BizBash Expo Returns to L.A. Mart with Keynotes From Event All-Stars

General sessions to feature event powerhouses Mindy Weiss and Steve Kemble as hig

Los Angeles—June 1, 2010—BizBash, the trade authority for the event and meeting planning industry, announced today that event experts Mindy Weiss and Steve Kemble will deliver separate keynote presentations during the 2010 BizBash L.A. Expo. More than 1,000 event planners will hear Weiss discuss the expert techniques that have made her an in-demand name for social, fund-raising, and corporate events, while Kemble will share experiences from his work behind the scenes on the most prestigious red-carpet events.

With more than 20 years of event planning experience as owner and principal planner and designer at Mindy Weiss Party Consultants, Weiss has built her business on creating events with a twist of the unexpected and her impeccable attention to every last detail. "The events Mindy oversees, such as the Carousel of Hope and Emmy parties for 20th Century Fox Television, are sources of inspiration for many of BizBash's readers," said David Adler, founder and C.E.O. of BizBash Media.

Steve Kemble, "America's Sassiest Lifestyle Guru," is the go-to planner for the entertainment industry's most anticipated red-carpet events, including the Oscars, Golden Globes, and American Country Music Awards. "We are thrilled to have a planner of Steve's caliber speak to our attendees and give them a direct line to his incredible knowledge," said Richard Aaron, president of BizBash Media.

Inductees into this year's Hall of Fame, which recognizes key event strategists who have made significant contributions to the industry, include Dennis Cornell, associate senior vice president, university relations, and chief of protocol at the University of Southern California; Debbie Hawkins, executive director of MPISCC and ISES-LA; and Mindy Weiss.

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

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Since its founding in 2000, BizBash Media has become the event 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. BizBash serves nine major markets with its trade shows, Web sites, and magazines: Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, Toronto, New York, and Washington D.C. The BizBash National Venue Guide covers an additional nine markets and is the perfect resource for planners.

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