2018 EXPO | August 19-22

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The Adult Nightclub Industry's National Convention, Tradeshow & Awards

Hard Rock Casino • Las Vegas • August 19-22 2018

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Be a VIP at EXPO with our first-ever Premium VIP Experience!

You offer your customers the VIP experience, now it’s your turn to be treated like the rock star you are!

Gentlemen’s clubs pride themselves on providing VIP service and amenities. And just as this year’s EXPO and its “Party Business” theme is celebrating the way the industry’s clubs throw a party every night, we wanted to help recreate that VIP experience at EXPO. That’s exactly why we’ve introduced the Premium VIP Registration Package for EXPO 2018!

You deserve to be treated like a “VIP.” And why not?! We all like to feel special and appreciated, and feeling like a “VIP” can turn a night out or a vacation into an unforgettable experience. If you’d like to have something more from your EXPO experience, the Premium VIP Registration is for you.

“VIP packages have become standard in the entertainment industry,” says ED Publications’ Associate Publisher, Dave Manack. “Whether you’re talking about concerts, major sports or nightclub events, we as the consumer now have the opportunity to ‘upgrade’ our experiences. It was a natural progression for us to upgrade the EXPO experience, especially as our convention’s theme revolves around the ‘business’ of throwing the best possible party in your club. And selling the VIP experience is certainly part of the ‘party business.’”


Here’s what EXPO guests will receive with their Premium VIP Registration for just $1,995:
• Three EXPO badges, which are our first-ever specially designated Gold VIP laminate badges ($1077 value)
• Three up-front VIP table tickets for the 2018 ED’s Awards Show ($450 value)
• EXPO registration VIP Room for badge pick-up (skip the registration lines)
• Early entry and line-jumping to all events (including the Opening Night Party and the “Splash Party”/$10,000 Bikini Contest)
• Limited-edition EXPO 2018 Travel Bag and shirt ($75 value)
• And all additional EXPO badges can be purchased for just $199

But don’t wait: Premium VIP Registration expires on June 15th! Order your Premium VIP Registration today online or by calling Caroline Ashe at (727) 726-3592 or click here for more information.

And don't miss another EXPO first: The "On the Couch" Seminar Series!

Think Jimmy Fallon. Think Conan.
A couch, a table, a coffee mug, a conversation — and maybe a few laughs!

At EXPO 2018, we’re introducing an entirely different kind of seminar presentation, one that will resemble a talk-show and will replace the “talking-heads” format typically seen at EXPO panels. We’ll introduce three speakers, one at a time, and our “host” will pepper them with specific questions about their particular area of expertise as it relates to the topics of this year’s seminars. The format will be entertaining, but even more importantly, you’ll leave the EXPO 2018 seminars with practical advice and tips you can use to choose, plan and execute parties and other special events in your club.

This new format kicks off on the first full day of EXPO, August 20th, with the "Party Business" seminar series, including:

Choosing the Party (11-11:45 am)
Promoting the Party (Noon - 12:45 pm)
Executing the Party (1:15- 2 pm)

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EXPO News & Info

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Three reasons you can’t miss the
Gentlemen’s Club EXPO

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    It’s the entire industry in one place

    Each time we poll attendees for the number-one reason why they come to the Annual Gentlemen’s Club EXPO, the answer that comes back more often than any other is, “To see old friends, meet new ones, and come together as an industry.” It’s the one time of year the entire adult nightclub industry comes together for three days of business and pleasure. From the Tradeshow to the seminars to the ACE National meeting to the parties, there are many networking opportunities at EXPO for everyone who makes their living in the adult nightclub industry. If you’ve never been, it’s almost a guarantee that “networking” is the reason why you’ll keep coming back. It’s an opportunity you won’t find anywhere else, ever!

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    It’s your chance to learn

    While there are no “Strip Club 101” courses being offered at any colleges or universities around the country, the Annual Gentlemen’s Club Owners EXPO presents three days of educational seminars for attendees on a wide variety of subjects. These include: Marketing, bar sales, entertainer relations, new products, industry trends, legal issues, social media, management & leadership, DJ training, feature bookings, food sales, modern technology and so much more! The bottom line is, if you come to the EXPO ready to learn, you will leave the EXPO with ideas that you can bring back with you to improve your club, your career or both.

