Kathy Coffey Leaves CBI Research, Inc. After 13 Years of Service

SANTA MONICA, CA – April 26, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Advanstar announced today that Kathy Coffey, President of Advanstar’s CBI Research, Inc. subsidiary, will be leaving the company after 13 years of service.

“Kathy’s hard work and dedication have positioned CBI for continued success and growth and we wish her well in her future endeavors,” said Chief Executive Officer, Joe Loggia.

The Center for Business Intelligence (CBI) is dedicated to developing market-driven, unbiased conferences in the fields of pharmaceuticals and biotech, medical devices, risk and insurance and managed care markets. Ron Wall, Executive Vice President of Advanstar’s Pharmaceutical Science Group, will manage the CBI senior management team going forward.

About Advanstar

Advanstar Communications Inc. (www.advanstar.com) is a leading worldwide media company providing integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Life Sciences and Powersports industries. Advanstar serves business professionals and consumers in these industries with its portfolio of 141 events, 54 publications and directories, 253 electronic products and Web sites, as well as educational and direct marketing products and services. Market leading brands and a commitment to delivering innovative, quality products and services enables Advanstar to “Connect Our Customers With Theirs.” Advanstar has approximately 600 employees and currently operates from multiple offices in North America and Europe.

SOURCE: Advanstar Communications Inc.