SMU International

The elite event for North American meeting and incentive travel buyers who are focused on placing programs around the world. Attendees will learn from industry experts, make invaluable business connections, and experience unforgettable activities at New York City's iconic landmarks. This unique event is hosted by Northstar Meetings Group's leading brands - Successful Meetings, Meetings & Conventions, and Incentive Magazine.



Attendees will learn from industry experts, make invaluable business connections, and experience unforgettable activities at New York City's iconic landmarks. This unique event is hosted by Northstar Meetings Group's leading brands - Successful Meetings, Meetings & Conventions, and Incentive Magazine. Read more about the event.

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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 with premier international suppliers during pre-scheduled one-on-one business appointments and unique experiential activities.



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

Speakers to be announced

Day One

All Day
Planner & Supplier Hotel Check-In
2:00pm– 5:30pm
3:00pm – 5:45pm
Supplier tabletop set-up (Optional)
2:00pm – 5:30pm
Exhibitor Set-Up (optional)
5:30pm 6:30pm
Planners: Site Inspection of Host Hotel
6:30pm 8:30pm
Welcome Reception

Day Two

7:30am – 8:00am
8:00am – 9:15am
Opening Remarks & General Session
9:30am – 12:15pm
One-on-One Meetings
Gather for Lunch Departure
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Lunch & Site Tour
3:00pm 4:00pm
One-on-One Meetings
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Free Time/Activities
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Day Three

7:30am – 8:00am
8:00am – 9:15am
Educational Session
One-on One Meetings
Departure for Lunch
After 2pm



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

New York Marriott Marquis


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
  • Harlow Sherman, Eventzly

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 premium sponsorship opportunities, please contact your business development director or Shalise DeMott.

