Destination Caribbean

The leading hosted-buyer event for top-level, pre-qualified meetings and incentive professionals looking to book business in the Caribbean, will meet with top hotels, CVBs, DMCs and venues from the Caribbean for three highly productive days at Paradisus Palma Real, October 20-23, 2019. 


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 the five-star Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort. This unique event is hosted by Northstar Meetings Group’s leading brands—Successful MeetingsMeetings & Conventions, and Incentive magazine.

NORTHSTAR MEETINGS GROUP AFFIRMS VENUE, DATES FOR DESTINATION CARIBBEAN

 

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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.

PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR THE UPDATED SPEAKERS LIST

Friday, October 18

Optional: Planner Pre-Fam
Casa de Campa Resort & Villas

Sunday, October 20

2:00pm 5:00pm
Registration & Maui Jim Fittings
Marmol Desk
2:00pm 5:00pm
Supplier Tabletop Set-up (Optional)
Bavaro Ballroom
5:00pm 5:45pm
Planners: Property Tour of Paradisus Palma Real
Meet in Main Lobby
5:45pm 8:00pm
Welcome Reception
Colonial Plaza

Monday, October 21

7:30am 8:15am
Breakfast
Naos Restaurant
8:30am 9:15am
Education

Please check back for more details

Bavaro Ballroom
9:30am 1:00pm
One-on-One Appointments
Bavaro Ballroom
1:30pm 2:30pm
Lunch
Barcelo Bavaro Grand Resort
2:30pm 3:30pm
Planners: Site Tour at Barcelo Bavaro Grand Resort (Suppliers Return to Paradisus Palma Real)
2:30pm – 5:00pm
Suppliers: Free Time at Paradisus Palma Real
5:00pm
Planners: Transportation to Punta Cana Beach Resort
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Planners: Site Tour of Punta Cana Beach Resort
6:00pm
Suppliers: Transportation to Punta Cana Beach Resort
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Dinner
Puntacana Beach Resort

 

Tuesday, October 22

7:30am 8:15am
Breakfast
Naos Restaurant
8:15am 9:15am
Education

Sustainable Meetings Presentation
Saving the Planet: How to Become a Sustainability

More Detail
Champion

Presented by:

Jane Scaletta, Dolfin Destinations; and Ben Sauvage, Connect DMC
 
Environmental issues are at the forefront of today’s business, community and global concerns. By incorporating sustainability in the planning and execution of events, planners can deliver exceptional experiences that also help save our precious Earth. In this session, attendees will learn:

  • Why sustainability is so important for the future of our industry 
  • How event-management activities can have both a positive and negative impact on environmental, social and economic sectors
  • How planners can improve their sustainable impact. 




Bavaro Ballroom
9:30am – 1:00pm
One-on-One Appointments
Bavaro Ballroom
1:15pm
Transportation to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
1:45pm – 2:45pm
Lunch
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
2:45pm – 3:45pm
Planners: Site Tour at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
2:45pm – 3:45pm
Suppliers: Free Time at Paradisus Palma Real
5:15pm
Planners: Transportation to Secrets Cap Cana
5:45pm – 6:45pm
Planners: Site Tour of Secrets Cap Cana
6:15pm
Suppliers: Transportation to Secrets Cap Cana
6:45pm – 8:45pm
Dinner
Secrets Cap Cana
9:30pm
Imagine Cave Post-Dinner Party or Return to Paradisus Palma Real

 

Wednesday, October 23

8:00am 10:00am
Planners: Breakfast & Site Tour
Melia Punta Cana
10:15am 1:00pm
Optional (Planners & Suppliers)
Depart from Melia & Paradisus
2:00pm
Optional: Planner Post-Fam #1 (through 10/26) Club Med Punta Cana
2:00pm
Optional: Planner Post-Fam #2 (through 10/26) SITE Workshop in Santo Domingo
Airport Departures throughout the day

 

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 Punta Cana 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 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 2018 list

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    SOPHISTICATION AND DISTINCTION, ONLY AT PARADISUS PALMA REAL

    The Paradisus Palma Real, a jewel in the Punta Cana crown on Playa Bávaro, is the favorite all-inclusive resort of guests that love luxury and the essence of the Caribbean. The perfect setting: turquoise waters, white sand, beautiful fountains and lush, exotic gardens; every corner is a unique spot to live incredible experiences.

    Paradisus Palm Real Golf & Spa Resort
    Playa de Bávaro
    Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

    Hotel Website

     

    Buyers: We will make your reservations for you.

    Suppliers: Please CLICK HERE 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.


    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]