Posts Tagged ‘adult trade show’

Photos from Thursday at the 2017 Phoenix Forum

Friday, March 24th, 2017

The photos were taken Thursday at one of the longest running adult B-to-B trade shows, The Phoenix Forum. For the 13th straight year, the Phoenix Forum has been held at the Tempe Mission Palms hotel; with the entire venue being dedicated to Phoenix Forum attendees only.

As I mentioned in my previous article, the weather was a good 20 or 25 degrees cooler than what people have grown accustomed. My first Forum was 2004 when we had monsoon rains; I think it was warmer then than it has been this week. To be clear, I have no complaints; I will take 70 over 95 any day.

The photos from Thursday include the multiple panels, seminars and round-table discussions that were held, along with the XBIZ Speed Networking, the GFY Happy Hour, the Welcome Reception, Cybersocket Kickoff Party and the Late Night Suites. (more…)

Photos from Wednesday at XBIZ Show 2017

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

These photos were taken Wednesday at XBIZ Show 2017, an adult B-to-B trade show which is being held this week at Andaz West Hollywood.

Wednesday appeared to be a transition day as it seemed that there were quite a few people heading out after the awards show of Tuesday evening; and even more coming in for the XBIZ Awards which will be held Thursday evening.

My photos include the Performers of the Year panel, the Keynote Q&A with Greg Lansky, and Happy Hour.

Thanks again to Mobius Payments for the photo sponsorship; and a special shout-out to Flirt4Free for sponsoring the valet parking at Andaz West Hollywood, it was definitely appreciated. (more…)

The third annual Adult Entertainment Virtual Convention begins

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

The third annual Adult Entertainment Virtual Convention, AEVC 2014, began Wednesday morning and immediately presented those involved in the internet marketing of adult products with informative presentations and workshops. The day began with a workshop on mobile marketing followed by the opening address by Brian Shuster, Red Light Center CEO. The day continued with a Q & A with Ryan Bagshaw of Gay Hot Movies, and a marketing panel presented by Jo Merlone and Jay Kopita. There was also a panel on the future of the industry featuring Jennifer McEwen, Brian Shuster, Brad Mitchell, Toon Timmermans and Douglas Richter which was moderated by Stephen Yagielowicz.

This is a four day virtual trade show with the first two days being set aside for industry professionals. Besides having informative discussions, the thing I like the best is that even if you cannot take the time to play the virtual world game you can at least turn it on and listen. You never know what you might learn. On schedule for Thursday is a Keynote Address With John Stagliano hosted by Colin Rowntree which I already know will be entertaining, but there are also workshops and panels covering social media, porn politics, how to write a press release and another state of the industry panel by different people with different perspectives. You can download the program and get more information on the AEVC 2014 website. (more…)