New York-October 22, 2009-BizBash (bizbash.com), the trade media for the event planning industry, announced the winners of the eighth annual New York Event Style Awards in a ceremony during the BizBash Expo on Wednesday, October 21, 2009, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. BizBash hosts local event style awards in Los Angles, Chicago, Toronto, in addition to New York. - 30 -
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.
"We would like to congratulate all of the winners," said Chad Kaydo, editor in chief of BizBash. "Their work shows that this industry continues to produce innovative events that accomplish important business goals."
Classic Party Rentals was the official sponsor of the Event Style Awards. Society Awards (society-awards.com) created elegant awards for the event, made of clear crystal on a silver base.
2009 BizBash Event Style Awards Winners
Best Entertainment Program/Concept: One Club for Art & Copy's the One Show Awards, submitted by Overland Entertainment
Best Corporate Event Concept (Budget More Than $50,000): TD Bank's Wow Awards, submitted by Tribbles Studio
Best Corporate Event Concept (Budget Less Than $50,000): First Republic Bank's Associates and Client Reception, submitted by Ron Wendt Design
Best Nonprofit Event Concept: The Apollo Theater's 75th Anniversary Gala, submitted by David Monn L.L.C.
Best Event PR Strategy: Netflix's Netflix Movie Watching World Championship Promotion, submitted by Event Central
Best Fresh Idea: Barkley Kalpak Associates' Free Creative Installation at the BizBash Expo, submitted by Barkley Kalpak Associates
Best Gift Bag: T-Mobile's myTouch Phone Launch Events, submitted by Creative Edge Parties
Best Invitation Design: The Mandell School's Grand Opening, submitted by Ceci New York
Best New Product: Crystal Velon, submitted by Velon Designs
Best Centerpiece/Tabletop Design: Tourism Toronto/Toronto Convention & Visitors Association's Client Reception, submitted by Fourth Wall Events
Best Lighting Design: The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Downtown Dinner, submitted by Levy Lighting NYC
Best Overall Catering at an Event: The Archaeological Institute of America's 130th Anniversary Gala, submitted by Capitale
Best Overall Event Decor (Budget Less Than $50,000): Whitney Museum of American Art's Art Party, submitted by Van Wyck & Van Wyck
Best Overall Event Decor (Budget More Than $50,000): Ruinart Escapade Private Dinner, submitted by Susan Magrino Agency
Best Staging/Set Design: The ITS World Congress, submitted by Barkley Kalpak Associates
Best New Venue: The IAC Building, submitted by IAC
Best Use of Technology: The YouTube Symphony Orchestra, submitted by Obscura Digital
Best Video for an Event: People en Español's Mas Bellas Event, submitted by Larry Abel/De-signs
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. BizBash has just launched Web sites for Boston, Las Vegas, and Orlando.
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