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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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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."
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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.
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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.
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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.”
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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.
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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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Win a Free Trip to Europe by Attending Our Flanders Webinar!

One lucky attendee will win a free trip to Europe by attending our Flanders webinar on Thursday, September 21 from 2 to 3 p.m.
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5 Planners on the Value of Meeting Planning Certifications

"There is no absolute value in certification. If you are in the market for a job or have growth opportunities at an organization, it's a great way to stand out."
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Transforming Meetings at Prevue’s Palm Beach Summit

Even the F&B echoed the theme, with opportunities for attendees to design their own grilled cheese sandwiches, make their own smoothies and shake their own salads.
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Report from the Navigating International Meetings Summit

Duty of care was a hot topic at the ANavigating International Meetings Summit, held in Houston in May.
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On Site at the Newly Transformed Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria

The host hotel for Prevue's Navigating Global Meetings Summit, The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria, rolled out the red carpet for the group of 30 meeting planners.
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5 Dietary Restrictions Meeting Planners Need to Know About

Meeting planners need to educate themselves in the differences between dietary restrictions. Some are preferences, others religious beliefs and the most critical are full-blown disorders.
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Build a Bracelet Amenity Experience

There are literally hundreds of charms and crystal and stones to choose from for the build a bracelet experience, as well as the option to customize.
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Travel Safety Tips for Your Attendees

An important aspect of duty of care is to share travel safety tips with your attendees.
GBTA, meetings

Duty of Care Tops the Agenda at Global Business Travel Association Convention

Keynote speakers at the Global Business Travel Association Convention, including former General David Petraeus, Chairman and Senior Executive of IAC and Expedia Barry Diller and Delta Airlines CEO Ed Bastian, all touched on current political uncertainties.
Crowne Plaza, meetings

Crowne Plaza Transforms Its Brand

Crowne Plaza's new Plaza Workspaces are flexible lobby-based meeting areas for solo workers or groups of up to 10 people.

From Junkanoo to the Blue Lagoon in The Bahamas

May saw the opening of the long-awaited Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, the first property to open in the long anticipated Baha Mar Resort. But this isn't the only things groups visiting The Bahamas can look forward to.

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