BizBash Announces the 2011 BizBash West Event Style Award Winners

Winners include the Governors Balls for both the Emmys and the

Pasadena—June, 15, 2011—BizBash, the trade magazine, Web site, and resource for the event planning industry, announced the winners of the 2011 BizBash West Event Style Awards at a ceremony held at the BizBash Expo on Tuesday, June 14, at the Pasadena Convention Center.

A panel of event industry professionals that included planners, suppliers, and BizBash editors selected the winners in each category. Awards were presented in 15 categories, including Best Corporate Event Concept, Best Invitation Design, Best Lighting Design, Best New Venue, and Best Fresh Idea.

Society Awards ( created elegant “B” awards for the event, made of clear crystal against black glass atop a black marble base.

The award presentation was attended by top event and meeting professionals and vendors in the event industry, including caterers, audiovisual companies, lighting and sound companies, venue managers, and decor and design companies.

2011 BizBash West Event Style Award Winners

Best Catering at an Event: Primetime Emmy’s Governor’s Ball, submitted by Patina Restaurant Group

Best Corporation or Association Event Concept (Budget Over $50,000): Emmy Awards Governors Ball, submitted by Sequoia Productions

Best Corporation or Association Event Concept (Budget Under $50,000): Fox Winter Television Critics Association Event, submitted by Russell Harris Event Group

Best Entertainment Program: University of Southern California’s “A Midsummer Night’s Gala” for the retirement of President Steven Sample

Best Invitation Design: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas grand opening, submitted by RedBliss

Best Lighting Design: Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising debut runway show, submitted by Images by Lighting

Best New Product: BidPal, submitted by BidPal Network

Best New Venue: Meet Las Vegas, submitted by Meet Las Vegas

Best Nonprofit Event Concept: “The Artist’s Museum Happening” Museum of Contemporary Art gala, submitted by Bounce

Best Overall Event Decor (Budget Over $50,000): Academy Award’s Governors Ball, submitted by Sequoia Productions.

Best Overall Event Decor (Budget Under $50,000): Warner Brothers International Television Distribution L.A. Screenings, submitted by Warner Brothers Studios

Best Staging and Set Design: MTV Video Music Awards, submitted by Moss Inc.

Best Use of Technology: Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Resnick Pavilion gala opening, submitted by Brite Ideas and Megavision Arts

Best Green Initiative for an Event: Bay Area Maker Faire D.I.Y. Festival, submitted by Maker Faire

Best PR Stunt or Guerrilla Marketing Campaign: Tron Legacy pop-up shop, submitted by Abel McCallister Designs

Founded in 2000, BizBash is the leading trade media for the event industry. BizBash publishes magazines and e-newsletters and produces Web sites, trade shows, and award shows for corporate event and meeting professionals, event marketers, and sales, PR, fund-raising, and human resource executives. BizBash serves Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando, Toronto, and Washington. is the largest Web site for professional event planners, who rely on it to choose venues and suppliers—and to peek over the fence to see what other planners are doing. The archive of more than 5,000 events covers everything from launch parties to political conventions, trade shows to press previews, fund-raisers to galas, and much more.

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