2023 Exhibitors

  • 25hours Hotel
  • Abercrombie & Kent
  • Abercrombie & Kent Europe
  • Abu Dhabi Convention & Exhibition Bureau
  • ActivTravel
  • Algarve Tourism Bureau/Visit Algarve
  • Almanac Hotels
  • Alpine Sterling DMC
  • Amsterdam Conference Center BEURS VAN BERLAGE
  • Amsterdam Convention Bureau
  • Amsterdam Marriott/Renaissance Hotels
  • Anchor Collection
  • Andermatt Swiss Alps
  • Aruba Convention Bureau
  • Atlantis Bahamas
  • Austrian Airlines
  • Bahia Principe Hotels and Resorts
  • Banff and Lake Louise Tourism
  • Barcelona Convention Bureau
  • Be Unique in Italy by ITC
  • Bellagroup
  • British Virgin Islands Tourist Board
  • Business Events Victoria
  • Camiral Golf and Wellness
  • Cascais Tourism Bureau
  • Catalunya Convention Bureau
  • Cayman Islands Department of Tourism
  • Cititravel DMC Spain and Portugal
  • Clayton Hotel Burlington Roads - Dublin City's Largest Hotel
  • Compass Tours Incoming Germany
  • Conrad Dublin
  • Costa Rica Tourism Board
  • Croatian National Tourist Office
  • Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Destination Canada Business Events
  • Destination Greater Victoria
  • Deutsche Hospitality
  • Discover Puerto Rico
  • Dtravel DMC Portugal
  • Dubai Business Events
  • Dubrovnik Tourist Board
  • Dusseldorf CVB
  • Edwardian Hotels
  • Elysée Hotel AG Hamburg
  • Epic Sana Hotels
  • etc.venues
  • Fairmont Carton House
  • Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun All Inclusive
  • France Convention Bureau (Atout France)
  • Frankfurt Airport Marriott Hotel | Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel and Conference Center
  • Frankfurt Convention & Visitor Bureau
  • Geneva Convention Bureau
  • German Convention Bureau
  • Grand Cayman Marriott Resort
  • Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun
  • Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos
  • Grand Hotel Central Barcelona
  • Greek National Tourism Organization
  • Hamburg Convention Bureau
  • HF Hotels Portugal
  • Hilton Hotels in Prague
  • Hilton Lake Como
  • Hilton Malta
  • Hilton Milan
  • Hilton Molino Stucky Venice
  • Hilton Paris Opera
  • Hilton Prague
  • Hilton Sorrento Palace
  • Hilton UK & Ireland
  • Hilton Worldwide Series
  • Hong Kong Tourism Board
  • Hotel Bristol & Schlosshotel, Berlin
  • Hotel Camiral at PGA Cataluna
  • Hotel Emperor Madrid
  • Hotel Estoril Palacio
  • Hotel Meliá Avenida de América
  • Hotel the Oitavos
  • Hoteles Xcaret
  • Hyatt Regency Barcelona Tower
  • IHCL/Taj Hotels
  • Israel Ministry of Tourism
  • Italian National Tourist Office
  • Jamaica Tourist Board
  • Japan National Tourist Office
  • JW Marriott Berlin
  • JW Marriott Cannes
  • KölnTourismus GmbH | Cologne Convention Bureau
  • Korea Tourism Organization
  • Kuoni Tumlare Meetings and Events
  • Kuoni Tumlare - France
  • Leading
  • Linkeus, Provence, Alpes, Côte d'Azur Convention Bureau
  • Lisboa FCE
  • Lisbon Marriott Hotel
  • London & Partners
  • London Hilton on Park Lane
  • Lucerne Convention Bureau
  • Madeira
  • Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel and Conference Center
  • Malta Marriott Hotel and Spa
  • Malta Tourism Authority/Visit Malta Incentives and Meetings
  • Marina Bay Sands, Singapore and Sands Resorts Macao
  • Maritim Hotelgesellschaft
  • Marquis Reforma Hotel and Spa
  • Marriott and Westin Puerto Vallarta and Spa
  • Marriott EMEA Convention Network
  • Maybourne Hotel Group
  • Meet in Ireland
  • Meetings and Exhibitions Hong Kong
  • Melia Avenida America
  • Melia Madrid Area
  • Melia Sevilla
  • Milano Convention Bureau
  • Moroccan National Tourist Office
  • NH Hotel Group part of MINOR Hotels
  • NHC Grand Hotel Calderon and NHC Constanza
  • Nice Côte d'Azur Convention Bureau
  • Nobu Hotels
  • Norwegian Cruise Holdings
  • New York Marriott Marquis
  • NYC & Company
  • O'Callaghan Collection
  • Palacio Estoril Hotel Golf and Wellness
  • Palladium Hotel Group
  • Pan Pacific Hotels Group
  • Pan Pacific London
  • Park Plaza Hotel Group
  • Porto Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • PR Incentives - DMC in Italy
  • Princess Plaza Madrid Hotel
  • Principal.London DMC
  • ProColombia
  • Pure Arabia
  • Puntacana Resort & Club
  • QEII Centre
  • Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Dublin
  • Radisson Hotel Group
  • Real Hotel Group
  • Rome and Lazio Convention Bureau
  • Red Sail Aruba DMC
  • Royal Caribbean International
  • Santa Fe Hotel Group
  • Scrub Island Resort, Spa and Marina
  • SEE network DMC
  • Selenta Group
  • Senator Meetings & Incentives
  • Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh
  • Sheraton Nice Airport
  • Sip n' Clip
  • Spanish Heritage DMC
  • Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau
  • Taiwan Tourism Bureau
  • Tenerife Convention Bureau
  • Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau
  • The Dolder Grand
  • The K Club
  • The Set Collection
  • The Shackman Group New York
  • The St. Regis Punta Mita
  • The Westbury Dublin
  • The Westin Grand Munich & Marriott EMEA Convention Network
  • This Is Athens
  • Tourism Australia
  • Tourism New Zealand
  • Tourism Promotions Board Philippines
  • Tourist Office of Spain
  • Trade Commission of Peru
  • Travel Linder DMC
  • Türkiye Tourism Promotion and Development Agency
  • Ulisse Viaggi e Turismo srl
  • Velas Resorts
  • Vienna Convention Bureau
  • Vienna House by Wyndham Andel's Berlin
  • Visit Berlin Convention Office
  • Visit Monaco
  • Visit Panama
  • Visit Portugal
  • Visit Malta
  • Visit Malta Incentives & Meetings
  • Visit Scotland - DCI
  • Vista Events DMC Greece
  • W Barcelona
  • Zagreb Tourist Board
  • Zurich Convention Bureau


Buyers Contact:

Cindy Binder

Director of Buyer Development

Suppliers Contact:

Shalise DeMott

Vice President, Sales

Event Logistics Contact:

Angela Cox

Vice President, Events