Cathie Black, President of Hearst Magazines, to Speak at 2008 NY Xpo for Business

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Cathie Black, President of Hearst Magazines, is scheduled to speak at the third annual NY Xpo for Business as the WCBS-AM Working Women's Luncheon keynote speaker. The Xpo is scheduled for Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center with the show floor open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The NY Xpo for Business is expected to draw 500 exhibitors, and over 15,000 tri-state area business, community and political leaders. The Luncheon, supported by the five major NYC Chambers of Commerce, will be held in the River Pavilion of the Javits Center from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Cathie Black, President of Hearst Magazines, is scheduled to speak at the third annual NY Xpo for Business as the WCBS-AM Working Women's Luncheon keynote speaker. The Xpo is scheduled for Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center with the show floor open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The NY Xpo for Business is expected to draw 500 exhibitors, and over 15,000 tri-state area business, community and political leaders. The Luncheon, supported by the five major NYC Chambers of Commerce, will be held in the River Pavilion of the Javits Center from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

"We are thrilled to have Cathie Black, a talented and tireless leader, speak at this event," said Marc Sherer, whose company, Event Management, is producing the show. "Black is the epitome of the drive and determination it takes to do well in the business world. The power she has exuded at Hearst Magazines has made her a renowned source of inspiration in the industry and a fantastic example for business and media leaders."

As head of Hearst Magazines, Black has been dubbed "The First Lady of American Magazines" and "one of the leading figures in American publishing over the past two decades" by the Financial Times. She manages the financial performance and development of some of the industry's best-known titles: Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Harper's BAZAAR, Marie Claire, O, The Oprah Magazine, Popular Mechanics, Redbook, and Town & Country -- 18 magazines in all. Black's new best-selling book, "BASIC BLACK: The Essential Guide for Getting Ahead at Work (and in Life)" http://www.cathieblack.com, draws on her four decades in the media business and has reached No. 1 on the Wall Street Journal Business Books list (Nov. 6, 2007) and Business Week best seller list (Jan. 3, 2008), and No. 3 on the New York Times Business Books List (Nov. 11, 2007).

Black serves as a member of the boards of IBM and the Coca-Cola Company, and held a two-year term (1999-2001) as chairman of the Magazine Publishers of America. She is also a board member of the Advertising Council, a trustee of The University of Notre Dame and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Throughout the day, five educational disciplines will be offered that will include eight different tracks and over 36 sessions covering sales, marketing and advertising, business growth, management, human resources, best business practices, international trade and more.

Attendance to the show floor, educational seminars and the WCBS-SBN Networking Night are complimentary for attendees who pre-register at http://www.eventmanagement.org.

Tickets for the luncheon cost $95 and can be purchased online at http://www.eventmanagement.org. For more information about 2008 NY Xpo for Business and Event Management, call (866) 443-8368 or visit http://www.eventmanagement.org.

The Presenting Supporter of the NY Xpo for Business 2008 is Time Warner Cable. Sponsors include: Microsoft Corporation, The NY Enterprise Report, Crain's New York Business, WCBS, Skyline Genesis Event Marketing, Kensington Company & Affiliates, conEdison, Better Business Bureau, SolarSmart, NYCharities.org, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, Bronx Chamber of Commerce, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Queens Chamber of Commerce, Staten Island Chamber of Commerce.

About Event Management
Event Management, Inc. is a West Hartford, Connecticut-based firm with over 20 years of experience in the production of small and major trade shows and special events. Headed by company President, Marc Sherer, Event Management produces trade shows throughout New England and New York.

About WCBS-AM
WCBS Newsradio 880 is the flagship radio station of the CBS Radio Network, CBS News and the broadcast home of the New York Yankees. Four decades of broadcasting New York tri-state area news, New York tri-state area traffic, and New York tri-state area weather and backed by the global resources of CBS News, WCBS always has the edge on breaking news and the day's essentials. WCBS consistently reaches over 2 million listeners each week and you can listen on air, online and on demand to WCBS' personalities including Charles Osgood, Kim Komando, Anthony Dias Blue, Bob Lape, Charles Grodin, Dave Ross, Wayne Cabot, Michael Wallace, Jim Taylor, John Sterling, Suzyn Waldman, Pat Carroll, Pat Farnack, Ed Crane, Jared Max, Tom Kaminski and Craig Allen. http://www.wcbs880.com

About Hearst Magazines
Hearst Magazines is a unit of Hearst Corporation (http://www.hearst.com), one of the nation's largest diversified communications companies with interests in magazines, newspapers, digital media, business media and television. As one of the world's largest publishers of monthly magazines, Hearst Magazines has nearly 200 editions around the world, including 18 U.S. titles and 20 magazines in the United Kingdom, published through its wholly owned subsidiary, The National Magazine Company Limited. Hearst reaches more adults than any other publisher of monthly magazines (75.6 million total adults, according to MRI, Spring 2008). Through its digital media unit, Hearst Magazines operates 23 web sites and nine mobile sites for brands such as Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Marie Claire and Seventeen, as well as non-magazine brand sites such as TheDailyGreen.com, MisQuinceMag.com and MyPromStyle.com. Hearst Digital has acquired the eCrush Network (eCRUSH.com, eSPIN.com), Kaboodle.com, Answerology.com and RealAge.com to round out its growing portfolio of interests for teens and women.

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