Destination Southeast

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

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ABOUT DESTINATION SOUTHEAST

Destination Southeast — Northstar's destination-specific hosted-buyer event — brings together the most highly-qualified meeting and incentive buyers with top destinations, hotels/resorts, cruise lines, attractions, DMCs, DMOs and tourism offices from the Southeastern states including: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. 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.

Follow along on Instagram: #DestinationSE
Follow along on LinkedIn: #DestinationSE

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 Southeast U.S. during pre-scheduled one-on-one business appointments.

Enjoy

Enjoy

All qualified buyers will be hosted by Northstar Meetings Group.

July 25, 2021

All day
Arrivals
2:00pm 5:00pm
Registration
2:00pm 5:00pm
Maui Jim Fittings
2:00pm 5:00pm
Seiko Gifting
2:00pm 5:00pm
Supplier tabletop set-up (Optional)
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Planners: Property Tour of JW Marriott
6:00pm 8:00pm
Welcome Reception

Sponsored by JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort 

 

July 26, 2021

7:30am 8:30am
Breakfast
Sponsored by JW Marriott
8:30am – 9:30am
Education Session
9:45am 12:00pm
One-on-One Appointments
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lunch
Sponsored by Explore Asheville CVB
1:15pm 3:00pm
One-on-One Appointments
3:00pm – 6:00pm
Free Time
6:00pm
Depart for Off-site Dinner
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Off-site Dinner

 

July 27, 2021

7:30am 8:30am
Breakfast

Sponsored by JW Marriott  

8:30am – 9:30am
Education Session
9:45am 12:30pm
One-on-One Appointments
1:00pm – 3:15pm
Lunch
Sponsored by JW Marriott
3:15pm – 6:00pm
Free Time
6:00pm
Depart for Off-site Reception
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Off-site Reception

 

 

July 28, 2021

Breakfast on Own/At Leisure
Departures

 

JW Marriott Island Marriott Beach Resort
400 S. Collier Blvd.
Marco Island, FL  34145-530


Buyers: We will make your reservations for you

Suppliers: Please click here to make your hotel reservations

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.

 

INFORMATION

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

Those who are selected to attend will participate in:

  • Pre-scheduled one-to-one meetings with key suppliers from the Southeastern U.S.
  • Insightful educational presentations from inspiring speakers
  • Networking opportunities with other elite buyers and suppliers

Follow along on Instagram: #DestinationSE
Follow along on LinkedIn: #DestinationSE

To learn more why past buyers say this event is the best networking and education experience in the meetings and incentive industry, please contact Dana Kallman at [email protected].

MEET WITH BUYERS LOOKING TO BOOK BUSINESS IN THE SOUTHEASTERN U.S.

 


Exhibitor Package Rates & Premium Sponsorship Opportunities

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

Alison Best
(GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)

Shalise DeMott
(AR, AL, FL, LA, MS) 


EXHIBITORS

2021 Exhibitors

  • Atlanta Airport District
  • Awesome Alpharetta
  • Birmingham
  • BMW Performance Center
  • Boundless Networks
  • Caesars Entertainment
  • Chattanooga Tourism Co.
  • City of Myrtle Beach Convention Center
  • City of Rock Hill, SC
  • Cobb County
  • Daytona CVB
  • Delta
  • Destin Fort Walton
  • Discover Puerto Rico
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Augustine Beach Oceanfront Resort
  • Experience Columbia SC
  • Explore Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Explore Charleston
  • Explore Gwinnett CVB / Infinite Energy Center
  • Fairfax County CVB
  • Florida Keys and Key West
  • Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Goodman Speakers
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale
  • Guy Harvey Resort
  • Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach
  • Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort
  • Huntsville Madison CVB
  • JW Marriott Marco Island
  • Maui Jim
  • Memphis Tourism
  • Myrtle Beach
  • Naples CVB
  • Ocean Properties Hotels & Resorts
  • OneSpartanburg
  • Peabody Memphis
  • Seagate Hotel
  • Seiko
  • St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches VCB
  • St. Pete, Clearwater
  • Sunstream Hotels
  • The Beaches of Fort Myers/Sanibel
  • The Shores- Sharing with Daytona
  • The Vinoy
  • Tuscaloosa
  • Virignia Beach CVB
  • Visit Central Florida
  • Visit Charlotte
  • Visit Dunwoody
  • Visit Greensboro NC
  • Visit Greenville SC
  • Visit Orlando
  • Visit Raleigh
  • Visit Sarasota
  • Visit South Walton
  • Visit Tampa Bay
  • WEC Ocala
  • Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa

 

Click below to see the 2020 list

 

EVENT TESTIMONIALS

"Special thanks for all your hard work planning Destination Southeast it was such an amazing experience. I truly had a great time and met so many amazing people and companies!!! Looking forward to next year!"

- Lauren Ibey, The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa

"I participate in many events but Northstar hosts the best planned events from educational sessions, networking opportunities and appointments! The staff really understand the need to make sure the planners have time to work while being away.  I look forward to attending Destination Southeast 2020."

- Ingrid Raboteau, American Coal Council

"I was impressed with the caliber of meeting planners in attendance. Hosting Destination Southeast was one of our best investments since opening our doors."

- Margarita Salcedo, Margaritaville Resort Orlando

"Northstar Meetings plans events and tradeshows like no other, their investment of expertise is experienced in every detail. A great investment of my time with quality suppliers ~ I've already contacted several CVB's and suppliers met through this event with RFP's. Both planners and suppliers are valued and the staff is attentive to every question and need throughout the event. Destination Southeast is an event I cannot afford to miss as a planner!"

- Kimberly Bean, KBT Creative Support Services

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT YOUR SALES REPRESENTATIVE OR:

Buyers Contact:

Dana Kallman

Manager of Buyer Development

[email protected]

Suppliers Contact:

Alison Best

(GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)

[email protected]

 

Shalise Demott

(AL, AR, FL, LA, MS)

[email protected]

Event Logistics Contact:

Beth Dean

Event Director

[email protected]