. Michael J. Shapiro | Meetings & Conventions
Michael J. Shapiro

Michael J. Shapiro

Editor, Technology

Michael writes, edits, photographs, interviews, moderates and otherwise develops content for Northstar Meetings Group's acclaimed brands. As the technology editor, he oversees all tech coverage across the group's publications and digital products. Among his other fields of expertise are the hotel, airline and business-travel industries and Latin American destinations. Before joining Northstar more than a decade ago, Michael wrote about digital photography, travel, movies and more. A native of Pittsburgh, he studied mass communications with a focus on film and television at Pennsylvania State University. He went on to found Northstar's satellite office in Guadalajara, Mexico.

What Michael Covers

In the United States: Great Lakes States (Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio, Minnesota, Pennsylvania), California, Nevada

Internationally: Mexico, Central/South America, Spain, Japan

Industry Segments: Hotels, hotel consortiums, third parties, gaming, business travel, technology

The Latest From Michael

Meetings Industry Forecast 2021
Meetings Industry Forecast 2021
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Gary Schirmacher Named CEO of Total Hospitality Industry Solutions
Gary Schirmacher Named CEO of Total Hospitality Industry Solutions
The industry veteran will provide sales and marketing guidance to hotels and DMOs.... Read More