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Preston Bailey Keynote Speaker For Fifth Annual BizBash Toronto Event Style Trade Show For Event Producers On February 20, 2008
Streamlined One-Day Show Format Will Introduce Dedicated Educational Program Along with Panel Discussions by Experts


Toronto, Ontario - September 19, 2007 - BizBash C.E.O. and founder David Adler announced today that world-renowned event planner Preston Bailey will deliver the keynote presentation at the fifth annual BizBash Toronto Event Style Show at the Direct Energy Centre on Feb. 20, 2008.

Known for his design work for Oprah Winfrey, Bailey has created one-of-a-kind events for celebrity clients including Donald Trump, Uma Thurman, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas, Laurence Fishburne, and Bill Cosby. Bailey--renowned for creating stunning landscapes for weddings, galas, and royal events--has written three best-selling books: Design for Entertaining, Fantasy Weddings, and Inspirations, with a fourth due to be published in early 2008. Whether it is a tent, an airplane hangar, a museum gallery, or a hotel ballroom, Bailey can take raw, bare space and transform it into a breathtaking dreamland, elevating him to the status of "event couturier."

Bailey's appearance will be one of the centerpieces of the fifth Toronto Event Style Show, the premiere trade show for event planners, producers and organizers, on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008, inside the Heritage Court at the Direct Energy Centre in Exhibition Place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The show, sponsored by BizBash Media, is the largest global resource for corporate event planners.

For event planners, this is the opportunity to meet the city's leading suppliers to gather innovative ideas for their next events. The show attracts event professionals from across the GTA in all industries--corporate, fashion, music, film, television, media, beauty, finance, nonprofit, and retail. The 2007 show featured more than 150 booths, over 1,200 planners, and live entertainment.

The trade floor will open at noon to qualified attendees free of charge. The event is set to draw even more exhibitors and play host to qualified meeting and event planners from all over the country. An afternoon tea will give attendees and exhibitors a chance to network in an intimate setting. The trade afternoon will include more education, unique entertainment, and the annual battle of blooms, the "Iron Florist."

Adler said, "Our goal in putting on this event is to create a major networking opportunity between corporate event planners and leading expert suppliers within the industry. As always, our objective is to expand the possibilities available to planners and to inspire them to produce unique and stylish events across the GTA and Canada."

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.

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 décor 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."

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 how 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, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Florida and Washington, D.C.

For information on exhibiting, contact Sabina Pirri at 416.425.6380 ext. 222, or email her at

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