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

2018 EXPO final2Annual Gentlemen’s Club EXPO brings the industry together at Hard Rock Vegas
Held August 19-22, the 26th Annual ED Expo also boasted the “Party Business” seminars, a two-day Tradeshow and the 21st Annual ED’s Awards Show

August 27, Clearwater, FL:  For decades, club owners, operators and staff have echoed the same mantra: “We throw a party every night in our club.” But what does it mean to plan, promote and throw a “party” in 2018? That was the theme of the 2018 Gentlemen’s Club EXPO, held August 19-22 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The EXPO annually brings together adult club industry professionals from across the U.S. and around the world for the only convention serving this multi-billion-dollar business.

This year, as in previous years, the EXPO featured several industry-specific seminars, networking meetings and events, a 100-booth Tradeshow, a $10,000 bikini contest (presented by Religion Tequila) and the Annual ED’s Awards Show (presented by Capital Hero). EXPO 2018 Title Sponsors included Capital Hero, Spearmint Rhino, Deja Vu/Hustler Clubs, Monroe’s of Palm Beach & The Manor, The Pony Clubs, The Penthouse Club, Scores Gentlemen’s Club, MAL Entertainment and Rick’s Cabaret.

Once again, ED Publications celebrated the best of the best in the adult nightclub industry with its 21st Annual Adult Nightclub & Exotic Dancer Awards Show — the ED's Awards — which featured top comedian Jessimae Peluso and was held at The Joint Theater inside the Hard Rock on Tuesday, August 22. Regional club awards were handed out, as were such national awards as Club Chain of the Year and Overall Club of the Year. For “feature” entertainers, six awards were handed out, culminating with the prestigious Overall Entertainer of the Year. In 2018, the evening’s big winners were E11EVEN in Miami, which took home Overall Club of the Year; Deja Vu/Hustler Clubs, which won the Club Chain of the Year Award; and Natasha Nova, who was crowned ED’s Overall Entertainer of the Year. Two executives — Spearmint Rhino’s President Kathy Vercher and RCI/Rick’s Cabaret’s CEO Eric Langan — were inducted into the ED Hall of Fame (a complete list of ED Award winners is attached).  Click here to read more!!

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EXPO News & Info

Reserve a Complimentary Meeting Room

Reserve a Complimentary Meeting Room For Your State Chapter at EXPO 2018 We will have complimentary meeting rooms available for statewide club associations that would like to meet during the 2018...

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Hot comedian Jessimae Peluso

to host 2018 ED’s Awards Show in Las Vegas! Presented by Capital Hero, the ED’s Awards Show will be held at The Joint Theater inside the Hard Rock Casino on Tuesday...

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7 questions with Lee Resnick

Lee Resnick, partner in nationally recognized Resnick Associates, will be presenting a “must-attend” seminar for privately held business owners at EXPO 2018 (Wednesday August 22, at 11:00), helping them assure...

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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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