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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.

Highlights From Prevue’s Global Meeting & Incentive Planning Summit

The elegant Langham Huntington, Pasadena was the backdrop for Prevue's Global Meeting & Incentive Planning Summit, sponsored by Tourism New Zealand.
packing tips, meetings

10 Packing Tips From the Pros

Your carry-on bag is your best friend! We asked the road warriors on Prevue's 2018 Advisory Board to share their packing tips.
TSA, meetings

Skip the Snacks? New TSA Rules Will Make It Harder for Attendees

New TSA rules targeting powders, snacks and clutter will mean increasing scrutiny and more time at the X-ray machine for your attendees.
event venue, meetings

4 Web Sites for Sourcing Special Event Venues

These 4 web sites allow you to search for special event venues by your exact parameters, including group size, dates, neighborhood—even look and feel.
independent planners, meetings

3 Small Business Resources for Independent Planners

These three organizations for independent planners are addressing the commission cuts issue, and providing education and contacts to make up the difference.
pop-up event

Make Your Pop-Up Event a Success

When it comes to pop-up events, don’t disappoint with anything less than extraordinary and innovative.
crisis communications, meetings

4 Tips for On-Site Crisis Communications

In dealing with a crisis, it’s helpful to use the RACI model: Who is Responsible for decisions? Who is Accountable? Who should be Consulted? And who should be Informed?
human trafficking, meetings

Signs of Human Trafficking to Look Out for This Summer

Learn the signs that could indicate an individual is being trafficked, and what to do if you see an incidence of human trafficking.
IRF Invitational, meeting

On Site at the IRF Invitational at The Grand at Moon Palace

The proceeds from the live and silent action fund the IRF's research all year long.
duty of care, meetings

New Survey: Duty of Care Often Falls on the Meeting Planner

Many companies have not distinguished that meetings come with their own specific set of risks—whether that be attendees walking around cities wearing badges or a chartered bus full of meeting attendees traveling through a dangerous area.
meeting, meeting planners unite

Meeting Planners Unite: New Association to Hold Conference

The first live event for the brand-new association for independent meeting planners, Meeting Planners Unite, will be December 4 to 6 in Washington, D.C.
food allergies, meetings

Food Allergies: Stay Away From These 8 Foods

Allergens can lurk in the most unsuspecting places.  Avoid these foods if you have attendees with food allergies. During MeetWell in Las Vegas, Prevue's joint...
emergency plan, meetings

One Meeting Planner’s Emergency Plan

Sample emergency plans for medical and fire emergencies
MPI, meetings

MPI Has Meeting Planning Certifications in Every Flavor

Meeting planning certificates range from Cruise Meetings to Emergency Preparedness to Healthcare Compliance.
GDPR, meetings

How GDPR Affects Your Data Collection

Moving forward, planners must require that EU attendees actively opt in and offer explicit consent to store and use their data.
paddling, meetings

5 Creative Summer Corporate Outing Ideas

It's time to plan the summer corporate outing and the pressure is on to get creative—fast. Here are a few ideas from the experts.
Duty of Care Summit, meetings

On Site at the Duty of Care Summit

Thirty senior meeting planners from organizations ranging from KPMG to The National Cattlemen's Beef Association converged on the Hilton Westchester for Prevue's Duty of Care Summit.
The Gray, meetings

Introducing the 3rd Annual Transforming Meetings Summit!

Prevue's Transforming Meetings Summit will be packed with hands-on workshops and experiences that leave you with the tools you need to shake up your events.
corporate entertainment

How Does the New Tax Law Affect Entertainment and Incentives?

There's no doubt that the new tax law will have an impact on companies' use of business meals and entertainment for clients.
farm to fork, meetings

Wellness at Meetings: 4 Top Trends

Everyone's talking about wellness at meetings. Here are some top trends and don't miss our upcoming webinar.
Andrew David, meetings

5 Keynote Speakers Everyone’s Talking About

The Huffington Post calls Andrew Davis "one of the most entertaining speakers you will ever hear. Andrew will make you believe that you can ignite conversations around your brand and build moments of inspiration for your customers."
GDPR, meetings

5 Things You Need to Know About GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a new data protection law in the EU, does into effect May 25. What does it mean for you?
Cvent, meetings

7 Awesome Free Downloads to Help You Do Your Job Better

We trolled the internet and social media to find these 7 free downloads—so you don't have to.
commission cuts, meetings

What Planners Are Saying About the Marriott & Hilton Commission Cuts

"Just like all companies, hotels are looking for ways to be the most profitable. The 3 percent now goes straight to their bottom line."
LinkedIn, meetings

4 LinkedIn Groups for Meeting & Event Planners

Posts can be sent to the email associated with your LinkedIn either with each new conversation or in digest form, or you can choose to check in on your own when you want to.

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