EXPO 2021 | May 23-26 - InterContinental Hotel, Miami!

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

The InterContinental Hotel • Downtown Miami • May 23-26, 2021

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    EXPO 2021 is coming to South Florida, and you can get badges for HALF-PRICE!
    The InterContinental Hotel on the bay in Downtown Miami set to host EXPO 2021, May 23-26

    Whether you are only operating in a limited capacity, or are still waiting to open your club, here’s the good news: Vaccines are being distributed across the nation, and it’s only a matter of time before you’re fully open again. The question is, will you and your club be ready when that day comes?

    Our updated EXPO 2021 slate of seminars is designed to help you Recruit, Regroup and Rebound as the industry prepares for its comeback!

    “After 25 years, we are excited to bring the EXPO back to Miami, which may very well be the number-one club market in the world,” says Manack, noting that the EXPO was previously held in Miami once, in 1994. “South Florida is the perfect location for the Gentlemen’s Club EXPO, and May is a perfect time to host this event in the Sunshine State, which is the state we at ED Publications call home.”

    The 2021 EXPO will be held May 23-26 at the InterContinental Miami, which is directly on the bay in downtown Miami and practically a stone’s throw from the famed South Beach. ED Publications has also recently announced that for every paid registration, attendees can get a second EXPO registration for half-price! In an effort to provide a safe atmosphere for attendees, all official EXPO 2021 events will be held on-property at the host hotel. This includes the Opening Night “Sunset” Party and the $10,000 Bikini Contest, as well as the Annual ED’s Awards Show. And, for the first time ever, the Awards Show is FREE for all EXPO attendees!

    Important Announcement! Our $169 room block price at the InterContinental Hotel is now sold out! You can still book rooms at the InterContinental for EXPO; however, their going rate for the EXPO dates is higher than our room block rate. The good news is, there are several hotels nearby that are a short 5-minute drive from the InterContinental. They include:

    Hotel YVE Downtown Miami  https://www.yvehotelmiami.com/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=local-listing
    Holiday Inn Port of Miami Downtown  https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/miami/miabb/hoteldetail?cm_mmc=GoogleMaps-_-HI-_-US-_-MIABB

    Register today to attend EXPO 2021!
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    The adult nightclub industry’s only convention!

    The Annual Gentlemen’s Club 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 30 years. EXPO attendees can count on three days of must-attend seminars and panel sessions geared toward club owners, general managers, DJs, security staff and other key club personnel; two days of a 120-booth Tradeshow with vendors showcasing their latest products and services; two evening parties that are equal parts networking and enjoyable fun; and the Annual ED Awards Show, the only national awards show honoring the industry’s top adult nightclubs and entertainers. The Annual EXPO features:

        •    A three-day conference and tradeshow for the adult nightclub (strip club) industry with more than 2,000 attendees
        •    Daily seminars with industry leaders addressing legal, marketing and security topics; alcohol sales; club sound, lighting and renovations; employee relations; new products; and more
        •    Two-day tradeshow with 120-plus booths.
        •    Opening Night Party and Pre-ED-Awards Presentations & Closing Night Party
        •    Feature Entertainer Showcases
        •    Adult Nightclub Awards Show, in a showroom theater
        •    “Chill Day" activities, including the $10,000 EXPO Bikini Contest
        •    Membership meeting of the Association of Club Executives (ACE), the industry's national lobbying organization
        •    Produced annually since 1993 by ED Publications, publishers of the industry's only national, bimonthly business-to-business magazine (ED Magazine)

    Register today to attend EXPO 2021!

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    The people who make the industry successful!

    The Annual EXPO draws over 2,000 attendees, including over 1,500 adult nightclub owners, club executives, general managers, floor managers, DJs and club personnel from individual clubs and club chains. Other EXPO attendees include:

        •    Liquor, beer and wine distributors
        •    Social media marketing companies
        •    Food and beverage companies
        •    Bar supply and glassware companies
        •    Club furnishings and carpet companies
        •    Specialty lighting and signage companies
        •    ATM and credit card processing companies
        •    Attorneys
        •    App developers and internet specialists
        •    Architects
        •    Club brokers and realtors
        •    Insurance specialists
        •    Sound, lighting & staging companies
        •    Health and beauty companies
        •    Apparel companies
        •    POS and liquor control system companies
        •    Management software technology
        •    Security and age ID companies
        •    Feature entertainers and booking agents

    Register today to attend EXPO 2021!

