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BiZBash Announces Event Style Award Winners

New York, New York - March 10, 2003 - HBO's Sex and the City season premiere party and the GQ Men of the Year awards were among the winners of the BiZBash Event Style Awards. BiZBash Media, the media source for meeting and event planners in New York City, announced the winners at a cocktail reception at the Grand Hyatt New York tonight.

BiZBash also inducted noted event designer Robert Isabell into the BiZBash Event Style Hall of Fame. Known for designing chic, beautiful events, Isabell has been a favorite of fashion, society and corporate event planners for more than 20 years.

In a reception attended by TK event industry professionals, BiZBash presented awards in 11 categories, including Best Overall Catering, Best Gift Bag and Best Tabletop Design. The winners were chosen by a panel of judges including the BiZBash editors and 14 high-level event planners.

BiZBash's Event Style Awards Finalists and Winners
* denotes the winner in each category

Best Invitation Design:
Baker Furniture Tribeca Store Opening, Submitted by Susan Magrino Agency
Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation Reception, Submitted by John Kneapler Design
* Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's Award of Courage Benefit, Submitted by Creative Intelligence Inc.

Best Incentive Trip or Meeting:
* IBM's Race for Success, Submitted by Karlitz & Company
Fortune 500 Company's Diplomatic Intrigue Event, Submitted by Brigg's Red Carpet Associates
Scitor Corporation's Kick Off 2003, Submitted by PRA Destination Management

Best Conference or Trade Show:
Accessories the Show, Submitted by Janet Racy & Company
Coach Store Managers Conference, Submitted by Dogmatic Inc.
* Showcase Canada 2002, Submitted by Sharp Communications

Best Food Presentation:
Donna Karan Black Cashmere Fragrance Launch, Submitted by Olivier Cheng Catering and Events
* Shonen Jump Press Launch, Submitted by Allure Catering

Best Overall Catering:
* Brooklyn Museum of Art's Brooklyn Ball, Submitted by Great Performances
Fortune 500 Company Holiday Event, Submitted by Bridgewaters
Publicis Christmas Party for L'Oreal, Submitted by Shiraz NYC Inc.

Best Overall Event Dcor:
* GQ Men of the Year Awards, Submitted by EventQuest
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Pre-Release Screening, Submitted by AOL
Teen People's What's Next 2002 Concert, Submitted by NYC Tone Design & Production

Best Tabletop Design:
* Horticultural Society Benefit (Antony Todd table), Submitted by Antony Todd Inc.
James Beard Foundation Holiday Auction (Strip House table), Submitted by the Glazier Group

Best Lighting Design:
Cotton Inc.: Celebration of American Style, Submitted by DSA Productions Inc.
* HBO's Sex and the City Season Premiere Party, Submitted by Bentley Meeker Lighting & Staging
U.S. Foods Sales Meeting Party, Submitted by Big Wave International

Best Event Concept:
JPMorgan Chase Holiday Festival, Submitted by Karin Bacon Events Inc.
* Moet & Chandon Floating Dinner, Submitted by Lisa Lori Communications
Verdura: A Designer's Perspective, Submitted by Sharp Communications

Best Fresh Idea:
* Allsteel #19 Chair Launch, Submitted by EventQuest
James Beard Foundation Holiday Auction, Submitted by M. Young Communications
Rowenta Product Launch, Submitted by Olivier Cheng Catering and Events

Best Gift Bag:
* International Day of the Child, Submitted by Karlitz & Company
Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' MTV Video Music Awards After-Party, Submitted by Flying Television Productions

BiZBash Media publishes the BiZBash Event Style Reporter newspaper and the BiZBash Event Style Alert email newsletter, and hosts the annual BiZBash Javits Meeting and Event Expo-The Fresh Idea Show. The company was founded on the premise that the regional meeting, event and trade show market is underserved. Prior to September 11, 2001, New York hosted more than 100,000 business events and meetings each year, representing a $4 billion marketplace.

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