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.

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
Global Meetings & Incentives: Growing Up Fast
Founder Eli Sananes shares his formula for success
ITAGroup: 50 Years Young
ITAGroup has gone through a rebranding and moved to a new office, but its mission remains the same: "Driven By Loyalty."
IMA Winner Bankwest Takes Superhero Approach to Recognition Program
The winner of the Incentive Marketing Association’s 2013 Circle of Excellence Award sings employees’ praises in a big way—superhero big.
2013 Incentive Merchandise & Gift Card Survey
New joint survey between MeetingsNet and the Incentive Research Foundation focuses on design strategies
BCD's Integrated Travel and Meetings Initiative Takes Off at GBTA
For companies far along the curve with their strategic meetings management programs, connecting meetings and travel spend is a logical next step. For BCD M&I, it’s a new business initiative—appropriately named Integrated Travel and Meetings, or ITM.
GBTA Draws 6,500 Attendees to San Diego August 4-7
Open booking and integrated travel and meeting sourcing hot topics
Behind the Scenes at GBTA San Diego
We're just back from the Global Business Travel Association convention in San Diego. See who we ran into on the show floor, in the hallways, and on stage.
Site Names Kevin M. Hinton as New Chief Staff Officer
The Site International board of directors and Site International Foundation board of trustees named Kevin M. Hinton as the association’s new leader.
Making a Difference, One Soap at a Time
Once a victim of human trafficking, Theresa Flores now works to save others like herself—using bars of soap.
Human Trafficking: If You Fly, You're On the Front Lines
“Every day I talk to airline attendants who say, ‘There was a girl on my flight who didn’t look normal,’” Nancy Rivard, president of the nonprofit group Airline Ambassadors International, has been quoted as saying.

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