Photos by Neshan H. Naltchayan
Anxiety planning a dinner for eight? Imagine your mental state if you have to plan an event for hundreds or thousands. Enter David Adler, founder and C.E.O. of BizBash Media, the source for event planning and business entertaining in all major cities.
In Washington, we know him as Mr. Dossier, the magazine he founded with his mother Sonia in 1975 and as the son of prolific author Warren Adler whose credits include War of the Roses and Random Hearts, both of which have been made into major motion pictures.
"2,500 meeting and event planners came out in a downpour to find the next new thing in events and to hear Colin Cowie talk about his events. He was a complete superstar at our show," said Adler.
"I love being in effect the "Mayor of the event industry." I host the only trade show that feels like a non stop party with strolling props, impersonators, tastings and that most people don't realize that the people who plan the largest events in the world like the Oscars, the Clinton Global Initiative, Fashion Week and other marketing and PR events shop at our trade shows in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Miami and Toronto."
BizBash’s annual New York award show was featured in the center column of The Wall Street Journal, and Adler was named one of the “25 Most Influential Leaders” in the meeting and event industry by Meeting News magazine. In recent years, Adler has taken over the management of the career of his father.