Fleshlight to Present 2013 XBIZ Awards Show, Sponsors XBIZ 360° Events Series

Ariana Rodriguez

LOS ANGELES — Fleshlight has signed on to present the industry’s biggest night, the 2013 XBIZ Awards on Jan. 11, which will round out the unprecedented XBIZ 360° six-event tour de force designed to decode emerging frontiers and ignite commerce across all sectors of the adult industry.

Fleshlight also has secured Platinum titles in support of the full range of XBIZ 360° events. The world-renowned brand of men’s pleasure products has signed on as Platinum Sponsor of the XBIZ 360° Digital Conference, presented by CE Cash, XBIZ 360° Adult Film Conference, presented by LiveJasmin.com, XBIZ 360° Pleasure Products Conference, presented by Pipedream Products, as well as XBIZ 360° Retail Conference, presented by Adam & Eve stores.

"When Alec told me that XBIZ was going to push this show to a ‘New Height’ Fleshlight was elated to sign on,” Fleshlight COO Brian Shubin said. “What XBIZ is doing with this show is very classy, very sexy and it promotes a lifestyle, not just porn. We at Fleshlight are huge proponents of this direction as it represents the industry in a fashion we can truly back. We are proud to align ourselves with XBIZ and are happy to have our name pasted next to XBIZ in every forum leading up to what will be an amazing event in January."

The star-studded 2013 XBIZ Awards show, presented by Fleshlight and hosted by the incomparable adult film superstar Tera Patrick, will be the climax to the XBIZ 360° six-part series of grand-slam trade events. The red-carpet gala will honor movers and shakers across more than 150 award categories — spotlighting the year's best in Adult Film, Digital Media, Pleasure Products and Retail market segments.

From Jan. 9-12, XBIZ 360° will take attendees on a 360-degree journey into the heart of the industry to decode its future and ignite commerce across every sector of the adult industry, including digital media, adult film production, pleasure products and adult retail.

“No single event hosts the entire industry like the XBIZ Awards show does and no single company engages all sectors of the industry like Fleshlight does. What we have here is a match made in heaven,” XBIZ President Alec Helmy said. “Fleshlight is the industry’s quintessential icon of cutting-edge — and the ultimate brand to present the 2013 XBIZ Awards’ vision of reaching a new height.”

Set to feature an elite group of industry icons, fearless trailblazers and creative visionaries, the XBIZ 360° lineup of A-list special guests will anchor the forward-thinking agenda, serving attendees tactical insight into the underlying dynamics and future direction of the industry.

XBIZ 360° is being designed to facilitate business between global markets, as attendees descend upon L.A. from every corner of the world. The week also will feature numerous special events such as cocktail receptions and after-hours parties so attendees can unwind after a full day of doing business.