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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.
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5 Forward-Thinking Foodie Trends

These 5 foodie trends bring sustainability into the forefront and use the latest tech to delight diners.
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Meeting Planners Name Their Favorite Airports

We asked some of our favorite meeting planner road warriors to name their favorite airports—and what makes them so special
Universal Orlando Resort, meetings

The Top 5 Happenings at Universal Orlando Resort

A group favorite, Universal Orlando Resort always has something new going on—and 2019 is no exception.
Miromar Design Center, meetings

4 Out-of-the-Box Event Venues on Florida’s West Coast

A recent visit introduced 4 creative event venues on Florida's West Coast that will have attendees abuzz.
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What Meeting Planners Should Know About Human Trafficking

The worlds of meeting planning and human trafficking intersect in more places than you might realize.
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Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau Wins Silver Visionary Award

The Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau will assist groups in arranging excursions and experiences throughout the region.
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January Planner of the Month: Christle Johnson

GBTA President Christle Johnson, president of travel & business services at Johnson Downie LLC, epitomizes the industry's many unsung heroes.
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Craziest 2019 Travel Tech, Starting With Robot Valets

Some of BCD Travel's craziest 2019 travel tech predictions range from space travel to airport robot valets to Alexa tracking your flight.
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8 New Group Activities in Florida

Holding an event in Florida in 2019? Rest assured you'll have many choices of fun, new things to do with your group.
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Here’s What People Hate About Meetings

There are many things people hate about meetings, and most of them have to do with the people in the room.
Prevue Summits, meetings

4 New 2019 Prevue Summits: Apply Today!

Register today for our 2019 Prevue Summits. With only 30 meeting planners accepted, they fill up fast!
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One of the Most Stressful Jobs? Meeting Planning!

Every year, lists of the most stressful jobs include meeting and event planners. So we asked some of our favorite planners what stresses them out the most.
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2019 Meeting Industry Events

It's time to start planning your schedule for 2019, so we have compiled a list of the major meeting industry events.
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2019 Meeting Technology Trends

2019 meeting technology trends are about new uses for—and refinements to—the tools we are already using, from chatbots to drones.

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