Destination Mexico

The premier hosted-buyer event for Mexican suppliers to connect with North American meeting professionals sourcing programs in Mexico.

Discover the wonders of Mexico. Meet with the top hotels, CVBs, DMCs, and venues from across Mexico in pre-scheduled one-on-one appointments and unique experiential networking events, while enjoying a fully hosted, three-night stay at Paradisus Playa del Carmen.

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Destination Mexico—Northstar's destination-specific hosted-buyer event—brings together the most highly-qualified meeting and incentive buyers from North America with top destinations, hotels/resorts, cruise lines, DMCs, DMOs and tourism offices from Mexico. Attendees participate in one-on-one pre-scheduled appointments, gain industry insights from our guest speakers and network with this exclusive group, while experiencing the natural beauty and magic land of Playa del Carmen. This unique event is hosted by Northstar Meetings Group’s leading brands—Successful Meetings, Meetings & Conventions, and Incentive magazine.

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Learn from, and be inspired by, our guest speakers, roundtable participants, and boardroom presenters who will provide targeted education specific to your needs as a meeting and incentive planner.



Connect with premier suppliers from Mexico 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 and planned activities.

Jonathan T. Howe

Jonathan T. Howe

Howe & Hutton Ltd.

Jonathan T. Howe, Esq., is president and senior and founding partner of Howe & Hutton Ltd., headquartered in Chicago. The longtime legal expert and columnist for Meetings & Conventions, he has written hundreds of articles and papers on hospitality and meetings, and has spoken to organizations all over the world. He is also general counsel to Meeting Professionals International, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Association Committee of 100, the Sports & Fitness Industry Association and the International Live Events Association, as well as special advisor to the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Meetings and Travel. Howe was named the inaugural recipient of the Hospitality Industry Attorneys of the Year by the Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys. As an adjunct professor, he has taught courses in association management and hospitality industry law at Roosevelt and DePaul Universities.

Jeanette Bronée

Jeanette Bronée

Rethinker, Culture Strategist, Global Keynote and TEDx Speaker, Author, CEO & Founder of Path for Life Inc.

Jeanette Bronée helps people and companies bridge the well-being gap by rethinking self-care in the workplace and its impact on performance, engagement, and culture

She teaches how to shift from operating on survival mode to The Self-Care Mindset so that we can create better results and sustainable success by cultivating a Culture of Care where people belong and work better.
An in-demand expert on workplace performance and well-being, Bronée speaks, coaches and consults about how to create better relationships and engagement in both in-person and virtual workplaces.
Following a 20-year career in the fashion business, leading teams to growth and innovation in both her native Denmark and in the U.S., Bronée left behind her fast-paced executive role and founded Path for Life, through which she creates awareness around how we can do great work without giving up our health or personal joy.  
She has spoken at the United Nations and delivered TEDx talks, keynotes and workshops at conferences and corporate events around the world to facilitate change that allows us to be more inclusive of our humanity at work so that we can be healthy and busy at the same time.
Integrating her background in leadership, retail customer experience, marketing, design and team development with her hunger to help people know themselves better, she became certified as a Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, Integrative Functional Nutritionist and Meta-Health Coach, Felt Sense Focusing Teacher and Ericksonian Hypno-Therapist. She combines all of those elements into an accessible approach to navigating the professional world in unpredictable times. 

Sponsored by Goodman Speakers

Tuesday, December 7

3:00pm 5:45pm
3:00pm 5:45pm
Supplier tabletop set-up (Optional)
Planners: Property Tour
6:30pm 8:30pm
On-site Welcome Reception

Sponsored by Paradisus Playa del Carmen

Wednesday, December 8

8:00am – 9:15am
Breakfast & Education: Ask the Attorney: The Latest Legal Concerns for Events in 2022 and Beyond

Presented by Jonathan Howe

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The ebb and flow of meetings business this year has been accompanied by a rising tide of legal questions — around cancellation terms, liability, new contract clauses and more. Renowned industry attorney Jonathan T. Howe, Esq., will address these timely topics of concern to meeting and incentive planners and suppliers, as well as issues related to international events. Audience questions are encouraged during this moderated Q&A session and group discussion.
Attendees will learn how to:

