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.


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 this year 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.

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  • AllFly
  • 'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
  • Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort
  • Atlantic Adventures
  • Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa
  • Blue Note Hawaii
  • DeSilva Meeting Consultants (DMC)
  • E Hawaii Destination Services
  • Fairmont Resorts Hawaii
  • Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
  • Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
  • Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau / Meet Hawaii
  • Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
  • International Gifting Company
  • Kahala Hotel and Resort
  • Kōkua Destination Services
  • Marriott Waikiki Collection
  • Maui Jim Sunglasses
  • Maui Visitors and Convention Bureau
  • Maui's Finest Gifts
  • Maverick Helicopters
  • Prince Resorts Hawaii
  • Royal Lahaina Resort & Bungalows
  • Royal Sonesta Kauai Resort
  • The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
  • The Westin and The Sheraton, Maui
  • The Westin Maui Resort & Spa
  • Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
  • Wailea Beach Resort

Pi'ilani Lua

Pi'ilani Lua


Pi’ilani Lua is a kumuhula — a master teacher of Hawaiian dances, embodying the qualities of artist, manager and religious leader. She comes from a long lineage of kumuhula and has been practicing for more than 40 years. Lua created the Waimea Falls Hula Competition and halau (educational facility), and has toured throughout the islands, states and world.

Keolamau Tengan

Keolamau Tengan

Founder, Keolamau Consulting

Keolamau Tengan has spent the past two decades immersed in experiential learning and the intentional study of health, wellness and vitality. As consultant, trainer and speaker, he blends ancient wisdom with modern-day techniques to help individuals and groups align with their higher selves and move beyond the ordinary to unlock their extraordinary potential.

Nov. 7

All Day
Planner & Supplier Hotel Check-In
3:00pm– 5:30pm
3:00pm – 5:30pm
Exhibitor Set-Up
5:30pm 6:00pm
Planners: Site Inspection of Host Hotel
6:00pm 9:00pm
Welcome Reception

Sponsored by Wailea Beach Resort — Maui

Nov. 8

7:30am – 8:00am
8:00am – 9:00am
Welcome Remarks & Education Session: 5 Ways to Live an Inspired Life

Presented by Keolamau Tengan

More Detail

We often hear that "life happens," and some people leave it at that, going with the flow without effort to direct the stream. To realize our full potential, we need to live with intention, says vitality coach Keolamau Tengan, who blends ancient Hawaiian wisdom and spirituality with the laws of science and nature in this unique, interactive session.

Participants will learn to:

  • Approach life with goals and intent
  • Envision greater possibilities
  • Align in the spirit of Aloha
9:15am – 12:00pm
One-on-One Meetings
Gather for Lunch Departure
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Lunch & Site Tour
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Free Time/Activities
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Transfer to Kaanapali
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Progressive Dinner

Sponsored by The Westin Resort & Spa and The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

Nov. 9

7:30am – 8:00am
8:00am – 9:00am
Educational Session: Celebrating and Sustaining Hawaiian Arts, Culture and Community

Presented by Becky Lind and Pi'ilani Lua

More Detail

Join us in an exploration of Hawaii's rich cultural heritage as expressed through the arts. Arts advocate Becky Lind and Pi'ilani Lua, a revered kumuhula (master teacher of Hawaiian dances) will discuss the profound impact of Hawaiian arts on the community and identity of the islands. Participants will learn how to bring Hawaii's culture and aloha spirit into meetings — and a few basic hula moves, too!

One-on-One Meetings
Gather for short walk to lunch and site tour
Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
After 2:00pm

Wailea Beach Resort - Maui
3700 Wailea Alan Dr.
Wailea, Hawaii 96753

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

Event Director - Consultant

Buyer Contact:

Cindy Binder

Director of Buyer Development

Suppliers Contact:

Sharon Freeark

Business Development Director