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#SMUInternational: Top Tweets from Northstar Meetings Group's Premier Event

Twitter is abuzz this week with #SMUInternational talk from global meeting planners and destinations worldwide. 

SMU International 2019 took place March 24-26 in New York City

Northstar Meetings Group's annual SMU International wrapped up Tuesday afternoon at New York City's iconic Ziegfeld Ballroom after a successful three days of bringing together global meeting planners and destinations across the world for education and discussion, networking and one-on-one appointments, activities, food and fun. 

Our 15th annual SMU was by far Northstar's biggest yet (with more than 260 attendees, including speakers and staff), and certainly one of the best. Even though SMU has come to an end for now, the conversation, education and other meaningful takeaways are alive and well. 

We'd like to contribute to the continuing conversation and impact of this event by highlighting the #SMUInternational talk around Twitter -- from before, during and after the event. Take a Look:

SMU International: The Talk on Twitter 


The Beginning of the Festivities!

The fun kicked off on Sunday, March 24, in NYC. Prior to the official SMU Welcome Reception, @VisitMonaco hosted a pre-function, complete with the cutest cacti macaroons.

The United Kingdom joined in on the fun.

And Switzerland had a number of representatives smiling and getting in on the SMU action.

Our friends from Berlin were met with a warm welcome despite the slight chill lingering in the New York City air.

Northern Ireland enjoyed the international opening ceremony fare of fish and chips, sausage mash and cottage pie.

Highlights and Opportunities Shared During

One-on-One Appointments

Meaningful Education and Panel Discussion

Fun, of course, was a big part of this year's SMU International, but some of the most important and pertinent takeaways were created throughout our education and discussion sessions.

Closings Sights and Thoughts from our Host Destination, NYC

On behalf of the team at Northstar Meetings Group, thank you to all of our partners, suppliers, buyers and participants for another wonderful SMU International. And a special thank you to our sponsors and partners who contributed so much to our shared experience:

- Aventri, our registration and app provider

- Costa Rica Tourism Board, our Tuesday morning breakfast sponsor

- Delta Air Lines, our air transportation sponsor

- The Dominican Republic Tourism Board, our Sunday room drop sponsor

- Dubai Business Events, our Monday lunch sponsor

- Italian National Tourist Board, for our coffee breaks

- JW Marriott Essex House, for our Sunday night event

- NYC & Co., our registration sponsor

- Marketing Challenges International, our SMU industry partner

- Meetings & Exhibitions Hong Kong, our Monday breakfast sponsor

- PC/Nametag, our badge provider

- PHD Dream Downtown, for our Monday night event

- PRA New York, our DMC and transportation provider

- ProColombia, our Tuesday lunch sponsor

- Singapore Tourism Board, our “Their Passion Made Your Event Possible” sponsor

- The New York Hilton Midtown, our host hotel

- VisitBritain, our opening reception sponsor

- Ziegfeld Ballroom, our education and meetings venue

Our gratitude also goes out to all the speakers, experts, and industry influencers who contributed so meaningfully to our education program.