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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.
meeting industry blogs, meetings

7 Great Meeting Industry Blogs

Bloggers come and go, but these 7 meeting industry blogs have stood the test of time.
Cnangi, meetings

The World’s Top Airport of 2019: Changi

Voted for by international air travelers and one of the most important honors in the airport industry, the Skytrax World Airport Awards named Changi Airport Singapore as the world's top airport for the seventh consecutive year.
airport shopping, meetings

The 5 Top International Airports for Shopping

There's nothing more satisfying during a long layover abroad than...shopping! Here are the 5 top international airports for shopping.
Harrah's Waterfront Conference Center, meetings

“Down the Shore” at Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center

The water views from the Harrah's Waterfront Conference Center's pre-function space on the second floor of the center stretching for what feels like miles overlooking the Absecon Inlet.
Jim Marota, meetings

New Strategies for Senior Meeting Planners at Prevue’s Atlantic City Summit

Prevue's Senior Meeting Planner Summit brought together 30 planners from organizations ranging from Accenture to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.
5 best airports for shopping, meetings

5 Best Airports for Shopping

Airports and shopping just naturally...go together. Here are the the 5 best airports for shopping.
elegant events, meetings

Where to Look Online for Photos of Elegant Events

Prevue has done some legwork to find some of the best online sources for images and inspiration around planning elegant events.
Events Industry Council, CMP

More Than Just the CMP: The Events Industry Council

The Events Industry Council is a wealth of resources for meeting planners, from certification programs to an events industry glossary of terms.
planning a golf tournament, meetings

Planning a Golf Tournament? Start With These 5 Steps

So the company tournament has landed in your lap. Here's some smart advice to get you started in planning a golf tournament.
creative F&B, meetings

Creative F&B? Look No Further

It's essential to wow your attendees with creative F&B—every time. But sometimes you need to share innovative ideas with your chef, rather than the other way around.
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Planner of the Month: Edie Leibman

Edie Leibman, CIS, principal, LPC Consulting, and Prevue's Planner of the Month, shares her best ideas for infusing elegance into events.
wellness at meetings, events

Wellness at Meetings Still Has a Long Way to Go

The IRF Wellness in Meetings and Incentive Travel study, sponsored by Prevue, reveals the disconnect between companies’ goals of wellness at meetings and their actual implementation of healthy practices.
natural sweeteners, meetings

Sugar Blues: Suggest Natural Sweeteners Instead

Natural sweeteners are a simple replacement for refined white sugar that can be used in recipes and sweets, if you work with the chef ahead of time to do so. In her book Feel Good, Look Good for Life, Angela Gaffney, who just spoke at Prevue's Meet Well Summit, outlines the 5 most common ones:
healthy meetings, meetings

Meet Well 2019: Healthy You, Healthy Meetings

Meeting planners need to take care of their own health and well-being first, if they want to be able to create healthy meetings. That was the underlying premise behind Meet Well 2019—the industry's only meeting focused on integrating wellness into events—held last week at Park MGM in Las Vegas.

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