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Incentive Live

The “must-attend” incentive, loyalty and motivation event welcomes you to Arizona!
The biggest trends, the biggest influencers, the biggest spenders – all come together for three highly productive days at the Loews Ventana Canyon.

Jeffrey Brenner

Jeffrey Brenner

Board president, Incentive Manufacturers Rep Alliance; and director, special markets, Seiko Watch of America

Morgan Crain

Morgan Crain

Senior manager, rewards and recognition, T-Mobile

Kevin Edmunds

Kevin Edmunds

Vice president, meeting and incentive sales, AIC Hotel Group; and vice president of finance and business development, SITE


David Gould

David Gould

CEO of CR Worldwide

Stephanie Harris

Stephanie Harris

President, Incentive Research Foundation

Missy Madden

Missy Madden

Lead strategist, incentive travel director for East West Connection 

Celeste Pilkington

Celeste Pilkington

Director of learning and development, PRA

Ann Sedgwick

Ann Sedgwick

Division vice president of charter, corporate and incentive sales, Carnival Cruise Line

David Romanelli

David Romanelli

International speaker and bestselling author of Life Lessons from the Oldest and Wisest.

Melissa Van Dyke

Melissa Van Dyke

Vice president of design and insights, Creative Group

Tina Gunn Weede

Tina Gunn Weede

President and CEO of Peerless Performance; vice president of research and content for the Site Foundation

 

More speakers to be announced soon!

 


ABOUT INCENTIVE LIVE

Incentive Live 2020 offers a fresh destination — Tucson — and a compelling agenda that makes this event a must-attend for industry professionals. In addition to one-on-one appointments with top incentive destinations, hotels/resorts, cruise lines, DMCs, DMOs, brand name merchandise, gift cards and tourism offices, Incentive Live presents leading industry experts providing the latest perspective on industry trends and best practices that will help take your incentive programs to the next level.  

The content-rich agenda features a “deconstructed” version of our Incentive Roundtable focusing on industry disruptors. Other highlights include deep-dive breakouts into topics to help incentive pros boost their business and Meet the Masters, an interactive panel where 2020 Motivation Master winners will share insider tips into what makes an award-winning program. Peer-to-peer networking and social events will enhance the experience for buyers and suppliers.


Learn

Learn

Learn from, and be inspired by, our guest speakers, roundtable participants, and boardroom presenters 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 and planned activities.

Sunday, April 19

2:00pm – 5:00pm
Registration & Gifting Lounge
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Site tour of Loews Ventana Canyon (Planners only)
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Welcome Reception
Sponsored by Loews Ventana Canyon

Monday, April 20

7:30am – 8:15am
Breakfast
8:30am – 10:00am
The Incentive Roundtable, Deconstructed

This session takes a more interactive approach to the typical panel discussion, as a series of industry leaders offers a brief pitch about a major disruptor in incentive and motivation programs today. Attendees can choose which thought leader to join in a deep-dive discussion of that given topic, after which the whole audience will regroup and the leaders will share the key takeaways, solutions and ideas discussed. 

Speakers:

  • Stephanie Harris, president of the Incentive Research Foundation
  • Jeffrey Brenner, board president of Incentive Manufacturers Rep Alliance and director, special markets, Seiko Watch of America
  • Kevin Edmunds, vice president, meeting and incentive sales, AIC Hotel Group
  • Melissa Van Dyke, vice president of design and insights for Creative Group
  • Celeste Pilkington, director, learning and development, PRA

10:00am – 10:15am
Break
10:15am – 12:00pm
One-on-One Appointments
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lunch
1:15pm – 2:15pm
One-on-One Appointments
2:15pm – 3:15pm
Breakout Sessions

Choose from among three different sessions:

More Detail
  • The 7 Deadly Sins of Sales Programs
    Presented by Melissa Van Dyke, vice president of design and insights for Creative Group

    There are seven common mistakes many people make when creating an incentive program for their sales team or channel partners. In this session, participants will learn about these “incentive sins,” the behavioral science behind them and how to avoid these mistakes and deliver more business.

  • Are You Accurately Measuring the Success of Your Incentive Program?
    Presented by Tina Weede, president and CEO of Peerless Performance and vice president of research and content for the Site Foundation, and Stephanie Harris, president of the Incentive Research Foundation

    According to the latest Incentive Industry Index, companies place almost as much value on the "soft-power" objectives programs deliver -- building engagement, retaining employees -- as they do on traditional goal of meeting and exceeding sales targets. This session will teach participants these more expansive ways to determine their programs’ ROI.

  • Going the Distance: How to Revitalize a Long-Running Program
    Presented by Missy Madden, lead strategist, incentive travel director for East West Connection

    No matter how successful they’ve been in the past, long-term incentive programs, like employees, can get stuck in a rut and begin to lose effectiveness. During this session, an incentive pro will share the details of how they elevated their client’s legacy program.
3:15pm 4:20pm
Free time
4:30pm
Depart for activities
5:00pm – 7:00pm
"Explore Tucson”
Sponsored by Visit Tucson

Tucson offers a wide range of unforgettable experiences. You will have the opportunity to choose one of four activities curated especially for our Incentive Live guests. Please check back in the coming months for more details.

