Parties & Events 2020
Las Vegas in August is… hot. But at EXPO 2020, things will get even hotter at night with the parties and special events planned for the 28th EXPO at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, August 16-19.
With three days packed full of Staff Training Seminars, a Keynote Address, the Legal & Marketing Panels, and a two-day, 120-booth Tradeshow, it’s clear that the Annual Gentlemen’s Club EXPO is about doing business. But it’s also about having a great time! As is the case each year, EXPO 2020 will be packed with evening events, parties and the Annual ED’s Awards Show, all designed to allow attendees to network, get caught up with old friends, make new friends and ... PARTY!
Parties and Events for EXPO 2020!
As the sun goes down, the EXPO’s Opening Night Party will be heating up! The 2020 EXPO will feature our first-ever Opening Night “Sunset” Pool Party & NightSwim at the Planet Hollywood Pool — and at a brand new time, 7-10 pm (private event for EXPO attendees only). Enjoy some drinks poolside with fellow EXPO attendees, or grab your bathing suit and jump right in! Cash prizes will be awarded for sexiest bikini, while the guys will compete in the belly-flop contest, and the festivities will be hosted by the crew from Planet Platypus.
Of course, the Opening Night Party means award presentations as well. Nine ED Awards will be handed out at the Opening Night “Sunset” Pool Party ahead of the main ED Awards Show on Tuesday evening. Why do we hand out ED Awards on Monday night? Simply put, there are too many awards to hand them all out on Tuesday night (unless you enjoy three-hour awards shows!).
The ED Awards being handed out on Monday evening include:
GM of the Year • DJ of the Year • Club Employee of the Year • Urban Club of the Year • International Club of the Year • International Showgirl of the Year • Adult Entertainer of the Year • Newcomer Entertainer of the Year • Miss ExoticDancer.com of the Year
Annual ED’s Awards Show
August 18, 9-11 pm (8-9 pm reception)
Criss Angel Theater, Planet Hollywood
Presented in a Brand Education Partnership with Patron Tequila
For 23 years, ED Publications and the Annual Gentlemen’s Club EXPO have honored the adult nightclub industry with its only national awards show, acknowledging the best-of-the-best amongst clubs, club staff and touring feature entertainers. At EXPO 2020, the Criss Angel Theater at Planet Hollywood will once again play host to the ED Awards on Tuesday, August 18th. For the second straight year, the ED Awards Show is presented in a Brand Education Partnership with Patron Tequila, the “World’s Finest Ultra-Premium Spirits.” The Awards Show will boast a nationally known comedian as the evening’s host, and will also include command performances by the three ED’s Overall Entertainer of the Year nominees.
Among the evening’s marquee awards will be the Overall Gentlemen’s Club of the Year, Club Chain of the Year, the Overall Entertainer of the Year and the ED Hall of Fame. There will also be two new awards introduced in 2020: The Industry Executive of the Year, a category which will feature a broad list of industry professional nominees, and the Overall “Small” Club of the Year, a category which, like the Overall Gentlemen’s Club of the Year, will recognize the top “small” clubs from across the country (ten nominees in all).
Tickets for the ED Awards Show are $69 ($89 after May 31) and can be purchased by clicking here or by calling ED Publications at (727) 726-3592.
Religion Tequila Presents
The $10,000 Carnal Cosplay Contest
August 19, 2-6 pm
Gallery Nightclub, Planet Hollywood
EXPO attendees have witnessed pool-side bikini contests and 2019’s $10K lingerie contest. Now, it’s time to introduce a contest unlike anything attendees have seen before: The $10,000 Carnal Cosplay Contest! What exactly is “cosplay”? Think costumes-meet-lingerie, as entertainers are encouraged to take their dress-up game to the next level. Come as your favorite sexy superhero, voluptuous villain or alluring anime character for a chance at winning a share of $10K in cash and prizes (top three finishers each receive cash/prizes). Planet Hollywood’s Gallery Nightclub once again plays host to EXPO’s “chill day” event, and the party is once again sponsored by Religion Tequila. The afternoon’s festivities will be hosted by event co-sponsor, Planet Platypus.