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Prevue’s Global Meeting Planning Summit, to be held May 22 to 23 at MEET on Bowery in New York City, will focus on the topics that mean the most to you when planning events outside the U.S.

An esteemed lineup of speakers at the Global Meeting Planning Summit includes Tyra W. Hilliard, PhD, JD, CMP, who will explore the intricacies of hotel contracts as they relate to international meetings, from force majeure to surcharges. Attendees will break out afterwards in roundtables to discuss their own contract challenges.

Theresa Thomas, Director, Senior Vice President of the Powered by iJET Business Unit, iJET International is passionate about the need for organizations to focus on their meeting attendees, not just individual business travelers, when it comes to security. In “Beware a False Sense of Security,” she will pinpoint threats are unique to meeting attendees traveling internationally and how you can be better prepared.

Another program highlight will be a session by Kristel Nesrallah, Head of Business Development, Strategic Meetings, North America, at American Express Global Business Travel, “Rates, Dates & Space”—a snapshot comparison of data in these three areas from different regions of the world, from American Express’ 2017 Global Meetings & Events Forecast.

The program opens on Monday, May 22, with site visits of the host hotels, Hotel 50 Bowery and Dream Downtown, followed by an evening reception on the rooftop of The Knickerbocker. Registration, hotel and F&B are complimentary; space is limited. For further information and to apply to attend (all attendees are qualified and space is limited), check out our web page.


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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.