April 15, 2002 03:41pm
AVN Adult Entertainment Expo 2003 is Scheduled for January 9-12 in Las Vegas
Source: Video Software Dealers Association
by: Company Press Release
(ENCINO, CA) -- Already backed by more than 100 signed exhibitors, the fifth annual AVN Adult Entertainment Expo has been scheduled for January 9-12, 2003 and will be held once again at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The AVN Adult Entertainment Expo is the largest and most comprehensive adult entertainment event in the industry. The trade show features more than 200 companies in the exhibit hall along with over 400 of the hottest and newest adult stars. During the four-day gathering, industry attendees and fans alike will have the opportunity to interact with an extensive network of trade professionals involved in every aspect of the adult industry, including distribution, manufacturing, interactive media, e-tailing, and novelty items.
Some of the adult entertainment companies already committed to the 2003 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo include Digital Playground, Evil Angel, Hustler Video, Penthouse, VCA Pictures, Vivid Video, and Wicked Pictures.
"This year's show was such a tremendous success - setting an all-time high of attendance records - we are already looking forward to next year's event," said Mary Thompson, Show Manager for Home Entertainment Events at Advanstar Communications, Inc. "The exhibitors offered both trade and fan attendees a very exciting show, and were happy with the packed crowds on the show floor and the amount of business they conducted. We are experiencing phenomenal growth within the industry and expect that growth to continue."
"There will be plenty for everybody at the show - bigger and better exhibits, parties, and extra events," said Paul Fishbein, AVN Publisher. "A special highlight next year will be the 20th Anniversary AVN Awards Show on January 11, 2003. So mark your calendars now."
Overall Expo attendance at the 2002 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo was up 38% and fan attendance at the show was up 26%. There were more than 15,000 fan attendees and 6,500 industry professionals among approximately 23,500 show goers. Additionally, the number of exhibiting totaled 179, up 16% from 2001.
"The AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, like the adult entertainment industry, continues to grow and generate strong consumer support year after year," said Carrie Dieterich, VSDA Vice President of Marketing and Industry Relations. "Most interesting this year was the amount of general interest media attention the show generated. We expect this trend to continue in the years ahead."
For information on exhibiting at next year's show contact Kimbirly Orr at email@example.com or call 1-800-854-3112 Ext. 623.
The AVN Adult Entertainment Expo is sponsored overall by AVN (Adult Video News) and is produced and managed by Home Entertainment Events, a joint venture to own and produce conferences, trade shows and other events in support of the home and adult entertainment industries. The show runs concurrently with, but is operated completely separately from, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
Established in 1981, the Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA) is a not-for-profit international trade association for the $19 billion home entertainment industry. VSDA represents over 1,700 companies throughout the United States, Canada, and a dozen other countries. Membership comprises the full spectrum of video and video game retailers (both independents and large chains), as well as the home entertainment divisions of major and independent motion picture companies and other related businesses that constitute and support the home entertainment industry.
For further information, please contact:
Director of Public Relations
Video Software Dealers Association
firstname.lastname@example.org / 818-385-1500 Ext. 223