Posts Tagged ‘adult industry summit’

2014 XBIZ 360 Adult Retail Conference & FSC Awards

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

The 2014 edition of XBIZ 360 began Wednesday, January 22 at the W Hollywood Hotel, located at the world famous, Hollywood & Vine in Hollywood, California. The three day, B2B adult industry event will discuss topics of interest to everyone from brick and mortar adult product store owners to webmasters and adult film makers. It will culminate Friday with the 12th annual XBIZ Awards. Today was dedicated to the Pleasure Products Conference and the Adult Retail Conference. They dealt with such topics as Trends in E-commerce and the future of pleasure products. Both conferences had keynote speakers; Pleasure Products had Miroslav Slavic of LELO and the Retail Conference heard from Joel Kaminsky of Good Vibrations.

At the end of the day’s conference, the Free Speech Coalition (FSC) held their awards. A few of the recipients included Vivid Entertainment founder Steven Hirsch who received the Legacy Award and James Deen who was presented with the Positive Image Award. Gamelink was given the Internet Company of the Year Award with Wicked Pictures receiving the Benefactor of the Year Award. You can find all the recipients on the FSC website. (more…)

Photos from the FSC Summit 2012

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

These photos are from the first ever FSC Summit, put on by the Free Speech Coalition and held at the Sofitel Hotel in Beverly Hills. As this adult industry summit was held just two days after LA County Measure B was passed, the timing was ideal and probably contributed to the high attendance even though there did not seem to be a lot of pre-show advertising. Topics discussed included emerging world markets, the story behind Measure B and what will happen now as well as diversification of marketing of adult products. I had a prior engagement scheduled so I could not stay until the end, but there will be an awards presentation later.

I only heard about this event two or three days ago so I was pleasantly surprised at the attendance which seemed to be between 200-300 people. The panelists included the lobbyists that presented their ideas on what is on the horizon for the adult industry. One might be surprised to learn that the sky is not falling . . . yet. The fight against Measure B proved that the adult industry has friends in the mainstream, but they need to discontinue the policy of trying to stay under the radar. Adult is an industry, and it is our job to make sure other businesses know it. (more…)