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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ABOUT DESTINATION HAWAII

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, all while enjoying the exotic island of Maui. This unique event is hosted by Northstar Meetings Group’s leading brands—Successful MeetingsMeetings & Conventions, and Incentive magazine.

Check out photos from Destination Hawaii 2019:

Destination HI 2019
Destination HI 2019
Destination HI 2019
Destination HI 2019

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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 across the Hawaiian Islands 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.

Kainoa Daines

Kainoa Daines

Director of culture and product development, Hawai'i Visitors & Convention Bureau

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Kainoa Daines joined the Hawai’i Visitors & Convention Bureau in February 2019 as director of culture and product development. In this newly created position, he advises and supports all HVCB departments in topics related to the indigenous Hawaiian culture, history and language, and works with members to provide a true a sense of place for visitors. Prior to this role, Kainoa was director of sales for the Oahu Visitors Bureau.

Monday, December 6

3:00 6:00pm
Registration
6:30 8:30pm
Welcome Reception

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa

Tuesday, December 7

8:00 9:00am
Breakfast & Education: Ask the Risk Expert: Hot Topics for Planners and Suppliers
Presented by Bruce McIndoe, McIndoe Risk Advisory; moderated by Loren Edelstein, Northstar Meetings Group
More Detail

Bring your most pressing concerns to this informative session featuring global risk expert Bruce McIndoe. In a live interview format, Loren Edelstein will ask timely questions and invite participants to join the discussion. Among topics to be addressed:

  • The effectiveness of Covid-safety protocols for meetings and events
  • How the best-laid plans can fail in a pandemic
  • The effects of climate change on meetings and events
  • How to hope for the best but prepare for the worst in 2022
     
9:0010:30am
One-on-One Appointments
10:3010:45am
Break
10:45 am 12:45pm
One-on-One Appointments
12:30 12:45pm
Departure for Lunch
12:45 2:15pm
Lunch and Site Inspection, The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka'anapali
2:15pm – 4:00pm
Leisure Time
4:00pm 5:00pm
Depart to Wailea resorts
5:00pm – 9:15pm
Receptions & Dinner Wailea Maui resorts
9:15pm
Depart for Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa

Wednesday, December 8

7:158:15am
Breakfast & Education: Meetings With a Sense of Place

Presented by Kainoa Daines, Director of culture and product development, Hawai'i Visitors & Convention Bureau

More Detail

You’ve chosen a wonderful destination for your meeting, but does the agenda incorporate the site’s unique appeal? It’s important that visiting groups experience with a true sense of place, even with minimal free time. Listen as Kainoa Daines, director of culture and product development for the Hawai'i Visitors & Convention Bureau, shares some local color and offers advice on bringing the best of any destination into your meeting agendas.

8:3010:45am
One-on-One Appointments
10:4511:15am
Break
11:1511:30am
Departure for Lunch
11:45am1:30pm
Lunch & Site Inspection, Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
1:30pm
Post-FAM departures (from Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa), return to Hyatt, or enjoy pool time at Sheraton, or transfer to Westin

Thursday, December 9

Departures all 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 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

Follow along on Instagram: #DestinationHI

Follow along on LinkedIn: #DestinationHI

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

"Destination Hawaii was an outstanding event. We were able to meet with the best hoteliers and other key supplies from Hawaii and discuss specific meeting dates and needs."

- Third Party Planner

"Great experience and very educational for my first time in Maui and will be unforgettable."

- Incentive Planner

"Overall an outstanding experience. Having spent 10 days in Hawaii was truly a memorable experience and one I will be sharing with my clients. A big "mahalo" for everything you find to make it such a success."

- Independent Meeting Planner

 

MEET WITH BUYERS LOOKING TO BOOK BUSINESS IN HAWAII

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: Sharon Freeark at [email protected].

Request Info Destination Hawaii

 

 

EXHIBITORS

To be announced

Discover Hawaii's Natural Beauty From Our Hotel In Maui


Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
200 Nohea Kai Drive, Lahaina HI 96761
(808) 661-1234

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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT YOUR SALES REPRESENTATIVE OR:

Suppliers Contact:

Sharon Freeark

Business Development Director

[email protected]

Event Logistics Contact:

Andrea Hennings

Meeting Planner - Consultant

[email protected]

Buyer Contact:

Cindy Binder

Director of Buyer Development

[email protected]