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EXPO 2015 Recap

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23rd Annual Gentlemen's Club EXPO
We brought it to the Big Easy!

New Orleans hosted 2015 Gentlemen’s Club EXPO, August 23-26 at the Hilton Riverside

Though the Annual Gentlemen’s Club EXPO had its home in Las Vegas for two decades, the time was right in 2015 to move the convention to the east and to a city that, although very different, holds much of the allure of Sin City.  But it’s also filled with historic landmarks, incredible food—and, of course, the legendary Bourbon Street. That city, of course was New Orleans, Louisiana. 

The 23rd Annual Gentlemen’s Club EXPO was held August 23-26, 2015, at the Hilton Riverside Hotel. The EXPO featured a two-day EXPO Tradeshow, three days of educational panel sessions including the return of the very popular “Staff Training Seminars,” while evening events will included the “Opening Night Bourbon Street Pub Crawl,” the 18th Annual ED’s Awards Show at the historic Civic Theatre, and a “Chill Day” Steamboat Party aboard the Creole Queen.

The “Opening Night Bourbon Street Pub Crawl” saw visits to four top New Orleans adult clubs—the Penthouse Club, Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club, Rick’s Cabaret and Babe’s Cabaret—each hour, on the hour, featuring complimentary drinks and a showcase performance by one of the industry’s top feature entertainers. Several "Pre-ED-Awards" were given away at the evening's first stop, the Penthouse Club, including the first-ever "International Club of the Year" Award. 

The Annual ED’s Awards, the adult nightclub industry’s only national awards show, found a brand new home in the most historic theater in all of New Orleans—the Civic Theatre. Built in 1906, the Civic Theatre is a beautiful historic structure, and care has been taken at every step to preserve these details.

After the overwhelming success of EXPO 2014’s “Chill Day” Bikini Contest & Pool Party, the format returns—albeit in a very different venue! EXPO 2015’s Chill Day and “Pirate’s Booty Contest,” following a morning of legal panels,was held on the Creole Queen, one of the last authentic steamboats on the mighty Mississippi! EXPO attendees took a two-hour, catered cruise around the Mississippi on this legendary steamboat, which also boasted a large air-conditioned area in the center of the boat. 

For more information on the Annual Gentlemen’s Club EXPO or ED Publications, visit www.EDpublications.com or call (727) 726-3592.

 


Coverage of the EXPO 2015

15expo-LirotWorkshops and Panel Sessions
When it comes to being a more profitable club, small club operators often don’t have the budget to hire ‘experts’ or pour thousands into an advertising budget. Instead, they have to find a way to succeed with a small staff and a do-it-yourself attitude. Our panel of experts gave our workshop attendees the real nuts-and-bolts advice on how they can make their clubs more profitable—today—operating within a budget that is realistic for them (and you). Read More

 

15expo BabesTradeshow
Each year at the Annual Gentlemen's Club EXPO, hundreds of business from across the U.S. and around the world represent themselves at the EXPO Tradeshow. The companies who've exhibited at the EXPO Tradeshow have shown a specific commitment to the adult nightclub industry, and represent a wide variety of products and services geared toward adult nightclub operators, feature entertainers and other industry pros.. Read More
 

15expo roxiAwards Show
In one of America’s most historical cities, on the biggest stage in the industry and in front of a capacity crowd, the best of the adult nightclub industry were honored at the 18th Annual ED’s Adult Nightclub and Exotic Dancer Awards Show.  As the glitter settled, famed “bad girl of burlesque” Roxi D’Lite danced away as ED’s Overall Entertainer of the Year, Tootsie’s Cabaret in Miami Gardens was awarded Overall Gentlemen’s Club of the Year, and Spearmint Rhino was bestowed with the coveted Club Chain of the Year. This year’s show was held at the Civic Theater in downtown New Orleans on August 25th and hosted by Thea Vidale.   Read More
 

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"It's the most fun you'll ever have doing business." This has long been the motto of the Annual Gentlemen's Club EXPO, and it most directly refers to the evening parties and networking events held each year during the EXPO. Of course, it all begins with the Opening Night Party, the first official party brining the entire convention together. The evening events and parties also include the Annual ED's Awards Show (see Awards Show), and previous EXPOs have boasted many themed Opening Night and Closing Night parties, dancer showcases, receptions and more.
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EXPO 2016 Recap

24th Annual Gentlemen’s Club EXPO

 August 7-10, 2016 at The Hilton Riverside in New Orleans

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Monroe’s of Palm Beach, Lacey Rain and Scores Holding win big at 2016 ED’s Awards Show, while seminars cover host of hot topics including the 2016 Presidential Election, how to stop an active shooter situation, social media trends, urban clubs and much more!

