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Destination Midwest

The hosted-buyer event for top-level, pre-qualified meetings and incentive professionals looking to book business in the Midwest.


ABOUT DESTINATION MIDWEST

Join your industry peers for the must attend hosted-buyer event—bringing together the most highly-qualified meeting and incentive buyers with top destinations, hotels/resorts, attractions, DMCs, DMOs and tourism offices from the Midwest U.S. Meet buyers who are ready to book business in: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.


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 the Midwest U.S. 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.

 

 

Sunday, August 30, 2020

2:00pm 5:00pm
Registration
5:00pm 6:00pm
Planners: Hilton Site-Tour

6:00pm 8:00pm
Opening Reception

Sponsored by Branson Convention Center

Monday, August 31, 2020

7:30am 8:15am
Breakfast

Sponsored by Branson Convention Center

8:30am 10:00am
Education

10:00am 10:15am
Break
10:15am 12:00pm
One-on-One Appointments
12:00pm 2:00pm
Lunch

2:00pm 4:00pm
One-on-One Appointments
Evening
Cocktail Reception & Dinner

Monday, September 1, 2020

7:45am 8:30am
Breakfast

Sponsored by Branson Convention Center

8:30am 9:30am
Education

9:45am 12:00pm
One-on-One Appointments
10:45am 11:00am
Break
12:00pm 1:30pm
Lunch

Sponsored by Branson Convention Center

 

 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:

  • Pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings with key suppliers from the Midwestern U.S.
  • Insightful educational presentations from inspiring speakers
  • Great meals, receptions and numerous networking opportunities with other elite buyers and suppliers
  • Unique experiential activities showcasing Branson 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 meetings and incentive industry, please contact Cindy Binder at [email protected].

NETWORK WITH BUYERS LOOKING TO DO BUSINESS IN THE MIDWEST

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

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GOLD PACKAGE

  • Display Table & Pre-scheduled Appointments
  • Half-page ad package in the Midwest Value Season—July/August 2020 issue of M&C and September/October 2020 issue of Successful Meetings, plus matching advertorial
  • All Networking and F&B Activities
  • Buyer Profiles via Event App 
Enterprise Package

PLATINUM PACKAGE

  • Display Table & Pre-scheduled Appointments
  • Full-page ad package in the Midwest Value Season—July/August 2020 issue of M&C and September/October 2020 issue of Successful Meetings, plus matching advertorial
  • All Networking and F&B Activities
  • Buyer Profiles via Event App
Individual Package

BASIC PACKAGE

  • Display Table & Pre-scheduled Appointments
  • All Networking and F&B Activities
  • Buyer Profiles via Event App



ENHANCE YOUR EXPOSURE WITH A SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE

Contact your Northstar Meetings Group business development representative:

SHALISE DEMOTT
IL, IN, MI, OH
561-251-9846
[email protected]

KIMBERLY FAULK
KS
850-345-9757
[email protected]

ANGIE KIMMEL
IA, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI
636-273-5816
[email protected]

 

Branson's Convention Center Hotel

Located in the heart of historic downtown Branson, the sleek 12-story tower of the Hilton Branson Convention Center hotel is attached to the Branson Convention Center. Re-energize in the hotel’s fitness center or relax in your private cabana by the pool. Indulge in a delicious steak dinner at Level 2 Steakhouse or begin the day with the Hilton Branson Convention Center hotel’s signature breakfast.

Hilton Branson Convention Center
200 E Main St,
Branson, MO 65616
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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT YOUR SALES REPRESENTATIVE OR:

Buyers Contact:

Cindy Binder

Director of Buyer Development

[email protected]

Suppliers Contact:

Shalise Demott

VP, Sales

[email protected]

 

Kimberly Faulk

Business Development Director

[email protected]

 

Angie Kimmel

Senior Director of Global Event Sales

[email protected]

Event Logistics Contact:

Heather Griffin

Event Director

[email protected]