Global Incentive Summit

The global hosted buyer event for the incentive travel industry brings together the most highly-qualified incentive travel buyers with top hotels/resorts, cruise lines, DMCs, DMOs and tourism offices from around the world.

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ABOUT GLOBAL INCENTIVE SUMMIT

Global Incentive Summit—Northstar's global hosted buyer event for the incentive travel industry—brings together the most highly-qualified incentive travel buyers with top incentive destinations, hotels/resorts, cruise lines, DMCs, DMOs and tourism offices from around the world. Attendees participate in one-on-one pre-scheduled appointments, gain industry insights from our guest speakers and network with this exclusive group of incentive specialists. This unique event is hosted by Northstar Meetings Group’s leading brands—Successful MeetingsMeetings & Conventions, and Incentive. Follow along on Instagram: #IncentiveSummit and on LinkedIn: #IncentiveSummit.

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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.

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Connect

Connect with premier suppliers from around the world during pre-scheduled one-on-one business appointments and unique experiential activities.

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Enjoy

All qualified buyers will be fully hosted by Northstar Meetings Group, including airfare allowance, accommodation, meals and planned activities.

 

Francesca Planeta

Francesca Planeta

President, Planeta Estate

Francesca Planeta was born in Palermo, from a family committed for seventeen generations in innovation in agriculture; Francesca's father, Diego Planeta, was one of the main architects of the Sicilian wine renaissance. Since 1995, together with her cousins Alessio and Santi, she has led the Planeta company. After two masters in business communication - in London and Milan - her first job was in the marketing division of Nestlè. In 1995 Francesca Planeta chose to return to Sicily to participate in the creation of the family winery, thus putting into play not only her professional vocation, competence and experience, but also the desire to share the great project to relaunch Sicilian wine in an international context. From the very beginning, Francesca took on the responsibility of the company's marketing and communication; more recently she created - assuming the leadership with the position of president - Planeta Estate s.r.l., which has as its mission the management and development of both the company's real estate assets and the entire hospitality sector; today Planeta Estate operates in Palermo, in the family palace, and in the vineyards production sites: Menfi, Vittoria, Noto, Etna and Capo Milazzo.

Fred Edson

Fred Edson

Director of Incentive Sales, Discover Puerto Rico

Fred Edson is responsible for the development of the incentive market for Puerto Rico. Edson combines his past experience representing resorts in Puerto Rico and other Caribbean destinations with his extensive background in the incentive meetings industry. Edson is highly engaged within the incentive meetings industry having served as a chapter president with SITE and as the destination host liaison for the 2024 IRF Invitational.

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 — Welcome to Italy

All Day
Arrivals with transfers sponsored by Fourth Dimension
3:00pm – 6:00pm
Registration Lounge & Maui Jim Fittings for Buyers
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Welcome to Italy Reception at Villa Igiea

Sponsored by Italian National Tourism Board

(Attire – Business Casual - Jackets requested for gentlemen)

 

Thursday, November 10, 2022 – Explore the Countryside of Sicily

6:00am – 8:00am
Breakfast at Leisure at Your Hotel
8:00am
Departure for the Country Side of Sicily

(Attire – Italian Country Side Casual)

9:45am10:30am
Welcome to Verdura
10:30am 1:15pm
One-on-One Appointments (10 sessions w/break at 11:45am)
1:15pm1:45pm
Site of Guest rooms at Verdura and transfer to Lunch
1:45pm – 3:00pm
Lunch & Roundtable Discussions: Buyer/Supplier Strategies for the Post-Pandemic Economy

Presented by Fred Edson
Sponsored by Discover Puerto Rico

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During this highly interactive roundtable session, participants will discuss and develop strategies for issues affecting event professionals today. Among the topics to be addressed are:

  • Negotiating with hotels: What are the limits and opportunities of negotiating in a sellers’ market?
  • Decision-making timelines: How to get c-suite and procurement executives to understand the "need for speed" in this environment.
  • Finding value without diminishing the experience: Where can groups find new opportunities and value at higher-priced destinations/accommodations?
  • Post-pandemic participant preferences: Are we listening to attendee preferences? Do attendees understand the big picture?
  • Managing work/life balance: Ideas for managing the hectic pace of travel and volume of work.
3:20pm – 5:20pm
Organized Activity Challenges
5:30pm 5:45pm
Departure for Dinner
6:30pm – 9:30pm
Sicilian Food Festival

Sponsored by PR Incentives

9:30pm
Return to Palermo hotels

Friday, November 11, 2022 – Enjoy Palermo

7:008:30am
Breakfast at Leisure at Your Hotel
8:30am – 10:00am
Morning Activation & Education: Abbondanza: The Rich History, Culture and Gastronomy of Sicily

Presented by Francesca Planeta

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Francesca Planeta, scion of Sicily’s oldest largest wine-producing family and expert on all things Sicilian, will introduce the audience to the island’s unique history, culture, landscapes, wines and unique cuisines. Incorporating personal stories and family recipes, she demonstrates how Sicily became the cultural and gastronomic capital that it is today.

10:15am – 1:00pm
One-on-One Appointments (10 sessions w/break at 11:30am)
1:15pm
Transfer to Lunch
1:30pm – 2:45pm
Lunch & Site Tour of Grand Hotel et Des Palmes
3:00pm 5:00pm
Organized Activities (advanced registration required)
6:30pm
Transfer to Dinner
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Farewell Gala Dinner

Sponsored by Mutika

(Attire – Black tie/formal optional)

November 12, 2022 - Ciao

All Day
Departures with transfers sponsored by Fourth Dimension

 

PRE-FAM

POST-FAM

ALL QUALIFIED BUYERS WILL BE FULLY HOSTED BY NORTHSTAR MEETINGS GROUP, INCLUDING AIRFARE ALLOWANCE, 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 global incentive suppliers including travel and brand name merchandise
  • Insightful educational presentations from inspiring speaker
  • Great meals, receptions and numerous networking opportunities with other elite buyers and supplier
  • Unique experiential activities showcasing Palermo 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 Cindy Binder at cbinder@ntmllc.com.

