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BiZBash.com For Immediate Release Contact: Jill Musguire
646.638.3600 x104
jill@bizbash.com

BiZBash Media Honors 2003’s Best Events at Event Style Awards

New York, NY, March 1, 2004 – BiZBash Media announces its third annual Event Style Awards to be held Wednesday, March 3, at Crobar. The ceremony will honor the best events and the companies that produced elements of them held in New York in 2003, as well as induct Preston Bailey into the Event Style Hall of Fame.

“A panel of event planners and BiZBash editors spent hours judging entries to choose the best events of the year in all aspects of event planning from concept to catering and decorating to decor,” says Chad Kaydo, editor in chief of the BiZBash Event Style Reporter.

Awards will be presented in the following categories: Best Overall Event Concept, Best Overall Event Décor, Best Overall Catering at an Event, Best Food Presentation, Best Lighting Design, Best Invitation Design, Best Tabletop Design, Best Gift Bag, Best Fresh Idea and Best Incentive Trip or Meeting.

Former winners include GQ Men of the Year Awards, an HBO’s Sex and the City season premiere party and IBM’s Race for Success.

BiZBash Media will also induct Preston Bailey into the Event Style Hall of Fame. For more then 23 years, Bailey has been at the forefront of the event design industry creating elegant and dramatic designs for his clients including Oprah Winfrey, Liza Minnelli and Joan Rivers. A speaker and author, Bailey has made appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Martha Stewart Living and Entertainment Tonight. Preston’s first book, Design for Entertaining (Bulfinch Press, November 2002), serves as an inspirational sourcebook for events, weddings and other celebrations.

About BiZBash Media
Since its founding in 2000, BiZBash has become the “go to” place for anyone who plans, designs or influences the thousands of corporate and nonprofit events held each year. BiZBash is where planners and marketers “peek over the fence” to see how others are doing events and learn about fresh ideas. The BiZBash Event Style Show is the ultimate gathering for professional event planners in New York City, and attracts more than 190 exhibitors and 2,700 planners and marketers. BiZBash.com and the BiZBash Event Style Reporter feature behind-the-scenes coverage of the event planning and marketing industry, as well as industry news and resources to help planners organize their next event, meeting or trade show. BiZBash has also expanded into other markets with the launch of BiZBashFla in Florida and BiZBashT.O. in Toronto.







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