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2011 Bizbash Awards Nomination

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Event Designer of the Year

Finalists
Niki Delacueva, R. Jack Balthazar, Inc. Damon Drescher, Angel City Designs Thomas Ford, Tomford Design Tim Koch, Poko Event Productions Jay Newington, scene-one Selena Souders, Big Red Sun Edgar Zamora, Revelry Event Designers

Winner
Edgar Zamora, Revelry Event Designers

For almost three decades, Carl Bendix, as CEO of Carl Bendix Productions, has presided over an extraordinary series of projects spanning the worlds of entertainment, sports, education, Fortune 500 companies, government and the arts. These events have ranged from epic and theatrical to elegant and understated. Notable productions have included the Academy Awards Governors’ Ball, parties following the Grammy Awards, the Super Bowl, the Summer Olympics, and countless award-nominated movie premieres, in addition to prestigious corporate and private events across the globe. Working with California’s former First Lady Maria Shriver from 2003-2010 as Executive Producer, Bendix helped transform The Women’s Conference from a simple one day event into a televised three day spectacle encompassing twenty-three live events, a tradeshow, and an awards show for over twenty-five thousand attendees. Bendix is a visionary in production design, lighting, décor and artistic installations. He unites artistry, innovation and passion with high-quality production values and fully integrates, seamless technology that turns a vision into a reality. Regardless of the scope or size, Bendix and his team anticipate every contingency, attending to each detail as an event or project enfolds.