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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.
event, DMC, special event

5 Things to Look For When Choosing a DMC

From their industry involvement to their company values, here are a few considerations when searching for a DMC.
Paris, VAT, Europe

3 VAT Questions Answered by the Experts

Experts Jean-François Benard and Marc Lieber of BC&A answer 3 important questions about the European value-added tax.
Baltimore, pizza, Neapolitan

Visit Baltimore Curates Turnkey Group Experiences

These 14 turnkey experiences allow attendees "to go beneath the surface, behind-the-scenes and hands-on to discover Baltimore’s unique story.”
St. Kitts, St. Kitts Marriott Resort, Nevis

Let Savings Fly at St. Kitts Mariott Resort

Groups booking the St. Kitts Marriott resort on certain dates get 30% off group rates and a $125 air credit per person per stay.
noni, Puerto Rico, Vieques

Spa Treatments Take Their Inspiration from Local Ingredients

The trend toward incorporating locally grown herbs, fruits and other ingredients into spa treatments is making its way into many luxury resorts.
Sanibel Harbour, Florida, Lee County

Meetings Are a Breeze in Southwest Florida

  The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel in Southwest Florida has been providing a nurturing environment for creativity, team building and inspiration for centuries,...
El San Juan, Puerto Rico, Hilton

Fresh, New F&B Features at Hilton Puerto Rico Hotels

Hilton Puerto Rico's new group activities range from pina colada classes at the Caribe Hilton to upscale dinners in the walk-in freezer at the El San Juan.
Pechanga, Temecula, California gaming

Pechanga Resort & Casino to Add New Wing

Some of the most impressive additions to Pechanga Resort & Casino will greet guests when their meetings end for the day, including a new resort-style pool complex and a spa with 17 treatment rooms.
Silversmith Hotel, Chicago, Remington Hotels

Chicago’s Silversmith Hotel: A Jewelry Lover’s Dream

A peek inside the just-renovated Silversmith Hotel reveals the glimmer of diamonds at every turn.
Carolyn Pund, Cisco Systems, PCMA

Meet PCMA’s Distinguished Meeting Professional of the Year: Carolyn Pund

PCMA named Carolyn Pund of Cisco Systems Distinguished Meeting Professional of the Year at the Convening Leaders conference in mid-January.
Immersive experiences. 2015 meeting trends, 2015 event trends

5 Techniques for Increasing Attendee Engagement

Meetings and events that increase attendee engagement will dominate the coming year, according to the 2015 Event Industry Trends report.

Gen Y Does Incentives Differently

While previous generations collected labels and badges, Gen Y collects experiences.

5 Critical Changes MGM Made to Its Sales Incentive Program

MGM Resorts International Director of Sales Mike Dominguez saw that the sales incentive program that was intended to incentivize his team wasn't working—so he revamped it.
Delano Las Vegas, corporate meetings, meetings

New Delano Sits Cool & Serene on the Las Vegas Strip

It might be attached to the bustling Mandalay Bay, but this new Morgans remake of THEHotel has its own Zen vibe.

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