Northstar Travel Group Appoints Alicia Evanko-Lewis as Events Vice President for Travel Weekly

Northstar Travel Group Appoints Alicia Evanko-Lewis as Events Vice President for Travel Weekly

The BTN Group and PhocusWright


SECAUCUS, NJ -- Northstar Travel Media, the leading business-to-business media and information company serving the travel and meetings industries, announced that Alicia Evanko-Lewis has been appointed Vice President of Events for Travel Weekly, The BTN Group and PhoCusWright. She reports to Bob Sullivan, Executive Vice President and Group Publisher for Travel Weekly, the BTN Group and PhoCusWright. Evanko-Lewis joins Northstar during a period of substantial development and growth. She is charged with accelerating the growth and managing Northstar’s tradeshow and event portfolio which includes CruiseWorld, LeisureWorld, the Home Based Travel Agent Conference and the PhoCusWright conference.“We are expanding our tradeshow and face-to-face event portfolio through organic growth and strategic acquisitions of events that strengthen current market positions,” said Tom Kemp, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Northstar Travel Media, LLC. “We’re very pleased and fortunate to have someone of Alicia’s

experience and proven success join our team.” Evanko-Lewis has a strong track record managing tradeshows and events. Prior to joining Northstar, she spent nine years at Questex Media Group, Inc. where most recently she was Vice President, Tradeshow & Events, responsible for the tradeshow and event portfolio comprised of 15 tradeshows and events within the travel and hospitality division including international markets in Europe and Asia. In addition, she served for several years as the Corporate Conference Manager for Andrews Publications.

About Northstar Travel Media, LLC.:
Northstar Travel Media is the leading provider of news, information, events, and data for the travel, meetings and hospitality industries and parent of brands including Travel Weekly, Business Travel News, PhoCusWright, Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Meeting News, Incentive, TravelAge West, and Family Getaways. Northstar produces more than 20 face-to-face events including the PhoCusWright Conference, CruiseWorld2011; Home-Based Travel Agents Shows; LeisureWorld2011; M&C InterAct; Successful Meetings Universities; TAW ExecConnect; The Beat Live; and the Travel Weekly Leadership Forums. NTM’s electronic directories — Travel Weekly’s HotelandTravelindex.com, Official Cruise Guide, and M&C Facilities Search — provide in-depth data on hotels, meeting and convention properties, and business travel in the United States and internationally. In addition to its directories and periodicals, NTM publishes a number of online subscription information resources, including travel42, STAR Service Online, Weissmann Reports, Intelliguide Corporate and Business Travel Planner. Northstar also is an industry leader in marketing services, custom communications, content licensing and database management serving the travel and meetings industries.
Based in Secaucus, New Jersey, the company also has offices in New York, Glen Ellyn, Illinois; Los Angeles; and Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Northstar Travel Media, LLC is a portfolio company of BV Investment Partners, a leading private equity investor in the media and communications sector.

www.northstartravelmedia.com