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Barbara Scofidio

Barbara Scofidio
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Barbara Scofidio is editor of Prevue and heads up the Visionary Summits, our exclusive conference series targeting senior-level meeting and incentive planners. In 25 years of covering the industry, her articles have spanned topics ranging from social media to strategic meetings management. She is currently the media liaison for FICP's Education Committee and was the first member of the media ever to be invited to sit on a committee by GBTA, where she spent three years on the Groups and Meetings Committee. She has also been an active member of Site, chairing its Crystal Awards committee and acting as a judge. A familiar face at industry events, Barbara often leads panel discussions or speaks on topics close to her heart, such as green meetings or how the industry can help combat human trafficking. Barbara is based outside Boston, in Groton, Mass.
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IRF Releases First-Ever Biometric Study on Cash vs. Non-cash Rewards

This groundbreaking project was the first of its kind in the field of rewards and recognition to used biometric techniques to measure response to potential incentive rewards.
Lilli Bermuda

Holiday Gift Ideas: 5 Favorites From Our Editors

These top holiday gift ideas from Prevue's editors include amenities we have given to attendees at our own Visionary Summits.
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Prevue Summit Shows Off LA in High Style

During an exclusive cocktail party on the red carpet, attendees had the chance to watch the stars—from Pink to the Korean boy band BTS—arrive and pose for photos before moving into the show.
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Add Meaning to Your Event With Feng Shui Design

Ideas for integrating the principles of feng shui in meeting room design from MeetWell speaker Debra Duneier of Eco Chi
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5 Lessons I Learned From FICP

As both a meeting planner and a member of Financial & Insurance Conference Professional's (FICP's) Education Committee, I approached last week's Annual Conference with a discerning eye.

Hilton’s Meet With Purpose Puts Customers First

From puppy cuddling to yoga and yogurt breakfasts, Hilton's Meet With Purpose incorporates ]wellness into meetings and events.
Kimpton, meetings

Caribbean & Mexico Happenings This Fall

News from four Caribbean & Mexico resorts: Club Med, Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, Hilton Rose Hall and Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun
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How to Get People to Attend Your Meeting

Education, the destination and networking opportunities were the top reasons people attend meetings, according to a new survey by The Experience Institute.
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Take the Healthy Meetings Pledge—We Are!

For a Standard Healthy Meeting, you would commit to offering fruits and/or vegetables every time food is served, offering reasonably-sized entrees and appropriately-sized serving utensils and plates, and using whole grains whenever possible.
IRF, meeting

IRF Survey Explores Top-Performing Incentive Program Design

Incentive programs are most successful when they are designed to reflect and enhance the organization’s corporate culture.
SXSW

6 Technology Meeting Trends

High-tech companies are typically the early adopters when it comes to meeting tech, from apps to virtual reality. Prevue asked planners about the latest trends they are seeing at technology meetings.
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Prevue Kicks Off 2018 Visionary Summit Series

Register today for Prevue's 2018 Visionary Summits—space is limited!
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The Latest Hurricane Update From Puerto Rico

Many hotels are housing local and international relief workers, law enforcement and other government officials as well guests, and in some cases providing wi-fi hotspots.
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6 Brilliant Ideas from the New Event Tech Bible

"Take deeper dives into content and discussion points after the conference by creating documents that everyone can contribute to."
human trafficking, meetings

New Report: More Hotels Are Prepared to Deal with Human Trafficking

According to ECPAT-USA Executive Director Carol Smolenski, the next initiative from her organization will be to create a training program for people who work in travel management companies.
Royal Caribbean, meetings

3 Ways the Hospitality Industry is Helping Hurricane Maria and Irma Victims

So far, United AIrlines has committed over 7 million bonus miles to customers and matched $300,000 in donations.
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Caribbean Reels From Hurricane Irma

In the British Virgin Islands, “The destruction caused by Hurricane Irma has been devastating,” reported Sharon Flax-Brutus, director of tourism for the British Virgin Islands. Few resorts report that they’ll be open this fall.
Hurricane Irma, meetings

Florida Recovers From Hurricane Irma

Key West Mayor Craig Cates has targeted the start of Fantasy Fest—a 10-day festival that starts October 20—as the goal to officially reopen to tourists.
Canyon Ranch, meetings

For Fall: Waterfall Hikes at Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires

“Waterfall hikes are an opportunity to challenge your body, quiet your mind and experience the beauty of the Berkshires.”
ethnic cuisine, meetings

Tips for Healthy Ethnic Cuisine

Tips for creating healthy ethnic cuisine: Mexican, Italian and Asian

New Name for FICP: Financial & Insurance Conference Professionals

The name change to Financial & Insurance Conference Professionals mirrors a similar name change several years ago by MPI, from Meeting Planners International to Meeting Professionals International.
Hurricane Harvey, meeting

Meeting Professionals International Sets Up Disaster Relief Fund for Hurricane Harvey Victims

So far, Meeting Professionals International has raised $1,422 of its $15,000 goal for members who are victims of Hurricane Harvey.
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SAP CEO Bill McDermott on the Power of Meetings

"I can think of no better way to bring people together and coalesce them around a movement than a great meeting."
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Should You Farm Out Your Event App?

Attendees base their overall event experience on the logistical smoothness and effectiveness they encounter, and the app plays an integral part in this.
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4 Top Trends in Medical Meetings

The pace of change and the level of pressure have never been greater in the medical meetings sector.

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