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.

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ABOUT SMU INTERNATIONAL

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.

Follow along on Instagram: #SMUInternational

Follow along on LinkedIn: #SMUInternational

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.

March 13, 2023

All day
Arrivals
3:00pm – 6:00pm
Registration
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Welcome Reception

March 14, 2023

7:30am – 8:15am
Breakfast Buffet
8:15am – 9:30am
Opening Remarks and Educational Session
9:45am – 12:00pm
One-on-One Appointments (8 with a break at 10:45am)
12:00pm – 1:15pm
Lunch
1:30pm – 4:30pm
One-on-One Appointments (11 with break at 3pm)
4:30pm 4:45pm
A Little "Craic" (fun)
5:40pm
Depart for Evening
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Offsite Irish Pub Reception

March 15, 2023

7:30am – 8:30am
Breakfast
8:30am – 9:45am
Educational Session
10:00am – 12:15pm
One-on-One Appointments (8 with break at 11am)
12:15pm – 1:30pm
Closing Lunch
1:30pm
Departures

ALL QUALIFIED BUYERS WILL BE FULLY HOSTED BY NORTHSTAR MEETINGS GROUP, INCLUDING AIRFARE ALLOWANCE, 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

Follow along on Instagram: #SMUInternational

Follow along on LinkedIn: #SMUInternational

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 Shalise DeMott.

 

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.

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:

Shalise DeMott

Vice President, Sales

[email protected]

Event Logistics Contact:

Angela Cox

Senior Director, Meetings & Events

[email protected]