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BiZBash.com For Immediate Release Contact: Tom Leader
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World-Class Event Expert Colin Cowie to Keynote Florida's First BizBash Expo
Cowie has planned events for clients including Oprah, Jennifer Lopez, Tom Cruise, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar, Elton John, In Style Magazine, and the grand opening celebrations of Atlantis Hotels in Paradise Island, Bahamas and Palm Island, Dubai.

Miami, Florida—February 1, 2010—BizBash, (www.bizbash.com), the trade authority for the event and meeting planning industry, announced today that renowned event designer and lifestyle expert Colin Cowie will keynote Florida's first-ever BizBash Expo on April 28 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. As BizBash brings its signature event to more than 1,000 Florida event and meeting professionals, Cowie will highlight his most recent work and discuss the role of customer service in creating unforgettable experiences in the presentation sponsored by KARLA Conceptual Event Experiences.

As an authority on living with style and author of eight books, Cowie is widely known for throwing the most spectacular celebrations across the globe. "With a client list that ranges from Oprah Winfrey to corporations such as CBS and Warner Brothers, Colin is one of the best in the business," said David Adler, founder and C.E.O. of BizBash Media, "We are thrilled to be able to provide our audience direct access to his invaluable expertise."

BizBash expos are industry must-attend events in New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, and Chicago. The BizBash Florida Expo will be an opportunity for event and meeting planners to celebrate events and learn during a full day of exhibits, education, and entertainment.

"With more than 6,000 planners already attending our shows each year, we are excited to introduce Florida to this exciting day of event inspiration and information, BizBash style," said Richard Aaron, president of BizBash Media. "It will be an experience unlike any other."

The BizBash Florida Expo will be the state's largest local gathering of event and meeting professionals, taking place April 28 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale. More information and registration details can be found at bizbashfloridaexpo.com.

About BizBash
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 nine major markets with its trade shows, Web sites, and magazines: Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, Toronto, New York, and Washington, D.C. The BizBash National Venue Guide covers an additional nine markets and is the perfect resource for planners to find new venues.




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