Organizers Prep 13th Annual Venus Berlin Fair

BERLIN - Organizers of the Venus Berlin trade fair are gearing up for their 13th annual show, set for Oct. 15-18.

"One of our main tasks as a trade fair organizer is to attract new, professional visitors to attend Venus in Berlin, said Peter Bübel, trade fair manager. "To better perform that task, more support from the exhibitors would be greatly appreciated. After all, if every exhibitor were to invite his customers to Venus, then everybody would ultimately profit."

Exhibitors and professional visitors from 60 countries are expected to attend this year's Venus-Berlin event. Bübel said he understands that sometimes, customers will buy from the competition, but notes that "it obviously also works the other way around, and that way it'll be you who acquires a new customer."

In addition to the exhibition, trade and show areas, this year will see expanded Web, fetish and gay areas. A total of eight exhibition halls will cover 30,000 square meters, and will attract more than 28,000 visitors.

Sponsors for this year's Venus Berlin include Orion, HotMovies, Joydivision, JoyFactor and Clips4Sale. For more information, visit