IPEC 2016 was a smashing success, so visit the dedicated site to see more. And don't forget to check back often for details on IPEC 2017. You won't want to miss it!

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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 2016’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 2016 a success.

Click on the logos below for more information on why you should consider these suppliers when planning your next meeting. You'll also find links to learn more.

Meet in the heart of Austin, Texas! We offer 40,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, from classrooms to an amphitheatre. Our new 15,000 square feet ballroom will be available July 2017. Complimentary Wi-Fi and exceptional audio/visual features enhance the experience. Our connected hotel featuring 297 comfortable guest rooms is steps away.

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Atlanta gleams amid glass and steel towers, but the heart of the South’s largest city is its people. Visitors are greeted with a big helping of hospitality in a bustling city that is more New South than old. Centennial Olympic Park is the heart of downtown and beyond the city’s core, Atlanta’s neighborhoods are packed with personality. 

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Austin offers amenities groups need for work and play -- fabulous hotels, growing nonstop flight options and some of the most unique meeting spaces in the country. When the work is done, your meeting attendees will enjoy our more than 250 live music venues and distinct entertainment districts just steps away.  

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The Original American Beach, Daytona Beach area is renowed for its 23 miles of beach, coastal vibe, top-notch facilities and service, and personal attention and support provided by the Daytona Beach Area CVB. It makes for an iconic, exciting and affordable year-round destination for meetings, reunions, sports events and tours. The variety of hotels and venues, large and small, makes the selection process easy while the wide range of itinerary choices guarantees success for your event. Daytona Beach is Florida's smartest choice for meetings

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INNOVATX Events, based in Austin, Texas is a premiere event firm that provides Destination, Incentive and Meeting Planning services in Central Texas and globally. Our unyielding commitment to excellence and uncompromising level of service is one of the hallmarks of our company.

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MGM Grand earned its place as The Entertainment Authority with an arsenal of impressive venues like the Grand Garden Arena, mega-club Hakkasan and the new Topgolf facility. What you may not know is that these venues can be transformed into unique spaces to make your meetings truly stand out. With 602,000 sq. ft. of exceptional meeting space, we think it’s safe to say MGM Grand can also be considered The Meeting Authority. 

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There are meeting destinations, and then there are meetings in Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades.

From world-class accommodations and recreation, to one-of-a-kind venues and team-building adventures, the Paradise Coast of Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades is where the best of Florida comes together. Discover your Meeting Paradise.

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Hawaii’s blend of beauty and substance make it an ideal meetings destination. We feature exceptional meeting venues along with hotels and resorts that are ranked among the best in the world. Hawaii’s six unique islands are perfectly suited for gatherings of every size and type, from executive board meetings to associations and incentive trips.

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Aruba is an island known to exude happiness and hospitality. Book your group’s adventure on the most versatile 19-mile island in earth. From crystal-clear snorkeling, to the geographical wonder of Arikok National Park, Aruba is more than just pristine beaches. 

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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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At Bellagio, we find our clients’ needs are endlessly varied, so we designed our 200,000 square feet of elegant meeting space to follow suit. Whether you desire an intimate or large-scale setting, our dedicated team and wide range of services will accommodate your event needs.

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Why people love meeting in Berkeley?

  1. Killer food scene
  2. Big city arts, small city vibe
  3. The hub to all things San Francisco and Bay Area

Learn more at MeetInBerkeley.com

 

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BookPal provides business and gift books and custom branded journals to companies and event planners. Customized services include tipped-in pages with an agenda or product / service information, logos, stickers, book bands and fulfillment programs, as well as personal account management. 

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The Broadmoor is a Five-Star Colorado Springs Resort with impeccable service and distinctive amenities. Here, the spirit of the West inspires the adventurer within, with endless opportunities to explore the picturesque mountains, streams, and canyons. Experience a truly one-of-a-kind resort where personalized luxury offers an escape from the ordinary.

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Caesars Entertainment offers meeting and event planners one dedicated team that works as a united front, committed to providing successful meetings and events. With one call or email, planners have access to 40 properties in 20 unique destinations, with 1.9 million square feet of meeting space and 40,000 guest rooms.


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Nestled at the base of Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs is full of culture and year-round activities. A mild climate and stunning scenery create a higher ground to refresh and network. Hiking, jeep tours or navigating the Arkansas River are all opportunities to connect with the prominent beauty of the area.

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With rocking chairs and quirky, interactive public art dotting its bustling Main Street, Columbia, SC incorporates its famous Southern hospitality into every facet of life. The area’s plethora of unique meeting spaces, abundance of affordable hotels and endless options for entertainment make The New Southern Hot Spot just the place to host your next meeting or event.