Held for the second straight year in the Big Easy, the Annual Gentlemen’s Club EXPO (produced by ED Publications) once again celebrated the best-of-the-best with the adult nightclub industry’s only national awards show, the ED’s Awards. On August 9th, the Harrah’s Theatre inside Harrahs’ Casino played host to the 19th Annual ED’s Awards Show, where Lacey Rain was presented with the Overall Feature Entertainer of the Year Award. Three other “major” award winners of the night included Monroe’s of Palm Beach in West Palm Beach, FL, which took home the prestigious Overall Gentlemen’s Club of the Year Award; Scores Licensing was voted the industry’s Club Chain of the Year; and club veteran Dennis DeGori was inducted into the ED Hall of Fame. The show was hosted by no-holds-barred comedian Colin Kane.

“Our Entertainer of the Year nominees—Lacey Rain, RubberDoll and Angela Sommers—each put on mesmerizing live performances, showcasing exactly why each was a fitting nominee for Entertainer of the Year,” says ED Publications’ Associate Publisher and ED’s Awards Show co-producer, Dave Manack, noting that the fourth Entertainer of the Year nominee, Miss Mena, was unable to attend the EXPO and thus did not perform. “And out of our eight deserving Club of the Year nominees, Monroe’s of Palm Beach emerged as the industry’s top venue for 2015/2016, which is a testament to how hard owners Scott & Jennifer Lizza, GM Joe Bee and the rest of the staff at Monroe’s have worked to make this club one of the very best in the country in a very short period of time.”

In total, 22 ED’s Awards were presented to adult nightclubs, feature entertainers and club staff at EXPO 2016. While the majority of these were handed out at Harrah’s Theatre, nine ED’s Awards were given away at the Opening Night Party and Pre-ED Awards at the elegantly rustic Republic NOLA nightclub on Monday, August 8th. These included all of the staff awards (Employee, DJ and GM), as well as the first-ever “Urban Club of the Year” Award. (The 2016 ED’s Awards winners are featured on p. 26-27 and p. 36.)
The 24th Annual Gentlemen’s Club EXPO was held once again in New Orleans at the Hilton Riverside, and included four days of educational seminars, a two-day, 100-plus-booth tradeshow, networking events, the ACE National (Association of Club Executives) board meeting, and fun events such as the Opening Night Party, Bikini Bowl-A-Rama and Closing Night Bourbon Street Bash.
“We had some of the strongest seminar presentations we’ve ever had at this year’s EXPO,” says Manack. “These included our first-ever seminar on urban adult nightclubs, featuring DC Glenn of Tag Team (‘Whoomp There It Is’) fame, the ‘power of positive leadership’ presentation by motivational speaker Willard Barth, Robert Smith’s (Nightclub Security Consultants) seminar on how to prevent and/or handle active shooter situations, and that’s just a few of the seminars EXPO attendees experienced.”

For more information on the Annual Gentlemen’s Club EXPO or ED Publications, visit www.EDpublications.com or call (727) 726-3592

Coverage of the EXPO 2016

Expo16 panels_16Workshops and Panel Sessions
When it comes to being a more profitable club, small club operators often don’t have the budget to hire ‘experts’ or pour thousands into an advertising budget. Instead, they have to find a way to succeed with a small staff and a do-it-yourself attitude. Our panel of experts gave our workshop attendees the real nuts-and-bolts advice on how they can make their clubs more profitable—today—operating within a budget that is realistic for them (and you). Read More

 

