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Interact Digital Event Series

The Northstar Meetings Group Interact Digital Event series brings together buyers and sellers of meetings and events interactively and dynamically. Northstar's Interact series lineup focuses on locations and specific event types, facilitating connecting, networking, and learning, supporting the industry’s recovery.

    February 23, 2021

    interact back to booking



    Please note that all events will follow a half-day afternoon schedule based on US Eastern time zone (except the international event, which will be an AM EDT event). 

    12:30 1:00pm
    Networking Time (get comfortable with the platform)
    1:00 1:40pm
    Welcome and Intro Presentation: "How to Come Back After a Crisis"
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    As challenging as the current landscape may be, now is the time for planners to put their energy into mounting a comeback. In this session, industry leader Christy Lamagna will discuss some of the top challenges facing planners today and offer tactical tips for hosting better in-person events in 2021 and beyond.

    1:40 1:50pm
    1:50 2:40pm
    Appointments (5 nine minute appointments with a minute to switch)
    2:40 2:50pm
    2:50 3:30pm
    "Small Meetings: Success Stories and Challenges"
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    Small meetings are taking place now and leading the industry toward recovery. Our panelists will share case studies of successful events they’ve organized  during the pandemic and discuss challenges they are still facing in this informative session.

    3:30 3:40pm
    3:40 4:30pm
    Appointments (5 nine minute appointments with a minute to switch)
    4:30 4:45pm
    Closing Presentation
    4:45 5:30pm
    Open Networking on the Ballroom Floor

    Network with Buyers 

    Bringing Buyers and Sellers Together Again

    Participation includes:

    • One-on-one meetings with qualified planners
    • Networking
    • Timely, topical education sessions
    • Contact list of all planner attendees 

    Sponsorship Opportunities:

    • Destination experience breaks
    • Education sponsorships (15 minute presentation)
    • Registration sponsor
    • Lounge area where partners’ videos could be viewed
    • Happy hour/cooking demo sponsorshi
    • Gifting in coordination with the event, or after it, customized to your unique value proposition.

    Please contact the appropriate sales associate based on the following territories:

    AL, AR, GA, FL, KS, LA, MO, MS, NE, ND, OK, SD
    Shalise DeMott
    Vice President, Sales 
    561-251-9846 | [email protected]
    AK, AZ, CA, ID, MT, NM, OR, TX, UT, WA, WY
    James Antaky
    Business Development Director
    310-214-7702 | [email protected]

    DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KY, MD, MI, MN, NC, NJ, OH, SC, TN, PA, VA, WI, WV 
    Alison Best
    Business Development Director
    510-610-2944 | [email protected]
    Caribbean, Latin America, Spain, Portugal
    Business Development Director
    305-794-7675 | [email protected]
    CT, MA, ME, NY, RI, NH, VT, Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Middle East

    Diane DiMaggio
    Business Development Director
    914-299-4394 | [email protected]
    CA, CO, HI, NV

    Sharon Freeark
    Business Development Director
    626-578-0700 | [email protected]

    Buyers Contact:

    Dana Kallman

    Manager, Buyer Development

    [email protected]

    Suppliers Contact:

    Shalise DeMott

    Vice President, Sales

    [email protected]

    Event Logistics Contact:

    Rita Bergman

    Events Manager

    [email protected]

    "Kudos to you and your team for a wonderful event! Thank you for continuing to keep our industry moving forward during these historic times."

    - Wayne Palbaum, Wynn Las Vegas and Encore

    "THANK YOU. Each time I have attended a Northstar event, I have learned something that I wasn’t expecting to. Thank you for continuing to provide such robust events that benefit the planners in ways we aren’t expecting! What a GREAT event!"

    - Jennifer Johnson, Johnson Meetings

    "This was my first Northstar Meeting (virtual or non-virtual) and I am absolutely impressed by the event and the quality of speakers. The meeting was so informative and insightful, I am so grateful that I could take part in it. Thank you so much for all the hard work you put into this and for letting me join!"

    - Annika Clutch, Storck USA, L.P.

    "Went by so quickly!! Love the format! Thank you for the opportunity to be part of this event :)"

    - Inge Campbell, Maui Jim

    "Congratulations Northstar! As always meetings with you are extraordinary! What a great group of women gathering to create opportunities, move the industry forward, learn and support each other!"

    - Maria Abuabara Brulhart, ProColombia