad package
        • All supplier expenses covered (excluding airfare & accommodations) 

         

        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].

        Request Info Destination Caribbean



        EXHIBITORS

        Click below to see the 2019 list

        2019 Exhibitors

        • Amstar
        • Aruba Convention Bureau
        • Atlantis Paradise Island
        • Bahamas Tourist Office
        • Bahia Principe
        • Barcelo Bavaro Grand Resort
        • Be Live Hotels
        • British Virgin Islands Tourist Board
        • Cartagena de Indias CVB
        • Casa de Campo Resort & Villas
        • Cayman Islands Department of Tourism
        • Club Med Punta Cana
        • Colombia en Colores DMC
        • Condado Vanderbilt
        • Connect DMC
        • Curacao Marriott Beach Resort
        • Destination Puerto Rico DMC
        • Discover Puerto Rico
        • Dominican Republic Tourism Board
        • ECO DMS
        • Elegant Hotels Group
        • Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana
        • Hilton Barbados Resort
        • Iberostar Hotels & Resorts
        • Kantours
        • Las Americas Hotel Group
        • Maui Jim
        • Melia Punta Cana
        • Nassau Paradise Island
        • Ocean Properties Hotels, Resorts & Affiliates
        • Palace Resorts & Le Blanc Spa Resorts
        • Palladium Hotel Group TRS Hotels
        • Paradisus Palma Real Resort & Spa
        • Playa Hotels & Resorts
        • Puntacana Resort & Club
        • SeaDream Yacht Club
        • Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa
        • Silversea Cruises
        • SLS Baha Mar
        • Sunlinc
        • U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism
        • Velas Resorts
        • Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa
        • Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa

        SET ALONG PALM BEACH, THIS ARUBA RESORT OFFERS AN ISLAND ESCAPE BLENDING NATURAL BEAUTY WITH LUXURY AMENITIES.

        At The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba, fiery sunsets and calm, turquoise water are the backdrop for an enticing array of luxury hotel amenities. Guests enjoy direct access to a pristine beach and the resort’s adults-only and family pools. The casino offers entertainment around the clock with table games and slot machines. And the expansive spa incorporates aloe and other indigenous ingredients into transformative treatments.

        The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba
        L. G. Smith Boulevard #107
        Palm Beach, Aruba

        Hotel Website

         

        Buyers: We will make your reservations for you.

        Suppliers: Please check back for updates.

        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.


        EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

        FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT YOUR SALES REPRESENTATIVE OR:

        Buyers Contact:

        Dana Kallman

        Manager of Buyer Development

        [email protected]

        Suppliers Contact:

        Claudia Davila

        Business Development Director

        [email protected]

        Event Logistics Contact:

        Christy Froehlich

        301-704-4764

        [email protected]