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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. She is also on the board of ECPAT USA, the human trafficking organization. Barbara is based outside Boston, in Groton, Mass.
experiential

5 Great Sources for More Experiential Meetings

Meeting planners are no longer just planners, they're experience architects. Check out these dozens of ideas for more experiential meetings
Gyeongju

Impressions of South Korea

South Korea: the juxtaposition of serene Buddhist temples and the most mind-blowing technological advances. Where K-pop culture and ancient traditions coexist. Where the Korean War has been the defining event.
Teambuilding

6 Great Resources for Teambuilding Ideas

Teambuilding doesn't have to be stiff or awkward, it can be fresh and creative—and fun! Prevue has compiled a few great sources of teambuilding ideas.

A Chat With Melissa Van Dyke

In her upcoming role as VP of Design and Insights at Creative Group, Melissa Van Dyke will blaze a path in a new direction by "closing the loop" between data and practice.
frequent flier

Frequent Flier? 10 Articles to Make Life Easier

Prevue turned to the people who know best—frequent flier meeting planners—for tips to make your life easier when you travel.
experiential, meetings

5 Tips for Making Your Meetings More Experiential

At Prevue's Visionary Summits, we are always looking for ways to make our meeting more experiential. Here are a few ideas we have used.
negotiated rates, meetings

Negotiated Rates Not Always a Deal, Study Finds

New research by EventMB found that at times, there's not much difference between negotiated rates and what you can find online—and sometimes, online is cheaper.
meeting planning disasters, meetings

Planners Share Their Meeting Planning Disasters

We reached out to meeting planners report on some of their recent meeting planning disasters or mistakes they made.
5G, meetings

5G: What Does It Mean for Meeting Planners?

With 5G, conference apps might be used to re-order refreshments or instantly sharing meeting experiences on social media. Apps will instantly recognize attendee locations, making it easy to customize the experience by adding personal recommendations.
human trafficking, meetings

New Ways for Meeting Planners to Help Combat Human Trafficking

With multimillionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein making headlines for accused sex trafficking and July 30 designated as World Day against Trafficking in Persons, human trafficking is in the spotlight.
Michael Dominguez, meetings

A Chat with Mike Dominguez

Upon learning that Mike Dominguez is leaving his role at MGM to take the helm as CEO and president of Associated Luxury Hotels International—just the fourth CEO in ALHI's 33-year legacy—my first impression was probably a lot like that of many others: Will he still be involved in the meetings industry? Will we see Mike any more?
London, meetings

Exquisite Sights and Spots Beyond London

For groups that have seen and done London, a host of charming experiences and properties lie within an hour's drive of downtown.
Buy the Sea, meetings

Buy the Sea Honored by the Direct Selling Association

Buy the Sea became the first-ever travel company to win the Partnership Award from the Direct Selling Association for its exceptional performance in incentive travel sourcing and operations.
Nobu Hotel, Miami Beach, meetings

Nobu Hotel Miami Beach Delivers for Meetings

The essence of the Nobu brand—a combination of modern luxury and minimal Japanese—is reflected in the 206 guest rooms, designed by David Rockwell.

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