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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.

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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.

Amy Zeigler

Amy Zeigler

Amy Zeigler is Senior Director of The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue, Hershey Gardens and Hershey Community Archives.  Her responsibilities at The Hershey Story include the interactive Museum Experience, hands-on Chocolate Lab and a chocolate tasting experience featuring single country of origin chocolates from around the world. She also oversees education, programs and operations at Hershey Gardens, which includes 23 acres of themed gardens and an indoor Butterfly Atrium. Hershey Community Archives collects, cares for and provides access to documents of the Hershey Corporate entities, as well as community organizations.

Ms. Zeigler led the content development team during the design phase of The Hershey Story, which opened in 2009 and replaced the Hershey Museum. She participated in program development of all areas, including the Museum Experience, collections storage, Chocolate Lab, Chocolate Tasting, Cafe, and Museum Shop. Prior to serving as director she served in various curatorial positions. She also worked as a Curatorial Assistant at the State Museum of Pennsylvania.

Ms. Zeigler earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Susquehanna University and a master’s degree in American studies from Penn State Harrisburg where her main area of research was women’s labor history at the Hershey Chocolate factory.

Ms. Zeigler has been a board member of PA Museums since 2016.

 

Monday, December 16, 2019

1:45pm 2:00pm
Registration for Hershey Trolley Tour (Planners Only Participating in Tour)
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2:00pm 2:30pm
Planners Only: Hershey Lodge Site Tour followed by Trolley Tour (Tour starts with Hershey Lodge Site)

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2:45pm 5:00pm
Planners Only: Hershey Trolley Tour & Hotel Hershey Tour

Sponsored by Hershey® Resorts

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3:00pm 5:00pm
Registration & Exhibitor Set-Up
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6:00pm 8:00pm
Opening Reception

Sponsored by Hershey® Resorts

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

7:30am 8:00am
Breakfast

Sponsored by Mohegan Sun

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8:00am 9:15am
Education

It's a Brain Thing:  Outsmarting Your Own Unconscious Bias
Presented by Juliet Hall
Speaker provided by Goodman Speakers

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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.

9:30am 11:55am
One-on-One Appointments
12:00pm 1:30pm
Lunch and Education

Education Sponsor Hershey® Resorts
The Hershey Story
Presented by Amy Bischof, Senior Director of 
The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue and Hershey Gardens

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In addition to creating a successful chocolate company, Milton Hershey built a thriving community and established a philanthropic legacy that continues to help people 162 years after his death. Ms. Zeigler will examine his family background, two early failed business attempts and the bold decisions he made on his path to success. She will also discuss how his spirit of generosity lives on today.

1:40pm 4:00pm
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].

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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

  • Atlantic City - Meet AC
  • 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
  • Discover Newport, Rhode Island
  • Element Harrison-Newark
  • Goodman Speakers
  • Greater Newark CVB
  • Happy Valley Adventure Bureau
  • Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City
  • Hershey Lodge℠
  • Holiday Inn - Hasbrouck Heights
  • Hudson County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs
  • ICONA Resorts
  • Meadowlands Live!
  • Mohegan Sun
  • New Jersey Department of Tourism
  • Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa
  • Ocean Properties
  • Resorts World NYC
  • Seven Springs Mountain Resort
  • Sheraton Suites At Lincoln Harbor
  • SONY
  • The Sagamore
  • Tropicana Casino & Resort Atlantic City
  • Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board
  • Westchester County Tourism & Film
  • Wyndham Garden NYC Chinatown

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]