Destination Hawaii

The leading hosted-buyer event for qualified meetings and incentive professionals looking to do business in Hawaii will meet with the state's top hotels, CVBs, DMCs, and venues.

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Destination Hawaii—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 islands of Hawaii. Attendees participate in one-on-one pre-scheduled appointments, gain industry insights from our guest speakers and network with this exclusive group. This unique event is hosted by Northstar Meetings Group’s leading brands—Successful MeetingsMeetings & Conventions, and Incentive magazine.

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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 across the Hawaiian Islands 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 Islands of Hawaii
  • Insightful educational presentations from inspiring speakers
  • Great meals, receptions, and numerous networking opportunities with other elite buyers
  • Unique experiential activities showcasing Hawaii 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


Exhibitor Package Rates & Premium Sponsorship Opportunities

Showcase your destination, CVB, DMC, hotel, resort, venue or related service or activity for successful meetings and incentive programs. Meet with elite planners and buyers who are currently sourcing national suppliers for their upcoming meetings, conventions and incentives in 2022 and beyond.

Supplier registration includes 1:1 pre-scheduled appointments; all event networking activities and education.

Please contact your business development director or Sharon Freeark at for pricing and sponsorship opportunities.

Request Info Destination Hawaii


  • Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
  • Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort
  • DeSilva Meeting Consultants (DMC)
  • Fairmont Resorts Hawaii
  • Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
  • Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
  • Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau / Meet Hawaii
  • Hilton Hawaii
  • Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
  • Island of Hawai'i Visitors Bureau
  • Kōkua Destination Services
  • Maui Jim Sunglasses
  • Maui Visitors and Convention Bureau
  • Outrigger Kona Resort & Spa
  • Prince Resorts Hawaii
  • Royal Sonesta Kauai Resort
  • The Kahala Hotel & Resort
  • The Waikiki Collection
  • Turtle Bay Resort
  • Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
  • Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
  • Wailea Beach Resort
  • Westin Maui and Sheraton Maui

Traci Brown

Traci Brown

Body-Language Expert

NBC, CBS and Fox have asked Traci Brown to reveal secrets hidden in plain sight — and she helps audiences all over the world interpret what often goes unsaid in business and personal interactions. Traci trained right alongside our country's top law enforcement in detecting deception through body language. In her fast-paced programs, she teaches the skills she’s used to find the truth in billion-dollar business deals, crimes and politics.

Traci is a former member of the U.S. Cycling Team and the author of How to Detect Lies, Fraud and Identity Theft.

Joylynn Paman

Joylynn Paman

Executive director, `Ao`ao O Nā Loko I`a O Maui and the Kimokeo Foundation

Joylynn Paman is executive director of two nonprofit organizations, `Ao`ao O Nā Loko I`a O Maui, devoted to revitalizing a Native Hawaiian fishpond in South Maui; and the Kimokeo Foundation, dedicated to preserving Hawaiian language and culture through our children. Joylynn is a native Hawaiian whose family has lived in Maui for generations. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Science University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, with an emphasis in Hawaiian Language and Hawaiian Studies. She and her husband are raising their three children in Hawaiian immersion schools.

September 19, 2022

3:00pm 5:30pm
5:30pm – 6:00pm
Site Inspection (planners only)
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Welcome Reception
 Sponsored by The Westin Maui Resort & Spa

September 20, 2022

7:00am 7:30am
Sponsored by Hawaii Visitor and Convention Bureau
7:30am – 8:30am
Education: Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire: Business Advice from a Body-Language Expert

Presented by Traci Brown

More Detail

Deception is rampant in the business world today, says body-language expert Traci Brown. In a tough negotiating environment, meeting planners and suppliers are more apt to bend the truth or omit important facts to seal a deal or skirt a problem. In this fast-paced and participatory session, Brown reveals the verbal and physical clues that subconsciously coincide with lying.

Participants will learn: 

  • How to identify the telltale signs that someone is lying
  • Clever ways to elegantly uncover the truth
  • Ways to appear more trustworthy in your own business dealings
  • How to avoid becoming a victim
8:45am – 11:30am
One-on-One Appointments
12:00pm – 2:00pm

Sponsored by Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

2:00pm – 4:30pm
Free time
5:10pm – 8:30pm
Wailele Lu`au Maui's most authentic lu’au experience

September 21, 2022

7:00am – 7:30am
Sponsored by Hawaii Visitor and Convention Bureau
7:30am – 8:30am
Education: Honoring Our Hawaiian Ancestors in Today's Work and Way of Life

Presented by Joylynn Paman

More Detail

In Hawaiian culture, Hawaiians are guided today by the knowledge of Hawaiian ancestors who came before them. To honor the past, we must act responsibly today so that this knowledge can be shared and perpetuated with future generations. Join native Hawaiian Joylynn Paman as she shares how this principle of Hawaiian culture has shaped her work and lifestyle, and how we may learn from these experiences as we enjoy Hawaii today.

8:45am – 11:30am
One-on-One Appointments
12:00pm – 1:45pm
Farewell Lunch

Sponsored by Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa

Departures to PostFAM or individual flights

The Westin Maui Resort & Spa
2365 Kaanapali Pkwy.
Ka'anapali, Hawaii

Buyers: We will make your reservations for you.

Suppliers: Preferred rates for supplier accommodations are available.

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 Director:

Andrea Hennings


Buyer Contact:

Cindy Binder

Director of Buyer Development

Suppliers Contact:

Sharon Freeark

Business Development Director