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 prescheduled one-on-one appointments and network with your industry peers.

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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 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.

 

December 8, 2021

6:00pm – 6:30pm
Site Inspection of Great Wolf Lodge (planners only)
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Welcome Reception

Sponsored by Great Wolf Lodge, Grapevine

 

December 9, 2021

8:30am – 10:15am
Breakfast & Education
10:30am – 12:00pm
One-on-One Appointments
12:15pm – 1:30pm
Lunch
1:45pm – 3:15pm
One-on-One Appointments
3:15pm – 6:00pm
Free time to go explore Grapevine
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Reception Dinner

 

December 10, 2021

7:30am – 8:00am
Breakfast
8:00am – 9:00am
Educational Session
9:15am – 12:00pm
One-on-One Appointments
12:15pm – 2:00pm
Farewell Lunch
2:00pm
Airport Departures

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

Great Wolf Lodge Grapevine
100 Great Wolf Dr.
Grapevine, Texas

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:

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:

Angela Cox

Senior Director, Meetings and Events

[email protected]