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

Las Vegas: What's Open and What's Coming
Las Vegas: What's Open and What's Coming
As Covid-19 vaccinations have laid the groundwork for recovery, here’s what's happening now in the... Read More
How to Handle Hotel Negotiations in 2021
Flexibility and collaboration are driving group deals as face-to-face meetings get back on the books.... Read More
How to Celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day 2021
How to Celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day 2021
The annual day of advocacy is being recognized with both virtual and in-person events.  ... Read More
How to Create a High-Production Virtual Event
Brightcove’s David Bornstein discusses how they helped to transform this year's SXSW event into... Read More
Plotting Your Digital-Event Strategy
Plotting Your Digital-Event Strategy
Before searching for the right platform, you need to answer these questions.... Read More
How to Avoid Common Mistakes When Moving Your Meeting Online
The content from your online event can continue to drive site traffic, maintain audience engagement... Read More
How to Evolve Hotel Contracts in the Era of Coronavirus
Planners who are ready to book meetings for this year are likely to find favorable terms.... Read More
Rooftop by JG Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills Renovated
Renovated Rooftop Restaurant Reopens at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
The Rooftop by JG, a Los Angeles dining spot helmed by chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, is reopening... Read More
Australia Crown Group to Build Mixed-Use Project in Downtown Los Angeles
Australia's Crown Group to Build Mixed-Use Project in Downtown Los Angeles
A 160-room luxury hotel is slated to anchor the Southern California development, set to open in 2024.... Read More