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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.
Burning Man, meetings

3 Tips for Turning Your Event into a Transformational Experience

Event planners are not just in the business of designing meetings and incentive trips, they are in the business of creating life-changing moments.
Big Island, meetings

The Latest Updates from the Big Island

The issue is a misperception regarding the location of the volcano and the Big Island's major meeting and incentive resorts, says Bryan Hansen, spokesperson for the Kohala Coast Resort Association.
cancun, meetings

How Safe is Mexico for Groups?

Meeting planners considering Mexico are increasingly challenged by travel advisories and the constant barrage of drug-related violence in the news. How safe is Mexico?
Incentive Canada, meetings

Incentive Canada Wows Planners

At the Fairmont Tremblant, mountains of snow, ice sculptures and generous pours of Veuve Clicquot from a bar carved in ice topped off a stellar four days with an unforgettable poolside evening.
Prevue, meetings

Looking for Meeting Industry Research? Look No Further

If you're looking for meeting industry research on topics ranging from Duty of Care to Experiential Meetings to Wellness, check out our online research page.
OpenWorld, meetings

Greening Oracle’s OpenWorld

Oracle’s OpenWorld, held each year in San Francisco, stands out as an example of both innovation and sustainability for trade show organizers.

3 Caribbean Destinations for Cultural Culinary Experiences

Whether cooking classes in Aruba or historic bites in Puerto Rico, immersive cultural culinary experiences abound in the Caribbean.
Hilton, meetings

Now You Can Work Out In Your Hotel Room at Hilton

Don't you wish you could work out in the privacy of your hotel room? Now you can, with Hilton's new in-room gym offering.
hotel rates, meetings

How High Are Hotel Rates and Airfares Going in 2018?

Higher hotel rates and airfares are forecast for 2018, according to the 2018 Meetings & Events Future Trends report by CWT.

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.
New TSA Rules, 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 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.

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