BizBash Media Acquires Online Events
New York, New York - April 30, 2007 - David
Adler, C.E.O. and Founder of BizBash Media, the largest
Web site and trade media for event planning professionals,
announced today that his company has purchased the online
event clearinghouse calendar service Masterplanner from
Kintera, Inc. (NASDAQ: KNTA). Kintera provides software
as a service to help organizations reach more people,
raise more money, and run more effectively. Mr. Adler
also announced that the founder of Masterplanner, Elisabeth
Familian, will be named the Chairperson of the new entity.
Familian is the West Coast President of BizBash Media.
Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
Thousands of event planning professionals subscribe
to Masterplanner to access data on future events, enabling
them to make important decisions on when they should
host major events including product launches, galas,
political fund-raisers, user group meetings, board of
director meetings, and major trade shows and conventions.
Currently, subscribers can access event calendars in
New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston,
San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington D.C.
According to Adler, “Masterplanner is the perfect
complement to BizBash as we surround event professionals
with solutions to help them do their jobs more creatively
and more efficiently. Like BizBash, Masterplanner provides
one of the most needed services in the industry by allowing
event industry professionals the ability to see when
major events are taking place and avoid potential conflicts.
We look forward to improving the core event calendaring
service so that it will be the central place to look
if you are planning event of any kind.”
BizBash Media 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,
Los Angeles, Florida, Toronto and Washington D.C. On
June 27, BizBash will host the first annual Event Style
Show Expo and Awards at the California Market Center
in Los Angeles. It also publishes an annual National
Venue Guide. Its Web site, BizBash.com, has become the
largest event industry Web site, with over 350,000 unique
To subscribe to Masterplanner, please go to www.masterplanneronline.com.
Please visit Bizbash.com
for more information on upcoming trade shows, publications
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