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MeetingsTech

Meetings and events tech is evolving at the speed of light. We know it’s nearly impossible for you to keep up with all of the new products and services introduced, seemingly on a daily basis.

This intense, interactive and intimate program, presented and curated by Northstar Meetings Group in partnership with Shepard, is designed for meetings and events organizers seeking to invest in meetings technology to improve their business processes, and enhance meeting planning and their live event experiences.

Your participation in MeetingsTech will be the best investment you’ll make in 2020.

 

Produced in Partnership With:

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DESIGNED TO DELIVER MAXIMUM ROI

This daylong program is specifically designed for meeting and event organizers interested in steepening their learning curves, featuring the latest tools designed to enhance meeting planning and event experiences, demonstrating how they can add value to your events and your business..

If you‘re seeking to add event planning and engagement tools to your organization’s tech stack, this is your one opportunity to get a crash course in 24 hours.

YOUR EVENTS BUDGET NEEDS A REALITY CHECK.

The jam-packed program features technology case studies, hands-on demos and orchestrated networking, presented and curated by Northstar Meetings Group.

 

 

WE CAN HELP YOU PRESS THE RESET BUTTON ON YOUR EVENTS.

HOSTED BUYER

There are a limited number of hosted buyer spots available – if you’re a meeting and event technology buyer and are committed to spending $10,000 or more in the next 18 months, please submit your application. Hosted buyers will receive complimentary registration, airfare and hotel accommodations.  

CONFERENCE PASS

If you don’t qualify as a hosted buyer but would like to attend, conference registration is available for $995. Registration includes all scheduled receptions and meals and does not include accommodations. 

David Blansfield

David Blansfield

Executive Vice President & Group Publisher, Northstar Meetings Group

"For those of you who’ve been to the Leadership Forum, you know what to expect. To those who haven’t, Northstar’s Leadership Forum is nothing less than a magical alchemy – of leading buyers, suppliers and influencers in the meetings industry, engaging each other (formally and informally) over our most compelling issues and interests, while sharing a wide-variety of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. We look forward to sharing this most special event with you and your guests.”

Tuesday, March 17

4:00pm 6:00pm
Registration
5:30pm 6:30pm
Supplier Tabletop Set-up
6:00pm 8:00pm
Welcome Reception

 

Wednesday, March 18

8:00am 8:40am
Breakfast
8:40am 10:45am
Education
10:45am 11:00am
Break
11:00am 12:00pm
Education
12:00pm 1:00pm
Lunch
1:00pm – 3:15pm
Education
3:15pm 3:30pm
Break
3:30pm 4:15pm
Education

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO BE HOSTED?

If you’re a technology decision-maker or a meeting and/or event planner or producer with primary decision-making responsibility for your team’s event management and production technology, and are committed to purchasing $10,000 or more of meetings technology in the next 18 months, you may qualify for the MeetingsTech Hosted Buyer Program.

WHY ATTEND MEETINGSTECH AS A HOSTED BUYER?

Connect with the latest meeting tech solution providers and their representatives and gain knowledge on how these potential partners can ease your pain and up your engagement ante. Meet with up to 12 new technology providers and learn directly what value their technology can bring to you, while saving your organization money via complimentary registration, airfare and hotel accommodations - a $1,700 value. 

MeetingsTech will host up to 20 non-presenting, qualified event technology buyers — representing associations, corporations and independent organizers — all vetted for their demonstrated interest in implementing new event technology and the committed budget to purchase.

WHAT DOES A HOSTED BUYER RECEIVE?

  • Full registration
  • Conference meals
  • One complimentary room night
  • Airfare


DON'T QUALIFY AS A HOSTED BUYER?

Meeting, event planner and producer registration rate is $995.

MEETINGSTECH ON-SITE OPPORTUNITIY

MeetingsTech content is case-study driven. Buyers want real-world solutions; case studies demonstrating success yield sales. You and your client’s participation and their in-person testimonial will be a matchless opportunity to grow sales to a pre-qualified buyer target audience.

Only 12 tech solution providers will be accommodated at MeetingsTech. Knowing that quality trumps quantity when it comes to prospecting, Northstar Meetings Group will be fully hosting up to 20 prequalified buyers, each committed to purchasing more than $10,000 of meetings tech in the next 18 months. Buyers that cannot commit to purchase at this time may still attend MeetingsTech with a paid registration. 

On-site, tech providers will connect with potential business partners and gain priceless brand exposure, for their company and products. 

Lead and Revenue Generation

MeetingsTech will build awareness and produce leads year-round, through the MeetingsTech Digital Showroom. All vendor participants in MeetingsTech will be included in the Digital Showroom as part of their sponsorship.  

How do you participate in the MeetingsTech Digital Showroom? Participate in MeetingsTech and the Northstar Meetings Group will do the rest for you.

Demonstrate Your Thought Leadership On-Site

On-site at MeetingsTech, you and your client will present a case study in a rapid-fire 15-minute segment. You’ll provide an insiders’ perspective for:

  • The business challenge/pain point/opportunity the solution was employed to address
  • How the technology implementation was planned, managed and executed
  • ROI business outcome – the metrics employed to determine the implementation’s success


Format + Program:

  • The format is case study presentations followed by demos at dedicated turnkey branded kiosks equipped with screens/monitors, electricity and wired internet during networking times during the day. Tech providers are only required to provide their laptops to share presentations and demos..
  • The program consists of up to 12 case studies and demos. The case studies are presented as 15-minute plenary sessions, the demos are run concurrently but in a fashion that allows for participants to participate at their discretion throughout the day. A keynote interactive presentation and/or an interactive panel discussion will be provided over lunch.


Marketing + Content Benefits:

  • Northstar will provide a video production team onsite to interview you and your client, encapsulating the case study you’ve just presented to the live audience.
  • Northstar will create and market the MeetingsTech Digital Showroom, in which each tech provider will have a kiosk comprised of its presentation and the video interview. Northstar will market the showroom year-round, via print, email, digital and social media, generating a minimum of 1,000,000 impressions and print distribution to 130,000 meeting and event professionals.
  • Northstar will feature the MeetingsTech Showroom, and the participating tech providers, in a print feature article in all editions of M&C magazine in the US, Asia and China, subsequent to MeetingsTech.
  • Northstar will feature each participating tech provider in advertisements in print promoting MeetingsTech online and will feature each participating tech provider singularly in its MeetingsTech monthly newsletter.
  • Tech providers will receive a list of all hosted buyer participants and their contact details.


Request Info MeetingsTech

 

 

 

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InterContinental The Willard
1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004
Hotel Website

Buyers: We will make your reservations for you. Please register now.

Suppliers: You will receive information as the event approaches to book your accommodations. Please register now.

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 
  • 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:

Dana Kallman

Manager of Buyer Development

[email protected]

Suppliers Contact:

Shalise DeMott

Vice President of Sales

[email protected]

Event Logistics Contact:

Rita Bergman

Coordinator, Events and Tradeshows

[email protected]