Press Release For Immediate Release Contact: David Adler

BizBash Magazine Celebrates 2008 Top 100 Annual Events in Washington, D.C.

New York, New York - September 3, 2008 - BizBash magazine, the trade media for the event planning industry, celebrates the publication of its first Top 100 Annual Events special issue on Tuesday, September 23, 2008.

  • Who:
      David Adler, C.E.O. and founder of BizBash Media, will host the event. BizBash is the trade media for corporate and nonprofit event and meeting professionals. Adler was the founder of Washington Dossier, a society magazine that was the forerunner to Washington Life, from 1975 to 1986 and has now returned to the D.C. market with his new media outlet.
  • What:
      A mega reception/party for 400 event planners of the Top 100 Events in Washington. The event will completely remake the interior of the Sequoia.
  • When:
      Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Where:
      Sequoia Restaurant, 3000 K St.
  • Why:
      The event industry is a major economic driver for the city and is now taken more seriously than ever. The Top 100 annual events are the bedrock of the industry.
  • To Attend:

This gathering of more than 400 will be the first of its kind representing the people who plan and orchestrate the most important events in Washington. BizBash chooses the Top 100 Annual events in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Florida, and now in Washington, D.C.

The top annual events by categories include:

  • Arts-Kennedy Center Honors
  • Benefits-Fight Night and Knock Out Abuse
  • Fashion-Fashion Fights Poverty Runway Show
  • Food Wine and Hospitality-Share Our Strength Taste of the Nation Party
  • Holiday-White House Easter Egg Roll
  • Literary and Publishing-National Book Festival
  • Parades and Walks-National Cherry Blossom Festival
  • Political and Journalism-State of the Union Address
  • Sports-AT&T National Golf Tournament
  • Trade Shows-Washington Auto Show

According to Adler, "Events on our Top 100 List were chosen by BizBash's editors, correspondents, advisory boards, and consultants. Factors included in the choice were based on impact in the community as well as on the effectiveness and innovation of the event over the years, and on the reputation of the event among attendees. Annual events are critical to both the quality of life and economy of a city."

Since its founding in 2000, BizBash Media has become the event industry's leading source for inspiration, smart marketing strategies, and useful tools, helping to revolutionize the ways event professionals get ideas and connect with each other. BizBash serves six major markets with its trade shows, and with its Web sites and magazines customized to these six markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Toronto, and Florida. The BizBash National Venue Guide covers an additional 12 markets. David Adler, C.E.O. and founder of BizBash, was formerly the C.E.O. and founder of Washington Dossier, a society magazine he started in 1975 and sold in 1988.

Top Annual Art Events in Washington, D.C.                                        

1.    Kennedy Center Honors                      

2.    Ford's Theatre Annual Holiday Gala          

3.    SilverDocs Film Festival                            

4.    National Design Awards Luncheon          

5.    Virgin Mobile Festival                            

6.    BET Honors Awards Ceremony          

7.    Will on the Hill                            

8.    Artomatic                                  

9.    FilmFest DC

10. Fringe Festival   


Top Annual Benefits in Washington, D.C.                                                     

1.    Fight Night and Knock Out Abuse                

2.    Washington National Opera Ball                

3.    YouthAIDS Gala                                  

4.    Corcoran Gallery of Art Ball                         

5.    Best Buddies Ball                             

6.    National Italian American Foundation Gala          

7.    Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Annual Ball          

8.    John F. Kennedy Center for the Arts Annual Spring Benefit

9.    Fight for Children's School Night Benefit

10. Meridian Ball 

11. Washington National Opera Midwinter Gala

12. Prevent Cancer Foundation's Annual Spring Gala    

13. St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital Gourmet Gala

14. Washington Ballet Spring Gala                    

15. Larry King's Cardiac Foundation Gala 

16. Heart of America Foundation's Sweet Charity Benefit    

17. Artrageous                                 

18. March of Dimes Gourmet Gala                    

19. Ambassador's Ball                            

20. Folger Shakespeare Library Gala                      

21. NFL Players Gala 

22. Shakespeare Theater Company Gala               

23. Phillips Collection Annual Spring Gala

24. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Gala

25. Muscular Dystrophy Association's Heartstrong Gala

26. Roast for Spina Bifida                           

27. Washington Performing Arts Society Annual Gala    

28. National Museum of Women in the Arts Annual Spring Gala

29. Capital Area Food Bank Blue Jeans Balls           

30. American Red Cross National Capital Area Fire & Ice Ball                

31. Soccer Ball for D.C. Scores 

32. Washington Humane Society Bark Ball             

33. Annual Trust for the National Mall Luncheon                                  


Top Annual Fashion Events in Washington, D.C.                                                       

1.    Fashion Fights Poverty Runway Show                      

2.    Nordstrom's Designer Fall Preview                           

3.    Fashion for Paws Runway Show                       

4.    D.C. Fashion Week                                                    


Top Annual Food, Wine, and Hospitality Events in Washington, D.C.                             

1.    Share Our Strength Taste of the Nation Party                

2.    RAMMY Awards Gala                                          

3.    Washington, D.C. International Wine and Food Festival


Top Annual Holiday Events in Washington, D.C.                                 

1.    White House Easter Egg Roll                                  

2.    A Capitol Fourth                                              

3.    Pageant of Peace: Lighting of the Christmas Tree on the Ellipse         

4.    Memorial Day Concert                                     

5.    Christmas in Washington                                              


Top Annual Literary & Publishing Industry Events in Washington, D.C.               

1.    National Book Festival                                       

2.    2008 Scripps National Spelling Bee                            

3.    Washington Life Magazine's The Young and the Guest List Party       

4.    The Week Opinion Awards                            

5.    The Pen Faulkner Award for Fiction Gala                                        


Top Annual Parades, Walks & Holiday Events in Washington, D.C.                     

1.    National Cherry Blossom Festival                       

2.    Smithsonian American Folklife Festival               

3.    Capital Pride 

4.    Susan G. Komen National Race for the Cure

5.    Rolling Thunder

6.    Smithsonian Kite Festival

7.    Takoma Park Folk Festival                                               


Top Annual Political and Journalism Events in Washington, D.C.                     

1.    State of the Union Address                                  

2.    White House Correspondents' Association Dinner           

3.    Gridiron Club Black Tie Dinner                             

4.    Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner               

5.    Presidential Medal of Freedom Ceremony              

6.    Washington Press Club Foundation's Congressional Dinner     

7.    AIPAC Annual Meeting                                   

8.    U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting                      

9.    National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation Celebration of Service to America Awards

10. Conservative Political Action Conference 

11. Take Back America Conference                         

12. Human Rights Campaign National Dinner                                  


Top Annual Sports Events in Washington, D.C.                                         

1.    AT&T National Golf Tournament                      

2.    Marine Corp Marathon                            

3.    America's Cup of Polo                            

4.    Legg Mason Tennis Classic                           

5.    SunTrust National Marathon                         

6.    Smithsonian Young Benefactors Polo Cup              

7.    Preakness Stakes                                                    


Top Annual Trade Shows & Conventions in Washington, D.C.                          

1.    Washington Auto Show                            

2.    NBC Health and Fitness              

3.    Washington Boat Show                            

4.    Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Meeting        

5.    Washington Home and Garden Show                

6.    Association of the United States Army Convention       

7.    Adventures in Travel Expo                         

8.    Smithsonian Craft Show                        

9.    Washington Craft Show                       

10. Washington Antiques Show                

11. Washington National Cathedral Flower Mart 

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