AMERICAN BUSINESS MEDIA COMMEMORATES A CENTURY OF MOVING BUSINESS FORWARD
December Centennial Gala Heralds 100 years of Business Media
NEW YORK, November 16, 2006 – American Business Media commemorates a century of moving business forward with its Centennial Gala on December 7 at the renowned Milstein Hall of Ocean Life at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. ABM members, industry VIPs, clients and colleagues will gather together for a special evening to recognize the pivotal role media has played in American industry over the last 100 years and member companies that continue to drive the media industry forward.
“We are all filled with excitement in anticipation of our Centennial Gala,” commented Gordon T. Hughes II, president and CEO of American Business Media. “This is more than just ABM’s birthday celebration. It is also a time to reflect and pay homage to the rich heritage of ABM member companies over the last 100 years.”
The Peter Duchin Orchestra will provide musical entertainment for the event. Performing for over three decades, Peter Duchin leads one of the most versatile and popular bands of our time and gala attendees will be delighted by his talent and persona, which have captivated clients at events around the world, including White House state dinners and inaugural balls.
In addition, the Centennial Gala will highlight the accomplishments of business media throughout the last century, including video clips from notable business media leaders, such as Mike Marchesano, executive vice president and chief transformation officer of VNU Group B.V. and chairman of American Business Media and Harold (Terry) McGraw III, chairman, president and chief executive officer of The McGraw-Hill Companies, as well as key influencers like revolutionary George Lois, discussing the history and influence of business media and the current transformation the industry is experiencing.
ABM is also pleased to present to its members American Business Media: A Century Moving Business Forward, a coffee-table book celebrating the history of American Business as it entwines with our member properties and major personalities. This one-of-a-kind piece—chock-full of industry milestones—will be given to Gala attendees as a memento of the evening.
Hosted at the landmark American Museum of Natural History, the Gala will be held December 7, 2006 at 7:00 PM. Cocktails will be served in the Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda, with the Gala dinner to follow in the renowned Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. Please note this is a Black Tie affair. To attend, please visit www.abmevents.com to reserve a table, or for more information, contact Debbie Humphreys at 212.661.6360 x3318.
ABM Centennial Gala attendees may now reserve hotel rooms at New York's Jumeirah Essex House through November 30, 2006. For the group rate, call (212) 685-3800 and mention “American Business Media's Centennial Gala” when booking. Visit abmevents.com for detailed hotel information.
About American Business Media:
Founded in 1906, American Business Media is the association of business information providers, delivering business intelligence to industry, Madison Avenue, Wall Street and the Beltway. Its over 300 member companies reach an audience of more than 100 million professionals and represent nearly 5000 print and online titles and 1000 Trade Shows and well over $20 billion in annual revenues.
For more information, visit www.americanbusinessmedia.com.
Danielle Ciardullo, Director of Communications
American Business Media
T 212.661.6360 x3335