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    Reach the owners and operators!

    Gentlemen’s clubs represent the highest-grossing segment of the nightclub industry. There are more than 2,500 adult nightclubs in North America which employ over 500,000 dancers and support staff, and serve 1.2 million customers a day. Adult nightclubs lead the industry in alcohol sales.

        •    There are more than 3,000 adult nightclubs in the U.S.
        •    More than 90 percent of the clubs serve beer, wine, champagne and liquor.
        •    All of the clubs serve bottled water, soft drinks and energy drinks.
        •    More than 1,000,000 customers visit adult nightclubs every day of the year.
        •    There are more than 500,000 entertainers and club employees working in adult nightclubs.
        •    There are more than 30 club chain operators controlling over 300 adult nightclubs.
        •    One adult club chain, Rick’s Cabaret, is publicly traded on NASDAQ (symbol: RICK).
        •    Adult nightclubs have combined annual gross revenues of more than $7.5 billion.
        •    Adult nightclubs are open longer hours and more days than any other type of nightclub.
        •    Adult nightclubs sell a higher percentage of high-end liquor and champagne than other clubs.
        •    Adult nightclubs reach the most desirable demographic of spenders, ages 18 to 50.
        •    Adult nightclubs reach a consumer demographic used to paying top dollar for entertainment.
        •    The adult nightclub industry has a national association with over 30 statewide chapters.The adult nightclub market is untapped and ripe for national promotions by liquor manufacturers and distributors seeking to target this high revenue generating market niche.
        •    There is only one national trade magazine for the adult nightclub industry—ED Magazine

    Register today to attend EXPO 2021!
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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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    You'll learn and have a blast!

    The Annual Gentlemen's Club EXPO helps educate the industry with informative seminars and panel sessions, but also allows club owners/operators, club staff, and industry pros to do business, as companies exhibit products and services designed for this industry in the Tradeshow. But of course, this is the adult nightclub industry, and the parties and private events are just as much a part of the convention as the seminars and tradeshow. Plus, for the first time ever, the ED Awards Show is FREE for all registered attendees! Get the valuable information you need and have a great time doing it — how could you miss that opportunity?!

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    Enjoy the sun and fun of beautiful Miami!

    What better place to host EXPO 2021 than in South Florida, perhaps the number-one adult nightclub market in the world! Sunshine and ocean views will greet all EXPO 2021 attendees at the InterContinental Downtown Miami hotel, the host site of this year's convention. This beautiful hotel is just a stone's throw from the famed South Beach, not to mention dozens of amazing clubs that lie within just a few miles of this year's EXPO. This year's EXPO is part convention, part vacation. And all-access EXPO badges are buy-one-get-one for half-price!

Attend EXPO 2021

The InterContinental Hotel • Downtown Miami • May 23-26, 2021

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    EXPO 2021 attendees can count on three days of must-attend seminars, two days of a 100-booth Tradeshow with vendors showcasing their latest products and services, the Opening Night Party, the Annual ED Awards Show, and the Chill Day $10,000 Bikini Contest.

    SUNDAY, May 23
    3 pm - 6 pm EXPO Registration Desk open
    4 pm - 6 pm ACE National Board Meeting
    8 pm - Midnight Pre-show Parties
    MONDAY, May 24
    9 am - 6 pm Registration Desk open
    Noon -1 pm RECRUIT
    How to find new staff and entertainers in a post-COVID world
    1 pm - 2 pm REGROUP
    How to use social media to get butts back in seats
    2 - 6 pm Tradeshow Open
    7 pm - 10 pm Opening Night “Sunset” Party @ Hotel InterContinental
     Also, South Florida clubs including Tootsie’s and Scarlett’s will
    provide transportation for attendees for Opening Night “After-Parties”
     TUESDAY, May 25
    10 - 11:30 am

