The One Event You Can’t Miss If You Plan Internationally

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The elegant Langham Huntington will be the site of July’s Global Meeting & Incentive Planning Summit.

Our Summit on July 9 & 10 at the Langham Huntington in Pasadena, Calif., will focus on everything you need to know.

Prevue’s Global Meeting & Incentive Planning Summit will focus on everything you need to know when you plan internationally: visas, negotiating contracts, meeting security and more. Qualified attendees will receive complimentary registration, two nights at the Langham Huntington, and all food and beverage, including an opening reception at the Langham on Day 1 and a reception on Day 2 at The Garland in West Hollywood. Space is limited to 30, so apply now! Sponsored by Tourism New Zealand

Plan Internationally?

Here are a few highlights from the Global Meeting & Incentive Planning Summit:

Didier Scaillet, the new CEO of Site, will use his wisdom and experience from decades of global meeting and organizational management experience to cut through the sensationalism of today’s headlines, the barrage of travel warnings and the culture of fear that has been created as a result of the global geopolitical situation. When choosing sites for international programs, how can planners balance the sometimes exaggerated headlines and sensational media reports with real data and real-life intel from trusted sources to determine a destination’s safety and readiness? How do cultural differences play into decision-making and relationships with local hotels and suppliers?  

Agnes Canonica, Global Account Director, Corporate Meetings and Events, MCI, will share her most challenging visa experiences delivering programs for various for third-party meeting agencies and leading International accounts across the globe, in over 50 countries.

Arrive Management Group’s Director of Emergency Planning Alan Kleinfeld, a member of MPI’s Security & Risk Management Task Force and trained in Event Security by the Department of Homeland Security, will focus on evaluating international venues, risk assessments and creating an Emergency Action Plan—essentials for every global event.  

Terri Woodin, CMP, Vice President, Marketing & Global Meeting Services, Meeting Sites Resource, will present high-level strategies for negotiating with international hotels, including: strategic questions to ask during the RFP process; value-based negotiations tips, including room rates, hotel fees & surcharges, meeting packages, Daily Delegate Rates (DDR); key international hotel contract clauses and language to assure risk reduction / cost containment and much more.

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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.