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Exhibitor Info 2017

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The 25th Annual Gentlemen’s Club EXPO convention and tradeshow will be held  August 27-30, 2017 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. 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.

Going back to Vegas in 2017 after doing the show in New Orleans the past two years and the fact that EXPO 2017 will mark the Quarter Century Anniversary of the show, means we will have the largest attendance in EXPO history next year.

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 Lacy Empkey or Kris Kay at the ED Publications offices at (727) 726-3592.

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Current Expo Floorplan:

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EXPO Booked Booths
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Exhibitor Spec Sheet
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Advertising Ops
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About the EXPO
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Freight & Liquor
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The Tradeshow will be held in the recently renovated and expanded Muse & Artist Hall at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and is conveniently located on the same floor as the EXPO Registration Desk and the EXPO Panel Session Rooms. The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is located at 4455 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169; (702) 693-5000www.hardrockhotel.com

button reserve 2017 TRADESHOW HOURS:

Sunday, Aug. 27 Noon-8 pm Booth set-up
Monday, Aug. 28 7 am-Noon Booth set-up
Monday, Aug. 28 2 pm-6 pm Tradeshow Open
Tuesday, Aug. 29 1 pm-5 pm Tradeshow Open
Tuesday, Aug. 29 6 pm-10 pm Booth tear-down
Wednesday, Aug. 30 9 am-11 am Booth tear-down
“I’ve been to all of the EXPOs and this year showed a real upturn in quality buyers. As a ATM vendor we can face some serious competition in the market but this year we saw some great traffic on both days of the tradeshow. We’re looking forward to seeing where exactly EXPO will be next year.” 
Richard Bantock, Tampa Biz Brokers/All American ATMs


The cost for a single 10-by-10 booth is $1,990 or $2,290 for a corner booth.  Each booth includes a complimentary six-foot table, two chairs, a company sign and two EXPO badges (a $718 value).  You can purchase up to two additional badges per 10-by-10 booth at a discounted price of $250 per badge.  Those badges must be pre-purchased by July 1; after that date, all badges are sold at the regular price of $359 per person.  A signed contract and 50 percent deposit are required to reserve your booth space.  However, only full payment guarantees your booth space.


Booth spaces always go quickly for the EXPO Tradeshow, so please take a minute to look over the Tradeshow Floorplan above, pick out a preferred booth spot and call Lacy Empkey or Kris Kay today at (727) 726-3592 or email lacy@EDpublications.com or kris@EDpublications.com to reserve your booth space.

GES Service Kit

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ges_advisory2Each 10-by-10 booth comes with a complimentary 6-foot table, two chairs, a wastebasket, a small company sign, and two EXPO badges (a $718 value). The hall is already carpeted. Go to the GES website link for EXPO 2017 at https://ordering.ges.com/011601299 for the details and forms you will need for everything from how to ship materials to your booth to ordering electricity. For personalized service call GES at (702) 515-5500.


The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is the sole provider of food and beverage on property. However, the Hard Rock will not charge exhibitors a corking or service fee for handing out "samples" of beverages or food items (for products manufactured or produced by the exhibitor) as long as the samples are two (2) ounces for beverages and one (1) ounce for food.  

If you are handing out a full beer, a full glass of wine, a full cocktail or a full bottle/can of water or an energy drink, you will be charged a corkage and service fee. Also, if you are handing out alcoholic beverages from your booth, you will need to hire a Hard Rock bartender to handle the alcoholic beverage (it’s the law).    

To reserve a Hard Rock bartender for your booth, to check on corkage and service fees, and/or to order ice or other related items, please contact Julia Tovar, Program Coordinator Hard Rock, (702) 693-4003, jtovar@hrhvegas.com


To make changes to your booth paperwork (adding names of people working your booth, address changes, to pay by credit card, etc.) call Teresa Tearno at (727) 726-3592 or email her at Teresa@EDpublications.com.

“I felt that the tradeshow in Nola was better than in years before you could feel the energy coming in and out of the rooms. It was more intimate setting to do business compared to the wide open space of a Vegas showroom. As a consultant and broker I conduct a lot of business through networking, but from the tradeshow alone my associates helped me gather 27 leads.”
— Richard Shauseil, Shauseil Consulting


Reach the buyers at the 2017 Gentlemen’s Club EXPO by being included in the Official EXPO Program Guide distributed to all convention attendees.  This program will contain everything attendees need to know about the EXPO, including an up-to-date agenda of events; the Tradeshow map; a list of Tradeshow exhibitors and seminar/workshop speakers; a list of 2017 ED’s Award Nominees; and the Awards Show program.  At a very convenient size— 5” x 7”—the 2016 EXPO Program Guide will fit right into attendees’ pockets! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to promote your business to convention guests, and take advantage of our lowest ad rates ever: a Full-page ad only $500 (special price for EXPO Exhibitors, includes free business logo with Exhibitor listing); or a Full-page ad for $800 if you are not attending the EXPO. Call Lacy Empkey or Kris Kay at (727) 726-3592 to reserve your ad space in the EXPO 2017 Program Guide.
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If you are going to exhibit at the EXPO 2017 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 2017 booth numbers in our Confirmed Exhibitors Section on this 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 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 today and let us start promoting your company and your presence at EXPO 2017!


thumb Branding-Tips Page 1thumb 2015 Exhibitor-Tips Page 1ED Publications wants to do everything it can to make sure that you and your company have a productive and successful experience at our Annual Gentlemen's Club EXPO. Here, you’ll find five tips that will assist you to have the most substantial impact possible at the multi-billion-dollar adult nightclub industry’s only national convention. These tips are based on 25 years of convention and tradeshow production experience: In short, we’ve seen  what works—and what doesn’t—especially as it relates to this industry. 
Why are we doing this?  It’s simple: Your success is our success! 
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hard rock hotel logo rawWe encourage you to book your room today at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino since we sell out of our block of discounted rooms every year. Book your room by calling (800) 473-7625 and requesting the "Gentlemen's Club EXPO 2017" special rate. The room rate is $70 a night Sunday through Wednesday (and is $180 for Saturday since it is a weekend night). Ask about special rates in the HRH All-Suite Tower.

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