4th Annual Meet Well Highlights

Meet Well
A healthy quinoa bowl lunch was served outside in the fresh air on the JW Marriott’s lawn.

Prevue and the Incentive Research Foundation wrapped up the fourth annual Meet Well Summit earlier this week at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort.

Among the many highlights at Meet Well, attendees were the first to preview brand new research on integrating wellness into events, presented by the Incentive Research Foundation’s new President Stephanie Harris. A full report  will be available this spring. The research has consistently shown that budget often stands in the way between what planners would like to do at their meetings and what they are actually able to include, almost on the sly, a concept the Summit has named “Sneaky Wellness.”

The hotel’s spa created a Zen Den for attendees.

Other highlights included a Zen Den break where attendees reclined on mats with headphones playing a relaxation tape; an energetic look at Lululemon’s creative wellness inclusions by Deb Gee; a guided meditation by Martin Lowery; a primer on food allergies by Tracy Stuckrath; a healthy quinoa bowl lunch on the lawn; a make-your-own perfume amenity experience at the opening night beach party; and much more.

A nitro citrus sorbet break

Half the group went on to Miami for dinner at Malibu Farm and an overnight stay at the fabulous Nobu Hotel Miami Beach followed by a VIP tour of Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas on Sunday.

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On board the Oasis of the Seas

Many thanks to our sponsors: AMResorts, The Biltmore, Discover the Palm Beaches, Hurtigruten, Media Stage, Royal Carribbean Intl., Visit St. Pete Clearwater and Virgin Voyages; and to our Partners: JW Marriott Marco Island; Naples, Marco Island, Everglades CVB; Nobu Hotel Miami Beach; Scentrifugal Events; and 360 Destination Group.  

Meet Well
Breakout discussions about “Sneaky Wellness”

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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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