23rd Annual Gentlemen's Club EXPO
We brought it to the Big Easy!
New Orleans hosted 2015 Gentlemen’s Club EXPO, August 23-26 at the Hilton Riverside
Though the Annual Gentlemen’s Club EXPO had its home in Las Vegas for two decades, the time was right in 2015 to move the convention to the east and to a city that, although very different, holds much of the allure of Sin City. But it’s also filled with historic landmarks, incredible food—and, of course, the legendary Bourbon Street. That city, of course was New Orleans, Louisiana.
The 23rd Annual Gentlemen’s Club EXPO was held August 23-26, 2015, at the Hilton Riverside Hotel. The EXPO featured a two-day EXPO Tradeshow, three days of educational panel sessions including the return of the very popular “Staff Training Seminars,” while evening events will included the “Opening Night Bourbon Street Pub Crawl,” the 18th Annual ED’s Awards Show at the historic Civic Theatre, and a “Chill Day” Steamboat Party aboard the Creole Queen.
The “Opening Night Bourbon Street Pub Crawl” saw visits to four top New Orleans adult clubs—the Penthouse Club, Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club, Rick’s Cabaret and Babe’s Cabaret—each hour, on the hour, featuring complimentary drinks and a showcase performance by one of the industry’s top feature entertainers. Several "Pre-ED-Awards" were given away at the evening's first stop, the Penthouse Club, including the first-ever "International Club of the Year" Award.
The Annual ED’s Awards, the adult nightclub industry’s only national awards show, found a brand new home in the most historic theater in all of New Orleans—the Civic Theatre. Built in 1906, the Civic Theatre is a beautiful historic structure, and care has been taken at every step to preserve these details.
After the overwhelming success of EXPO 2014’s “Chill Day” Bikini Contest & Pool Party, the format returns—albeit in a very different venue! EXPO 2015’s Chill Day and “Pirate’s Booty Contest,” following a morning of legal panels,was held on the Creole Queen, one of the last authentic steamboats on the mighty Mississippi! EXPO attendees took a two-hour, catered cruise around the Mississippi on this legendary steamboat, which also boasted a large air-conditioned area in the center of the boat.
Coverage of the EXPO 2015
Workshops 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
Each year at the Annual Gentlemen's Club EXPO, hundreds of business from across the U.S. and around the world represent themselves at the EXPO Tradeshow. The companies who've exhibited at the EXPO Tradeshow have shown a specific commitment to the adult nightclub industry, and represent a wide variety of products and services geared toward adult nightclub operators, feature entertainers and other industry pros.. Read More
In one of America’s most historical cities, on the biggest stage in the industry and in front of a capacity crowd, the best of the adult nightclub industry were honored at the 18th Annual ED’s Adult Nightclub and Exotic Dancer Awards Show. As the glitter settled, famed “bad girl of burlesque” Roxi D’Lite danced away as ED’s Overall Entertainer of the Year, Tootsie’s Cabaret in Miami Gardens was awarded Overall Gentlemen’s Club of the Year, and Spearmint Rhino was bestowed with the coveted Club Chain of the Year. This year’s show was held at the Civic Theater in downtown New Orleans on August 25th and hosted by Thea Vidale. Read More
"It's the most fun you'll ever have doing business." This has long been the motto of the Annual Gentlemen's Club EXPO, and it most directly refers to the evening parties and networking events held each year during the EXPO. Of course, it all begins with the Opening Night Party, the first official party brining the entire convention together. The evening events and parties also include the Annual ED's Awards Show (see Awards Show), and previous EXPOs have boasted many themed Opening Night and Closing Night parties, dancer showcases, receptions and more.
Link to EXPO photos