Reposted with permission by XBIZ
LOS ANGELES — XBIZ is pleased to announce the release of its official XBIZ 2016 show schedule, highlighting the many educational, networking and social opportunities at this elite gathering of industry movers and shakers.
To view the show schedule, click here.
Presented by premier payment solutions company Epoch and sponsored by Adam & Eve, OrbitalPay, NETbilling and LiveJasmin, along with Chaturbate, ExoClick, Mobius Payments, AdultFriendFinder, CCBill, TrafficHaus, SugarInstant and more, XBIZ 2016 will take place Jan. 12-15 at the Andaz hotel in West Hollywood.
The entire Andaz property will once again be exclusive to XBIZ attendees for four days of unparalleled business opportunities, culminating on Jan. 15, with the adult industry’s biggest night of the year — the 2016 XBIZ Awards show, presented by LiveJasmin.
Set to feature the widest range of informational and special events yet, XBIZ 2016 gets underway on Tuesday, Jan. 12 with the annual XBIZ Golf Tournament presented by X2K Media, where participants compete in a charity tournament to benefit the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP), which will be celebrating its 20th anniversary at the show.
Later in the day, the Kick-Off Gathering will serve as a warm-up event for arrivals, followed by the evening’s highly anticipated special event, the 16th annual Cybersocket Web Awards, honoring the best LGBT websites and service providers.
XBIZ 2016 gets down to business on Wednesday, Jan. 13, with seminars exploring the future of e-commerce, mobile marketing and monetization, traffic trends and the latest advances in live cams with top power players.
Also on deck are specialized workshops, including a look at women in porn, hosted by Sssh.com founder Angie Rowntree; a guide to being an adult performer today, with adult star Vicky Vette; and an insightful discussion of porn genres, with industry veteran Howard Levine.
In addition, there will also be specialized workshops examining the latest in hosting technologies, content delivery and affiliate marketing; as will in anti-piracy solutions, pro tips for live cam models and a special performer workshop hosted by APAC president Chanel Preston. A series of company sponsored workshops will also be presented by LiveJasmin, MiKandi and TrafficHaus.
The day continues with NakedSword CEO Tim Valenti presenting the event’s first Visionary Keynote discussing the Future of Adult Digital Media, leading into the day’s social events, including the popular XBIZ Mix & Meet Happy Hour, uniting attendees and exhibitors over cocktails and free swag.
The evening moves along to the digital edition of the XBIZ Exec Awards, sponsored by SkyPrivate, spotlighting outstanding business leaders across a range of industry roles. Capping off the evening is The Viper Room Rock & Roll Bash on the world famous Sunset Strip.
Thursday, Jan. 14, is just as action-packed, starting with a look at the emerging field of teledildonics, followed by the return of the Open Mic Marketing Hour, which amplifies the personal marketing power of speed networking and multiplies it by a roomful of attendees, with participants invited to introduce themselves to their fellow participants, sharing information about their newest offerings.
Next up are Visionary Keynotes, including Lovehoney co-founders Neal Slateford and Richard Longhurst discussing the future of e-commerce, plus Standard Innovation co-founders Bruce and Melody Murison on the future of cutting-edge sex products. Later in the day, Penthouse President Kelly Holland explores the future of adult content.
XBIZ 2016 also provides bedrock sessions such as current discussions on e-billing, an FSC-hosted legal panel and the State of the Industry with industry A-lists.
There will also be a slate of company hosted seminars, with leading gay portal Cybersocket presenting an insider’s look at gay porn today, trans leader Grooby discussing the growing popularity and mainstreaming of trans content and the FSC hosting a ‘critical’ producers meeting discussing content production matters.
There also will be more specialized workshops covering web development, public relations and branding in adult, as well as virtual reality and white label programs.
In addition, there will be two company sponsored sessions: Chaturbate will be exploring its unique live cam network, while AdultShopping.com demonstrates its customizable online storefront.
Thursday night features the CCBill Happy Hour at the hotel’s posh lobby bar, followed by the “girls only” Women in Adult Mixer at Saddle Ranch presented by iFriends.
Next up will be the second edition of the 2016 XBIZ Exec Awards recognizing career excellence within the retail industry, sponsored by SugarInstant, followed by XBIZ 2016’s biggest bash, the annual Winter Wonderland party on the Andaz Hotel’s rooftop, sponsored by Mr. Skin and Cherry Pimps.
On Friday, Jan. 15, the day gets underway with a very special Icon Interview with the founder and co-chairman of Vivid Entertainment, Steven Hirsch, discussing the external and internal challenges facing adult entertainment and what the industry needs to do to secure its future success.
The session is followed by the 2016 FSC Awards Luncheon hosted by award-winning performer jessica drake, honoring a select group of esteemed business leaders for their pro-industry advocacy.
Then it’s on to L.A. Live at the J.W. Marriott, where premier live cam network LiveJasmin will present the highly anticipated 2016 XBIZ Awards show hosted by adult superstar Stoya.
Bringing Hollywood glitz and glitter to an international entourage of industry A-listers at L.A. Live, this year’s star-studded show is set to be the biggest, most spectacular to date, celebrating the best of the best from across the adult industry.
Free registration for XBIZ 2016 is available for affiliates and talent, while XBIZ.net members qualify for discounted admission.
For more information, visit XBIZShow.com.