Los Angeles—June 10, 2010—BizBash, the trade magazine and Web site for the event planning industry, announced the winners of the annual Los Angeles Event Style Awards in a ceremony held during the BizBash Expo on Wednesday, June 9, 2010, at the L.A. Mart. Winners were selected by a panel of event industry professionals that included planners, suppliers, and BizBash editors. Awards were presented in 18 categories, including Best Corporate Event Concept, Best Gift Bag, Best Invitation Design, Best Catering at an Event, Best New Venue, Best Video, and Best Fresh Idea. BizBash hosts other award presentations in Chicago on August 19 and New York on October 27, 2010. - 30 -
"We would like to congratulate all of the finalists and winners for submitting their events," said Chad Kaydo, editor in chief of BizBash. "I'd like to thank our judges, presenters, and sponsors for their contributions."
Society Awards (society-awards.com) created elegant awards for the event, made of clear crystal on a black marble base.
The award presentation was attended by top corporate event and meeting professionals, as well as marketers and vendors in the event industry, including caterers, audiovisual companies, lighting and sound companies, venue managers, and decor and design companies.
2010 BizBash Event Style Awards Winners
Best Centerpiece/Tabletop Decor: Primetime Emmys Governors Ball, submitted by LA Premier
Best Entertainment Program/Concept: MOCA New 30th Anniversary Gala, submitted by Bounce
Best Corporate or Association Event Concept (Over $50,000): Microsoft/Xbox 360 E3 Media Briefing, submitted by Zed Ink
Best Corporate or Association Event Concept (Under $50,000): Latin Music USA Viewing Party, submitted by KCET Community Television
Best Nonprofit Event Concept: The National Parks: America's Best Idea Sneak Preview Celebration, submitted by KCET Community Television
Best Event PR Strategy: "Three Apples" Hello Kitty Exhibition at Royal/T, Submitted by Royal/T
Best Fresh Idea: HBO Big Love Audio Wall, submitted by TH Outdoor and Events
Best Gift Bag: Melrose Place Premiere Party, submitted by CBS
Best Invitation Design: California Science Center's Discovery Ball, submitted by California Science Center Foundation
Best New Product: Open Air Photobooth, submitted by Open Air Photobooth L.L.C.
Best Lighting Design: TED Conference TED Prize Gala, submitted by Kinetic Lighting
Best Overall Catering at an Event: Primetime Emmys Governors Ball, submitted by Patina Restaurant Group
Best Overall Event Decor (Under $50,000): L.A. Opera Season Opening Gala, submitted by Special Occasions Event Planning
Best Overall Event Decor (Over $50,000): Academy Awards Governors Ball, submitted by Sequoia Productions
Best New Venue: Annenberg Community Beach House, submitted by Annenberg Community Beach House
Best Staging/Set Design: Xbox 360 U.S. Holiday Mall Tour, Submitted by Zed Ink
Best Use of Technology: Disney Interactive's Presence at E3, submitted by ShowPro
Best Video for an Event: Audi Q5 Tour Dome Projection, Submitted by ShowPro
BizBash Expos are must-attend industry events in New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Florida. BizBash's L.A. Expo, the largest gathering of West Coast event and meeting professionals, will take place on June 9 at the L.A. Mart in down town Los Angeles, from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., with a full day of exhibits, education, and entertainment. More information and registration details can be found at www.bizbashlaexpo.com.
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 Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami/South Florida, New York, Orlando, Toronto, and Washington, D.C.
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