Press Release

BiZBash.com For Immediate Release Contact: Sarah Welt 646.638.3600 x116
swelt@bizbash.com

BizBash Launches DC Market To Continue National Expansion
Serves Professional Event and Meeting Planners

New York, New York - June 12, 2007 - David Adler, C.E.O. and founder of BizBash Media, the comprehensive resource for professional event and meeting planners and marketers, has announced that the company continues with its national expansion strategy by launching its sixth market with the debut of its Washington, D.C.,web site today. The new site, www.bizbash.com/washington/, will allow professional and non-professional event and meeting industry professionals to go behind the scenes of important local events to see how others are handling everything from decor, catering, and entertainment to meeting content, speakers, and venue selection.

Washington is the largest association and non profit planning market in the country based on its international buying footprint according to BizBash’s research. On a local level, Washington is the eighth-largest business event and meeting market in the United States, with over $900 million in spending.

BizBash is the most visited Web site in the world for “professional” event planners producers and suppliers, with an average of 300,000 unique visits monthly. With the addition of Washington, D.C. BizBash will now serve six major metropolitan markets in North America, including New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Miami, and Orlando, with Chicago launching in early 2008.

According to Adler, “BizBash is where planners go to satisfy their hunger for ideas. Our products provide planners with a backstage pass to see how others are orchestrating events. They are able to peek over the fence to see everything from strategy to decor and from invitation concepts to after-event follow-up. Our stars are not the celebrities who attended the event—we focus on the corporate and association and nonprofit planners, and the reasons an event was or was not successful.

“There are over 30,000 corporate and nonprofit events held annually in Washington, and nearly 500 important venues. BizBash also estimates that there are more than 15,000 full-time or part-time corporate or nonprofit planners or marketers in this location. BizBash serves professional and nonprofessional corporate and association event and meeting planners to reach the largest audience of decision-makers,” Adler continued.

About BizBash
Since its founding in 2000, BizBash Media has become the industry’s leading source for inspiration, smart marketing strategies, and useful tools, helping to revolutionize the ways event professionals get ideas and connect with each other. The company publishes magazines and Web sites and produces trade shows for the event industry in New York, Florida, Toronto, Los Angeles, and its newest location, Washington, D.C.

BizBash investors, in addition to the Adler family, include William F. Reilly, former chairman and C.E.O. of Primedia; H. John Greenious, former chairman and C.E.O. of Nabisco; Mathew Bronfman; Alan Meltzer, C.E.O and founder of Meltzer Insurance; the Greenwald family; and Michael Lynton, C.E.O. of Sony Pictures.

The BizBash Washington Board of Advisors includes:

  • Reggie Aggarwal, C.E.O., Cvent
  • Susan Davis, chairwoman, Susan Davis International
  • Aisha Davis, president, DESHO Productions
  • Kelly Gillespie, president, Gillespie Event Management
  • Jaime Greenwald, vice president, Gala Events
  • Tammy Haddad, vice president and Washington bureau chief, MSNBC
  • David Hainline, president, Capital Services Inc.
  • Leslie Hayes, president, Hayes & Associates
  • Victoria Isley, senior vice president, marketing and communications, Washington, D.C. Convention & Tourism Corp.
  • Nicole Krakora, director, Office of Special Events and Protocol, Smithsonian Institution
  • La Randa Mayes, event coordinator, Supreme Court of the United States
  • Capricia Marshall, former White House social secretary
  • Gail Mutnick, director of meetings, AACC
  • J. Michael O’Connell, director, Congressional Information Program, the Nuclear Energy Institute
  • Lana Ostrander, director of communications, DC Convention Center
  • Carolyn Peachey, president, Campbell Peachey & Associates
  • Mary Powers, former president, Convention Industry Council
  • David Shackley, vice president, AOL brand marketing, promotions, and events
  • Ann Stock, vice president, institutional affairs, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and former White House social secretary
  • Scott Widmeyer, chairman and C.E.O., Widmeyer Communications
  • Kaye Willis, director of marketing, Baker Hostetler

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For more information, call Sarah Welt at 646.638.3600 ext. 116, or email swelt@bizbash.com or Dadler@bizbash.com

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