Press Release

BiZBash.com For Immediate Release Contact: Roberta Greene 646.918.6008
917.957.3415 (cell)
rgreene@bizbash.com

BizBash Media Announces Acquisition Of BizBash Toronto
Michael Braun Joins Company As Associate Publisher; Susan O'neill Named Bureau Chief

TORONTO - December 10, 2007 - David Adler, C.E.O. and founder of BizBash Media, announced today that his company has formally taken over ownership of BizBash Toronto under the name BizBash Canada Ltd. Previously, BizBash Toronto was published under license by Stanley Shenkman. The company is entering its fifth year of operations and has become the go-to place for anyone planning, organizing, and executing meetings and events in the greater Toronto area.

On February 20, 2008, the BizBash Event Style Show, a trade show for event planners, will feature world-renowned event planner Preston Bailey as its keynote speaker. The show will be held at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto.

Adler said, “We are grateful to Stanley and his team for helping to build the BizBash brand in and around Toronto. We send our sincere gratitude and appreciation for a tremendous job well done.”

BizBash also announced that Michael Braun has been hired as associate publisher of BizBash Toronto and Susan O’Neill has been named bureau chief, effective immediately. “The addition of these two highly qualified professionals reinforces our commitment to the development and expansion of our brand,” Adler said. “Michael is uniquely suited to be our key business voice in Toronto, and Susan is an award-winning journalist with outstanding credentials.”

Braun is a seasoned marketing and advertising executive with more than 10 years of experience in the Canadian marketplace. He has overseen all aspects of managing trade publications in fields related to BizBash Media, including catering, travel, food services, and wine and spirits. Event management has played an important role in his career, which gives him the requisite insider knowledge so useful to BizBash readers. In addition, his widespread business and investment community relationships will be assets in his new position.

O’Neill has 10 years of newspaper reporting experience in Toronto. Most recently, she was the city hall reporter for Toronto Community News, a group of nine community newspapers. She began her stint there in 2002, and was writing for them when she won the 2005 CIDA Award for Excellence in Writing on International Cooperation. She began contributing to Centre of the City when the upscale lifestyle magazine was launched in spring 2004. She holds a postgraduate degree in journalism from Centennial College.

BizBash (www.bizbash.com) is the most-visited Web site in the world for professional event planners, producers, and suppliers, with an average of 300,000 unique visits monthly.

According to Adler, “BizBash is where planners go to satisfy their hunger for ideas. Our products provide planners with a backstage pass to see how others are orchestrating events. They are able to peek over the fence to see everything from strategy to decor and from invitation concepts to after-event follow-up. Our stars are not the celebrities who attended the event. We focus on corporate and association and nonprofit planners, and the reasons an event was or was not successful.”

About BizBash
Since its founding in 2000, BizBash Media has become the industry’s leading source for inspiration, smart marketing strategies, and useful tools, helping to revolutionize how event professionals get ideas and connect with each other. The company publishes magazines and Web sites and produces trade shows for the event industry in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Florida, and Washington, D.C.

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