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Destination West

Destination West is the premier hosted-buyer event for qualified meetings and incentive professionals sourcing programs in the West. Formerly Discover Colorado, Destination West will also include other destinations and hotels in the Western U.S.


ABOUT DESTINATION WEST

The 3rd Annual Destination West—Northstar's destination-specific hosted-buyer event—enables attendees to experience firsthand the most desirable destinations, hotels and activities for successful meetings, while making invaluable business connections. This unique event is hosted by Northstar Meetings Group’s leading brands—Successful Meetings, Meetings & Conventions, and Incentive magazine.


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.

Roger Rickard

Roger Rickard

Roger knows that successful advocacy can change the world, it is his life’s passion as the Founder & President of Voices in Advocacy and author of 7 Actions of Highly Effective Advocates. He has more than 30 years of experience as a professional speaker, trainer, consultant, and author. As a recognized expert in advocacy engagement and grassroots activation, Roger works with a wide cross-section of organizations from diverse industries. His vibrant personality and a good sense of humor make for engaging and interactive programming that is packaged and delivered in an easy to understand, easy to apply format combining his education, experience, and enthusiasm to drive advocacy success.

Tuesday, May 19

3:00pm 5:00pm
Registration & Supplier Set-up
5:00pm 6:00pm
Planner Site tour of The Broadmoor
6:00pm8:00pm
Welcome Reception

Hosted by The Broadmoor

More Detail

Wednesday, May 20

7:30am 8:00am
Breakfast at your leisure
8:00am 9:15am
Educational Session

"Ripped from the Headlines! Crowdsourcing Solutions to Our Industry's Problems"
Speaker: Roger Rickard, VoicesInAdvocacy.com

Sponsored by Destination Colorado

9:30 12:15 pm
One-on-One appointments (10 w/ break at 10:45am)
12:15pm 1:15pm
Lunch
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Activities downtown or free time
6:00pm – 6:15pm
Shuttles to dinner
6:15 – 9:00pm
Cocktails & Dinner

Thursday, May 21

7:00 7:30am
Check-out of the Broadmoor and luggage check
7:30am 8:00am
Breakfast at your leisure
8:00am 9:15am
Educational session
9:30am 12:15pm
One-on-One appointments (10 w/ break 10:45)
12:30pm
Closing lunch
1:30pm
Conclusion of program and departures
1:30pm 3:00pm
Exhibitor tabletop breakdown

 

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:

  • Two productive days of pre-scheduled one-to-one meetings with key suppliers from the Western U.S.
  • Insightful educational presentations from inspiring speakers
  • Opening reception, great meals, and numerous networking opportunities with other elite buyers
  • Unique experiential activities showcasing Denver's Cherry Creek area 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 incentive industry, please contact Dana Kallman at [email protected].

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

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: Amanda Blanar Kelly at [email protected].

Request Info Destination West

 


2020 EXHIBITORS

  • Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center
  • Boise Centre
  • Caesars Entertainment
  • Chumash Resort & Casino
  • Hotel Corque
  • Hotel Talisa, Vail A Luxury Collection Resort
  • Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
  • Long Beach Convention & Visits Bureau
  • M Resort Spa Casino
  • Marin Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • San Diego Tourism Authority
  • Smith & Wollensky
  • South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa
  • Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
  • The Broadmoor
  • The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  • The Hotel Colorado
  • The Row Reno
  • Tulalip
  • Vail Resorts
  • Visit Aurora
  • Visit Colorado Springs
  • Visit Oakland
  • Visit Park City
  • Visit Vail Valley
  • Walnut Creek Convention & Visitors Bureau

Click below to see the 2019 and 2018 list

Broadmoor Logo

A LUXURY RESORT WITH A SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE

The Broadmoor is one of the most recognizable and celebrated hotels in the world. Their distinctive blend of history, luxury and genuine hospitality has made them the longest-running consecutive winner of both the AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes Five-Star awards. A legacy with an unmatched selection of accommodations, activities, and experiences that invite guests to immerse themselves in the beauty and traditions of the American West. Discover the most unique resort in the world.

 

The Broadmoor
1 Lake Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

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.

 

 TESTIMONIALS

"This was the best Destination West yet. The planners were qualified and most came to do business."

- Kathy Reak, Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau

"Destination West provided a great networking and learning experience for experienced meeting planners and suppliers! We experienced new hotels and the quality of the events and venues were excellent!"

- Douglas Lennig, Conference Direct

"It was a great show overall; had quality time planners and also good to connect with other suppliers."

- Sophia Chan, Visit Denver

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT YOUR SALES REPRESENTATIVE OR:

Buyers Contact:

Dana Kallman

Manager of Buyer Development

[email protected]

Suppliers Contact:

James Antaky

Business Development Director

[email protected]

 

Sharon Freeark

Business Development Director

[email protected]

 

Amanda Blanar Kelly

Sales & Client Services Manager

[email protected]

Event Logistics Contact:

Angela Cox

Group Director, Meetings & Events

[email protected]