Barbara Scofidio


Editor, Corporate Meetings & Incentives
Barbara 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.

3 Must-See Resources for Next-Gen SMM
Must-see resources for next-generation strategic meetings management
On Site at the 15th Annual Las Vegas Corporate Invitational
MeetingsNet’s Annual Corporate Invitational, held April 23-25 in Las Vegas, included two new features this year: an afternoon of education and a non-golfer program. The golfers had plenty of play time as well, this year conquering both the Bear’s Best and Royal Links courses.
MeetingsNet's 15th Annual Corporate Invitational a Success
Las Vegas showed off its finest facilities and courses for MeetingsNet's guests at our 15th Annual Invitational April 23-25
Ocean Edge Just Keeps Getting Better 
Guest room and villa facelifts top off $40 million renovation
Defining Next-Gen SMM: The Evolution of Strategic Meetings Management
What will the next generation of strategic meetings management look like?
6 Welcomes With the Wow Factor
First impressions are everything, as these impressive group welcome events illustrate.
What's the Best Career Advice You've Ever Received?
10 members of our 2014 Advisory Board share the career advice that changed their lives.
From Talent Wars to Big Data: 5 Trends Affecting Incentives
These five business trends are affecting the use—as well as the delivery—of incentives.
Social Media Influencers: Richard Branson Tops Our List of Online Stars

It wasn’t easy, narrowing the field of online personalities in meetings and travel to the 11 most influential. What we learned is that people don’t rise to the top in social media because of a certain number of tweets or fans or followers, but because of the enthusiasm, insight, introspection—and sometimes, insanity—they share with the rest of us.

Our Editors' Favorite Follows
Who do MeetingsNet's editors follow for fun?
Hashtags to Follow
Our top social media stars for 2014—Stephen Barth, Richard Branson, Midori Connolly, Tahira Endean, Jeff Hurt, Jessica Levin, Shawna McKinley, Sherrie Mersdorf (for Cvent), Dan Parks, Sue Pelletier, and Adrian Segar—share their favorite hashtags
Top 5 Emerging Incentive Destinations for 2014
We asked the industry what's hot in 2014—and these five destinations rose to the top of the list...Here's why. (For a complete version of this story, download the new MeetingsNet app from your App Store, Amazon Markeplace, or Google Play today!)
7 Tips for Meeting in China

Planning a meeting in China? It’s essential to find strong local partners who can communicate your requirements to vendors on the ground, said Shanghai Tourism's Patrick Chen at PCMA.

To Cruise or Not to Cruise?

With a hungry media ready to jump on images of disabled cruise ships or stories of on-board viral outbreaks, it’s not surprising that safety on the seas remains front-of-mind for incentive companies when choosing a cruise for a client.

According to recently released Site Index survey, conducted jointly with Cruise Line International Association, the reputation of a cruise line or ship—which is tied to safety—was a top decision-making factor for 81 percent of respondents, followed closely by safety/security (75 percent).

Coming in 2014: A New CMM
It's no longer aimed just at meeting professionals and requires three-and-a-half days of university-level management courses...this is an entirely new CMM.

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