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    It’s your chance to do business and have a blast!

    The Annual Gentlemen's Club EXPO serves several functions. It brings the entire industry together. It celebrates the industry with its only national awards show. It educates the industry with informative seminars and panel sessions. It also allows club owners/operators, club staff, entertainers and industry pros to do business, as companies exhibit products and services designed for the adult nightclub industry in the EXPO Tradeshow. But of course, this is the adult nightclub industry—and the parties are just as much a part of the convention as the seminars and tradeshow. As we at ED Publications like to say, the EXPO is the most fun you'll ever have doing business. With events such as the Opening Night "Kick-Off" Party, the ED's Awards Show and After-Party, the Bikini Contest and Closing Night festivities, attendees will have a blast at EXPO!

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What they are saying about EXPO

  • “We look forward to the EXPO every year to see our friends, to continue building strong relationships and to meet new club owners. The EXPO is like no other! Lots of entertainment, an incredible amount of sharing great knowledge and tools for club owners, encouraging and celebrating accomplishments with Awards Show night. For club owners, this show is a must!” — Marsha Long, Alpha Patterned Carpets, GA

  • “We felt EXPO was a great success. We all enjoyed our time with everyone. We have potential licensing agreements from our exposure at the trade show. We are looking to expand the Babe’s brand and the EXPO has played a tremendous part in helping us develop and market the Babe’s Cabaret brand.” — Charles, Jordan and Darren Bass, Babe’s NOLA, LA and NJ
  • “I enjoyed the show. It was my first time. I believe my presentation was well received. I already have more than 50 contacts that I followed up with as a result of receiving their business card at the show. It has been fruitful.”  — Trevor Estelle, TIPS, VA
  • “The EXPO was great for us. A week out and we’ve more than doubled our previous best client sign up. Looking forward to the home cooking of Vegas next year.”  — Duffy Franclemont, J Dog Media, FL
  • “We hope that you bring the dancers competition back onto the trade show floor or do something to give the attendees a reason to come into the exhibit hall, especially on the second day. We are looking forward to the show again next year and we plan to exhibit as we have for most of the past 20-plus years.”  — Paul Artt, QnC, Dallas
  • “Love the entire event. From the PANDA party pre-EXPO to bowling. This year was my second year and I learned so much. I didn’t go to as many DJ panels because I wanted to learn more about other areas and I did. It was great!”  — Jerry Butler, The Ritz, Houston
  • “Thoroughly enjoyed my first EXPO experience. I came back refreshed, with new ideas, new contacts and an enthusiasm to get back to work.”  — Jay Hatch, Paradise Found, Syracuse, NY
  • “A House Mom Seminar next year would be great, teaching the skills of this business from a house moms’ view. Also a seminar on being a better manager from the time you walk in the door to the time you lock up. I’d like to know what other managers do when there for a shift, i.e. walk the floor, run to walk in, pick up after waitresses, paperwork, social media.”  — Eric Anthony, Rhode Island Dolls, RI
  • “I always enjoy the EXPO. I get to see people I know, and I always meet new people.”  — Myles Shaffer, AINews.com
  • “The learning opportunities at EXPO are fabulous if you go in with that as your goal.”  — Kira Mundhenk, Double Visions, Horsham, PA
  • “Fantastic networking with other ACE chapters, the club owners and attorneys. Thanks for bringing COAST training to EXPO!”  — Jill Chambers, Goodtime Emporium, Atlanta
  • “I’d like to see lighting systems for clubs and live events on the trade show floor.”  — Jeremy Sweigert, Teasers, Jamme Holdings, PA
  • “More seminars on bar revenue and bartender and server training, and live entertainment on a stage in the trade show.”  —Shon Boulden, Devil’s Point, Portland, OR
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EXPO 2018
    • Location

      Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
      Las Vegas, NV
      August | 19-22 | 2018

      Monday -
      Panels – Noon – 2PM
      Tradeshow – 2PM – 6PM
      Tuesday -
      Panels – 10AM – 1PM
      Tradeshow – 1PM – 5PM
      Wednesday -
      Panels – 10AM – 2PM

    • Title Sponsors

      DEJA VU
      Want to be a Title Sponsor? Let us know!

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