LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/17/12 -- The 2012 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE, www.AdultEntertainmentExpo.com) is excited to bring in the New Year, as the largest adult industry show will open its doors on Wednesday, January 18th and go through Saturday, January 21st, 2012. AEE will be held at its new home, The Hard Rock Hotel, in Las Vegas, Nevada. AEE will showcase an incredible lineup of the biggest names the adult industry has to offer, the hottest adult stars from around the world, and a first look at the cutting-edge technology behind some of the most innovative sex toys and novelties on the market today, and in the future. For the first time in its history, The Hard Rock Hotel will host all facets of the expo, as well as the 2012 AVN Awards Show.
One of the largest adult tradeshows in the world, AEE brings together an exciting and unique experience for everyone within the adult entertainment industry. AEE trade registration includes the AVN Novelty Expo (ANE), the industry's leading B2B trade expo for pleasure products, the AEE Trade Show, and for the first time, the AEE Fan Fest, giving fans never-before-seen access to the industry and its participants.
"The time has come for what will be one of the most exciting moments of the year," says Theo Sapoutzis, Chief Executive Officer for AVN. "The Hard Rock Hotel is going to be the place to be in Las Vegas this week, and we believe this will be one of the most exciting expos any fan, trade member and member of the media will have ever experienced."
The AVN Adult Entertainment Expo is a one-of-a-kind tradeshow experience that combines business-to-business transactions, networking, knowledge-sharing, talent appearances, and special presentations for the public. The largest event of its kind, AEE showcases the most comprehensive collection of adult talent, exhibitors, and products, which attracts buyers and fans from around the world.
In a first, AEE will be presenting over 12 official parties held throughout Las Vegas, where attendees of the expo have the opportunity to upgrade their tickets to attend these events.
For more information about the Expo, including a list of exhibitors and events, please refer to www.AdultEntertainmentExpo.com.
Wednesday is restricted to trade attendees only, and special "trade only" hours on Friday and Saturday will restrict access to industry professionals and the media in order to permit exhibitors to make and build business and media contacts before fans are allowed into the Expo.
Trade registration provides badge holders access to all AEE and ANE seminars, the main exhibit hall during all show hours, and the AVN Novelty Expo. The VIP Fan Package includes access to the Fan Fest featuring over 300 adult stars, separate VIP Entrance, dedicated registration area, AEE Show Directory, and a complimentary T-shirt for $75.
The 2012 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo sets the stage for the 29th annual AVN Awards Show, which will be held Saturday, January 21, 2012 at The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. The annual AVN Awards Show is the premier gala of adult video and recognizes titles, individuals, and companies for contributions to and excellence in the industry. Please note that a separate ticket is required for admission to the AVN Awards Show.