Press Release For Immediate Release Contact: Sarah Welt 646.638.3600 x116

BizBash Media Acquires Online Events
Calendar Masterplanner

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,, has become the largest event industry Web site, with over 350,000 unique users monthly.

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