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Northstar Meetings Group's October 2020 Events Calendar

Plenty of eduction, one-on-one buyer appointments and networking opportunities are available in this roster of events.

For meeting professionals looking for their next learning opportunity, Northstar Meetings Group has scheduled a host of digital, hybrid and in-person events this October. Join us!

Northstar Calendar: October 2020

Reconvening for Recovery

Oct. 13-14, hybrid event (in-person, digital)

Taking place at Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort in Mystic Country, Conn., Reconvening for Recovery is designed both to show and tell how planners and venues are producing hybrid meetings as safely as possible while following the latest health and safety protocols, as well as current national, state and local guidelines. Attendance on-site will be extremely limited and capped at 100 planners and 20 suppliers who live within driving distance of the venue, and there will plenty of room for others online. 

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I Mua Hawai'i Forward Together

Oct. 15, digital event

I Mua Hawaii = Forward Together Digital Trade Show will bring Hawaii into the offices of meeting and incentive buyers throughout the United States. The event will focus on the new Hawaii Blueprint, which details protocols for the islands and their hospitality partners, establishing the state as a safe and healthy destination for future groups. Buyers will meet one-on-one with Hawaii's top hospitality partners to discuss booking future business. Get to know each of the islands, from clean and safe meeting spaces and amazing outdoor venues to the region's most popular attractions -- beautiful beaches, exciting activities and extraordinary cultural experiences.

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Reporting on Covid-19's Impact on the Meetings Industry

Oct. 16 at 10 a.m. EDT, webcast

Taking place as part of IMEX Community Day, this event allows attendees to hear and interact directly with Northstar’s editors from the United Kingdom, the United States and Asia, to learn how they've been covering the pandemic, how the industry is evolving, their analysis of the latest research and what they expect for the future. 

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The Meetings Show

Oct. 19-20, digital event

The Meetings Show unites events, meetings and incentives professionals from the United Kingdom and beyond who are looking to source new suppliers, learn from industry experts and network with their peers. For the first time, the show's will be broadcast digitally from London and is introducing a new platform that allows attendees to join from around the world.

It has never been easier to meet with hundreds of U.K. and international event suppliers including venues, hotels, destinations and technology providers.

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TEAMS Conference + Expo

Oct. 19-22, digital event

TEAMS '20 Conference & Expo will be an all-digital "Virtual from Houston" experience that connects event organizers, destinations and sports-industry thought leaders from across the United States and around the globe. The world’s largest gathering of sports-event organizers will include even more one-on-one opportunities to interact, as well as mission-critical reports from dozens of sports-event organizations.

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Destination Mexico + Caribbean

Oct. 20-21, digital event

This digital event will bring together elite meetings and incentive professionals who are sourcing programs in these destinations. Qualified buyers will meet one-on-one with top destinations, hotels and resorts, cruise lines, destination management companies, destination marketing organizations, and tourism offices, and will participate in education sessions and networking events. 

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Destination Southeast

Oct. 27-28, digital event

Highly qualified buyers will enjoy top-notch education and unique digital networking events, and will meet one-on-one with suppliers from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

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MCAC Connections Virtual

October 28-29, digital event

As many destinations in Asia pilot the return of MICE events, M&C Asia Connections (MCAC) Virtual - Global Edition, an invitation-only business exchange, will connect prequalified international planners with leading Asian suppliers. Planners from Asia, North America and Europe will be able to join the digital experience, which will take place across multiple time zones. MCAC Virtual will feature one-on-one appointments, expert education sessions and networking opportunities. 

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Destination West in Arizona

Oct. 28-30, in-person event

Destination West in Arizona -- Northstar's destination-specific hosted-buyer event -- will bring together highly qualified meeting and incentive buyers with top destinations, hotels and resorts, DMCs, DMOs, and tourism offices from California, Washington, Oregon, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho and New Mexico.

Attendees will participate in one-on-one prescheduled appointments, gain industry insights from our guest speakers and network with this exclusive group, all while enjoying the scenic desert views from the Wigwam resort just west of Phoenix.

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Benchmark Planner Pulse Survey

Ongoing research and analysis

Since March, our Planner Pulse survey has helped industry professionals worldwide understand what planners and event organizers anticipate as the meetings industry works to achieve recovery. 

We've called on planners worldwide to share their experiences, asking questions onj how circumstances are changing for them as time goes on, how evolving guidelines and protocols impacted their event planning and whether or not they have resumed booking in-person programs.

Our research continues and your ongoing participation helps us analyze how we are all moving toward a successful recovery.