2006 AVN Expo Delivers Record Growth
Photos by Mark Buirge and Ricky Rueping
The 2006 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo delivered record growth,
organizers of the show announced today. With over 350 exhibiting
companies that occupied nearly 300,000 square feet of exhibit
space, the show has demonstrated tremendous growth after only
eight years as a stand-alone event. The AVN Adult Entertainment
Expo is produced by Home Entertainment Events.
"Exhibitor, trade, and fan responses have been phenomenal," said
show manager Janet Gibson. "We supplied numerous ways for
exhibitors and trade attendees to participate in the show. By
enlarging and targeting our efforts with the B2B Marketplace,
G-spot Fan/Trade section, and GAYVN areas, the exhibitors and
attendees had more space to cover, but it was instrumental in
helping attendees navigate the show, which has grown to two
exhibit halls in the Sands Expo Center."
"The diversity of the adult entertainment industry was on
display at this year's AVN Adult Entertainment Expo," said AVN
President Paul Fishbein. "The wide range of products including
cutting-edge technology, the emerging alt-porn movement, and
sexual enhancement products for couples indicates that the
industry is ready to serve the needs of adult retailers, as well
as consumers that seek to celebrate their sexuality."
According to Digital Playground's publicist Adella O'Neal, "AVN's
2006 Adult Entertainment Expo was an excellent meeting ground to
make new business contacts and solidify existing relationships.
Each year the show grows, providing more visibility for our
company, products and stars. We are already eagerly planning for
AVN's 2007 Adult Entertainment Expo."
"This year was by far the best for Vivid, Club Jenna, and
Teravision," said Howard Levine, national sales director for
Vivid Entertainment Group. "We broke all sales records for
previous years and the lines to see our stars seemed to never
"The show was a big success for Hustler/VCA and Vivid," said
Jeff Hawkins. "I think we had more traffic at our booth than in
Preliminary attendance figures reveal that 32,000 exhibitor,
trade, talent, press, and fan attendees were at the 2006 AVN
Adult Entertainment Expo, an increase of 5% over the previous
On the evening of Thursday, January 5, the 2006 AVN Adult
Entertainment Expo threw the first-ever Official Opening Night
Party at the Body English nightclub at the Hard Rock Hotel and
Casino. Sponsored by AVN, New Sensations, Wicked Pictures, and
Zero Tolerance, the event attracted partiers from both the Expo
and Internext. Partygoers were seen enjoying the luxurious
chocolate desserts, imbibing from the creative and fully
functional ice sculpture, and getting busy on the dance floor.
The party, which was sold out weeks prior to the event, drew
over 1500 attendees.
"It was an excellent turnout for such an exclusive event and
from what I witnessed a great time was had by all," said Scott
Taylor, President of New Sensations
"From our perspective, the party was a success," said Zero
Tolerance Entertainment's Greg Alves. "It afforded us the
opportunity to entertain our clients in an entertaining and
relaxed environment. It was also a nice contrast to the frenetic
pace at our [AEE] booth."
Anticipation for the next AVN Adult Entertainment Expo is high
with new show dates and configurations set for 2007. The 2007
AVN Adult Entertainment Expo will take place Wednesday, January
Saturday, January 13, 2007.
The Wednesday-to-Saturday configuration is a departure from the
Thursday-to-Sunday configuration of previous shows. The 2007
event will return to the
Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The AVN Adult Entertainment Expo is a unique tradeshow
experience. The largest event of its kind, the AVN Adult
Entertainment Expo showcases the most comprehensive collection
of adult talent, exhibitors, and product, which attracts buyers
and fans from around the world. Exhibitors this year included
Adam & Eve Productions, Club Jenna, Digital Playground, Inc.,
Evil Angel Video Productions, Exquisite Multimedia,
HotMovies.com, Hustler Video, JM Productions, Metro Interactive
LLC, New Sensations, Pleasure Productions, Private Media, Pure
Play, Redlight District, Sin City, Smash Pictures, Spice
Studios, Vivid Entertainment Group, West Coast Productions,
Wicked Pictures, and Zero Tolerance. For a complete list of
exhibitors and events during the Expo, please refer to
Also to be held in conjunction with the event is the GAYVN Expo,
a designated portion of the show floor devoted to this thriving
segment of the adult industry.
Additional information and a complete list of exhibitors can be