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A Trade Show for Event and Party Planners: 10th Annual BIZBASH NEW YORK EXPO - This Wednesday, Oct. 27th, 2010

After 2 years of an economic downturn, it appears as though the event industry is coming back but with revolutionary changes. Find out what over 3,000 event and party planners think about the changes in everything from décor, catering, entertainment, and special effects to conference and meeting planning, education and travel. For 10 years, the BizBash Expo has been where serious event professionals come to shop, network, and stay on top of the latest trends. For the press, it is the most fun show in New York to cover.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 (Conference Starts at 8am, Opening General Session at 10:15, Trade Show Floor opens at 11am, Event Style Awards and Readers Choice Awards at 5pm.

WHERE: Jacob K. Javits Center, Exhibit Hall 1A - Entrance located on 11th Avenue at 38th Street in NYC.

SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS

9:15 – 10:00 a.m. - “Hot Issues Facing Nonprofits” with Dara P. Richardson-Heron, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Greater New York City Affiliate
“The New Measurement Standards for Green Events” with Janet Sperstad, CMP, Task Member, MPI Body of Knowledge

10:15 - 11:15 a.m. - 2010 BizBash Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: Arthur Backal, C.E.O. and Founder of Backal Hospitality Group and Morning Keynote Address with Jennifer Gilbert, Chief Visionary Officer & President, Save the Date and of “The Real Housewives of New York City” fame shares stories about the deals, the meals, and the heels she walked in along the way, as a businesswoman and Bravo TV diva.

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. - “Catering Trends Forecast” luncheon with Lisa Cericola, Style Edior, BizBash, Olivier Cheng, Founder, Olivier Cheng Catering and Events, Thomas Preti, Owner and Founder, Thomas Preti Events to Savor, and Carla Ruben, President and Owner, Creative Edge Parties

5 – 5:45 p.m. - BizBash Event Style Awards including Best Event, Best Caterer, Best Invitations, Best Event Décor from NY’s top event pros.

6 – 8 p.m. - Post-show cocktail reception at SIR Stage 37

About BizBash: 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.

For more information and to register, visit www.bizbashnewyorkexpo.com/index.cfm

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