LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA The 2012 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE, www.AdultEntertainmentExpo.com) opened its doors in their new venue on Wednesday, January 18th and went through Saturday, January 21st, 2012 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, Nevada.
AEE showcased an incredible lineup of the biggest names the adult industry has to offer, the hottest adult stars from around the world, and a first look at the cutting-edge technology behind some of the most innovative sex toys and novelties on the market today, and in the future. For the first time in its history, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino hosted all facets of the expo, as well as the 2012 AVN Awards Show.
One of the largest adult tradeshows in the world, AEE brought together an exciting and unique experience for everyone within the adult entertainment industry. AEE trade registration included the AVN Novelty Expo (ANE), the industry’s leading B2B trade expo for pleasure products, the AEE Trade Show and for the first time, the AEE Fan Fest, giving fans never-before-seen access to the industry and its participants.
“This show was one of our best ever,” says Theo Sapoutzis, Chief Executive Officer for AVN. “We cant thank The Hard Rock Hotel enough for their hospitality. The feedback we received from the fans and media was overwhelmingly positive and you could just feel the excitement each day.”
“I loved the fun energy of the expo!” says Joanna Angel, who cut the ribbon to begin the festivities. “I had a great time, and so did all the fans. We sold out of almost all of the DVD’s we brought, along with a lot of our T-shirts. The fans were happy, we were happy, and it was a good move for the expo. I look forward to being a part of it next year.”
The AVN Adult Entertainment Expo is a one-of-a-kind tradeshow experience that combines business-to-business transactions, networking, knowledge-sharing, talent appearances, and special presentations for the public. The largest event of its kind, AEE showcases the most comprehensive collection of adult talent, exhibitors, and products, which attracts buyers and fans from around the world.
“The AEE Expo was more intimate this year, where I had quality time with all my fans, which I loved,” says Jincey Lumpkin, Esq., Chief Sexy Officer of Juicy Pink Box. “I also did more than double the amount of media interviews this year. Hard Rock was so much more manageable, the whole vibe was more relaxed, so it was actually fun to do business. I also loved having the AVN Awards Show in the same location. The Joint was a sick venue! Super impressive in scale, and the space helped to support an increased production value for the Awards Show. All-in-all, I think it was a smart move to change it up, because it gave us the sweet taste of something fresh.”
“This year’s AVN show at the Hard Rock was a huge success for Devil’s Film,” says Steve Volponi. “We had some serious traffic back at our meeting Suite, and nailed down a lot of business. I’m very happy how it all turned out, and looking forward to hear what the plan is for 2013!” Nicholas Marier with BioFade said “I had a lot of expectations for this event, and it exceeded my expectations!” Adam Moore with Moore Muscle commented that “we will definitely be back next year!”. Bishop with AEBN summed the experience all up with “I am very pleased, this was one of the best shows in a long time.”
The 2012 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo sets the stage for the 29th annual AVN Awards Show, which will be held Saturday, January 21, 2012 at The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. The annual AVN Awards Show is the premier gala of adult video and recognizes titles, individuals, and companies for contributions to and excellence in the industry. Please note that a separate ticket is required for admission to the AVN Awards Show.
In a first, AEE presented over 12 official parties held throughout Las Vegas, where attendees of the expo had the opportunity to upgrade their tickets to attend these events.
In addition to the capacity crowd that enjoyed the expo, the 2012 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo set the stage for the 29th annual AVN Awards Show, were held Saturday, January 21, 2012 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas and hosted by Dave Attell, Bree Olsen and Sunny Leone.
The annual AVN Awards Show is the premier gala of adult video and recognizes titles, individuals, and companies for contributions to and excellence in the industry.
For more information about the Expo, including a list of exhibitors and events, please refer to www.AdultEntertainmentExpo.com