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Destination Mexico + Caribbean

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

Meet with the top hotels, CVBs, DMCs, and venues from across Mexico and the Caribbean in pre-scheduled one-on-one appointments and network with your industry peers virtually.


ABOUT DESTINATION MEXICO + CARIBBEAN DIGITAL EVENT

Destination Mexico + Caribbean—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 and the Caribbean. 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.

Check out photos from Destination Mexico and Destination Caribbean 2018 & 2019:

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Destination Mexico Images
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Follow along on Instagram: #DestinationMexico; #DestinationCarib

Follow along on LinkedIn: #DestinationMexico#DestinationCarib

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 Mexico and the Caribbean during pre-scheduled one-on-one business appointments and networking functions.

Enjoy

Enjoy

All qualified buyers will be hosted by Northstar Meetings Group.

Tuesday, October 20 — all times are Eastern

12:30 – 1:00
Platform opens
1:00 – 1:30
Welcome + Education

How to Travel Safely to Mexico, the Caribbean — or Anywhere
Riskline’s Suzanne Sangiovese provides the most up-to-date intel from the travel risk-assessment company and best practices for safe group travel at airports, on ground transportation and on-site. 

1:30 1:35
Break
1:35 2:50
Appointments (5 of 13 minutes + 2 transition)
2:50 – 3:00
Break
3:00 – 3:30
Education

Planners' Turn
Meeting and incentive pros share their experiences (including a July 2020 incentive program in Cancún), concerns and plans for events in Mexico and the Caribbean during this moderated panel. Specific successes and challenges will be addressed, with audience interaction encouraged!

3:30 – 3:40
Break
3:40 – 4:40
Appointments (4)
4:40 5:00
Close with activity and networking

Wednesday, October 21 — all times are Eastern

12:30 – 1:00
Platform opens
1:00 – 1:30
Welcome + Education

Who’s Lying Now?
Deception-detection expert Traci Brown shares her insights on how to recognize lies and read body language and facial cues – even when people are wearing masks or speaking via Zoom – during a lively, interactive presentation.

1:30 1:35
Break
1:35 2:50
Appointments (5 of 13 minutes + 2 transition)
2:50 – 3:00
Break
3:00 – 3:30
Education

The Latest Legal Issues: Your Questions Answered
How do current contracts reflect the challenges of the pandemic era? What clauses have become key? Legal expert Jonathan T. Howe will reveal the latest expert insight and answer planners’ legal questions during this informative session.

3:30 – 3:40
Break
3:40 – 4:40
Appointments (4)
4:40 5:00
Close with activity and networking

Traci Brown

Traci Brown

TIME has named Traci one of the nation’s top deception detection experts.  Brown, who trained alongside our country’s top law enforcement, is a frequent television guest and is the author of How to Detect Lies, Fraud and Identity Theft.  Her Fraud Spotting Learning Platform has helped companies stop millions in fraud loss.

Mandi Graziano

Mandi Graziano

Vice President, Global Accounts, HPN Global

Mandi Graziano has booked and managed all sized meetings for her global client base in destinations all over the world.  Prior to her work with HPN, Mandi served in leadership roles for Starwood, Marriott, Hard Rock Hotels and Caesars Entertainment. Her more than 23 years in the hospitality industry make her a well-respected peer, partner and client manager. Since March 2020, Mandi has worked tirelessly to be a student of the Covid 19 crisis. She has gathered and delivered relevant data that helps planners redesign meetings, find safe destinations for events and keep the industry moving forward. She has recorded her Covid meeting journey in her  "For The Love of Meetings" blog and "Mandi's Excellent Site Inspections" YouTube channel. 

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.

Rick Lambert

Rick Lambert

Suzanne Sangiovese

Suzanne Sangiovese

Commercial and communications director, Riskline

Matthew Thiel

Matthew Thiel

Sales Director - Meetings, Incentives, Group Travel, Fox World Travel

Matthew Thiel is a travel and MICE industry expert with more than 13 years of business development, marketing, and service excellence experience.  He started his career in travel insurance, then represented a small-ship cruising company before joining Fox World Travel’s Meetings & Incentives team. 

ALL QUALIFIED BUYERS WILL BE FULLY HOSTED BY NORTHSTAR MEETINGS GROUP.

INFORMATION

Those who are selected to attend will participate in:

  • Two productive days of pre-scheduled one-to-one meetings with suppliers from Mexico and the Caribbean
  • Insightful educational presentations from inspiring speakers
  • Networking opportunities with other elite buyers and suppliers

Follow along on Instagram: #DestinationMexico#DestinationCarib
Follow along on LinkedIn: #DestinationMexico#DestinationCarib

To learn more why past buyers say this event is the best networking and education experience in the hospitality industry, please contact Dana Kallman.

Individual Package

EXHIBITORS - Limited Availability (Fee for Additional Suppliers)

 

  • Virtual display table for one-on-one pre-scheduled appointments with heavily vetted buyers
  • All networking
  • Buyer profiles

 

    Enterprise Package

    SPONSORSHIPS - Limited Availability

     

    • Virtual display table for one-on-one pre-scheduled appointments with heavily vetted buyers
    • All networking 
    • Half-page or full-page ad package
    • Buyer profiles

     


    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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    2020 EXHIBITORS

    Exhibitor list coming soon

    Click below to see the 2019 list

    FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT YOUR SALES REPRESENTATIVE OR:

    Buyers Contact:

    Dana Kallman

    Buyer Development Manager

    [email protected]

    Suppliers Contact:

    Claudia Davila

    Business Development Director

    [email protected]

    Event Logistics Contact:

    Christy Froehlich

    Event Director

    [email protected]