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Destination Texas

The premier hosted-buyer event for Texas suppliers to connect with meeting professionals sourcing programs in Texas.

Meet with the top hotels, CVBs, DMCs, and venues from across the Lonestar State in pre-scheduled one-on-one appointments and network with your industry peers virtually.

ABOUT DESTINATION TEXAS

Destination Texas—Northstar's destination-specific hosted-buyer event—brings together the most highly-qualified meeting buyers with top destinations, hotels/resorts, DMCs, DMOs and tourism offices from Texas. Attendees participate in one-on-one pre-scheduled digital appointments, gain industry insights from our guest speakers and network with this exclusive group.

Check out photos from previous Destination Texas events:

Destination TX 2019
Destination TX 2019
Destination TX 2019
Destination TX 2019

Follow along on Instagram: #DestinationTX

Follow along on LinkedIn: #DestinationTX

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 around the world 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.

 

John Ayo

John Ayo

Chief Balancing Officer


 John is an Internationally recognized keynote speaker, wellness expert and author. He was a successful sales rep who survived in the super-stressful technology sector with IBM for 19 years, then moved into sales training and meeting planning internationally for 12 years. His book Travel Balance helps people stay energized and balanced while traveling. He has spoken to thousands of people in 26 countries sharing his secrets to staying sane and healthy in a crazy world. 

December 10, 2020 (all times listed are Central Time Zone)

10:00 am – 2:45 pm (CST)
Registration / Help Desk
10:30 am 10:40 am (CST)
Welcome to Destination Texas, a digital event sponsored by Visit Irving
10:40 am 11:20 am (CST)
Education, presented by John Ayo, Chief Balancing Officer

"Wellness In The Storm" 
Is it possible to use natural healing techniques to achieve true wellness and balance in your life?

You can't perform at your best in work and life if you don't feel well. What are the three main causes of all chronic illness and how can you balance them? This content-packed and fast-paced experience will unveil natural health secrets that can help your body to heal itself. John will inspire you through stories, interaction and context to go within to better understand how to maintain balance inside when all of your worst fears appear.

Don't miss this fun, engaging and one of the most entertaining wellness sessions you will ever attend!

Key Takeaways:

  • Discover the one simple change that will drastically improve your health.
  • Optimize your health around technology.
  • Learn the best ways to get your energy and balance back
  • Maximize your immune system's ability to keep you healthy.
  • Learn how to make sense of the chaos and fear.
11:20 am – 11:30 am (CST)
Break
11:30 am 12:20 pm (CST)
Appointments (5) ten-minute appointments
12:20 pm 12:45 pm (CST)
Lunch
12:45 pm – 1:15 pm (CST)
Roundtable Discussion Topics

Taking place on 2nd floor of digital event platform. Topics include:

  • The New F&B
  • Effective & Exciting Hybrid Events
  • Meeting Design 2021
  • Wellness & Meetings
  • Sustaining Your Independent Business
  • Event Trends for 2021
  • Keeping Sponsors Happy
1:15 pm – 1:20 pm (CST)
Short Break

Please head back to the appointment tables on the 1st floor.

1:20 pm – 2:10 pm (CST)
Appointments (5) ten-minute appointments
2:10 pm 2:45 pm (CST)
Closing Reception sponsored by Fredericksburg CVB

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

INFORMATION

Those who are selected to attend will participate in:

  • One productive day of pre-scheduled one-to-one meetings with suppliers from Texas
  • Insightful educational presentations from inspiring speaker
  • Networking opportunities with other elite buyers and suppliers

Follow along on Instagram: #DestinationTX

Follow along on LinkedIn: #DestinationTX

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

 

TESTIMONIALS

"Destination Texas is the place to be! There are so many wonderful city options for meetings in Texas and what a great way to learn about them all!"

- Corporate Meeting Planner

"Wonderful event! A worthwhile investment of my time."

- Corporate Meeting Planner

"As usual the team is always fun to interact with and I enjoyed meeting new possible destinations but also new contacts within the industry."

- Association Meeting Planner

 

MEET WITH BUYERS LOOKING TO BOOK BUSINESS IN TEXAS

Enterprise Package

EVENT ONLY

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

 

Individual Package

PLATINUM PACKAGE

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

GOLD PACKAGE

  • Table at event
  • One-on-one pre-schedule appointments with heavily vetted buyers
  • Half-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: James Antaky at [email protected].

Request Info Destination Texas

 

EXHIBITORS

Click below to see the previous exhibitors

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT YOUR SALES REPRESENTATIVE OR:

Buyers Contact:

Dana Kallman

Director of Buyer Development

[email protected]

Suppliers Contact:

James Antaky

Business Development Director

[email protected]

 

Amanda Blanar Kelly

Sales & Client Services Manager

[email protected]

Event Logistics Contact:

Andrea Hennings

Meeting Planner - Consultant

[email protected]