AVN Adult Entertainment Expo Launches Today

Today over 200 companies will welcome retailers, manufacturers, distributors, buyers, press and fans on the opening day of the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE).

Show organizers anticipate that this year they will have their largest turnout ever with over 200 adult companies committed to the show that brings businesses and fans together for fours days of exposure to the largest comprehensive collection of adult talent, exhibitors and product.

“The AVN Adult Entertainment Expo not only highlights the economic strength of the industry but also the strong connections that fans have to their favorite adult stars and products,” said Carrie Dieterich, spokesperson for Home Entertainment Events (HEE), the company that presents the annual event.

Last year’s AEE drew more than 8,000 industry professionals and more than 15,000 fans, establish new attendance records. Industry and fan attendance continues to be a driving factor behind the success of the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo.

New to the 2004 AEE is the addition of the B2B Marketplace and the Gay Product Showcase. The B2B Marketplace is a “trade only” area of the exhibit floor for companies that feature products such as point of sale systems, carpeting, shelving, and other display-type merchandise.

The Gay Product Showcase is an area of the exhibit floor that will be devoted to gay and lesbian-themed products. This special showcase is being sponsored by Cybersocket, Paladin Video, and Specialty Publications.

Exhibits at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo will be open on Thursday, January 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, January 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, January 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, January 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The show is open to only trade professionals until 2:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and until noon on Saturday.