LOS ANGELES — XBIZ is pleased to announce that each of the four visionary keynote addresses from this month’s inaugural XBIZ 360° events series is now available to view at XBIZ360.com.
Evil Angel founder John Stagliano delivered the XBIZ 360° Adult Film Conference keynote; Jimmyjane founder Ethan Imboden highlighted the Pleasure Products conference with his address; Peekay Inc. founder Phyllis Heppenstall was the featured speaker at the Retail conference; and XBIZ founder and publisher, Alec Helmy, culminated the Digital Media event with his first-ever keynote address.
Stagliano, the 2012 XBIZ Man of the Year who is widely considered a pioneer of modern-day gonzo porn, talked about his old-school sensibilities and how he’s adapted his business to today’s challenging industry environment.
“John’s presentation was as insightful as it was conversational, and I think our audience really appreciated his self-deprecating wit and amazing candor,” said Dan Miller, executive managing editor of XBIZ who served as the event ambassador for the Adult Film sector. “In his casual style, John was able to talk about the past, the present and the future with the unique perspective of a man who’s stood for what he’s believed in since the moment he stepped foot into the business.”
Imboden, meanwhile, enlightened attendees with his one-of-a-kind career path that has led Jimmyjane to becoming one of the most highly regarded, technologically advanced pleasure products companies in the world.
“Ethan Imboden’s keynote address was a perfect finale to the XBIZ 360° Pleasure Products Conference,” said Ariana Rodriguez, XBIZ Sensuals editor and event ambassador. “Highlighting the event’s spirit of innovation and forward thinking, Imboden delivered an entertaining and inspirational look at the beginning and future of Jimmyjane and the industry in general. I’d recommend viewing the video coverage of this speech to professionals and anyone interested in a positive, unique outlook on the future of pleasure products.”
Peekay’s Heppenstall, one of the most accomplished speakers at the conference, charmed the full house with her retailing and sales expertise gleaned from decades working on the front lines of adult industry commerce.
“In true form, Peekay founder Phyllis Heppenstall delivered a rousing keynote address at the XBIZ 360° Retail Conference with seasoned insight, knowledge and expertise that packed the room of show attendees,” remarked Bob Johnson, features editor of XBIZ and the Retail event ambassador. “One highlight of Phyllis’s talk was her model of success that mapped out how retail pros must address the customer of the future, face competition and build a winning talent pool in order to succeed in today's retail climate. She said, ‘I believe the lessons and wisdom of the past, coupled with technology of today create a market advantage for retailers.’"
XBIZ’s Helmy for the first time recounted the story of how he founded his multimedia company, steadily building it from the ground up to the point where an event series such as XBIZ 360° was possible.
XBIZ’s Senior Technology Editor Stephen Yagielowicz noted, “XBIZ President Alec Helmy enthralled XBIZ 360° Digital Media Conference attendees with his visionary keynote address, which highlighted not only his own personal journey through the adult entertainment industry, but the many lessons learned along the way — information guiding the path forward for tomorrow.”
Yagielowicz continued, “Alec’s keynote provided a human face to the mastermind behind XBIZ, and revealed the depth and breadth of his industry experience, while remaining positive and on-point as to adult entertainment’s future; setting the stage for a memorable and informative session.”
To view the full-length presentations shot in HD, visit XBIZ360.com.