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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.
pandemic training

Pandemic Training for Planners

Pandemic training and certification is the latest addition to the meeting professional's toolkit. We took a look at the options.
mastermind group

New Mastermind for Industry Women

With so many women in transition during the past year—Dianne Devitt's new mastermind group is an opportunity to come together.
digital events

Choice is Key for Digital Events

Vok Dams Group drew on its experience planning 439+ hybrid and digital events in 2020 to shed some light on the importance of offering attendees choice.
virtual spa experience

Join Us for a Virtual Spa Experience

Worth it Events invites you to take a couple of hours and immerse yourself in a relaxing and restorative virtual spa experience.
coronavirus numbers

Shrinking Coronavirus Numbers Inspire Optimism

Daily coronavirus numbers in the United States fell in all 50 states for the first time in months, creating a renewed sense of optimism across the industry.
teambuilding

5 Fun Virtual Teambuilding Experiences

One year of COVID has resulted in hundreds of creative virtual teambuilding ideas. Here are a few favorites from our editors.
england

England: Re-Imagining Events

While COVID might have temporarily cut off access for U.S. groups, England has many new venues to show off when business events start up.
human trafficking

Human Trafficking News

On the week of the biggest event for human trafficking activity—The Super Bowl—here is an update on what our industry is doing to grow awareness.
Global Event Tracker

New: Global Event Tracker

GES' new Global Event Tracker shows event action picking up in key cities in the Southern U.S.: Atlanta, Dallas, Orlando and Miami.
IRF industry outlook

IRF Industry Outlook Cautiously Optimistic

Even in light of the challenges COVID-19 has caused, the IRF Industry Outlook for 2021 is far more optimistic than might be expected.
hotel openings

10 Hotel Openings for 2021

Despite the COVID pandemic, there are many exciting hotel openings and renovations being announced and unveiled over the next few months.
mergers

Meeting Industry Mergers

There will no doubt be new mergers and acquisitions on the horizon as a result of the pandemic. Here are a few recent important meeting industry ones.

Live From Convening Leaders

PCMA's Convening Leaders attracted 3,500 participants from 46 countries, including a live event with 300 attendees in Singapore.
imex

IMEX Frankfurt Canceled

Once again, IMEX Group has been forced to cancel, citing its global footprint, with exhibitors coming from 150 countries.

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