More than 170 meeting planners and suppliers gathered at the Westin Cape Coral at Marina Village Aug. 13-15 for Northstar Meetings Group’s hosted-buyer event, Destination Southeast. The annual event is designed to connect buyers with destinations, hotels and resorts, and DMCs from southeastern states, such as Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Tennessee.
Education sessions were led by Ashley T. Brundage on the four-step process of empowerment, and Mark Kamp on reenergizing, reengaging and rebuilding rock-star teams.
The hosted-buyer event included lunches sponsored by Explore Asheville and Visit Fort Myers, and receptions sponsored by RP Funding Center and the Westin Cape Coral. Other sponsors were the Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Visit Charlotte, Groups360, Seiko, Louisville Tourism, Destin Fort Walton Beach Florida, Awesome Alpharetta, Delta Air Lines, Maui Jim, Stova, Pc/nametag, Madison Avenue, and the Opal Collection.
On the final day of the event, Northstar’s staff announced that Destination Southeast will be held next Aug. 18-20 at the Grand Hotel Golf Resort and Spa in Point Clear, Ala. Visit Northstar’s calendar to register your interest and to view more upcoming events.
Following are photo highlights from Destination Southeast, taken by Robert Wilson of RC Photographic Productions.