Get to Know IPEC 2015's Top Exhibitors

From CEI-approved educational sessions to engaging roundtable discussions led by top leaders in the meetings industry, Northstar events are filled with top-quality, interactive programming. This unwavering dedication to excellence has helped us build relationships and trust with the very best suppliers. And, as expected, IPEC 2015’s roster included an impressive variety of outstanding products, facilities, and services.

Facilitating connections through 1-on-1 appointments, dedicated networking time, and informal social gatherings remains a top priority, and this year, we connected nearly 40 suppliers with our highly qualified group of hosted buyers. To celebrate these exhibitors, this one-stop resource was developed for planners to learn more about the top brands that made IPEC 2015 a success. Simply rollover the logos below to reveal information on why you should consider these suppliers when planning your next meeting.

JW Marriott Marquis Miami infuses sophistication, design, art, and technology into a diverse landscape of business, meeting, and pleasure travel pursuits. Defined by the lifestyle of guests seeking privilege and pampering in today's plugged-in society, the sleek and modern design boasts 313 stunning guest rooms, 3 concierge floors, and several amazing amenities.

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From small gatherings to large conventions, MGM Grand Las Vegas makes every group feel like they are the only group on property. All 602,000 square feet of meeting and event space — including the 380,000-square-foot Grand Conference Center and 92,000-square-foot pillarless Marquee Ballroom — can flex to fit events of all sizes.

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Welcome to Southwest Florida’s Paradise Coast: Naples, Marco Island, and the Everglades. Find  Gulf of Mexico beach resorts and boutique inns with an upscale small-town setting, as well as the western gateway to Everglades National park. Unique offsite locations, great year-round weather, and plenty of luxury, golf and fishing attractions make the Paradise Coast perfect for your next meeting.

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Preferred Events is a boutique event planning and destination management company. We specialize in the design and execution of events nationwide. Our services include: entertainment, transportation, team-building activities, venue selection, and much more. Contact us to learn more about our team!

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Planning an intimate gathering or large-scale convention? Seeking a one-of-a-kind destination for an incentive trip? Expect to achieve maximum impact for your budget in Alberta. Our robust economy has generated the development of newly upgraded meeting space, accommodations, and two renovated international airports making Alberta convenient for all travel.

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ARIA’s 300,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting facilities include ballroom spaces of varying sizes (from 19,871 to over 51,225 square feet), making it easy to find the perfect spot to suit your needs. Three of the four ballrooms feature theatrical stages, while separate meeting rooms (38) and boardrooms (2) provide even more options for your event.

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Greater Bangor offers a delightful mix of unique meeting spaces, team-building excursions, cosmopolitan experiences, and old-world traditions. The welcoming spirit of our region is evident in our charming shops, delicious dining, and world-class arts. Plan your next meeting where culture and adventure will beckon you at every turn.

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Meetings at Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center combine prime slopeside meeting space with easy mountain access outside our doors. With 40,000 square feet of flexible space, we can accommodate any meeting's needs. Our professional staff can assist in coordinating productive and memorable experiences for your group. Prepare to be pleased. 

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Located in Asheville, North Carolina, Inn on Biltmore Estate is a four-star hotel set on the same grounds as Biltmore House, the 250-room French Renaissance chateau created in the late 1800s by George Vanderbilt. Inn on Biltmore Estate is nestled in the highest mountains east of the Mississippi and is an oasis of service, style, and charm. The estate includes Antler Hill Village, which features the award-winning Winery and Antler Hill Farm; Equestrian Center; numerous restaurants; and event and meeting venues. 

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BookPal is the leading supplier of books and journals to meeting and event planners, with topics including corporate leadership training development, events, and incentive programs. Our books and Italian journals are a beautiful and affordable solution for all business applications. They can also be used as a valuable sales tool, with space for unique features such as: a tipped-in page with a letter from the CEO, local area info, agendas, or information on the brand or product.

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Discover a sunny state of mind in Greater Fort Lauderdale. The LEED® Gold Certified, 600,000-square-foot Broward County Convention Center offers waterfront views and a SUNsational service team. Plus, the all-around accessibility and close proximity of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport make getting down to business here a breeze. 

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THE MODERN HONOLULU, a Four Diamond cosmopolitan lifestyle hotel, blends personalized service, stylish spaces, and an alluring atmosphere to deliver an uncommon Hawaiian experience. We feature over 40,000 square feet of flexible meeting space complemented by the hotel’s ocean-view outdoor venues. These spaces are ideal for taking advantage of the Island’s friendly climate and picturesque surroundings.

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Welcome to where dreams come to play. Since day one, The Mirage has transformed the modern Las Vegas experience, and we’ll never stop bringing you the best in entertainment, dining, hotel luxury, and nightlife. Whether you’re enjoying a grand Las Vegas escape, a vacation with friends and family, or a business function, we’re here to enrich your stay. From royal white tigers to a private oasis, and an active volcano to The Beatles™ LOVE™, it's all right here at the center of The Strip! Discover the dreams that await you within our tropical paradise.