    Continental Breakfast
    sponsored by Worldwide Management Resources

     10:30 - 11:30 am REBOUND
    Strategies to “upsell” to your guests and maximize per-guest profits
     11:30 - Noon Break
     Noon - 1 pm Keynote Address by renowned speaker David Avrin
     1 - 5 pm Tradeshow Open 
     8 - 11 pm ED Awards Show & Reception @ Hotel InterContinental
    (no separate ticket required!)
    WEDNESDAY, May 26  
    10:30 - Noon Continental Breakfast
    sponsored by Worldwide Management Resources
    11 am - Noon THE COMEBACK
    Successful Operators reveal new innovations

    & offer inspiration for the industry's rival
    Noon - 1 pm Legal Panel
    Get your legal ducks in a row NOW!
    2 - 6 pm Religion Tequila presents the $10,000 Bikini Contest
    @ Hotel InterContinental Co-sponsored by Cloud 9


    Register today to attend EXPO 2021!

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    Are you just an attendee—or are you a "Friend of EXPO"?

    Everyone who attends the Annual Gentlemen's Club EXPO is supporting the industry's only convention. But there are those who want to stand out from the crowd and show their support in a much more prominent way. For those club owners and operators who want to take their EXPO experience to the next level, ED Publications offers the "Friends of EXPO" Sponsorship & Registration Package.

    For the Friends of EXPO, we've put together a sponsorship and registration package that will not only cement your identity as an EXPO VIP, but will also give you and your club's brand a unique level of visibility at the industry's premier event. The Friends of EXPO Sponsorship & Registration package includes everything you see below, including: Six all-access EXPO badges, six ED's Awards Show tickets, EXPO sponsorship signage, a free ad in our Official EXPO Program Guide and more!


    A Premium Friend of EXPO Package is $3,995 and includes these incredible benefits:

    • Six EXPO badges, a specially designated Gold VIP badge (regular $359 each)
    • Six up-front VIP tickets for the 20/21 ED Awards Show (regular $150 each)
    • Private VIP registration area for badge pick-up (skip the registration lines)
    • Early entry and line-jumping to all events
    • A Limited-Edition EXPO 20/21 Travel Bag
    • And all additional EXPO badges can be purchased for just $199

    Order your VIP Package today!
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    Act now and save big bucks!

    Early Registration Discount
    Buy your EXPO 20/21 badges before March 1 for just $299 per badge. After March 1, all badges are $359 per badge. Register online now!

    Group Registration Discount
    Buy three or more EXPO 20/21 badges and receive a 10 percent group discount. This applies to badges bought at the $299 rate before March 1, or badges bought at the $359 rate after March 1. Register online now!

    Awards Show Ticket Discount
    While online or on the phone, be sure to order your awards show tickets for the 20/21 EXOTIC DANCER Awards Show on Tuesday night; awards show tickets are regularly $89 each but can be bought at the discounted rate of $69 per ticket before March 1. Order awards tickets now!

    Reduced Hotel Room Rates
    We encourage you to book your room today at The InterContinental Hotel since we sell out of our block of discounted rooms every year. Book your room by calling (800) 327-3005 and requesting the “Gentlemen’s Club EXPO 2021” special rate. The room rate is $169 a night Sunday through Wednesday.  Book your room online now!

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Exhibit at EXPO 2021

The InterContinental Hotel • Downtown Miami • May 23-26, 2021

  • 2021 EXPO Floorplan4Reserve your booth before they sell out

    The backbone of the Annual EXPO is the Tradeshow which runs on days one and two (Monday and Tuesday) of the EXPO; with management workshops, panel sessions, and evening events all three days: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

    The EXPO 20/21 Tradeshow will be held May 24 & 25 on the Mezzanine level (2nd floor) of the InterContinental Hotel Miami, surrounding a beautiful Atrium looking down on the first-floor lobby. The second floor is easily accessed by stairs and an escalator from the first floor, and also by the guest room elevators. Each pipe-and-draped booth includes a six-foot table, two chairs, a small sign, and two EXPO badges. Booths in "Tradeshow Main" are 10-by-10; booths in "Tradeshow Foyer" and "Tradeshow Atrium" are 8-by-10 (10 feet wide and 8 feet deep). Prices are the same, and in both cases, the floor is carpeted.

