Wednesday September 28, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM EDT
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Fig & Olive Meatpacking 
420 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10014

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Dominique Lahens, VP Events 
SITE Northeast USA 
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Learn how your five senses are at the frontier of incentive design. 

Subtle (and sometimes not-so-subtle) touches can influence the entire experience.

Dianne Devitt, creator of SenseUp training, will discuss how this concept pertains to your incentives, and how you can immediately apply new touches to influence your own events.

Barbara Scofidio, Editor at Prevue Magazine, will also present a snapshot of a just-released survey by the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) showing where hotel and planner expectations converge and where they differ.


Wednesday, September 28th

11:00AM-11:15AM Registration/Networking
11:15AM-12:15PM Education/Presentation
12:15PM-1:30PM Lunch in the Wine Room 

Speaker Bios

DIANNE DEVITT - Dianne Budion Devitt, industry innovator, speaker and founder of The DND Group specializes in  creative direction and production design for executive level meetings and events. As an inspirational Speaker, Educator and Event Producer, Dianne is known for her unique style blending creativity, vision and leadership for over 25 years in hospitality industry.   

 Dianne is the current Vice President serving on the Board of Directors of the Metro New York Live Events Association. She is a member of Women’s Leadership Exchange, National Speakers Association and the Luxury Marketing Council.  Dianne is past President of the Greater New York Meeting Professionals International chapter.  A sought after event consultant, she has led, participated and managed teams for global events including the First European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, the Vietnam 50th Commemorative Anniversary, the Apollo 40th Commemorative for MIT and the Clinton Global Initiative.  Her background includes pioneering work in New York City destination management.  

 A best-selling author of What Color is Your Event?, she is an Adjunct Professor at NYU for over 25 years, and is a recipient of the NYU “Award for Teaching Excellence.”  Dianne currently teaches Undergraduates Conference and Event Management and Event Design. Dianne conceived and created the first event conference and trade show, called the Agenda Xpo and recently launched SenseUP! Summit on sensory marketing.

Dianne is a certified prana yoga practitioner and an advocate of good health which she supports in her meeting and event work.    

BARBARA SCOFIDIO - Barbara Scofidio is editor of Prevue magazine, where she helped to launch the Visionary Summits, an exclusive conference series for senior-level meeting and incentive planners. In 25 years of covering the industry, her articles have spanned topics ranging from social media to strategic meetings management. 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, chairing its Crystal Awards committee and acting as a judge.

A familiar face at industry events, she often leads panel discussions or speaks on topics close to her heart, such as green meetings or how the industry can help combat human trafficking. Barbara is based outside Boston, in Groton, MA.

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