Lake Forest, CA – October 19, 2012





Attendees Are Invited to Stop by the EPA Booth and Talk with EPA Chapter Leaders about the Business Building Benefits of EPA Membership 


Lake Forest, California, October 19, 2012 – Event Planners Association (, announced today the EPA will display at BizBash IdeaFest ’12 in booth #653 in New York City on Wednesday, October 24th and at BizBash IdeaFest ’12 Chicago in booth #8-6074 on Wednesday, November 14th.


Kim Sullivan, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for the Event Planners Association said, “The EPA is all in at BizBash IdeaFest ’12 New York City and Chicago!  BizBash’s one-day IdeaFest events are great for the EPA and for event planners because they offer access to what’s NEW and what’s HOT in the industry! The BizBash IdeaFest shows give event planners everything from advanced education sessions to access to the latest entertainers. We’re all in at BizBash IdeaFest as it makes the best use of one day to connect with other industry movers and shakers.”


Sullivan continued, “This year at both BizBash IdeaFest New York and Chicago the Event Planners Associations’ local chapter presidents and prominent chapter members will be on site at the EPA booth to discuss the numerous benefits of EPA membership. Here event planners can get the scoop about value-added benefits of EPA membership.”


BizBash IdeaFest New York, EPA Booth #653

BizBash IdeaFest ’12 New York is held at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Hall A, located at 655 West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001, telephone, 212-216-2000 on Wednesday, October 24th.  Event Planner Association members are eligible for a 20% discount using code BBEPA. Tickets for BizBash IdeaFest New York can be obtained by registering at or Additional information about the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center can be found at or


BizBash IdeaFest Chicago, EPA Booth #8-6074

BizBash IdeaFest ’12 Chicago is held Merchandise Mart, Chicago Merchandise Mart, located at 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza Chicago, IL 60654. The Merchandise Mart is easily accessible via taxi, bus or train. Travel information, including nearby parking garages, can be found by visiting, Members of the EPA are eligible for a 25% discount using code BBEPA. To register for BizBash IdeaFest Chicago click on


Kim Sullivan stated, “BizBash IdeaFest is a great way to find everything event planners need to create and master their events, and the EPA is the proud to be a strong supporter of BizBash’s IdeaFest ’12.”
Media Contact:

Kim Sullivan

Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer


Toll free: 866-380-3372

Email at


EPA NYC Chapter Contact:

Annette Naif

Annette Naif Events

Telephone: 516-558-7895



Event Planners Association, Chicago Chapter President and Contact:

Sharon Ringier

Sharon Ringier Events




Event Planners Association:

The Event Planners Association is the national trade association for professionals in the event and amusement industries, which includes professional meeting planners, event and wedding planners, inflatable games and amusement rental companies, florists, caterers, DJ’s, entertainers, venues and more. The EPA provides a unique support system for independent business owners as members benefit from the EPA’s in-house law firm, in-house insurance agency, marketing specialists, professional certifications, local networking opportunities, continuing education, affinity programs and regulatory support. Our mission is to provide the foundational elements of a successful business and facilitate the highest standards of excellence and professionalism.


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