BizBash Officially Launches In San Francisco With April 9 Celebration

San Francisco, CA—March 24, 2015—David Adler, C.E.O. and founder of BizBash, the largest source for event producers and planners across North America, announced today that his company is officially launching in the San Francisco Bay Area with a celebration on April 9.

According to Adler, "BizBash has been covering the vibrant San Francisco market for years, and now is the time to put down more permanent roots. With the recent publication of the Top 100 Annual Events in San Francisco and the continued innovation in the market, we felt the time was right to expand and make San Francisco one of the core BizBash markets. We are excited to acknowledge San Francisco as one of the most important event and meeting communities with a truly global impact."

BizBash has also announced its first San Francisco Advisory Board with market leaders, including Julia Hartz, president and co-founder of Eventbrite, Paul Salinger, vice president of marketing at Oracle, Damon Guidry, global events strategist of Adobe, Stanlee Gatti, owner of Stanlee R. Gatti Designs, and Valerie Ulrich, vice president of events for First Republic Bank.

Mondi Valiyee, vice president of sales for the West Coast, and Marina Storonkin, market manager for San Francisco, will handle the San Francisco business operations, while senior editor Jenny Berg and BizBash editor in chief Anna Sekula will manage editorial. The company’s expansion will be marked with a celebration on April 9 in partnership with Blueprint Studios and Anna Marie Events at 888 Brannan Street.

Now in its 15th year, BizBash has operations throughout North America, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Orlando, Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., Toronto, and now San Francisco. With almost 200,000 monthly users, has become the go-to place for ideas and resources for live experiences. BizBash disrupted the event industry in its founding year by allowing event organizers and marketers to glimpse events of all types, including events that were previously closed to the public. Today, meeting and event planners have become leaders in the marketing space and are sought after for ingenuity, while live gatherings have become an important part of business endeavors, promoting collaboration, commerce, and community. To learn more about BizBash, visit and follow us at @BizBash on Twitter or

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