AEE and ANE Announce Show Seminar Schedule

LOS ANGELES—AVN Media Network is pleased to announce that the seminar schedule for this January’s Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE) and Adult Novelty Expo (ANE) has been released and posted to the websites for each event. AEE is celebrating its 15th year at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.

The following seminars are spread across the four days (January 16– 19) that encompass the two shows:



Home Room (AEE/ANE)

10-11 a.m.

You're a first-time exhibitor or attendee who hasn't the first clue of where to go, what to see or who to meet. Or you're a regular to the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo and the AVN Novelty Expo, but want to see if there is anything you have been missing all these years. Here is where you can find out how to make the most of your experience and what to expect from the shows.


The Many Benefits of Multimedia (AEE/ANE)

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Everyone by now should understand that an online presence is crucial if you want to survive. But what if you are missing out on something to help your image, brand or sales? This seminar looks at other media (podcasts, etc.) that might help you in the long run.


The Importance of PR and Marketing (ANE)

1-2 p.m.

In a tough economy, everyone looks to trim the fat, but is your PR and marketing budget really the place to cut corners? The panelists examine not only the reasons to continue funding that sector of your business, but also the importance of having it to begin with.


When the Cameras Stop (AEE)

Performing in movies is just one of the ways that adult actors make money these days. From live cams to feature dancing, there are more opportunities than ever for models and performers to take control of their careers. Don't miss this panel of talent and company owners as they discuss how to make money as an adult entertainment performer when the cameras stop rolling. 

2-3:30 p.m.




When Worlds Collide (AEE/ANE)

10-11 a.m.

Is it important for novelty companies to be aware of SEO? Should DVD companies know about things like phthalates before they start creating toys? Do things like that really matter when all you want to do is run your business? The short answer is yes, and our panelists will explain why.


State of the Industry: Peering and Planning Ahead (AEE)

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

As the world turns ever faster, is your business keeping pace with it? Ever wonder how the big boys think about change, and then implement it? This panel of leading professionals will look at the state of the industry through the prism of change and decision-making, a subject that has everything to do with being an effective and successful manager.


Back to the Future (ANE)

2-3 p.m.

There was a time when it was predominantly men who were buying the sex toys. But as women have become more outspoken about the sexuality and more confident in buying their own pleasure products, have men been left out in the cold? How do we come full circle and bring men back to shop in the stores?


FRIDAY, Jan. 18


Keeping up with the Krazes (ANE)

10-11 a.m.

The Fifty Shades phenomenon caught everyone off guard. By now, most people have adapted and started to ride the success of the books and the toys mentioned in its pages. Is there a way to anticipate the next big thing to his the industry? And is there a way to better prepare ourselves for another craze?


The New Normal: Women in Adult (AEE/ANE)

11 :30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The adult production and novelty industry is a diverse enterprise wherein women are integral at every level. During this panel, an occupationally diverse collection of women will share their experiences working in adult, highlighting the challenges, advantages, adventures, and quirks of a business commonly construed as being “run by men.”




Legal Seminar (AEE)

11 a.m.-Noon

By January, we will know the results of the November election that will decide not only who will live in the White House for the next four years, but also which party will pick the next Supreme Court Justices and whether Los Angeles voters decided to pass Measure B, the controversial initiative making the use of condoms on porn sets mandatory. These are but a few of the central subjects on tap for a Legal Panel that promises to be a ripsnorter of a seminar.


Everyone's a Critic (AEE)

1-2:30 p.m.

Think you know the type of porn the fans really want to see? Find out for sure, as we get regular fans and critics alike to talk about the trends they see, what they want more of and what they can do without.

All fan, trade and press attendees can go to to learn more about the 2013 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE). AEE will showcase an incredible lineup of the biggest names the adult industry has to offer, the hottest adult stars from around the world, stage shows, musical performances, and a first look at the cutting-edge technology behind some of the most innovative sex toys and novelties on the market today, and in the future. The festivities run from Wednesday, January 16 through Saturday, January 19, 2013.

One of the largest adult trade shows in the world, AEE brings together an exciting and unique experience for everyone within the adult entertainment industry. AEE trade registration includes the AVN Novelty Expo (ANE), the industry’s leading B2B trade expo for pleasure products, the AEE Trade Show, and the AEE Fan Fest, giving fans never-before-seen access to the industry and its participants.

The AVN Adult Entertainment Expo is a one-of-a-kind trade show experience that combines business-to-business transactions, networking, knowledge-sharing, talent appearances, and special presentations for the public. The largest event of its kind, AEE showcases the most comprehensive collection of adult talent, exhibitors and products, which attracts buyers and fans from around the world.

AEE will be presenting more than 10 official parties held throughout Las Vegas. Attendees of the expo have the opportunity to upgrade their tickets to gain access to these events.

For more information about the Expo, including a list of exhibitors and events, please refer to

Wednesday is restricted to trade attendees only, and special “trade only” hours on Friday and Saturday will restrict access to industry professionals and the media in order to permit exhibitors to make and build business and media contacts before fans are allowed into the Expo. Trade registration provides badge holders access to all AEE and ANE seminars, the main exhibit hall during all show hours, and the AVN Novelty Expo. Special Fan Tickets are also now available at fall discount rates. The VIP Fan Package includes access to the Fan Fest, featuring over 300 adult stars, separate VIP Entrance, dedicated registration area, AEE Show Directory, and a complimentary T-shirt for $85. General Fan tickets are available now for $65 before December 15, 2012.

The 2013 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo sets the stage for the 30th annual AVN Awards Show, which will be held Saturday, January 19, 2013, at The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. The 30th annual AVN Awards Show is the premier gala of adult video and recognizes titles, individuals, and companies for contributions to and excellence in the industry. Please note that a separate ticket is required for admission to the AVN Awards Show.

To exhibit at the 2013 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, please contact our sales team at [email protected] or (818) 718-5788. All fan, trade and press attendees can go to