Follow along on Instagram: #IncentiveSummit

Follow along on LinkedIn: #IncentiveSummit

 

REACH THE MOST HIGHLY-QUALIFIED NORTH AMERICAN BUYERS FROM INCENTIVE HOUSES, MEETING MANAGEMENT COMPANIES, CORPORATE DIRECT PLANNERS AND INDEPENDENT PLANNERS WHO ARE PLANNING INCENTIVE TRAVEL PROGRAMS GLOBALLY.

Individual Package

EXHIBIT & SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES LIMITED AVAILABILITY (FEE FOR ADDITIONAL SUPPLIERS)

  • Display table for one-on-one pre-scheduled appointments with heavily vetted incentive buyers from North America and Europe
  • All networking activities, off-site functions and meals
  • All supplier expenses covered (excluding airfare & accommodations) 

 

Enterprise Package

PARTICIPATE IN

  • Exciting networking opportunities with your industry peers
  • Pre-scheduled meetings with highly-qualified incentive travel buyers
  • Unique experiential activities showcasing stunning Sicily

Exhibitor Package Rates & Premium Sponsorship Opportunities

For exhibitor package rates and premium sponsorship opportunities, please contact your business development director or Shalise DeMott.

Request Info GIS

 

2022 EXHIBITORS

  • Abu Dhabi Convenion & Exhibition Bureau
  • Amstar DMC, Meetings & Events
  • Andermatt Swiss Alps
  • Aruba Convention Bureau
  • Atlantis Paradise Island
  • Austrian Airlines - Lufthansa Group
  • Banff Lake Louise
  • Barcelona CVB
  • Budapest Marriott
  • Bürgenstock Hotels AG
  • Cameron House on Loch Lomond
  • Capri Palace Jumeirah
  • Cashel Travel
  • Club Med
  • Compass Tours Incoming - DMC Germany
  • Continental Travel Hungary DMC
  • Corinthia Hotels
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Destination Canada
  • Discover Puerto Rico
  • Dorchester Collection
  • DreamCatcher
  • Engadin St. Moritz Tourism Ltd.
  • Fairmont Carton House Ireland
  • Fonteverde
  • Fourth Dimension Italy, DMC
  • Gleneagles
  • Grand Hotel et Des Palmes, Palermo
  • Grand Real Villa Italia
  • Hotel Amigo Brussels, a Rocco Forte Hotel
  • Hotel Camiral at PGA Catalunya Golf & Wellness
  • Hotel Metropole, Taormina
  • Hotel Okura Amsterdam
  • InterContinental Dublin
  • Irish Horizons DMC
  • Italian Government Tourist Office
  • Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa
  • Killarney Hotels Collection, Killarney , Ireland
  • Kimpton Aysla Mallorca
  • Lafayette Monaco, part of Lafayette Group
  • Lapa Palace
  • Leading Hotels of the World
  • London Convention Bureau
  • Lucerne Convention Bureau
  • Maui Jim Sunglasses
  • Meet in Ireland
  • Minor Hotels Portugal
  • Monaco Government Tourist Office & Convention Bureau
  • Monte Carlo SBM Hotels
  • Mutika EMC
  • NH Hotel Group part of Minor Hotels
  • Olissippo Hotels
  • One Event Hungary DMC
  • Pan Pacific Hotel London
  • PC Nametag
  • Pestana Hotel Group
  • Powerscourt Hotel
  • PR Incentives DMC in Italy
  • Radisson Blue Andermatt
  • Radisson Hotel Group
  • Rare Indigo DMC
  • Rocco Forte Hotels - International Sales
  • Rocco Forte Hotels - Italy, Rocco Forte Hotels - Sicily
  • Rocco Forte Hotels - Germany
  • Rocco Forte Hotels - United Kingdom
  • Royal Caribbean
  • Royal Continental Hotel
  • Royal Group Hotels & Resorts
  • Savoy Signature | Hotels & Resorts
  • VisitMalta Incentives & MeetingsSheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh
  • Silversea Cruises
  • Six Senses Ibiza
  • South Africa National Convention Bureau
  • Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau
  • Taiwan Tourism Bureau
  • The Balmoral Hotel, a Rocco Forte Hotel
  • The Dolder Grand
  • The Gleneagles Hotel
  • The Set Collection
  • The Westbury
  • Tourism Whistler
  • Vega DMC
  • Vienna Convention Bureau
  • Visit Hungary
  • VisitMalta Incentives & Meetings
  • VisitScotland
  • VOQIN´Emotions Creators
  • Westin Dublin, InterContinental Dublin, Powerscourt Hotel
  • Visit West Hollywood
  • Zemi Beach House

 

Villa Igiea, a Rocco Forte Hotel
Palermo, Italy

Villa Igiea a Rocco Forte Hotel


Grand Hotel et Des Palmes

Palmero, Italy

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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:

  • ExpoSite
  • 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:

Event Director:

Angela Cox

Event Director

acox@ntmllc.com

Buyers Contact:

Cindy Binder

Director of Buyer Development

cbinder@ntmllc.com

Suppliers Contact:

Shalise DeMott

Vice President, Sales

sdemott@ntmllc.com