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BiZBash.com For Immediate Release Contact: Tom Leader 212.764.6505, ext. 13
tleader@bizbash.com

BizBash Announces 2008 Event Style Award Finalists
Bank of America, the Plaza, the Guggenheim, Liz Claiborne, Microsoft, Surface Magazine, UBS, VH1 among finalists for seventh annual event industry awards

New York, New York —March 18, 2008—BizBash, the trade magazine and Web site for the event planning industry, announced the finalists for the seventh annual New York BizBash Event Style Awards to be presented on Wednesday, April 9, 2008, at Nokia Theatre Times Square. Finalists were selected from a record number of entries by a panel of event industry professionals. Categories for awards to be presented will include everything from best corporate event concept to best gift bags and from best invitations and catering to best new venue, event PR strategy, and fresh idea. More than 800 event professionals are expected to attend.

“We are excited about this year’s award program as a snapshot of the New York event community’s best offerings,” said David Adler, C.E.O. and founder of BizBash Media. “The awards recognize the excellence that keeps New York City’s events industry growing each year.”

The show is attended by top corporate event and meeting professionals, as well as marketers and vendors in the event industry including caterers, audiovisual companies, lighting and sound companies, venue managers, and decor and design companies.

Returning this year as M.C.s for the evening will be the hosts of Fox 5’s Good Day New York, Jodi Applegate and Ron Corning. “We are pleased to welcome back Jodi and Ron as hosts of our event,” Adler said.

Also slated for the evening is the induction of chef, author, and restaurateur Daniel Boulud into the BizBash Hall of Fame.

To attend, please contact Angela Chiarello at achiarello@bizbash.com.

2008 BizBash Event Style Awards Finalists

Best Corporate Event Concept Over $50,000
  • Bank of America “Gift on Fifth” Pop-Up
    Submitted by Concentric Communications

  • Meow Mix Acatemy Promotion
    Submitted by Grand Central Marketing Inc.

  • The UBS Golf Challenge: Experience the Players Championship at Rockefeller Center
    Submitted by UBS

Best Corporate Event Concept Under $50,000
  • Dove’s Immersion Training Day
    Submitted by Paint the Town Red Inc.

  • “New York Welcomes Europe” Corporate Merger Event
    Submitted by Carmona Design and Events

  • Pzena Summer Outing
    Submitted by First Protocol Event Management Ltd.


Best Entertainment Program/Concept 
  • Baileys Get Together With John Legend & Jill Scott
    Submitted by U.S. Concepts

  • New York Recording Academy Honor Awards
    Submitted by the Recording Academy New York Chapter

  • The Plaza’s 100th Birthday
    Submitted by David E. Monn L.L.C.

  • VH1 Save the Music 10th Anniversary Gala
    Submitted by VH1 Save the Music Foundation

Best Event PR Strategy
  • Bank of America “Gift on Fifth” Pop-Up
    Submitted by Emanate PR

  • WE’s “Bridezillas Take the Cake!” Promotion
    Submitted by the Michael Alan Group

  • UBS Golf Challenge: Experience the Players Championship at Rockefeller Center
    Submitted by UBS

Best Fresh Idea
  • Bank of America “Gift on Fifth” Pop-Up
    Submitted by Concentric Communications

  • OneFamily Fund Dinner Gala
    Submitted by Sophist Productions

  • The UBS Golf Challenge: Experience the Players Championship at Rockefeller Center
    Submitted by UBS

Best Gift Bag
  • A.A.R.P.’s “Best Employers for Workers Over 50” Awards
    Submitted by Originality Inc.

  • International Integrated Solutions’ “A Night of International Pleasures” Summer Gala
    Submitted by International Integrated Solutions Ltd.

  • Liz Claiborne Apparel Fresh Market Event
    Submitted by Bowen & Company

Best Invitation Design
  • Chocolate Bar at the Ritz-Carlton Promotion
    Submitted by Alpine Creative Group

  • The Plaza’s 100th Birthday
    Submitted by David E. Monn L.L.C.

Best Lighting Design
  • The Fragrance Foundation’s FiFi Awards and Celebration
    Submitted by Dalzell Productions and Design One Productions

  • “New York Welcomes Europe” Corporate Merger Event
    Submitted by Levy Lighting NYC

  • Surface Magazine’s 10th Annual Avant Guardian Project Party
    Submitted by Levy Lighting NYC

Best New Product
  • Glow Globe
    Submitted by PBG Event Productions

  • Illuminated Ice Collection Table
    Submitted by PBG Event Productions

  • Spider Stretch
    Submitted by Rose Brand

Best New Venue 
  • Havana Central at the West End
    Submitted by Havana Central at the West End

  • Terminal 5
    Submitted by the Fred Seidler Group

Best Nonprofit Event Concept 
  • Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards
    Submitted by David Stark Design & Production

  • Guggenheim International Gala
    Submitted by David E. Monn L.L.C.

  • Library Lions Gala
    Submitted by David E. Monn L.L.C.

Best Overall Catering at an Event
  • American Ireland Fund 32nd Annual Dinner Gala
    Submitted by Hudson Yards Catering

  • Astor Center’s “Wine and Dine” Opening Event
    Submitted by Thomas Preti Caterers

  • Microsoft Vista Press Event
    Submitted by Shiraz NYC Inc. and Michael Rogers Public Relations

Best Overall Event Decor
  • Guggenheim International Gala
    Submitted by David E. Monn L.L.C.

  • Library Lions Gala
    Submitted by David E. Monn L.L.C.

  • Robin Hood Foundation Annual Gala
    Submitted by David Stark Design & Production

Best Staging/Set Design
  • Bank of America “Gift on Fifth” Pop-Up
    Submitted by Concentric Communications

  • Meow Mix Acatemy Promotion
    Submitted by Grand Central Marketing Inc.

  • Sky360° by Delta Pop-Up
    Submitted by MKG Productions Inc.

Best Tabletop Design
  • American Patrons of Tate Gala
    Submitted by David Stark Design & Production

  • Guggenheim International Gala
    Submitted by David E. Monn L.L.C.

  • Law Firm’s “Let Them Eat Cake” Holiday Party
    Submitted by Carmona Design and Events

Best Use of Technology
  • Bank of America “Gift on Fifth” Pop-Up
    Submitted by Concentric Communications and Production Glue L.L.C.

  • OneFamily Fund Dinner Gala
    Submitted by Sophist Productions

  • Rock & Republic Fashion Rocks Preparty
    Submitted by Stoelt Production L.L.C.

Best Video for an Event
  • Cookie Magazine’s Smart Cookie Awards
    Submitted by XA, the Experiential Agency

  • James Beard Foundation Awards
    Submitted by Bowen & Company

  • Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate’s Achievement Awards
    Submitted by Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate

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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