LONDON — ASACP is returning to London for the annual XBIZ EU conference, scheduled for Sept. 22-25 at the Radisson Edwardian Bloomsbury Hotel.
ASACP's Vince Charlton said Thursday that the XBIZ EU is "a perfect venue for ASACP to deliver its message of how responsible media companies can protect themselves by protecting children."
“Given the recent restrictions on Internet access by the U.K. government, XBIZ EU will be center stage for the formulation of the industry’s response, as well as a proving ground for a range of alternative solutions to the problem of minor’s accessing adult oriented materials,” said Charlton, ASACP’s U.K.-based director of European outreach. "It’s important for ASACP to have a voice in these discussions and to educate businesses about what they can do today to help prevent similar restrictions from taking hold in other countries.
“These companies’ livelihoods are at stake because not enough has been done to protect kids online,” he said. “It’s time for us to change that situation, and ASACP is here to help.”
Charlton will attend the event as part of the association’s global outreach program, which seeks in part to carry the message of industrial self-regulation to relevant stakeholders.
ASACP’s services such as the Restricted To Adults (RTA) website meta-labeling program, for example, market specific "best practices" and adherence to a strict code of ethics, allow participants to protect children on the Internet.
Charlton said that the promoters of XBIZ EU have included ASACP among the show’s sponsors, providing the association with premium banner placement, an exhibition table at the popular Mix & Meet session, an ad in the event’s show guide, an insert in the show’s “swag bags” and complimentary event registration.
XBIZ EU brings together digital media executives from around the globe for three days of unparalleled symposiums, networking, deal-making opportunities and more. The conference attracts adult website operators and affiliates, plus content producers and a wide range of service providers in the interactive, mobile, IPTV, traffic and billing sectors, who learn about the hottest profit centers in the European, American and international arenas.
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