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Big changes in Denver!

The Colorado Convention Center is set to undergo a major expansion and new $9 direct rail service from Denver International Airport to downtown launches in April.

The Mile High City has the facilities and service for your meeting needs. 

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The best way to meet in Florida. In addition to 1 million square feet of meeting space available in over 200 hotels, The Palm Beaches offer a multitude of diverse experiences. Visitors enjoy the farm-fresh cuisine, discover vibrant districts, plunge into eco-adventures, and of course, bask in the sunshine along 47 miles of beaches.

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With crystal blue water, ultraviolet sunsets and facilities for everything from fishing tournaments to corporate conferences for 500, a meeting in The Keys is bound to make a vivid impression.

 

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Fort Worth provides exciting activities and authentic offerings for travelers. They can experience the distinctly Western heritage of the “City of Cowboys and Culture” in the Stockyards National Historic District, visit internationally-recognized museums and enjoy attractions and events in the lively Sundance Square District, named America’s Best Downtown by Livability.

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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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Located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country wine region only 45-minutes west of Austin, Horseshoe Bay Resort features 385 rooms on the scenic shores of Lake LBJ. The golf and lake resort features a variety of indoor and outdoor meeting venues including two ballrooms and multiple event lawns. 

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As the fourth-largest city in the United States, Houston is home to a respected and energetic arts community, celebrated restaurants, world-renowned theater groups and the brains behind U.S. space exploration. Home to the third-largest consular corps in the nation, Houston is a mecca of diversity, giving breath to one of the most vivid cultural scenes in the country.

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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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Discover Little Rock.  Home to the award-winning Statehouse Convention Center and the completely re-imagined Robinson Center (opening in November 2016), there’s never been a better time to enjoy the city.  With its pedestrian-friendly downtown and River Market entertainment district filled with great restaurants, shops, nightclubs and craft breweries, it’s easy to see why we say “Meetings are better with a Southern accent.sm

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Urban sophistication meets West Coast cool in Long Beach, where the atmosphere is anything but typical. The Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center offers more than 400,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor turnkey meeting and exhibit space with professional sound, light, and special effects capabilities to make your event truly memorable.

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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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Spacious accommodations and friendly Southern charm await; superbly located in the city's downtown district Columbia Marriott offers the most meeting and convention space of any downtown hotel. The hotel features 300 luxurious guest rooms and suites, upscale dining, and more than 27,000 square feet of flexible event space.

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Discover Melia, Gran Melia, ME by Melia and Paradisus Resorts -- a Collection of 370 Properties in 40 Countries across the Globe. 

World class accommodations, magnificent architecture and design, customized personal service, exceptional dining, amenities such as spa and golf, all set in the most coveted urban and resort locations.

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Host your next event at a destination with unlimited possibilities. Conveniently located between Boston and NYC, Mohegan Sun sets the stage for success.  With an attentive staff, top-notch business facilities, endless entertainment options and 100,000 square feet of meeting space, our facility is guaranteed to exceed your meeting expectations.

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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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Crafted for the independent-minded traveler seeking a relaxing and authentic South Florida experience, Naples Grande welcomes guests to a chic beach retreat and sanctuary from everyday life. With over 83,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, the resort is perfectly equipped to orchestrate meetings and special events with the ease of experience.

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Majestically perched along southern New England’s captivating coastline, Newport is easily accessible but your meeting delegates feel like they’re a world away. From waterfront venues and diverse lodging options to extraordinary team building activities like racing in a heart-pounding regatta or relaxing on a sunset sail, Newport is your “one stop shop” for a meeting to remember. Meet our Destination Experts via the link below and start planning today.

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Come see why Oakland is a great fit for your group. Oakland’s downtown BART stations are just 12 minutes from San Francisco. You’ll find there’s plenty of time to experience the cutting edge art and music, dine at the hottest restaurants, see a world-class show and have a great meeting. 

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Located in the heart of Daytona Beach and only 400 feet from the Atlantic Ocean, the Ocean Center Convention Center is the area’s convention, entertainment and sports complex.

The Ocean Center features over 200,000 square feet of meeting space including an exhibit hall, arena, ballroom and over 32 meeting rooms and is surrounded by hotels, shopping, restaurants, and attractions. 

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Palms Casino Resort, made famous by its celebrity clientele and appearances on countless television programs, is heralded as one of Las Vegas' most sought-after destinations. The one-stop boutique property boasts three distinct towers and a diverse mix of bars and restaurants across an expansive casino. With a range of flexible meeting spaces, standout amenities, and rooming options to fulfill every need, Palms is a premier meetings destination. The hotel has been a host for top companies across industries including technology, marketing and social media and professional sports.

