Hard Rock Casino • Las Vegas • August 19-22 2018
EXPO 2018 slated for August 19-22 at the
Hard Rock, Las Vegas
December 8th, 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? What are the key elements to creating that “party” atmosphere on a nightly basis, and what do your club’s millennial and centennial customers expect when they hear the word “party”?
“A club is at its best when it feels inviting, comfortable and fun to its guests,” says ED Publications’ Associate Publisher, Dave Manack. ED Publications has produced the Annual Gentlemen’s Club EXPO since 1993. “But what may have been considered ‘fun’ in the 1990s may not be what customers are expecting in 2018. How do you create, then promote, that ‘party’ vibe in your club today and in the future? We’ll tackle that question and many more at the 26th Annual EXPO!”
After overwhelmingly positive input from EXPO 2017 attendees, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas will once again play host to the adult nightclub industry’s only national convention, tradeshow and Awards Show. While the EXPO will be held in a familiar location, this year’s show will not be a carbon copy of the 25th Annual EXPO’s festivities.
“EXPO attendees can expect differently ‘themed’ parties and events, and a new format for the convention’s seminars,” says Manack. “Of course, what will never change is the fact that the EXPO is the ultimate gathering place for everyone who calls the adult nightclub industry their home. It has been, and will always be, YOUR convention, and we look forward to seeing you all in Las Vegas in August 2018!”
The EXPO and the Hard Rock are also pleased to announce the lowest hotel room rates in the history of the convention! Rooms are just $69 per night (Sunday through Wednesday), while suites are just $119. But please be aware: The 2017 EXPO hotel block SOLD OUT well in advance of the show! Call the Hard Rock at (800) 473-7625 to reserve your room today.
EXPO badges are $299 and can be purchased by calling ED Publications at (727) 726-3592 or Register Online here! ED’s Awards Show tickets are sold separately and are $69 each. These are the Early Registration prices. After May 1 badges are $359 and Awards Show tickets are $89.
For more information on the 2018 Gentlemen’s Club EXPO, visit theEDexpo.com and follow ED Publications on social media for frequent convention updates.
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!
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.
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!