Archive for December, 2011

Internext-Expo, AEE and AVN Awards 2012 at the Hard Rock

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

One of, if not the longest running adult B2B trade shows is AVN’s Internext-Expo and it is returning to Las Vegas, NV this January and PimpsPromo will be there covering all the action. Internext has moved again, this time to the Hard Rock Hotel. It will be a busy week in Las Vegas, with Internext-Expo from January 15-17, followed by Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE) and Adult Novelty Expo (ANE) from January 18-21, culminating with the AVN Awards on January 21, 2012.

A look at the Internext-Expo schedule shows that this year will be a lot like last years show in that the “expo” portion of the event has been replaced with seminars, speed networking, workshops and an extended Meet Market.

Sunday is primarily networking opportunities with a golf tournament, a meet market, the YNOT Grand Prix and a party sponsored by Hustler. Monday and Tuesday have schedules beginning at 10:00 AM going on until 4:00 AM. The seminar topics cover such subjects as what to do with your mobile traffic, alternative billing and piracy. The keynote will be delivered by Fabian Thylman, Managing partner of Manwin. (more…)

XBIZ LA and XBIZ Awards are coming up

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

January is typically a pretty busy month for the adult B2B trade show circuit, and January 2012 will be more of the same. XBIZ has moved XBIZ LA and the XBIZ Awards up a month, and they will now be held from January 9-12, 2012. The XBIZ LA show is back at the Sofitel in Hollywood and the 10th Annual XBIZ Awards will be held at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.

The XBIZ LA schedule looks like there are plenty of educational and networking activities available and PimpsPromo will be there for most of it.

Monday will have the XBIZ LA Golf Tournament and the 12th Annual Cybersocket Web Awards. The Cybersocket Web Awards are always a good time. On Tuesday the show gets started with Speed Networking, then a workshop by Brad Gosse.I am going to go out on a limb here and say that this is probably the one session will not want to miss. Brad had a Traffic Master Class last year that was extremely informative for webmasters and program owners alike. This year’s topic is Monetizing Promotional Content, and I look forward to listening and learning. (more…)

The European Summit 2011 Review

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Billed as Europe’s leading B2B conference for the online entertainment industries, The European Summit (TES) 2011 was held in Prague, CZ at the Hotel Praha. While the show was said to last from September 20-23, that was stretching it. The show itself was really on the 21st and 22nd with some warm-up activities provided by YNOT and Cybersocket. I am not sure what, if anything, went on the 23rd. Most people were headed to London or Munich from what I could see.

The Venue

The Hotel Praha is huge. Sadly, there are only 136 rooms. If it was Las Vegas they would have made it into a 700 room hotel. In Prague they make the rooms very large. The result was inevitable, the show hotel sold out quickly. Several of us stayed at the Silenzio Hotel which was just down the hill. I know others stayed closer to downtown Prague. It seemed that attendees were pretty spread out, more than normal.

It was pretty obvious that the hotel and staff were not prepared for the influx of business at the bar. I arrived fairly late Monday evening after traveling from Amsterdam. There were several of us that had the same thing in mind, and that was food. The front desk told us there was none to be had in the hotel and no one knew of much other than a KFC that would be open past 10:00 PM. I opted out of the KFC option and discovered that there was some food that could be ordered at the bar. What they failed to mention was that the bar only had a very limited number of beers in stock. That was gone in a flash. Yes, they had other alcohol available, but I really wanted a beer. (more…)