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Park City is located an easy 35-minute drive from Salt Lake City International Airport in Utah’s beautiful Wasatch Mountains. From a wide variety of winter and summer activities at the largest resort in America, to over 40,000 square feet of meeting space, Park City is the ultimate meeting destination. 

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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. Planning a meeting? Maine can accommodate you.

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Get more value without having to ask for it.

Complimentary meeting and event spaces, more activities and entertainment choices, unique team building options, inspiring cuisine, turnkey operation and planning support. Royal Caribbean® delivers more of the inclusions your group needs at an extraordinary value, so you can meet your bottom line. Contact us to learn more -- 800-762-0458 or visit us at www.RoyalCaribbeanIncentives.com!

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* 14 charming and picturesque cities and towns on the San Francisco Peninsula

* 170+ Hotels, 16,000+ Guestrooms

* Home to San Francisco International Airport & Stanford University

* 3 Conference & Event Facilities with Multiple Unique Venues

* Hotels with Bay and Ocean Views

* Only minutes from San Francisco

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In the heart of Delray Beach, situated between the cool waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, you will find a one-of-a-kind, luxury boutique hotel perfect for your next meeting of 10-50 guests in an intimate setting with unique off-site venues and a vibrant downtown within walking distance. 

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Located in the quiet seaside community of Daytona Beach Shores, The Shores is a luxury boutique resort with 212 well-appointed guest rooms and breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway. The Shores offers over 20,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space including rooftop space with floor to ceiling water views, an elegant 6,700 sq. ft. ballroom and an outside ocean terrace. The hotel also features a fine dining restaurant, vibrant lounge, Tiki Bar, full-service spa, fitness center, heated pool, private cabanas, ocean front fire-pits, and miles of white sand beach.

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Got a big meeting? Then go big at the Silver Legacy Resort & Casino. Located in the heart of the Biggest Little City, the Silver Legacy has 155,000 square feet of meeting space, 1,720 rooms, eight restaurants, and countless other amenities. Go big in the Biggest Little City at the Silver Legacy.

 

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“The best kept secret on Las Vegas Blvd.” — 75,000 square feet plus of dedicated conference space and an 80,000-square-foot, column-free, carpeted, exhibit hall provides a one-stop destination for everything from 500-booth expos, 4,000 person General Sessions, 22 breakouts to boardroom retreats for 10 persons.

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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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Make your meeting one for the history books. Here, meetings are much more momentous than mere handshakes and nametags. Because Florida’s Historic Coast offers an armada of amenities and newly renovated venues. From the legendary landmarks of St. Augustine to the luxurious beach resorts of Ponte Vedra Beach. 

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The St. Pete/Clearwater area on Florida’s Gulf Coast is the perfect meeting destination, offering 35 miles of award-winning beaches, 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.

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Planning has its perks at Starwood. Book a qualifying meeting or event at a Starwood Resort in Hawai’i and enjoy discounts, extra StarPoints® and your choice of daily breakfasts or a nightly $50 resort credit. We create intimate gatherings, inspiring meetings and large-scale conventions, with exceptional services, unparalleled oceanfront venues and fresh perspectives at every turn.

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From team building to client entertainment and corporate events, we off a new way for businesses to do business in Las Vegas. The brand-new, four-story entertainment complex features multiple unique and versatile conference and event spaces with the ability to host events of up to 3,000 attendees.

Tropicana Las Vegas - a DoubleTree by Hilton is a Penn National Gaming resort located South Strip just minutes from the airport, major convention centers and top entertainment stadiums. The recently expanded conference center features more than 100,000 sqft of transformed meeting space, complete with ballrooms and 38 breakout rooms.

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Few types of meeting destinations embody inspiration quite like mountain destinations. And Vail Resorts is the mountain meetings expert, with iconic destination resorts in Colorado, Park City, Lake Tahoe and Jackson Hole – as well as a unique Jamaican retreat – that take meetings and events to new elevations.

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Visit Vail Valley offers a wide array of alpine lodges & hotels in Vail & Beaver Creek that can accommodate groups from 10-2,000. Enjoy 350 shops & restaurants, all accessible by complimentary in-town transportation.  Also, discover the convenience of flying directly into Eagle County Airport (EGE).

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Your team's success is as much about where you meet, as it is the agenda.

Meeting in "The Waterpark Capital of the World!®" means the best meeting facilities, combined with the largest concentration of waterparks in the world.

Put your team in a uniquely inspiring environment.

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Nestled at the base of Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs is full of culture and year-round activities. A mild climate and stunning scenery create a higher ground to refresh and network. Hiking, jeep tours or navigating the Arkansas River are all opportunities to connect with the prominent beauty of the area.

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