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EXPO 2013 Recap

21st Annual Gentlemen’s Club EXPO

August 20-23, 2013 at The Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas

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Christina Aguchi, Spearmint Rhino Las Vegas take home top honors at ED’s Adult Nightclub & Exotic Dancer Awards Show during 2013 Gentlemen’s Club Owners EXPO
ED Publications honors the “best-of-the-best” during industry’s only national awards show at the industry’s national convention: The “ED EXPO”

Clearwater, FL — For the 21st straight year, an entire industry—a multi-billion-dollar industry—came together for three days of networking events, seminars, exclusive parties, a packed tradeshow and an industry Awards Show. The Annual Gentlemen’s Club Owners EXPO, held August 20-22 at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, boasted one of the event’s highest attendance, including club owners and operators, DJs and other club staff, feature entertainers, industry pros and many more.  

 

As is the case each year, the EXPO’s highlight event was the 16th Annual “ED’s” Awards Show, held this year on August 21st at the House of Blues and sponsored by Anheuser-Busch. Anchored by Awards Show host, comedian Adam Hunter and including special guest appearances by Motley Crue’s Vince Neil and Pantera/Hellyeah drummer Vinnie Paul, along with command performances by the four Overall Entertainer of the Year Nominees—Lacey Rain, Krystle Cummings, Christina Aguchi and Dakota Skye—the Annual ED’s Awards Show presented awards to the industry’s top adult nightclubs and feature entertainers. The two top awards—Overall Feature Entertainer of the Year and Overall Club of the Year—went to Christina Aguchi and Spearmint Rhino Las Vegas respectively. (See complete list of winners below.)

 

“With its fast pace, engaging special presenters and amazing feature entertainer performances—not to mention the great live music provided by Las Vegas’ own Brazen—this year’s ED’s Awards Show will certainly go down as one of the best ever,” says ED’s Associate Publisher Dave Manack, noting that other “big winners” include Rick’s Cabaret for Club Chain of the Year, Hall of Fame inductee (the late) Hal Lowrie of the PT’s Showclub chain, Darling Danika for Newcomer of the Year and Suzie Malone for Club Favorite Entertainer of the Year. “We not only salute each and every club and entertainer who won this year, but all of the deserving nominees as well. It is our privilege to be the only national awards show for this industry, and we enjoy celebrating the best-of-the-best each year.”

But of course, the ED’s Awards Show is only one facet of this annual convention. This year’s “Money EXPO” featured seminars dedicated to either making or saving club operators money right now, and boasted EXPO Keynote Speaker Steven Hirsch of Vivid Entertainment. The Opening Night “Game Show” Party at the Hustler Club saw feature entertainer Jayden Cole win the first-ever “Stripper Jeopardy,” while “bachelorette” entertainer Richelle Ryan was chosen by the “bachelor”—Charles Bass, co-owner of Babe’s Cabaret in New Orleans—during the “Dating Game.”  The entertainment continued at the EXPO Tradeshow Mainstage, where several of the industry’s top DJs combined their skills with the industry’s hottest performers to ensure that the EXPO Tradeshow would be alive and kicking for two straight days.

“We pack three days full of seminars, networking events, private parties and our Tradeshow with the hope that every attendee gets their money’s worth,” says Manack. “We appreciate every single guest who joins our annual Vegas get-together, and we’re already looking forward to EXPO 2014!”

Coverage of the EXPO 2013

13EXPO 01956Workshops and Panel Sessions
When it comes to being a more profitable club, small club operators often don’t have the budget to hire ‘experts’ or pour thousands into an advertising budget. Instead, they have to find a way to succeed with a small staff and a do-it-yourself attitude. Our panel of experts gave our workshop attendees the real nuts-and-bolts advice on how they can make their clubs more profitable—today—operating within a budget that is realistic for them (and you). Read More


13EXPO 02252Tradeshow
As much as the Annual Gentlemen’s Club Owners EXPO is about education (via the seminars and workshops), networking and having a good time (via the nightly parties and the ED’s Awards Show), the EXPO is also about doing business. And that’s exactly what happens on the EXPO Tradeshow floor, as companies and individuals who’ve made the adult nightclub industry their priority offer their products and services to help club operators and other industry professionals become more successful. 


13EXPO 03573Awards Show
As is the case each year, the EXPO’s highlight event was the 16th Annual “ED’s” Awards Show, held this year on August 21st at the House of Blues and sponsored by Anheuser-Busch. Anchored by Awards Show host, comedian Adam Hunter and including special guest appearances by Motley Crue’s Vince Neil and Pantera/Hellyeah drummer Vinnie Paul, along with command performances by the four Overall Entertainer of the Year Nominees. Read More


13EXPO 01240Parties
When it comes to being a more profitable club, small club operators often don’t have the budget to hire ‘experts’ or pour thousands into an advertising budget. Instead, they have to find a way to succeed with a small staff and a do-it-yourself attitude. Our panel of experts gave our workshop attendees the real nuts-and-bolts advice on how they can make their clubs more profitable—today—operating within a budget that is realistic for them (and you).



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