  • Prepare for contract negotiations by understanding today’s business climate
  • Revise contract clauses to be more relevant for events in the era of Covid-19
  • Understand liability issues and apply best practices to minimize health and safety risks
9:30am – 12:15pm
One-on-One Appointments (10)
Group Departure for Off-site Lunch

Lunch Sponsored by Hilton Playa del Carmen

2:00pm – 4:00pm
Free time on 5th Avenue, with continuous shuttles back to Paradisus Playa del Carmen
Planners: Depart for Off-site Dinner
Suppliers: Depart for Off-site Dinner
Dinner Sponsored by Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Thursday, December 9

8:00am – 9:15am
Breakfast & Education: Rethinking Self-Care: How We Can Change Our Mindset to Work Better and Avoid Burnout

Presented by Jeanette Bronée

More Detail

Meeting professionals have had to deal with excessive levels of uncertainty over the past couple of years as we've navigated the reality of a changing work environment. Tending to our mental and emotional well-being is more essential than ever, as we must not only strive to prevent burnout but also put ourselves in the right mindset to do good work. 

Fortunately, we are all aware now that our health matters and self-care is important. The real question is, how we can fully take control of our emotional and mental health so that we can be more adaptable and agile in our pursuit of success? We need to shift our way of thinking to meet the current challenges.

In this session, culture and workplace strategist Jeanette Bronée will explore how to achieve the mindset that gives us the tools to take control of our well-being and performance — helping us to prevent burnout and thrive both personally and professionally.

Participants will:

  • Learn the framework of the Self-Care Mindset, and be able to implement change in their own workplaces
  • Understand the lifestyle changes required to avoid burnout and improve workplace culture
  • Take control over their professional roles despite market uncertainties

Sponsored by Goodman Speakers.

9:30am – 12:15pm
One-on-One Appointments (10)
Group Departure for Off-site Lunch

Lunch sponsored by Hotel XCaret

3:00pm – 5:00pm
Recreational Activities at XCaret Park or Rio Secreto
Planners: Depart for Off-site Dinner
Suppliers: Depart for Off-site Dinner
Dinner sponsored by Secrets Maroma


Friday, December 10

Depart for Playa Mujeres Post-Fam (Optional for Planners)
Depart for Club Med Cancun Post-Fam (Optional for Planners)
Breakfast at Leisure
Departures Throughout the Day



Those who are selected to attend will participate in:

  • Two productive days of pre-scheduled one-to-one meetings with suppliers from Mexico
  • Insightful educational presentations from inspiring speakers
  • Great meals, receptions and numerous networking opportunities with other elite buyers and suppliers
  • Unique experiential activities showcasing Playa Del Carmen 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.

Individual Package

EXHIBITORS - Limited Availability (fee for additional suppliers)

  • One 6' table for pre-scheduled one-on-one appointments
  • Experiential networking activities, off-site functions and meals
  • All supplier expenses covered (excluding airfare, transfers & hotel)
Enterprise Package

SPONSORSHIPS - Limited Availability

Sponsorship packages are available, including receptions, education, keycards, room drops and much more.

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].

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Exhibitor list coming soon


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Enjoy an unforgettable all-inclusive resort in the beautiful bay of Playa Del Carmen. Luxurious facilities and endless activities await you in this stunning Caribbean Sea setting. Discover exquisite cuisine for all tastes in the resort's 22 restaurants and bars, 5 of which have won the Wine Spectator award for excellence. We look forward to welcoming you to this lush tropical landscape.

Paradisus Playa del Carmen
Hotel Address & Phone:
5a Avenida, Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen
(52) 984 877 3900

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.

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.


Buyers Contact:

Cindy Binder

Buyer Development Manager

[email protected]

Suppliers Contact:

Claudia Davila

Business Development Director

[email protected]

Event Logistics Contact:

Christy Froehlich

Event Director

[email protected]