Press Release For Immediate Release Contact: Robert Walters
(646) 638-3600 ext. 102

New York's BiZBash Media Expands
Media and Trade Show License Granted For Florida and Canada

New York, NY. (August 4, 2003) - David Adler, CEO and Founder of BiZBash Media (, the three-year old media company that serves New York's event marketing, meeting and event planning, and business entertaining community, announced today that it has granted licenses to local media executives in Florida and Canada in the first two of many planned publishing and trade show licenses outside of New York City.

The Florida market has been awarded to BiZBashFla, a new company headed by Stanley Schwartz, Hardy Katz and Peter Haines, who also own Communications & Show Management, Inc. (CSM) and Industry Publications Inc. (IPI). The Canadian market has been granted to Stanley Shenkman, who along with partner Steven Franklin founded International Media Advertising Inc. (IMA Outdoor). Each market will have its own newspaper, trade show and Web Site with news and resources for all kinds of events and meetings. Terms of the license agreements were not disclosed.

"In the future we will be exploring other North American markets including Northern California, Southern California, Georgia, New England, Illinois, Arizona, Texas, North West, Michigan, Ohio, Louisiana, and the Washington, D.C. area," commented Adler.

According to Adler, "The licensing strategy works because of the local nature of the meeting and event industries. Local publishers are the best experts in their communities. When the BiZBash network is complete it will serve multiple markets with the best possible one-stop local resources."

Schwartz, Katz and Haines' CSM has managed the world's largest sports product and apparel tradeshow - The Super Show - for nearly two decades. IPI publishes Florida Medical Business, a bi-monthly publication with a circulation of more than 40,000 physicians, hospital administrators and other medical professionals. It also produces the Florida Medical Business Awards.

Shenkman and Franklin's company specializes in commuter railway station and office building backlit third-party advertising signage in Toronto and Vancouver, B.C. Shenkman's other varied interests include ownership of a major exhibition and trade show facility in Toronto and the publishing of five trade magazines. With such a healthy market for events, especially the charity and corporate sectors, in Toronto, Shenkman says that he is enthusiastic about the potential success for BiZBash Toronto. "The vibrancy, excitement and resilience of Toronto is most evident," he adds.

Founded in 2000, BiZBash is the source for ideas and resources for professional meeting and event planners, event marketers and business entertainers. The Web Site,, has seen its traffic double in 2003 to nearly 60,000 user sessions a month. BiZBash's quarterly newspaper has a circulation of 20,000 and its annual trade show, the BiZBash Javits Meeting and Event Expo, attracts more than 3,000 people every October in New York City.

With more than 250 categories of resources, from venues and red carpets to event marketing agencies and meeting planners, BiZBash's resource listings have revolutionized the way event and meeting resources are researched and sold.

Investors in BiZBash Media include Milestone Venture Partners; William F. Reilly, current chairman and CEO of Aurelian Communications and former Chairman and CEO of Primedia; Louis Perlman; Matthew Bronfman; ACI Capital H; H. John Greeniaus, former Chairman and CEO of Nabisco; and Carolyn Wall, former publisher of Newsweek.

For information on acquiring licenses, please contact David Adler at or call (646) 638-3602.

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