NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BizBash, the leading trade media for event and meeting organizers and event marketers, has announced its 2013 list of Top 100 Events in the United States. After reviewing thousands of events across the country, BizBash ranked the events on this annual list by several factors, including economic impact, buzz, innovation, and the event's prominence within the communities it intends to serve.
"Events like these are the reason the industry and the professionals in it are taken more seriously," said BizBash executive editor Anna Sekula. "These annual events have value—educating constituents, building communities and movements, supporting local economies, and allowing for the exchange of ideas. They become cultural touch points, creating moments people discuss year after year."
The category leaders in the 2013 BizBash Top 100 Events in the United States include:
- Art & Design: Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami
- Award Shows: Academy Awards, Los Angeles
- Benefits: Robin Hood Foundation Gala, New York
- Business & Financial Industry Events: Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, Sun Valley, Idaho
- Entertainment Industry Events: Comic-Con International, San Diego
- Fashion Events: Fashion Week, New York
- Festivals, Parades, & Holiday Events: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, New York
- Food and Restaurant Industry Events: South Beach Wine & Food Festival, Miami
- Music Festivals: South by Southwest, Austin, Texas
- Political Events: White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, Washington
- Sports Events: Super Bowl, National
- Technology Industry Events: TED Conference, Long Beach, California/Vancouver
- Trade Shows: North American International Auto Show, Detroit
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