Expo16 trade_16Tradeshow
Each year at the Annual Gentlemen's Club EXPO, hundreds of business from across the U.S. and around the world represent themselves at the EXPO Tradeshow. The companies who've exhibited at the EXPO Tradeshow have shown a specific commitment to the adult nightclub industry, and represent a wide variety of products and services geared toward adult nightclub operators, feature entertainers and other industry pros. Read More
 

Expo16 awards_16Awards Show
In one of America’s most historical cities, on the biggest stage in the industry and in front of a capacity crowd, the best of the adult nightclub industry were honored at the 18th Annual ED’s Adult Nightclub and Exotic Dancer Awards Show.  As the glitter settled, famed “bad girl of burlesque” Roxi D’Lite danced away as ED’s Overall Entertainer of the Year, Tootsie’s Cabaret in Miami Gardens was awarded Overall Gentlemen’s Club of the Year, and Spearmint Rhino was bestowed with the coveted Club Chain of the Year. This year’s show was held at the Civic Theater in downtown New Orleans on August 25th and hosted by Thea Vidale.   Read More
 

Expo16 parties_16Parties
"It's the most fun you'll ever have doing business." This has long been the motto of the Annual Gentlemen's Club EXPO, and it most directly refers to the evening parties and networking events held each year during the EXPO. Of course, it all begins with the Opening Night Party, the first official party bringing the entire convention together. The evening events and parties also include the Annual ED's Awards Show (see Awards Show), and previous EXPOs have boasted many themed Opening Night and Closing Night parties, dancer showcases, receptions and more. Click Here



EXPO 2014 Recap

22nd Annual Gentlemen’s Club EXPO

 August 17-20, 2014 at The Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas

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Multi-billion-dollar adult nightclub industry once again converges on Las Vegas for its annual gathering, the 22nd Gentlemen’s Club EXPO

EXPO highlighted by first-ever “Staff Training Seminars,” hot-button legal panels and the “Chill Day” Pool Party and Bikini Contest 1


If the 2014 Gentlemen’s Club EXPO (August 17-20, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas) proved one thing, it’s that the EXPO isn’t just for club owners anymore. In fact, while the 22nd Annual EXPO brought in hundreds of adult nightclub owners from across the U.S. and around the world, scores of club staff also attended the EXPO, including general managers, floor managers, DJs, waitstaff, security and more.  A focal point for these club staffers was certainly the two days of “Staff Training Seminars” offered at the EXPO, seminars which targeted very specific areas of club operation including management, security, bartending, waitressing, DJs, promotions and social media, along with an impressive Keynote Address from Renegade Hospitality’s Tim Kirkland which exemplified the EXPO’s theme, “Formula Win: Turn Your Staff Into a Winning Crew.”

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EXPO 2013 Recap

21st Annual Gentlemen’s Club EXPO

August 20-23, 2013 at The Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas

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Christina Aguchi, Spearmint Rhino Las Vegas take home top honors at ED’s Adult Nightclub & Exotic Dancer Awards Show during 2013 Gentlemen’s Club Owners EXPO
ED Publications honors the “best-of-the-best” during industry’s only national awards show at the industry’s national convention: The “ED EXPO”

Clearwater, FL — For the 21st straight year, an entire industry—a multi-billion-dollar industry—came together for three days of networking events, seminars, exclusive parties, a packed tradeshow and an industry Awards Show. The Annual Gentlemen’s Club Owners EXPO, held August 20-22 at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, boasted one of the event’s highest attendance, including club owners and operators, DJs and other club staff, feature entertainers, industry pros and many more.  

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EXPO 2012 Recap

20th Annual Gentlemen’s Club EXPO

 2012exporegAugust 26-29, 2012 at The Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas

Produced by ED Publications, the EXPO celebrated its anniversary in style with a three-day Tradeshow & Convention, including the 15th Annual ED’s Awards Show

The 2012 Annual Gentlemen’s Club Owners EXPO—which marked the 20-Year Anniversary of the industry’s annual convention and tradeshow—was held with great fanfare this past August 26-29 at the luxurious Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.  Produced annually by ED (EXOTIC DANCER) Publications, this year’s convention celebrated a true milestone for the multi-billion-dollar gentlemen’s club industry.

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