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Destination Southeast

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


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.

January 26, 2021

All day
Arrivals
3:00pm 5:45pm
Registration & CSR Activity
3:00pm 5:45pm
Supplier tabletop set-up (Optional)
5:45pm
Property Tour (Planners only)
6:30pm 8:30pm
Welcome Reception

 

January 27, 2021

7:45am 9:30am
Breakfast & Education
9:50am – 12:48pm
One-on-One Appointments
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Lunch & Idea Exchange
2:30pm – 4:15pm
Free Time
4:15pm
Planners: Depart for Happy Hour
5:45pm
Suppliers: Depart for Dinner
6:00pm – 8:30pm
Planners & Suppliers: Dinner

 

January 28, 2021

7:45am 9:30am
Breakfast & Education
9:50am – 12:48pm
One-on-One Appointments
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Lunch & Education
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Education/Workshop (Planners only)
3:30pm 4:30pm
Free Time
4:30pm
Planners depart for Closing Happy Hour
5:15pm
Suppliers depart for Closing Happy Hour
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Happy Hour
7:00pm
Free time in Downtown St. Pete

 

January 29, 2021

Breakfast on Own/At Leisure
Departures Throughout the Day

 

 

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 Cindy Binder 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: 

Angie Kimmel
(AR)

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

Shalise DeMott
(AL, FL, LA, MS) 

EXHIBITORS

2020 Exhibitors

  • The Brazilian Court
  • City of Rock Hill
  • Daytona Beach Area CVB
  • Destin Fort Walton Beach Convention Center
  • Guy Harvey Resort (St. Augustine Ponte Vedra)
  • Jekyll Island Club Resort, Jekyll Island, GA
  • JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort
  • Maui Jim Sunglasses
  • The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club
  • Ocean Properties Hotels & Resorts
  • Rosen Hotels & Resorts
  • Salamander Hotels & Resorts
  • SONY
  • St. Augustine/Ponte Vedra
  • Visit Fairfax
  • Visit Raleigh
  • Visit St. Pete/Clearwater
  • Visit Tuscaloosa

 

Click below to see the 2019 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:

Cindy Binder

Director of Buyer Development

cbinder[email protected]

Suppliers Contact:

Angie Kimmel

(AR)

[email protected]

 

Alison Best

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

[email protected]

 

Shalise Demott

(AL, FL, LA, MS)

[email protected]

Event Logistics Contact:

Rita Bergman

Coordinator Events and Tradeshows

[email protected]