Adult Entertainment Expo Wraps
Exhibitors Report Good Business Despite Attendance
courtesy of Adult Video News
LAS VEGAS -- The 2009 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo came to a close
on Sunday, wrapping up four days of business at the Sands Expo Center.
think the show's been great," Erotique Entertainment owner
Eric John told AVN during the show's final hours. "Fantastic,
couldn't be better. Fundamentally, I could not be happier. We did
everything we set out to do, the reaction was exactly what I wanted,
everything was good."
returned this year to holding day four on a Sunday. Following the
AVN Awards night with another full day of exhibiting caused many
to forecast tumbleweeds on the show floor Sunday, but attendance
remained consistent and business was still in full swing on the
last day of the show.
show for us has been good," said Adam & Eve general manager
Bob Christian. "It's very obvious that attendance is down,
[but] our lines were still long, and we still opened new accounts,
and we still sold a bunch of stuff."
adult expo began as an outgrowth of the Consumer Electronics Show
(CES) back in the 1980s, and this year's schedule brought the two
trade shows back in synch for the first time in many years. But
attendance for both shows was down; some adult exhibitors hoped
to see more cross-traffic from CES this year, but that never seemed
expected chaos, pandemonium, and we were looking for enormous branding
opportunities," Christian said. "So I'm very disappointed
with the attendance drop-off." Nevertheless, he re-emphasized
that "business-wise, we've done well. It's been a good show
Jordan said the 2009 expo was a good one for his company, considering
the current state of the economy.
we made a lot of connections with foreign people for licensing and
stuff like that." Jordan said. "There's always room to
do things different and diversify. Every show, there's someone coming
out with something new that we're looking to explore."
told, how was AEE for Jules Jordan Video? "It's another great
year - we're just doing what we do, not changing anything, and looking
forward to next year."