Association Forum Announces Holiday Showcase to Pivot Virtual in 2020 and Engages Northstar Meetings Group as Strategic Production and Marketing Partner

SECAUCUS, New Jersey and CHICAGO, September 9, 2020 / PRNewswire / – Association Forum announced today that Holiday Showcase® 2020, a major industry event for association professionals, will be produced virtually this year. Scheduled for 15-16 Dec. 2020, and fully attached to its theme – “Connecting the associative community” – Holiday Showcase® 2020, produced in partnership with the Northstar Meeting Group, will ensure maximum engagement for Forum of Associations members at a time when national, state and local guidelines continue to restrict face-to-face meetings and travel in response to COVID-19.

Using dynamic virtual event technology that offers education, networking and the highest degree of participant interactivity, Holiday Showcase will feature guest lectures, panel discussions and one-on-one meetings with exhibitors, in addition to his annual CEO summit and his forty-under-40s. recognition program.

“Association Forum is thrilled to partner with Northstar Meetings Group to bring the associative community together at this year’s holiday showcase. This virtual platform will provide the opportunity for industry professionals to connect and support each other, and prepare our organizations for success in 2021, “mentioned michelle mason, FASAE, CAE, President and CEO of the Forum des associations.

“Combining the most current and up-to-date content with a dynamic platform that has been developed to encourage interactivity and engage planners, Northstar is proud to bring its best practices in virtual events to the service of the Forum. the association and its holiday window ”, declared David Blansfield, Executive Vice President, Northstar Meetings Group. “We are excited to showcase our capabilities not only to provide a rewarding experience for event attendees, but also to help members see and learn how to produce virtual events themselves. “

Holiday Showcase 2020 will bring together the associative community nationwide to celebrate this year’s successes and prepare for the year. The inspiring and experiential event offers new opportunities to build relationships and improve the results of an association. The conference will feature solid educational programming, virtual networking opportunities, a digital showroom with hospitality and business service providers, as well as prizes and giveaways.

As a strategic partner of Association Forum and Holiday Showcase 2020, Northstar Meetings Group will provide and support the event’s technology platform and manage the production of the event, as well as provide marketing to build brand awareness of the event. ‘event.

Founded in 1916, Association Forum has nearly 4,000 members. These members represent more than 44,000 associative professionals from nearly 1,600 Chicago organizations. Association Forum Welcoming environment® engagement seeks to improve the associative community as a whole by recognizing that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Participant registration and conference details for Holiday Showcase 2020 will be available soon on and to Sponsors and exhibitors can reserve their space now by contacting Phyllis scott To [email protected]. For more information on the call for speakers, please visit

About the Association Forum
Association Forum is the hub of Chicagoland’s large but close-knit association industry. It provides members with resources, training and networking opportunities that enhance and elevate the profession of association manager, both personally and organizationally. Association Forum serves as a connection point for association leaders and professionals to meet and exchange ideas. As a forward-looking organization, the organization takes the pulse of the industry to guide its members and help them solve the problems they face today and tomorrow. Association Forum is an independent organization incorporated under the Illinois Nonprofit Corporations Act and exempt from tax under section 501 (c) (6) of the Internal Revenue Code. To learn more, visit

About Northstar Meetings Group
Northstar Meetings Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the business meetings, events, sports and incentives market – including full-time meeting planners and part-time, as well as businesses, associations, sports and nonprofit decision makers and motivational professionals, facilitating their professional development and the achievement of business goals. The company’s influential brands – Meetings and congresses, Successful meetings, M&C Asia, M&C China, Meeting news, Motivation and SportsTravel – currently serves more than 350,000 meeting and event planners and incentive professionals, through an integrated suite of data, digital products, events and print. For more information, please visit

SOURCE Northstar Meetings Group / Association Forum

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