7:00pm – 9:00pm
"Taste of Tucson"

Sponsored by Visit Tucson

The region's rich agricultural heritage, thriving food traditions and culinary distinctiveness is why Tucson was named the first UNESCO City of Gastronomy in the USA. Join other buyers and suppliers for an evening of vibrant, chef-focused cuisine that can only be found in Tucson.

Tuesday, April 21

7:30am – 8:15am
Breakfast
8:15am – 9:20am
Happy is the New Healthy
Sponsored by Goodman Speakers

Presented by David Romanelli
David Romanelli is on a mission to ask our oldest and wisest citizens for their time-tested formula on health and happiness. Following up on the advice he received from the 111-year-old who attributed her longevity to sex, vodka and spicy food, David will share stories and wisdom from elder CEOs, great grandmothers, decorated World War II veterans and centenarian athletes. They’ve had so many successes, so many losses, and through it all they have an ageless message that will cut through your stress, anxiety and busyness and remind you that HAPPY always was — and always will be — the key to being healthy.
9:30am – 10:45am
One-on-One Appointments
10:45am – 11:00am
Break
11:00am – 12:00pm
One-on-One Appointments
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Motivation Masters Awards and Lunch
Join us to celebrate the outstanding winners of Northstar Meetings Group’s Motivation Masters Awards, which recognize the crème de la crème of 2019’s incentive and recognition programs.

1:30pm – 2:30pm
Meet the Masters Panel

What makes an incentive program stand out from the crowd? Winners of this year’s prestigious Motivation Masters Awards share the highlights, challenges and secrets of their award-winning programs during this interactive session.

Spotlighting winning programs from:

  • MotivAction and T-Mobile
  • Bishop-McCann and Verizon Wireless
  • HALO Recognition and Penn State Health
  • Incentive Solutions and Carnival Cruise Line
  • CR Worldwide and BetVictor

2:30pm – 3:30pm
One-on-One Appointments
4:00pm – 5:30pm
Happy hour
Evening
Departures

 

Wednesday, April 22

All Day
Departures

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-on-one meetings with global incentive suppliers including travel, brand name merchandise, and gift cards
  • Insightful educational presentations from inspiring speakers
  • Opening reception, great meals, and numerous networking opportunities with other elite buyers
  • Unique experiential activities showcasing Tucson as a premier meetings and incentive destination

For more information, contact, Cindy Binder at [email protected].

Individual Package

EXHIBITORS - Limited Availability (fee for additional suppliers)

  • One 6' table for pre-scheduled one-on-one appointments
  • Experiential networking activities, off-site functions and meals
  • All supplier expenses covered (excluding airfare, transfers & hotel)
Enterprise Package

SPONSORSHIPS - Limited Availability

Sponsorship packages are available, including receptions, education, keycards, room drops and much more.

Exhibitor Package Rates & Premium Sponsorship Opportunities

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

Request Info Incentive Live

2020 EXHIBITORS

2020 Exhibitors

  • AMResorts
  • Cashel Travel
  • Club Med
  • Curacao Marriott
  • Experience Scottdale
  • Florida Keys & Key West
  • Discover Newport, Rhode Island
  • Discover Puerto Rico, La Concha
  • Hersha Hospitality
  • Hungarian Tourism Agency
  • International Group Sales
  • Israel Department of Tourism
  • Japan Convention Bureau
  • Jekyll Island Club Resort, Jekyll Island, GA
  • Loews Ventana Canyon
  • Maui Jim
  • MC&A
  • Meet in Ireland
  • Meetings and Conventions Hong Kong
  • Minor Hotels
  • Monaco Government Tourist Office
  • NH Hotels
  • Ocean Properties
  • Park City Chamber of Commerce/Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Posadas
  • Prince Resorts Hawaii
  • Punta Cana Resort & Spa
  • Royal Caribbean
  • San Diego Tourism Authority
  • Sea Island/The Broadmoor
  • Silversea Cruises
  • Sony
  • Smith & Wollensky
  • Tropical Incentives
  • Tubac Golf Resort & Spa
  • Uniworld
  • Vail Resorts
  • Visit Carlsbad
  • Visit Los Cabos
  • Visit Oxnard
  • Visit Sarasota
  • Visit Tucson
  • The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa


Click below to see past exhibitors

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A Sonoran Escape for all the Senses

Relax and recharge at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, a top choice among Arizona luxury resorts. Whether you explore the best of Tucson or enjoy the stunning Catalina Mountain range, you can consider us your desert oasis.

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
7000 N. Resort Drive
Tucson, AZ 85750

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 
  • Sol Group, Kimberly Johnson
  • 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:

Cindy Binder

Director of Buyer Development

[email protected]

Suppliers Contact:

Angie Kimmel

Senior Director of Global Event Sales

[email protected]

Event Logistics Contact:

Heather Griffin

Event Director

[email protected]