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Women in Leadership Meetings + Incentives

A Conference for Women, by Women

ABOUT WILMI

Hosted by Northstar Meetings Group, WILMI (Women In Leadership Meetings + Incentives) is an exclusive conference for executive-level women in the industry – by women, for women. At WILMI, leading female meetings and incentives buyers and suppliers will join together to network, engage in dialogue on present and future challenges and opportunities, and plan and do business together. WILMI 2020 will be held in the nation's capital Washington, D.C.

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HERE ARE THE FACTS:

  • Nearly 65% of the workforce in hospitality overall in the United States are women
  • Over 77% of meeting planners are women
  • Over 72% of travel agents are women
  • Women make over 70% of all travel-buying decisions

Learn

Learn

Learn from, and be inspired by the leading women in the meetings and events industry.

Connect

Connect

Connect during the one-on-one business appointments and unique experiential activities.

Enjoy

Enjoy

Network during the unique experiential planned activities showcasing the nation's capital Washington, D.C.

Beth Surmont

Beth Surmont

As an event planner for more than 19 years, it is Beth’s job to be a project manager, experience designer, content curator, storyteller, motivator, leader, behind-the-scenes cheerleader, logistics director, contract negotiator, researcher, trend analyzer, innovator, visionary, partner, builder, thinker, problem-solver, entrepreneur, and customer service specialist, sometimes all within the space of a single day. She has been a Certified Meeting Planner since 2008, a Certified Association Executive since 2016, and served as chair of the ASAE Meeting & Exposition Council from 2016 to 2018. In 2019 Beth writes a blog full of event planning tips called Otter Talk. And she currently lives in New Jersey with her wife, stepchildren, and two dogs.

 

Wednesday, March 18

All Day
Arrivals
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Registration - Willard
5:00pm 6:00pm
Willard Tour (Planners Only)
6:00pm 8:00pm
Welcome Reception – Willard




Thursday, March 19

7:45am 8:30am
Planners Sunglass Fitting
7:45am 8:30am
Breakfast
8:30am – 9:30am
Education

Who Has Time for Innovation? Instructions for Time-Strapped Meeting Professionals 
Presented by Beth Surmont

More Detail

Everyone talks about innovation like it’s a skill to acquire, but in reality, it’s a daily practice of many small things that enhance your creativity and spur ideas. In this session, Beth Surmont, Director of Experience Design for 360 Live Media, offers ways to give yourself brain space to reveal your most creative thinking — and foster a culture that celebrates innovation within your team.

Learning outcomes:

  • Learn how to kick-start your innovative thinking
  • Explore ways to find new strategic potential in your events
  • Hear tips and tricks for building innovation into your daily schedule
  • Discover three simple formats to accelerate innovation at your next meeting
9:45am – 10:45am
One-on-One Appointments
10:45pm – 11:00am
Break
11:00pm – 12:00pm
One-on-One Appointments
12:00pm – 12:30pm
Lunch
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Education
1:45pm – 3:30pm
One-on-One Appointments
2:30pm – 2:45pm
Break
3:30pm – 5:00pm
Happy Hour
5:00pm
Dinner on your own


Friday, March 20

7:45am 8:30am
Breakfast
8:30am 9:30am
Education
9:45am 10:45am
One-on-One Appointments
10:45am 11:00am
Break
11:00am12:00pm
One-on-One Appointments
12:00pm 1:00pm
Lunch & Closing

 

ALL QUALIFIED BUYERS WILL BE FULLY HOSTED BY NORTHSTAR MEETINGS GROUP, INCLUDING AIRFARE, ACCOMMODATIONS, MEALS, AND PLANNED ACTIVITIES.

INFORMATION

Those who are selected to attend will participate in:

  • Two days of networking with leading female meetings and incentive suppliers
  • Unique experiential networking activities showcasing Washington, D.C.
  • Motivating and insightful educational sessions from leading industry women experts

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

BECOME A SPONSOR

Individual Package

EXHIBITORS - LIMITED AVAILABILITY (FEE FOR ADDITIONAL SUPPLIERS)

  • Beautifully furnished display table for pre-scheduled one-on-one appointments
  • Experiential networking activities, off-site functions and meals
  • All supplier expenses covered (excluding airfare & hotel) 

 

Enterprise Package

SPONSORSHIPS - LIMITED AVAILABILITY (FEE FOR ADDITIONAL SUPPLIERS)

  • Beautifully furnished display table for pre-scheduled one-on-one appointments
  • Experiential networking activities, off-site functions and meals
  • Full-page print ad
  • All supplier expenses covered (excluding airfare & hotel) 

 

 

Exhibitor Package Rates & Premium Sponsorship Opportunities

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

Request Info Destination WILMI

 

EXHIBITORS

2020 Exhibitors

  • British Virgin Islands
  • Caribe Hilton
  • Casa de Campo
  • Cashel Travel
  • Chattanooga Area CVB
  • Convene
  • Posadas
  • PRA Washington, D.C.
  • Resorts World Casino NYC & Catskills
  • Willard InterContinental

Click below to see the 2019 list

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Willard InterContinental
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

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.

TESTIMONIALS

"Thank you for all of your hard work that went into making the Women in Leadership weekend a huge success! I had a wonderful time and feel it was well worth the investment."

- Amanda Lewin, Bellagio Las Vegas

"It was a privilege to spend a forty-eight hour journey with you. It was a pure joy to reconnect with past life friends and connect with new during our time together. "

- Dorothea Calabrese, Maritz Travel

"Thank you for a brilliant program! Your careful attention to all the details, your welcoming attitude and the amazing speakers and the ability to network with women exceeded my expectations. The speakers were inspiring; I think we all left with a desire to get off our own X and create groups and workplace environments that encourage inclusivity through inspiire creativity!"

- Lisa Fredette, RTTI

 

 

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:

Heather Griffin

Event Director

[email protected]