New York, NY. (August 4, 2003) - David Adler, CEO
and Founder of BiZBash Media (BiZBash.com), 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,
BiZBash.com, 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
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
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 dadler@BiZBash.com
or call (646) 638-3602.
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