100 Years of Advancing Destinations

David Adler

David Adler

Founder and C.E.O., BiZBash Media

David Adler has been a lifelong media executive as well as an expert in the event and meeting industry. 

He is currently the founder and C.E.O. of BiZBash Media, which publishes magazines, produces Web sites, and hosts trade shows for the meeting, event, and event marketing industry in major North American markets.

He is also an advisor to the State Department in areas of protocol, events and diplomacy and was most recently the Co-Chair of the Patron's of Diplomacy program to raise $20 Million to endow the Diplomatic Reception Rooms that contains $100 million of art and artifacts dating back to the early days of the rise of democracy in America.  Additionally he was instrumental in creating the first Global Chiefs of Protocol Conference this past July 4th with over 77 nations and led the discussion on G8 and G20 Global leader meetings.   Last September he help found the Diplomatic Culinary Partnership in which 80 Chefs were inducted into the American Chef Corp in effect making them Ambassadors for the United States and available to serve the State Department on multiple fronts. 

David has been instrumental in helping former Sec. of State Hilary Clinton use the tools of hospitality and collaboration as one of the important aspects of diplomacy and soft power. 

From 1994 until 2000, Adler was vice president of corporate communications PRIMEDIA, a public company with revenues of $2Billion.  He held the same post at Macmillan Inc. from 1988 to 1990. In those positions, Adler acted as a senior advisor in all areas of communications including events, public relations, charitable giving, branding, investor relations. 

From 1990 until 1993, Adler was vice president of media relations and cause-related marketing at Cone Communications, where he was responsible for the development and execution of programs such as the initial Avon Breast Cancer Initiative, the Reebok Human Rights awards, the Polaroid Missing Children Program, and the John F. Kennedy Library Profiles in Courage awards.

At the age of 21, Adler founded Washington Dossier and ran the magazine for the next 12 years. The magazine covered power, society, politics, and entertaining in the nation’s capital. The publication grew from a 16-page newsletter to a 250-page monthly magazine when it was sold in 1988, and was featured regularly in the national media. Its annual features included the Top 1,000 Most Powerful People in Washington, the Diplomat List, the Social 400, and the Senatorial Dossier, a guide to the personalities of United States senators.

Adler resides in New York City and is active in several nonprofit and professional organizations, including board positions on NYC & Company, the NYU Tisch School of Hospitality, Sports Management and Special Events, the WNET Education Committee, and the Dean’s Advisory Council of the American University School of Communications. 

He is credited as the original creator of the largest annual conference and trade show for rank and file educators called the "Celebration of Teaching and Learning" for educators in his role at WNET.

Previously, he was a member of the board of trustees of the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, the Magazine Publishers Association, and City Meals On Wheels. He also chaired the public relations committee of the Magazine Publishers Association from 1998 to 2000.