Press Release

BiZBash.com For Immediate Release Contact: Sarah Welt
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BiZBASH TO LAUNCH LOS ANGELES & SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDITION
Elisabeth Familian Named President,
Bobbi Proctor Named Publisher, Alesandra Dubin Named Editor and Bureau Chief

Los Angeles, California - February 3, 2006 - BiZBash Media, the publisher of trade magazines, Web sites, and producer of live events servicing the corporate special events industry in major markets including New York, Toronto, and Florida, is launching in the Los Angeles/Southern California markets February 15, 2006, with a Web site dedicated to the event planners market.

BiZBash LA & Southern California will include a biweekly, electronic newsletter that will showcase the most interesting events and feature listings of the latest venues and resources in each market. The first issue of the L.A. version of BiZBash magazine is scheduled for later this year.

Elisabeth Familian, founder and former C.E.O. of Masterplanner Media and publisher of Inside Events magazine, has been named president of BiZBash’s California operation, and Bobbi Proctor, former regional sales manager for Meetings West and associate publisher of Agenda Magazine, has been named publisher. Current associate editor Alesandra Dubin will move to Los Angeles to become the Southern California editor and bureau chief.

“BiZBash will centralize resources for event planners, providing a much needed tool within the event planning world,” said David Adler, C.E.O. and founder of BiZBash Media. “The network, which has proven highly successful in New York City, will become the ideal springboard for event planners in generating ideas for their clients providing useful resources in more than 200 categories of goods and services within the industry. The Web site will cover everything from the hippest and most unique venues to valuable information on event promotion.”

Adler continues, “We are what Variety is to the entertainment industry, and Women’s Wear Daily is to fashion. The special events industry finally deserves a first-class media outlet that will make it easier for professionals to do their jobs. We have assembled an all-star team to bring the unique vision of BiZBash, as a tool for passionate event planners and marketers, to the Los Angeles and Southern California market.”

More about BiZBash New Personnel

Elisabeth FamilianPresident, BiZBash Los Angeles & Southern California
Familian was the founder and C.E.O. of Masterplanner Media, the multimedia event conflict resolution calendar in multiple markets, publisher of Inside Events magazine, and cofounder of giveadonation.com. Most recently, Familian, who is active in nonprofit and community organizations in California and New York, was vice president of relationship development for Kintera Inc., following its acquisition of both Masterplanner and giveadonation.com.

Bobbi ProctorPublisher, BiZBash Los Angeles & Southern California
Most recently, Proctor was the regional sales manager for Meetings West magazine. She spent nine years as associate publisher for Agenda Publications, handling the launches for Southern California, Las Vegas, and Arizona.

Alesandra DubinEditor and Bureau Chief, BiZBash Los Angeles & Southern California
Dubin most recently served as an associate editor in BiZBash’s New York office. She has a background in retail, fashion, and entertainment writing, and a master’s degree in journalism from New York University. The relocation to Los Angeles marks a return to her hometown.

About BiZBash Media

In the Los Angeles/Southern California market, it is estimated that there are more than 80,000 corporate and nonprofit events held annually, in more than 1,000 venues. While the entire event industry nationwide is responsible for more than $13 billion in spending, the Los Angeles/Southern California market represents approximately $2 billion and is second only to New York, which represents $3.5 billion.

BiZBash is the authority for anyone who plans, designs, or influences corporate and nonprofit events. The company publishes magazines, hosts Web sites, and produces trade shows for the event industry in New York, Florida, and Toronto and now Los Angeles/Southern California.

In just six years, BiZBash has become the largest Web site serving New York City event and meeting planners, event producers, and marketers responsible for producing the more than 110,000 corporate and nonprofit events held annually. In Southern California there are an estimated 80,000 corporate and nonprofit events annually.





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