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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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FICP Annual Conference in Orlando Knocks It Out of the Park

From education to CSR to a fun-filled private evening at Universal, this week's FICP Annual Conference was a huge success.
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Working Mothers in the Meetings Industry Report Flexibility From Employers

New research by Prevue Meetings & Incentives and the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) found that working mothers in the meetings industry are finding a fairly supportive environment.
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10 Travel Safety Tips for Women Business Travelers

With Duty of Care front of mind for meeting planners, following are 10 travel safety tips for women on the road.
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7 Tips: How to Dress for a Meeting

We turned to the experts for the best advice on how to dress for a meeting.
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Meet Prevue’s Planner of the Month, Ira Ozer of Innovation Meetings

This month's Planner of the Month, Ira Ozer, is at the forefront of a new category of meetings and recognition travel events known as "Innovation Meetings."
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Meeting Planning Career Advice from the Pros

In our soon-to-be-released joint survey of 708 women by Prevue Meetings & Incentives and the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE), we asked respondents to share meeting planning career advice with others who were just starting out in the industry.
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Women Meeting Planners Offer Advice on Work-Life Balance

422 women responded to our latest survey with work-life balance advice for a woman starting out in the meetings industry. Here are some of our favorite answers.
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Glass Ceiling Still Exists in Meeting Industry

About half of respondents to the soon-to-be-released joint survey of 708 women by Prevue Meetings & Incentives and the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) reported a glass ceiling—being in jobs where they believed that being a woman had prohibited them from advancing any further.
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Women Meeting Planners Share Advice on Sexual Harassment

Who better to provide advice on sexual harassment in scenarios common to meeting planners than their fellow meeting planners? Here are some of our favorite responses from the nearly 400 women who wrote to us:
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Boston Hotel Strike: Marriott’s Convention Hotels Affected

The Boston hotel strike affects several Marriott properties surrounding the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) and the Hynes Convention Center.
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10 Tips for Healthy Eating on the Road

It's not easy to eat healthy when you travel for work—especially in the meetings industry. To help, we asked attendees, speakers and sponsors from our Meet Well Visionary Summit for their favorite tips.
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Earn 2 CEUs Toward Your CMP Now!

Meeting planners getting their CMPs can earn 2 CEUs toward your CMP right now on Prevue's web site, by participating in our upcoming webinars.
healthy airport food, meetings

Where Can You Find Healthy Airport Food?

We all know that feeling of rushing to catch a flight and searching for something—anything—that resembles healthy airport food.
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How to Deal With Protesters at Your Meeting

In these turbulent political times, it's important to have a plan in place for how to deal with protesters at your meeting.

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