    The Tradeshow hours are 2-6 pm Monday, May 24, and 1-5 pm Tuesday, May 25.
    Booth set-up is 8 am-2 pm Monday, May 24 (larger booths can do some set-up after 5 pm Sunday).
    Booth tear-down is 5-9 pm Tuesday, May 25, and 9 am-noon Wednesday, May 26.

    In keeping with the industry that we cover, there is a very casual, party-like atmosphere to the Tradeshow—think cocktails, music and constant activity throughout.  To reserve your Tradeshow booth space, please call Kris Kay at the ED Publications offices at (727) 726-3592.

    Reserve your booth today!

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    Check out our money-saving multi-media packages!

    The best advertising campaign incorporates multiple media and marketing streams: print ads, digital marketing, email blasts and in-person tradeshow attendance. We offer special Three-Time and Six-Time Ad Special Packages that give you extensive exposure in our print and online publications.

    BONUS: And if you sign up for one of the Ad Special Packages, you can get your booth at the EXPO 20/21 Tradeshow for Half Price!  The EXPO Booth Bonus includes:
    • A booth at EXPO 20/21 (a $2,290 value)
    • A display ad in the EXPO 20/21 Program Guide (a $800 value)
    • Two Awards Show Awards tickets (a $180 value)

    Regular cost:     $3,270   
    Discounted rate:     $1,635*

    * If you sign up for a Three-Time or Six-Time Ad Special Package.

    Reserve your booth today!

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    Guess who’s already booked their booths?

    If you are going to exhibit at the EXPO 20/21 Tradeshow, why limit your promotional exposure just to the days of the Tradeshow? Let us promote your company every day from now until the show dates by listing your company name, company logo, website URL and EXPO 20/21 booth number in the Confirmed Exhibitors section of our website.

    To be listed and enjoy 24/7 exposure to the industry, just send back your signed booth contract and payment (either full payment or 50 percent down payment).  You can fax your exhibitor contract with your credit card info to us at (727) 712-8282; mail the signed contract in with a check; or call Teresa Tearno in our finance department at (727) 726-3592 and take care of it over the phone.

    We are also promoting Confirmed Exhibitors in the huge slideshow on the home page of this website and announcing each Confirmed Exhibitor in our weekly ED email newsletters.  So reserve your booth now and let us start promoting your company and your presence at EXPO 20/21 today!

    See the current list of Confirmed Exhibitors!

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Sponsor at EXPO 2021

The InterContinental Hotel • Downtown Miami • May 23-26, 2021


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    Stand out in the crowd by being a sponsor!

    There are a number of sponsorship opportunities at the Annual Gentlemen’s Club EXPO, each with an attractive list of sponsorship benefits:

    Title Sponsorships & Awards Show Sponsorships:
    •  Two Tradeshow booths and 10 EXPO badges
    •  10 Awards Show tickets, VIP seats
    •  Company banner in Panel Session room
    •  Sponsorship mention in mailings, websites
    •  Double ad in Program Guide, and banner on the EXPO website

    Event Sponsorships:
    •  One Tradeshow booth and 4 EXPO badges
    •  4 Awards Show tickets, VIP seats
    •  Sponsorship mention in mailings, websites and publications.
      Double ad in Program Guide, and banner on the EXPO website
    •  Available Events: Monday Opening Night Party; Wednesday Closing Night Party;    
    EXPO Welcome Center; EXPO Registration Desk; and two Continental Breakfasts

    Additional Promo Ops:
    ACE Board Private Reception; Front or Back of Badge; Goody Bag;
    Program Guide Ad; Onsite Digital Screen Ads

    To reserve your EXPO 2020 Sponsorship, please call Kris Kay
    or Caroline Ashe at the ED Publications offices at (727) 726-3592.

    Reserve your sponsorship today!

  • Join the industry leaders who are EXPO sponsors!

    Each year EXPO sponsors include the top clubs and club chains, as well as vendors who sell products and services to the adult nightclub industry. Here’s a look at sponsors already signed up for EXPO 2020:

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    To reserve your  EXPO 2020 Sponsorship, please call Kris Kay or Caroline Ashe at the ED Publications offices at (727) 726-3592.

    Reserve your sponsorship today!

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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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