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Destination Mexico

The newest 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 NEW Nobu Hotel Los Cabos from September 25-27, 2019.


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 Los Cabos. This unique event is hosted by Northstar Meetings Group’s leading brands—Successful MeetingsMeetings & Conventions, and Incentive magazine.



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 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, accommodation, meals and planned activities.

Linda Illingworth

Linda Illingworth

Registered Dietician Nutritionist and Nutrition Muse

Linda Illingworth is a registered dietitian nutritionist specializing in functional nutrition, with a food-first approach to health. She provides innovative solutions for the lifestyle health problems her audiences face — using real-life scenarios, hands-on interaction and a healthy dose of humor. Linda is currently the director of nutrition at Lifewellness Institute, where she provides clinical care to patients as well as corporate wellness programming on topics including cardiovascular, cancer, gastrointestinal health, diabetes and vitamin supplementation. Linda has spent much of her career in wellness, working at world-renowned spas such as Cal-a-Vie Health Spa in Vista, California; Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico, and Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa in Rancho Santa Fe, California.

Wednesday, September 25

4:00pm 6:30pm
Lobby Patio
6:30pm 7:00pm
Site Tour (Planners Only)
Meet in Main Lobby
7:00pm 9:00pm
Welcome Reception

Sponsored by Nobu Hotel

Umi Terrace

Thursday, September 26

7:00am 8:00am
Breakfast & Maui Jim Sunglass Fittings

Breakfast Sponsored by Nobu Hotel

Aozora Ballroom
8:00am 9:00am

Breakfast Sponsored by Nobu Hotel
Presented by Linda Illingworth,

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Registered Dietician Nutritionist and Nutrition Muse, courtesy of Goodman Speakers

Maintaining a healthy diet while traveling is totally possible. While it needn’t take a ton of planning for the average traveler, meeting organizers can make things even easier by serving healthy options and steering attendees in the right direction. Here you'll find simple techniques to lose weight, lower your cholesterol and manage your health even with a hectic travel schedule — and give your attendees the opportunities to do the same.


  • How extensive travel wreaks havoc with your health and attendees' experience
  • Simple nutrition plans to work into your menus and travel day
  • How to incorporate food that keeps attendees focused, alert and happy
  • Ways to counteract the effects of travel — and how to avoid chronic health problems from frequent travel
Aozora Ballroom
9:15am – 12:30pm
One-on-One Appointments
Tsuki Ballroom
12:30pm 1:15pm
Grab & Go Lunch

Sponsored by Tourism Los Cabos

Tsuki Ballroom Foyer
1:30pm – 4:30pm
Off-Site Activities

Sponsored by Tropical Incentives



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  • Racers thru the Dessert and to the Beach
  • Horse Back Rides (multiple skill levels)
  • Camel Rides
Depart from Hotel Lobby to Cactus
4:30pm 6:00pm
Siesta / Refresh
Transportation to Dinner

Transportation Sponsored by Terramar

Hotel Lobby
6:30pm – 9:30pm
Evening / Dinner Reception

Sponsored by Tropical Incentives

Sunset Mona Lisa

Friday, September 27

6:45am – 7:15am
Coffee, Fruit & Danish

Sponsored by Nobu Hotel

Hotel Lobby
Transportation to Catamaran Sail (casual attire, bring sun-screen)
8:00am – 10:00am
Breakfast & Sail

Sponsored by Amstar DMC

Cabo San Lucas Dock
11:15am – 1:30pm
One-on-One Appointments
Tsuki Ballroom
Transportation to Lunch

Transportation Sponsored by Terramar

Hotel Lobby
2:00pm – 3:30pm
Lunch & Site Tour

Sponsored by Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos

Retune Terrace, Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos
3:30pm – 5:45pm
Siesta / Refresh
Transportation to Closing Dinner

Transportation Sponsored by Terramar

Hotel Lobby
6:30pm 9:30pm
Site & Closing Dinner

Sponsored by Velas Resorts

Grand Velas Los Cabos





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 Los Cabos 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 Cindy Binder at [email protected].


Individual Package

EXHIBITORS - 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].

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    2019 Exhibitors

    • Amstar DMC
    • ATELIER ° ESTUDIO Playa Mujeres
    • Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts
    • Club Med Resorts
    • Delta Air Lines
    • Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun
    • Goodman Speakers
    • Guanajuato CVB
    • Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos
    • Haven Riviera Cancun
    • Hilton Los Cabos Beach and Golf Resort & Mexico Incentives & Meetings DMC
    • Hotel Xcaret Mexico
    • Iberostar Hotels & Resorts
    • InterContinental Hotels & Resorts Mexico
    • JW Marriott Los Cabos
    • Maritur DMC
    • Marquis Los Cabos
    • Marquis Reforma Hotel & Spa
    • Marriott Premium and Luxury Brands of Los Cabos
    • Maui Jim
    • Meeting Incentive Experts
    • Melia Hotels International
    • Mexico Caribbean
    • Mexico Incentives and Meetings
    • Mexico Planners DMC
    • Monterrey Convention & Visitors Office
    • Nobu Hotel Los Cabos
    • Ocean Properties Hotel, Resorts & Affiliates
    • Palace Resorts & Le Blanc Spa Resort
    • Palladium Hotels Group, TRS Hotels
    • Paradisus Los Cabos
    • Playa Hotels & Resorts
    • San Miguel De Allende Tourism Board
    • Terramar, a DMC Network Company
    • The Cape, A Thompson Hotel
    • The Resort at Pedregal
    • Tropical Incentives DMC
    • Visit Los Cabos
    • Velas Resorts
    • Viceroy Los Cabos
    • Waldorf Astoria Pedregal
    • Zuñiga Productions

    Click below to see the 2018 list

    Nobu Hotel Logo 1


    The first property in Mexico from rapidly expanding dining and hospitality empire helmed by Robert De Niro and Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, the beachfront Nobu Hotel Los Cabos features 200 guestrooms that seamlessly blend contemporary Japanese minimalism with locally-sourced natural, Mexican materials and finishes. Drawing design inspiration from the sophisticated palette that alludes to the Japanese aesthetic of the Nobu brand, as well as the unique elements of Cabo San Lucas, Nobu Hotel Los Cabos is the perfect fusion of architectural elegance and laidback luxury. Not to mention the food -- guests would be remiss to visit the hotel without enjoying renowned meals at the coveted Nobu dining outlets.

    Nobu Hotel Los Cabos
    Polígono 1. Fracción D. Fraccionamiento Diamante.
    Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur. México. C.P. 23473

    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.

    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

    Director of Buyer Development

    [email protected]

    Suppliers Contact:

    Claudia Davila

    Business Development Director

    [email protected]

    Event Logistics Contact:

    Angela Cox

    Senior Director, Meetings & Events

    [email protected]