David Blansfield

Executive Vice President/Group Publisher
Northstar Meetings Group

David manages Northstar’s meetings brands and businesses, including Meetings & Conventions (M&C), Successful Meetings, Meeting News, Sports Travel and Incentive as well as Northstar’s meetings platforms in Asia – M&C China and M&C Asia. 

Prior to joining Northstar, David was president of F+W Media, managing the company’s events, magazine consumer marketing, and print and digital advertising sales, as well as several of the company’s largest and most profitable cross-platform product communities, including design, writing/publishing and outdoors. Before F+W, David served as senior vice president at Penton Media, responsible for the company’s design engineering, business technology and aviation groups. 

David holds a BS in Journalism from Boston University’s College of Communications and an MBA in Marketing and Finance from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.