The 2012 Annual Gentlemen’s Club Owners EXPO—which marks the 20-Year Anniversary of the industry’s annual convention and tradeshow—will be held August 26-29 at the luxurious Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Produced annually by ED (EXOTIC DANCER) Publications, this year’s convention marks a true milestone for the multi-billion-dollar gentlemen’s club industry, and this EXPO promises to reflect the magnitude of the occasion.
“Each year the EXPO has a theme, from 2008’s ‘Year of the General Manager’ theme to 2011’s ‘Generation Next’ theme,” notes ED Publisher Don Waitt. “Since the upcoming EXPO marks two decades of the convention, it just makes sense to go with the ‘EXPO Class Reunion’ theme. By maintaining our existing base of attendees and exhibitors and then drawing in those industry pros from the past who may have been AWOL for recent shows, we expect to mix the old and the new for our largest EXPO ever.”
While the 2012 EXPO’s seminars, tradeshow and special events will reflect the current state of the gentlemen’s club industry, they will also salute its history, especially the industry’s evolution over the past two decades.
“As one of the few people who has attended every Gentlemen’s Club Owners EXPO, I have had the rare privilege of seeing the event grow and, even more importantly, seeing the event become one of the most critical factors in protecting and shaping the future of the adult nightclub industry,” says noted First Amendment Attorney and EXOTIC DANCER Hall of Fame member, Luke Lirot.
The Annual Gentlemen’s Club Owners EXPO is the only national convention and tradeshow for the multi-billion-dollar adult nightclub industry, and is produced by ED Publications, the industry’s trade magazine for the past 20 years. The EXPO draws more than 3,000 attendees, including over 1,700 club owners, general managers, and club personnel from individual clubs and club chains. Other EXPO attendees include liquor, beer and wine distributors; food and beverage companies; club furnishings and bar products companies; attorneys, architects, club brokers and insurance specialists; and sound, lighting and staging companies.
EXPO 2012 attendees can count on three days of must-attend workshops and panel sessions geared toward club owners, general managers and other key club personnel; two days of a 300-booth Tradeshow with vendors showcasing their latest products and services; two evening parties that are equal parts networking and enjoyable fun; and the 15th Annual ED Awards Show—yet another convention milestone—honoring the industry’s top adult nightclubs and entertainers.
For registration information and the latest details on EXPO 2012—the 20-Year Reunion EXPO—please visit www.EDpublications.com or call (727) 726-3592.