SOURCE: bizSanDiego Magazine

September 24, 2007 16:21 ET

Entrepreneurs John Kontopuls and Peter Farrell to Reveal 'How They Did It' at bizSanDiego Speaker Event

Tickets on Sale Now for Oct. 10 bizExchange Speaker Series at speakerseries.bizSanDiego.com

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - September 24, 2007) - bizSanDiego (www.bizsandiego.com), a media brand comprised of emerging tools and resources designed to foster meaningful conversations among members of the local business community -- including a San Diego business directory, business blog and calendar of events for San Diego -- is hosting its bizExchange Speaker Series Oct. 10, featuring entrepreneurs John Kontopuls, founder of Elite Show Services, and Peter C. Farrell, founder of ResMed Inc.

As the final speaker series event of the year, the October bizExchange will feature two local entrepreneurs who have not only impacted the City of San Diego business landscape, but also influenced business on a global level. Tickets for bizExchange are $35 and can be purchased at speakerseries.bizsandiego.com.

"Kontopuls and Farrell both bring a great depth of knowledge and experience to the bizExchange conversation," said Jon Hindman, editor of bizSanDiego's magazine and Web site. "Our goals are to create an opportunity for those in the business community to engage with these entrepreneurs and glean some of the valuable skills that have made them successful."

Kontopuls is the founder, president and CEO of Elite Show Services (www.eliteshowservices.com), Southern California's largest security and event management company, and has serviced contracts for some of the world's most high-profile events, including the Olympic Games, Super Bowl, World Series and Republican National Convention. bixExchange attendees will hear Kontopuls share experiences from the numerous companies he has started and discuss the philosophies behind Elite Show Services' award-winning commitment to corporate social responsibility.

Farrell is the founder, chairman and CEO of ResMed Inc. (www.resmed.com), the leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical products for the screening, treatment and long-term management of sleep-disordered breathing and other respiratory disorders. Farrell has more than 30 years of consulting and executive experience in the medical device industry, and had been recognized for his work through numerous prestigious awards. During his bizExchange dialogue, Farrell will discuss his move from academics into health care technology, and how he successfully executed a management buyout to create ResMed Inc.

bizExchange will be held at the Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa Oct. 10, from 7:30 to 10 a.m., and a continental breakfast will be served. For more information on the bizExchange speaker series, or to purchase a ticket, please visit speakerseries.bizsandiego.com or call 619-308-0420.

About bizSanDiego

bizSanDiego, through its magazine, online offering and events, galvanizes the business community from Oceanside to Otay Mesa to engage in meaningful dialogue and "conversation that matters." The brand's mission for this business management magazine is to find innovative professionals and organizations that are building the future, and to present their stories in smart, compelling and useful ways that will contribute to the overall San Diego County business community. Whether through the magazine, Web site, blogs, podcasts or in-person networking events, bizSanDiego inspires conversations that matter by igniting an atmosphere of change that will give people a new way to feel connected, be heard and regularly participate in two-way dialogue. bizSanDiego stimulates ongoing conversations among business leaders and creates a two-way communication among those "in the know." For more visit www.bizsandiego.com

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