Barbara Scofidio

Editor, Corporate Meetings & Incentives

bscofidio@meetingsnet.com

Barbara joined Corporate Meetings & Incentives in 1991 and has served as its editor since 1994. She is an active member in many meeting and incentive industry associations, and was the first member of the media ever to serve on a Global Business Travel Association committee. In addition to her role on GBTA’s Groups and Meetings Committee from 2008-2011, she served on the education committee for the 2007 SITE International Conference, has judged the SITE Crystal Awards for the past 10 years, and led the media committee for SITE's 35th Birthday Celebration at the 2008 Motivation Show. A frequent speaker at industry events, Barbara is a past winner of journalism awards from SITE, ASBPE, and Folio.

Articles by Barbara Scofidio
Philippines Update: How You Can Help
Super typhoon Haiyan has displaced at least 600,000 people, killing as many as 10,000.
Coming Full Circle: The Compass Group Celebrates 25 Years
Jean La Corte, president of The Compass Group, says she loves to "watch how people grow and see how everything comes full circle. It makes me look back on my 25 years and smile.”
Which is More Important When Choosing a Facility: Price or Airport Proximity? 1

Ten to 15 years from now, the majority of meeting decision-makers will be Gen X and Gen Y. So conference centers and hotels need to learn more about what matters to this group—and fast.

That was the thinking behind the International Association of Conference Centers study, “The Intergenerational Preferences of Meeting Planners,” which was presented at IACC’s annual meeting in March and will be expanded for 2014.

10 Top Meeting Industry News Events of 2013
From the Boston Marathon bombings to the government shutdown, 2013 has been quite the year...
Our New Interactive Magazine App is Almost Here
That's right, we're launching an interactive magazine app in January!
5 Takeaways From the 2013 Incentive Federation Survey
A new survey by the Incentive Federation, an umbrella group of incentive organizations, proves that this industry—much like the meetings industry—is a silent, but significant, contributor to the U.S. economy.
IMEX 2013: A Model of Innovation, Partnership

If you took all the acronyms representing the associations that partnered with IMEX 2013—held at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas October 15 to 17—and stacked them in a pile, you would have a complete alphabet

IMEX America: 10 Recommendations for a Rewarding Show
Tips and recommendations for getting the most out of IMEX America 2013 in Las Vegas.
GBTA Survey: SMMPs Get Good Grades—Most of the Time

A just-released survey from the Global Business Travel Association finds that strategic meetings management programs are getting good grades from meeting planners and bringing the biggest benefits to the biggest companies.

New “Ask For It!” Campaign From GMIC
You never know how green your suppliers can get if you never ask
Shutdown Has Little to No Impact for Corporate Meetings, Business Travelers—So Far

Most business travelers are unaffected by the shutdown of the U.S. government, with government and association meeting groups feeling the most impact.

Airport operations are proceeding as normal, with air traffic controllers, security, and customs screeners in place. Amtrak, which relies on federal subsidies, is operating as usual.

Gary Sain Memorial Skybridge Ribbon-Cutting
A new skybridge connecting the Rosen Plaza with the Orange County Convention Center is named in honor of respected tourism leader
Make Your Big Meeting More...Intimate
LPL Financial wanted its focus13 meeting a personal experience for financial advisors, who paid their own way to attend. Here's how they did it.
On Location: Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Across the street from a convention center, anything but a convention hotel

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