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Destination Northeast

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


ABOUT DESTINATION NORTHEAST

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 Northeastern states. Meet buyers who are ready to book business in: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington D.C.


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 Northeast 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.

 

Juliet Hall

Juliet Hall

Juliet Hall is a respected advisor, leadership consultant, international speaker and owner of Juliet Hall INC, a leadership consulting firm based in Atlanta. After 20 years as a corporate executive for Chick-fil-A and Wachovia Bank (Wells Fargo), Juliet learned that “you can either be an unfulfilled laborer in someone else’s kingdom or create your own.” So, she created her own kingdom – and teaches others to do the same. Juliet has been recognized as one of Atlanta’s top African American women of influence and excellence by several organizations, including the Atlanta Business League and Atlanta Tribune. She presents to a wide range of audiences across the U.S. and internationally.

Monday, December 16, 2019

2:00pm 2:15pm
Planners Only: Registration for Trolley Tour Participants Only

2:30pm 4:45pm
Planners Only: Hershey Trolley Tour & Hotel Hershey Site Tour
Sponsored by Hershey Lodge℠

3:00pm 5:00pm
Registration/Exhibitor Set Up

6:00pm 8:00pm
Opening Reception
Sponsored by Hershey Lodge℠

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

8:00am 8:30am
Breakfast
Sponsored by Mohegan Sun

8:30am 9:45am
Education

It’s a Brain Thing:  Outsmarting Your Own Unconscious Bias

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/>Presented by Juliet Hall
Speaker provided by Goodman Speakers

In her talk, Juliet Hall uses sensitivity, appropriate and delicate humor, and examples to disarm, engage and help senior leaders become more aware of the biases we all share as humans, so they can lead with mindful intention and foster inclusive environments within their organizations. The audience will understand microaggressions, nine types of unconscious bias, and recommended practices to help transform internal culture.

    9:45am 10:00am
    Break
    10:00am 11:50am
    One-on-One Appointments
    12:00pm 1:30pm
    Lunch and Education

    1:40pm 3:30pm
    One-on-One Appointments
    4:00pm – 5:00pm
    Closing Happy Hour

     

     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-to-one meetings with key suppliers from the Northeastern 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 Hershey 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].

    Request Info Destination Northeast

    NETWORK WITH BUYERS LOOKING TO DO BUSINESS IN THE NORTHEAST

    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 Northeast Value Season—October 2019 issue (running in both Successful Meetings and M&C), 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 Northeast Value Season—October 2019 issue (running in both Successful Meetings and M&C), 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:

    PETER CIRIELLO
    201-306-5251
    [email protected]

     

    EXHIBITORS

    2019 Exhibitors

    • Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
    • Caesars Entertainment: Claridge Tower at Bally's Boardwalk and Park Place Atlantic City
    • Crystal Springs Resort
    • Discover Albany
    • Discover Lancaster
    • Discover Lehigh Valley
    • Element Harrison-Newark
    • Greater Newark CVB
    • Hard Rock Hotel & Casino / Atlantic City
    • Hershey Lodge℠
    • Holiday Inn - Hasbrouck Heights
    • ICONA Resorts
    • Meadowlands Live!
    • Mohegan Sun
    • New Jersey Department of Tourism
    • Resorts World NYC
    • The Sagamore
    • Tropicana Casino & Resort Atlantic City
    • Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board

    PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR AN UPDATED LIST OF EXHIBITORS

    Click below to see past exhibitor list

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    Hershey, The Sweetest Place On Earth!

    Conveniently located in close proximity to New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington DC, Hershey Lodge is an ideal resort that has been building a tradition of fine service and excellent accommodations for 50 years! Also known as "The Great American Meeting Place", Hershey Lodge℠ offers award-winning restaurants, premier recreational facilities, sweet activities, one of the largest convention center resorts in the Mid-Atlantic, one of the cleanest-and-greenest amusement parks in the country, and more!

    Hershey Lodge
    325 University Drive
    Hershey, PA 17033
    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:

    Pete Ciriello

    Business Development Director

    [email protected]

    Event Logistics Contact:

    Tammy Wightman

    Meeting Planner – Consultant

    [email protected]