Prevue Summit Attendees Get the VVIP Treatment

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Farewell Las Vegas! Until next time!

Attendees at Prevue’s Next-Gen Engagement Strategies, held May 8 to 10 at Harrah’s Reimagined and CAESARS FORUM, enjoyed a luxe Las Vegas experience reserved for only the luckiest VVIPs, including private Diamond Check-In, spa treatments at Qua Spa, and dinner at two celebrity chef restaurants, Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen and Martha Stewart’s The Bedford.

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Ours was the first meeting planner group to have Kool & the Gang’s Skip Martin as a keynoter.

The Prevue group also had the honor of being the first-ever meeting planner audience for Skip Martin, the Grammy Award-winning lead singer and trumpeter from Kool & the Gang, who has just launched a career as a public speaker. Martin gave an authentic and heartfelt talk about his life lessons, punctuated by a trumpet performance and a video from his “People Get Ready” project. This Zoom video brought together 29 musical legends—Stevie Wonder, Ray Parker, Jr. And Taylor Dane among them—for a rendition of the Curtis Mayfield song to raise money for St. Jude Research Hospital and to create change during civil unrest and COVID.  

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Body and Brain wellness break with Dami Kim

Sessions by event guru Edward Perotti, Leah Smiley of the Society for Diversity and Klik’s Will Curran explored how to engage our youngest attendees. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2030, the hyper-connected, tech-savvy Millennial generation will make up 75 percent of the workforce.

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Opening reception at Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen at Harrah’s

A Q&A with Perotti focused on ways to re-create the attendee experience for the youngest generations of attendees, everything from customization to communications. Smiley’s focus was on designing inclusive events, while Curran talked about attendee data and introduced the group to his badge tool, known as Klik. A wellness break with Dami Kim, Director, Body & Brain Wellness, got the audience up on their feet, and she also offered popular 10-minute aura readings for attendees. Each meeting planner also had a chance to sample a personal coaching session with Vimari Roman of Be Productive Coaching.

All in all, the Prevue Summit  was a “body, brain and soul event—the future of in person meetings!” as Summit attendee Rachel Milford, co-founder/event director at Pneuma Lab LLC so perfectly put it.

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Final evening dinner at Martha Stewart’s The Bedford

Many thanks to our sponsors: Circa, Hyatt Centric Park City, Hyatt Inclusive Collection, M Resort Spa Casino, Taiwan Tourism Administration, Venetian Las Vegas, Visit Park City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Visit Plano. And thank you to our partners: Dami Kim, Body & Brain Wellness; Ira Ozer, Innovation Meetings; Vimari Roman, Be Productive Coaching; and Sarah Welsh, Box the City and our hosts: Caesars Entertainment, Harrah’s Reimagined and CAESARS FORUM. 

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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 her 30 years in the industry, she has become known for her passion around greening meetings, growing awareness of human trafficking and promoting CSR activities as part of business events. She is currently a member of SITE's Women IN Leadership committee and the media liaison for FICP's Education Committee. She 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 for 30 years, chairing its Crystal Awards committee and acting as a judge. Before joining Prevue in 2014, she served as Editor of Corporate Meetings & Incentives (MeetingsNet) for more than 20 years. She has a BA in Literature/Rhetoric from Binghamton University. Barbara is based outside Boston, in Groton, Mass.