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Big Sur, Carmel, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, and Monterey are all within a mere 100 miles south of San Francisco. Monterey County represents the most iconic region in California and is known for its agriculturally rich growing areas, natural beauty, diverse hotels and venues, world-class golf, culinary and wine region, outdoor recreation and adventure, shopping, and relaxation spas.

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What began as a southern retreat for family vacationers and avid golfers, is now the surprise meeting destination for planners seeking fresh and new opportunities. The beauty of South Carolina's majestic coastline, paired with endless entertainment and first-class conference facilities creates the perfect backdrop for memorable meetings in Myrtle Beach.

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Hotel Nikko is a Four Diamond, four-star, 532-room boutique property located in downtown San Francisco, steps from Union Square. The hotel boasts 24,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, Feinstein’s at Nikko Nightclub, Restaurant ANZU, a 10,000-square-foot health club, complimentary 400 Mb/sec WiFi, an onsite Starbucks, and a convenient Beverly Hills Rental Car.

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Modern and engaging, Greater Palm Springs will inspire your team to achieve greater things amid world-class hotels and resorts, championship golf courses, and myriad activities and events. Greater Palm Springs offers a cool vibe that will entice the senses of each and every attendee, offering a unique, productive and memorable setting

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Park City is the most accessible mountain destination in North America –  just 35 minutes from Salt Lake International Airport. Source your programs through the CVB (or copied in the Cvent portal) and be eligible for up to $500 in airfare and site reimbursements. Take advantage of Park City's emphasis on value by choosing from discounted room rates available for groups during two seasons (April-June and October-December).

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Graced with masterful architecture, world-class art collections, historic landmarks, and exciting places to eat, shop and be entertained, Pasadena delivers over 2,500 hotel rooms, accessibility to LA airports, and the LEED Gold Certified Pasadena Convention Center. Bring your next meeting to Pasadena and discover the heartbeat of Southern California’s cultural side.

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When both work and play are essential, Greater Portland excels as a host to its business visitors. A peaceful place for associates to gather, southern Maine's open spaces and natural settings nourish creativity and encourage relaxation, while its busy urban center offers meeting facilities that cater to commerce, entertainment, and culinary indulgence with plenty of after-hours options. 

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Located on famed Waikiki Beach, Sheraton Waikiki offers contemporary comforts and inspiring Hawaiian hospitality. The resort’s world-class dining, remarkable location, and spacious venues (including the largest ballroom in Waikiki at nearly 26,000 square feet), make it Hawaii’s premier facility for corporate events and large-scale conventions.

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The Silver Legacy Resort is a perfect location to create a sense of community for meeting delegates. The Silver Legacy is located in the heart of downtown Reno featuring entertainment, shopping, and dining options within a six-block radius in addition to the many opportunities found on the property. Hosting your event at the Silver Legacy will provide an experience that can be found nowhere else.

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Located in the heart of the premier southwest Las Vegas valley, the South Point Hotel and Spa provides its groups with 2,163 guest rooms/suites and 175,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space. The South Point is a great place to brainstorm, network, and close deals, while its many luxurious amenities make it ideal for much-needed relaxation.

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South San Francisco Conference Center provides flexible environmentally-friendly facilities for corporate meetings and events, conferences, conventions, receptions, and other special events of all sizes. Located just two miles from San Francisco International Airport, the South San Francisco Conference Center is easily accesible from a wide variety of south San Francisco accommodations.

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Wisconsin Dells, “The Waterpark Capital of the World!®” has the attractions, restaurants, and shopping your attendees want for their downtime and the professional facilities you need for a successful event. Half way between Chicago and Minneapolis, Wisconsin Dells is an ideal destination for conventions with a Midwestern attendee base. 

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Tropicana Las Vegas - a DoubleTree by Hilton redefines expectations with a recently completed $200 million transformation that provides a casually elegant experience on the Las Vegas Strip. The Tropicana Las Vegas currently hosts a wide variety of functions such as conventions, corporate meetings, spectacular wedding receptions and more. 

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Forty-two miles of pristine beaches, seaside resorts, 256,000 sf of function space, 5,800 rooms and a commitment to service; all complemented by history, 30+ attractions, shopping, fishing, and golf. These amenities, blended with a year-round temperate climate and award-winning restaurants, provide planners an ideal setting for truly inspirational events.

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With an average of 360 days of sunshine, the St. Pete/Clearwater area on Florida’s Gulf Coast is the perfect meeting destination, whatever the season. Complementing our 35 miles of award-winning beaches are unique venues with ample meeting space, a vibrant arts scene, and professional golf courses—all within a 30 minute drive to Tampa International Airport. Let us show you the endless possibilities on how we can AMPLIFY your next meeting at MeetAmplified.com.

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San Mateo County/Silicon Valley is San Francisco’s closest neighbor, offering quick access to the city, endless activities and incredible scenic beauty.  It is known for its San Francisco Bay and Pacific coastlines, its sunny, mild climate and the fresh local cuisine.  The area is also the home of San Francisco International Airport and Stanford University.

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Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is the ultimate destination for an unforgettable meeting. In addition to our 50,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space and 824 luxuriously appointed rooms, we have won multiple awards in recognition for our unparalleled amenities and world-class service.

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