SMU International

Connect with the top international hotels, CVBs, DMCs, and venues in pre-scheduled one-on-one appointments and unique experiential networking events, while enjoying a fully hosted, two-night stay at the Marriott Marquis New York City in New York City, from February 27-29, 2020.


ABOUT SMU INTERNATIONAL

Invaluable business connections, targeted education, and unforgettable experiences - all while experiencing the iconic landmarks and sophisticated culture of New York City. This unique event is hosted by Northstar Meetings Group's leading brands - Successful Meetings, Meetings & Conventions, and Incentive Magazine.

Learn

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.

Connect

Connect

Connect with premier international suppliers 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.

PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR THE UPDATED SPEAKERS LIST

Thursday, February 27

All Day
Arrivals
3:00pm 6:00pm
Registration
4:30pm 5:30pm
Planners Only: Property Tour
5:30pm 5:50pm
SMU Kick-off Toast
6:00pm
Transportation to Welcome Reception
6:30pm 8:30pm
Welcome Reception

Friday, February 28

7:15am 8:30am
Breakfast
9:00am 10:15am
Opening Remarks & Educational Session
10:30am 12:0pm
One-on-One Appointments
12:00pm 1:00pm
Lunch
1:15pm 5:00pm
One-on-One Appointments
6:00pm
Transportation to Evening Event
6:30pm 8:30pm
Cocktails & Canapes Downtown

Saturday, February 29

8:00am 9:00am
Breakfast
9:15am 10:30am
Educational Session
10:45am 12:15pm
One-on-One Appointments
12:15pm 1:30pm
Closing Lunch
1:30pm
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 meetings with key international suppliers
  • Insightful educational presentations from inspiring speakers
  • Opening reception, great meals, and numerous networking opportunities with other elite buyers

To learn more, please contact Cindy Binder at [email protected]

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Enterprise Package

EVENT ONLY

  • Table at event
  • One-on-one pre-scheduled appointments with heavily vetted buyers
  • All networking events and activities

 

Individual Package

PLATINUM PACKAGE

  • Table at event
  • One-on-one pre-scheduled appointments with heavily vetted buyers
  • Pre and post web/email marketing/lead gen
  • Full-page print ad

 

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GOLD PACKAGE

  • Table at event
  • One-on-one pre-scheduled appointments with heavily vetted buyers
  • Pre and post web/email marketing/lead gen
  • Half-page print ad

 

Premium Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available.

For premium sponsorship opportunities, please contact your business development director or: Angie Kimmel at [email protected].

Request Info SMU

 

EXHIBITORS

Click below to see the 2018 list

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Explore The City That Never Sleeps

There is no city quite like New York City, and no hotel quite like New York Marriott Marquis. Set in the heart of Times Square on West 46th Street and Broadway, the iconic Manhattan hotel lets you experience all the magic of NYC from the moment you arrive. Feel the energy all around you, both within the hotel and as soon as you step outside. Inside the towering hotel, you'll find some of New York City's largest hotel rooms and suites and multiple restaurants, including the only revolving restaurant in the city and a popular outdoor lounge. Event planners have more than 120,000 square feet of versatile meeting and event space to work with and an expert staff ready to help you design an anything-but-ordinary event. And the knowledgeable staff is always ready to help hotel guests navigate this expansive and ever-changing city.

Marriott Marquis New York City
1535 Broadway
New York, NY 10036

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
  • 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.

 

EVENT TESTIMONIALS

 

"Just a quick note to thank and congratulate you and the entire team on a fabulous program in NYC a few weeks ago. Your events are by far the best opportunities to connect with quality destination and vendor representatives in the industry. I’m grateful for the invitation to participate and represent our agency! Please pass along my sincere thanks to your staff, and I’ll look forward to the next program!"

- Meeting Planner

“The events have been well organized, great structure, on time and the right suppliers attend.”

- Independent Meeting Planner

“You do a great job with one on one conversations with the suppliers. Sparks interest in destinations that I would have not previously considered prior to the event. I have limited time, so I am selective as to what shows I can attend. Your conferences are a good use of my time, as they are extremely well organized, productive, and well managed.”

- Corporate Planner

“I really got a lot out of this program and its format. I learned so much from the two speakers and was able to meet with many ‘new’ contacts (for me). I hope to join you on more of these programs!”

- Incentive Planner

 

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,636-273-5816

[email protected]

Event Logistics Contact:

Britt Schwendinger

Meeting Planner/Consultant

[email protected]