Live Events - Meetings

Meetings Events
In 2013, Northstar’s Meetings Group will produce 14 face-to-face events bringing over 1,000 highly-qualified meeting professionals and industry suppliers together at hosted-buyer symposiums. Produced by Meetings & Conventions and Successful Meetings, programs balance educational curriculum with exciting networking events in some of the most popular meeting destinations around the world.


SMU International

03/08/2013 - 03/10/2013
SMU International is an event that features face-to-face meetings between planners with international business to book and international suppliers. Let Successful Meetings host you  at SMU International where you will have the chance to meet with suppliers from around the globe to discover new and exciting destinations for hosting your upcoming meetings. As an attendee of SMU International, you will be given access to participate in valuable networking events, one-on-one appointments with suppliers, meal functions, and additional activities.

Meeting and Incentive Summit

03/14/2013 - 03/17/2013
Networking and business opportunities over 3 days. Dedicated trade show with one-on-one appointments. Event is hosted at a ski resort. 

Destination Midwest

04/07/2013 - 04/10/2013
Hosted by M&C and Successful Meetings, Destination California is California’s biggest and best meeting and incentive conference where you will learn about the diverse selection of exciting meetings venues throughout the Golden State. Join other meeting professionals for networking activities, site inspections, educational sessions, and one-on-one business appointments with representatives from hotels, resorts, CVBs, DMCs and other suppliers to find the perfect California destination for your upcoming program.

M&C Global Interact

04/24/2013 - 04/27/2013
M&C Global InterAct is a hybrid three-day event of face-to-face meetings between planners with business to book internationally and international suppliers. Join us at M&C Global InterAct where you will have the chance to meet with suppliers from throughout the world to discover new and exciting destinations for hosting your upcoming meetings. As an attendee of M&C Global InterAct, you will be given access to participate in valuable networking events, one-on-one appointments with suppliers, meal functions, and additional recreational activities.

Destination California

05/05/2013 - 05/08/2013
Hosted by M&C and Successful Meetings, Destination California - California’s biggest and best meeting and incentive conference where you will learn about the diverse selection of exciting meetings venues throughout the Golden State. Join other meeting professionals for networking activities, site inspections, educational sessions, and one-on-one business appointments with representatives from hotels, resorts, CVBs, DMCs and other suppliers to find the perfect California destination for your upcoming program.

Destination Northeast

06/19/2013 - 06/21/2013
Hosted by M&C and Successful Meetings, Destination Northeast will bring together properties and CVBs with meeting planners with business to book in the Northeast area for a program that includes educational sessions, property tours, one-on-one appointments, meals and networking activities showcasing the Northeast.  

SMU Florida - Rosen Shingle Creek - Orlando, FL

08/11/2013 - 08/14/2013
Bringing together planners, properties, and CVBs from around the great state of Florida, SMU Florida – hosted by Successful Meetings - is our second largest event representing the Sunshine State.  Featuring educational sessions, hosted meals, and activities geared to show off the host destination to its greatest advantage this event cannot be missed by anyone looking to bring a meeting or event to Florida.

SMU Colorado - Brown Palace & Grand Hyatt Denver, Denver, CO

08/28/2013 - 08/30/2013
Successful Meetings brings you SMU Colorado – Colorado’s biggest and best meeting and incentive conference where you will learn about the diverse selection of exciting meetings venues throughout the Golden State. Join other meeting professionals for networking activities, site inspections, educational sessions, and one-on-one business appointments with representatives from hotels, resorts, CVBs, DMCs and other suppliers to find the perfect Colorado destination for your upcoming program.   

SMU Southeast

09/08/2013 - 09/10/2013
SMU Southeast, brought to you by Successful Meetings, showcases a region made of many smaller markets (i.e. Raleigh, Charlotte, Myrtle Beach, etc). Showing Southern Hospitality to the fullest, this event allows planners to shop not only first tier, but also second tier and more budget friendly destinations while engaging in educational sessions, networking events and activities. 

Destination Hawaii

09/17/2013 - 09/20/2013
As a joint event between SM and M&C, this event showcases a large collection of properties and island tourism bureaus from the Hawaiian Islands, as well as product vendors. Featuring educational sessions, hosted meals, and activities geared to show off the host destination to its greatest advantage this event cannot be missed by anyone looking to bring a meeting or event to Hawaii.

Scotland Heritage Classic

10/04/2013 - 10/09/2013
Let M&C host you at our Scotland Heritage Classic! M&C offers suppliers this incredible opportunity for resorts and CVBs to bring their guests, who are qualified meeting planners, to Turnberry Resort in Scotland for a three night, two day all-inclusive golf tournament.  The event is formatted to engage not only the individual team players, but to also make new connections as suppliers and planners have several opportunities to network. This allows for the greatest networking that encourages new business and rewards existing business. All guests enjoy meals, golf, the business marketplace and networking opportunities all while enjoying in the beautiful Scottish landscape.

SMU Caribbean & Islands

10/26/2013 - 10/29/2013
Join Successful Meetings for SMU Caribbean where you will be given the opportunity to participate in career-enriching accredited education and meet one-on-one with representatives from hotels, resorts, CVBs, DMCs and other suppliers to find the perfect Caribbean and Island destination for your upcoming program.

M&C Castaways

10/26/2013 - 10/30/2013
Networking and business opportunities over 3 days. Dedicated trade show with one-on-one appointments. Networking through deep sea fishing and golf activities. 

Destination Arizona - November, 3013

Learn what Arizona has in store for your next meeting. Join M&C and Successful Meetings in a relaxed business environment for an opportunity to connect with peers and Arizona-based suppliers while participating in educational sessions, one-on-one buyer and supplier appointments, networking events, and activities.

M&C Interact

11/17/2013 - 11/20/2013
 M&C InterAct is a hybrid three-day event of face-to-face meetings between domestic planners and suppliers. Join us at M&C InterAct where you will have the chance to meet with suppliers from throughout the nation to discover new and exciting destinations for hosting your upcoming meetings. As an attendee of M&C InterAct, you will be given access to participate in valuable networking events, one-on-one appointments with suppliers, meal functions, and additional recreational activities.

Diamond Invitational

12/08/2013 - 12/11/2013
Who doesn’t want to go to Pebble Beach?  SM offers suppliers this incredible opportunity for resorts and CVBs from around the nation to bring their guests, who are qualified meeting planners, to Pebble Beach for a three night, two day all-inclusive golf tournament.  The event is formatted to engage not only the individual team players, but to also make new connections as suppliers and planners have several opportunities to network. This allows for the greatest networking that encourages new business and rewards existing business. All guests enjoy meals, golf, the business marketplace and networking opportunities—plus as an added bonus many guests get to cross “Play Pebble Beach” off their bucket list!