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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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Need Career Advice? We Asked Prevue’s Advisory Board For Some

The following career advice from our 2018 Editorial Advisory Board members will get you thinking.
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Introducing Prevue’s 2018 Editorial Advisory Board

Prevue's editors will rely on the 15 members of its 2018 Editorial Advisory Board to advise them as they develop content for the brand's print magazine, web site, webinars, newsletters and Visionary Summit Series.
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4 Meeting Planning Outsourcing Partners

Some outsourcing partners are brought on to assist internal meeting planners on a single project. Others can be a permanent extension of the staff.
MGM Grand, meeting

Meet Well Summit Attendees Share Wellness Strategies

Meet Well Attendees wore exercise clothes for the meeting day, and donned slippers given out by the hotel. During lunch, the MGM Grand's chefs shared the philosophies and practices behind the special Stay Well menu. A whiteboard listed ideas for integrating wellness into meetings and everyone left signing a pledge to plan healthier meetings.

The Florida Keys is Back in Business

The majority of the Florida Keys hotels will be back in business this year. And when it comes to the Keys' multifaceted nature, here are a few group experiences that speak to the old adage, the proof is in the pudding.
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A Preview of Prevue’s Duty of Care Summit

Prevue's Duty of Care Summit, to be held April 30 to May 1, will be the first-ever conference for senior meeting managers focused on attendee safety and security.
Millennial attendees

Here’s How Your Millennial Attendees Like to Travel

58 percent of Millennials post more often on social media when traveling than at home with the goal of sharing their adventures with friends and family.
Hyatt, meetings

4 Benefits of Doing a Hotel Buyout

For a fully customized and personalized event experience, consider buying out the hotel.
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5 Meeting Trends for 2018

From live streaming of sessions to locavore teambuilding, here are 5 meeting trends for 2018 identified by Benchmark's properties.
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5 Lessons We Learned From PCMA

PCMA has always been the go-to for leading edge ideas, a melting pot of meeting-related experiments—some that work, some that don't.
amenity experience, meetings

Blue Jean Events Customizes Amenity Experiences

Sophisticated attendees have grown used to the standard corporate amenities, from watches to sunglasses to designer bags. A number of stars are shaking up the standard norm, among them Blue Jean Events.
hotel points, meetings

5 Planners Speak Out On Hotel Points

The goal of hotel points is to reward loyalty, but do they influence decisions—and if companies accept them, how do they put them to use?
donut, meeting

What’s Hot in Event Decor for 2018?

These top event decor trends—from mixing rustic and metallic to splashing the room with gold— will shape the look of special events in 2018.
Secrets Cap Cana, meeting

AMResorts Pulls Out All the Stops at TIME

At TIME, I witnessed AMResorts' thorough understanding of the meetings and incentives market, artistry around F&B and entertainment; and the successful relationship they have with the dozens of their meeting planner clients—a tribe of sorts.
edible flowers, meetings

5 Foodie Trends for 2018

As attendees shift their attitude toward what they eat, planners take a fresh approach to F&B. Here are 5 top foodie trends for 2018 meetings.
Frankfurt, meetings

3 Megatrends Affecting Meetings in 2018

Major economic and demographic megatrends will shape the locations for future meetings.
biometric, meeting

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.
Warner Bros., meeting

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.
feng shui, meetings

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
Bert Jacobs, meetings

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
meetings, conferences

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.
healthy meetings pledge, meetings

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.

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