Penton Media, Inc. (Form: 8-K)  






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   April 20, 2005

Penton Media, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware 001-14337 36-2875386
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
The Penton Media Building, 1300 East Ninth Street, Cleveland, Ohio   44114-1503
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   216-696-7000

Not Applicable
Former name or former address, if changed since last report


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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers.

On April 26, 2005, Penton Media, Inc. ("the Company") issued a press release announcing that the Board of Directors of the Company had increased the number of directors to eight and appointed Harlan A. Levy as a new Director effective as of April 20, 2005. Mr. Levy will stand for election at the Company's annual meeting of stockholders to be held on July 19, 2005 for a two-year term expiring in 2007. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(c) Exhibits

Exhibit No.: 99.1

Description: Press release dated April 26, 2005, issued by Penton Media, Inc.

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

    Penton Media, Inc.
April 26, 2005   By:   Preston L. Vice
        Name: Preston L. Vice
        Title: Chief Financial Officer

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Exhibit Index

Exhibit No.   Description

  Press Release dated April 26, 2005.