On Site at the Duty of Care Summit

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Attendees were welcomed by Westchester County Executive George Latimer during the opening reception at Kanopi, at the top of the Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester

Thirty senior meeting planners from organizations ranging from KPMG to The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association converged on the Hilton Westchester earlier this week for Prevue’s Duty of Care Summit.

High-profile speakers at the Duty of Care Summit included Former US Secret Service Executive and current SVP of Executive Protection at T&M Protection Resources Joe Russo; Richard Lagg, Director of Security, Johnson & Johnson; and Brad Waldron, VP of Risk Management at Caesars Entertainment. Attendees enjoyed a fabulous cocktail reception at Kanopi, on the rooftop of the Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester, with 360 degree views stretching as far as the Long Island Sound and Manhattan. A perfume bar by Scenterprises where guests were able to learn their scent profile and a custom bracelet bar by jeweler Diane Katzman topped off the five-star experience.

The Duty of Care Summit attracted 30 senior meeting execs from around the country.

A group of meeting planners extended their trip for a one-day familiarization tour of the mansions of the Hudson Valley, including the Rockefellers’ Kykuit, and lunch at Belvedere Estate, a hidden gem of a mansion on the Hudson River owned by the Unification Church that recently began hosting events.

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Belvedere Estate hosted a lovely luncheon for the familiarization group. This hidden gem of a property on the Hudson River is available for event rentals.

Many thanks to our sponsors: Caesars Entertainment, Silversea, United Airlines and Westchester County Tourism & Film and to our partners: the Hilton Westchester, Kanopi and Leros Point to Point.

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Lyndhurst Castle in Tarrytown, NY, the former home of robber baron Jay Gould.

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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.