International Connection 2018
All international adult clubs can register for EXPO 2018 for just half price!
Here's even more reasons why you want to consider attending the Annual Gentlemen's Club EXPO!
Since the EXPO’s inception, seminars and panel sessions have been a prime attraction for the convention. Guest speakers and industry professionals offer their advice on a variety of topics that are of interest to club owners, club operators, club staff and feature entertainers. Among the topics that are addressed include legal trends and impactful court decisions (including U.S. Supreme Court cases), marketing tips, motivational ideas, staff training, attracting and keeping quality entertainers, bartender theft, feature entertainer bookings, bachelor parties, proper club management, DJ seminars, food service, security training and much more. Click here to go to the Panels & Seminars page
The only national club industry Awards Show!
The Annual ED’s Adult Nightclub & Exotic Dancer Awards show was established in 1998, and is still the only national (and now, international) Awards Show for the multi-billion-dollar adult club industry. In 2018, the Awards Show will be celebrating its 21st Anniversary Show. Awards are presented to clubs across the country in four regions (East, South, Central and West), as well as the top national awards for "Overall Gentlemen's Club of the Year" and "Club Chain of the Year." Awards are also presented to feature entertainers in four categories (Overall Feature Entertainer of the Year, Newcomer Entertainer of the Year, Club Favorite Entertainer of the Year and Adult Movie Entertainer of the Year), and the show includes live performances by the four ED's Entertainer of the Year nominees. There is also an ED (Exotic Dancer) Hall of Fame Award presented each year, as club owners, club executives, industry professionals and entertainers have been "inducted" over the past two decades. NEW: In 2015, the “International Club of the Year” Award was introduced, with nominees that included clubs from the U.K., France, Russia and Australia; in 2016, the "Urban Club of the Year" Award was introduced, honoring the top "urban" clubs nationally. Click here to go to the Awards Show page
The EXPO Tradehow features companies that provide products and services that can be utilized by adult club owners and operators, club staff, DJs and feature entertainers. These include everything from carpet to sound & lighting, from credit card processing to digital media marketing, from major liquor companies to food service vendors, from dancewear to server/waitress uniforms and many, many more. The EXPO Tradeshow is open for two consecutive days, and there are no EXPO events that happen at the same time as the Tradeshow. In 2018, the EXPO Tradeshow hours are Monday, August 20th from 2-6 pm and Tuesday, August 21st from 1-5 pm. Click here to go to the Exhibitor page
Private, industry-only parties!
Of course, the EXPO isn't all business. There's plenty of occasions to have fun, meet fellow attendees and feature entertainers, watch showcase performances and much more at the EXPO's evening parties and events. The Opening Night Party kicks everything off on Monday, August 8th, at Republic NOLA. The ED's Awards Show will also feature an Official After-Party at the Masquerade club inside of Harrah's Casino, and on Wednesday, August 10th, don't miss our first-ever Bikini Bowling tournament during the day and the Bourbon Street Bash at four different adult clubs on Wednesday night!
For more information on the EXPO's parties and events, click here!
2018 Gentlemen’s Club EXPO & Tradeshow
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
EXPO 2018 attendees can count on three days of must-attend workshops and panel sessions geared toward club owners, general managers, 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 honoring the industry's top adult nightclubs and entertainers.