Destination Midwest

The hosted-buyer event for top-level, prequalified meetings and incentive professionals looking to book business in the Midwest. Now featuring expanded education with the all-new 2022 Event Design Lab, developed in partnership with the Event Leadership Institute.

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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.

Now featuring the 2022 Event Design Lab, developed in partnership with the Event Leadership Institute, a half-day intensive education program focused on solutions to help planners design successful events in the face of current inflation and supply challenges. Participation in the Event Design Lab is open to all planners, regardless of qualification for Destination Midwest, and supplier participation is welcomed for an additional, nominal fee. Complimentary participation for all qualified Destination Midwest buyers. Register here.

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Learn

Learn

Learn from, and be inspired by, our guest speakers including the all-new 2022 Event Design Lab, a hands-on learning experience offering solutions for today's challenges, developed in partnership with the Event Leadership Institute.

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 allowance, accommodation, meals and planned activities.

ALL QUALIFIED BUYERS WILL BE FULLY HOSTED BY NORTHSTAR MEETINGS GROUP, INCLUDING AIRFARE ALLOWANCE, ACCOMMODATION, MEALS, AND PLANNED ACTIVITIES.

INFORMATION

Those who are selected to attend will participate in:

  • One productive day of pre-scheduled one-to-one meetings with suppliers from across the Midwest region.
  • Insightful educational presentations from inspiring speaker
  • Networking opportunities with other elite buyers and suppliers 
  • 2022 Event Design Lab at no extra charge (optional)


Follow along on Instagram: #DestinationMidwest and on LinkedIn: #DestinationMidwest

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: [email protected]

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MEET WITH BUYERS LOOKING TO BOOK BUSINESS ACROSS THE MIDWEST

Become A Sponsor

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

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EVENT ONLY

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  • One-on-one pre-schedule appointments with heavily vetted buyers 
  • All networking events and activities
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GOLD PACKAGE

  • Table at event
  • One-on-one pre-schedule appointments with heavily vetted buyers
  • Half-page ad package
  • All networking events and activities

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PLATINUM PACKAGE

  • Table at event
  • One-on-one pre-schedule appointments with heavily vetted buyers
  • Full-page ad package
  • All networking events and activities



Exhibitor Package Rates & Premium Sponsorship Opportunities

For exhibitor package rates and premium sponsorship opportunities, please contact your business development director or: Shalise DeMott.

Day One

All Day
Planner & Supplier Hotel Check-In
2:00pm– 5:30pm
Registration
3:00pm – 5:45pm
Supplier tabletop set-up (Optional)
2:00pm – 5:30pm
Exhibitor Set-Up (optional)
5:30pm 6:30pm
Planners: Site Inspection of Host Hotel
6:30pm 8:30pm
Welcome Reception

Day Two

7:30am – 8:00am
Breakfast
8:00am – 9:15am
Opening Remarks & General Session
9:30am – 12:15pm
One-on-One Meetings
12:45pm
Gather for Lunch Departure
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Lunch & Site Tour
3:00pm 4:00pm
One-on-One Meetings
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Free Time/Activities
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Dinner

Day Three

7:30am – 8:00am
Breakfast
8:00am – 9:15am
Educational Session
9:30m12:00pm
One-on One Meetings
12:15pm
Departure for Lunch
12:45pm2:00pm
Lunch
After 2pm
Departures

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT YOUR SALES REPRESENTATIVE OR:

Suppliers Contact:

Shalise DeMott

Vice President, Sales

[email protected]llc.com

Event Logistics Contact:

Andrea Hennings

Event Director (Live & Digital) - Consultant

[email protected]

Buyer Contact:

Cindy Binder

Director of Buyer Development

[email protected]