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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.
MPI, WEC, B-52's

Meeting Professionals International WEC: Engaging Experiences & Real-Time Learning

The theme of this year's Meeting Professionals International WEC was, "Stop planning meetings, start designing experiences."
channle incentives, tesla, meetings

Successful Channel Incentives

"Designing an effective channel incentive strategy needs to reinforce the sales processes, highlight product information and reinforce the sponsoring company’s value proposition. It’s about helping channel partners and their salespeople sell effectively, while answering, 'What's in it for me?'"
festivals, meetings

3 Great Ideas from the Top Summer Festivals

Summer festival organizers know how to build a passionately loyal following. Here are some ideas from three top events.
FICP, meetings

Financial & Insurance Conference Planners Delivers Industry-Focused Education

Financial & Insurance Conference Planners has five live events a year focused on industry-specific education.
laptop ban, meetings

Laptop Ban: Your Questions Answered

Make sure attendees traveling from the affected airports are aware of the new regulations so that they arrive at the airport with electronic equipment appropriately stored in hold luggage.
hotel seller's market, meeting

Continuing Hotel Seller’s Market Affecting Meeting Planners

Meeting planners report getting turn-downs or pressure from hotels to commit and limited hold times.
channel incentives, meeting

5 Key Strategies for Channel Incentives

If incentive travel in general or a certain destination in particular did not have appeal, the channel incentive program is less likely to succeed.
Saturday Night Live, meetings

Learn From Saturday Night Live How to Play to Attendee Preferences

Thanks to current politics, Saturday Night Live has been on a roll in 2017.
meeting planner, meeting

Wanted: New Job Titles for Meeting Planners

Some meeting planners, mostly the CMPs in the group, spoke up for the professionalism of the role. Said one: "How about everyone just know you are a Meeting Professional? Why? Because you deserve that respect!"
MEET on Bowery, meeting

Safety & Security Top of Mind at Prevue’s Global Meeting Summit

"A name badge with Microsoft on it screams kidnapping in cerrtain parts of the world."
Society for Incentive Travel Excellence, meetings

The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence Expands Online Education

SITE, which is known for incentive industry education, now has a new offering of 12 online courses.
Rolling Stones, meeting

Event Planner Career Hacks From the Rolling Stones

All of the members of the Rolling Stones have followed similar trajectories, going solo, producing music for other starts and performing for worthwhile project such as Live Aid.
PGA Resort, meetings

Introducing Transforming Meetings Summit Aug 10-11 in Palm Beach

Prevue's newest Visionary Summit will focus on the major factors shaping meeting design.
duty of care, meetings

Understanding Duty of Care

How exactly does duty of care apply to international travel and meetings?
HMCC, meetings

What is an HMCC Certificate?

The HMCC program is worth 4 clock hours and after completing a 4-hour training course, participants receive a certificate of achievement and hold the designation for two years.
CMM, meetings

Does a CMM Earn More?

According to a recent member survey from MPI, the average salary of a meeting professional with a CMM is $107,877 for planners and $114,868 for suppliers.
Metrix Reloaded, meetings

3 Special Event Ideas from Your Favorite Movies

Local convention and visitors bureaus are a great source of ideas for sites such as abandoned bases, building sites, old dockyards, empty airplane hangars.
Millennials, meetings

Download Our Free Meeting Industry Research/White Papers Today

Turn to Prevue for the latest trends and thought leadership. Download these 3 free meeting industry research studies/white papers today.
mobile app, meetings

Need More Info on Mobile Apps?

Prevuemeetings.com has the latest tips from our free, archived webinars by the mobile app experts at Cvent/Crowd Compass.
human trafficking, meetings

Human Trafficking & Meetings: One Planner’s Efforts

"Our hope is that we can begin next steps and grow this grass roots conversation to create some solid information, training and more."
Park Hyatt Washington, D.C., meetings

An Inside Look at the Newly Renovated Park Hyatt Washington D.C.

“My concept for Park Hyatt Washington D.C. was to bring together a dynamic and attractive modernism with classic American style.”
Hard Rock Hotel Atlantic City, meeting

Trump Taj Mahal to Become Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City

“We are excited to be part of this revitalization of Atlantic City."
meetings, Waldorf Astoria

All Eyes on Waldorf Astoria Transformation

Since opening in midtown Manhattan in 1931, the Waldorf Astoria has hosted every U.S. president and been home to the rich and famous, from Frank Sinatra to the Duke of Windsor.
automotive incentives, meetings

4 Trends in Automotive Incentives

With ample budgets and worldly travelers, and free from the regulatory restrictions faced by pharma and financial, this sector can be more...creative.
Shrek, meetings

These 3 Kids’ Movies Teach Adults About Teamwork

In Toy Story, all the toys in the box drew on their unique strengths to accomplish whatever they set out to do.

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