Good Vibrations’ Joel Kaminsky to Keynote XBIZ 360 Retail Conference

Bob Johnson

LOS ANGELES — XBIZ is pleased to announce industry veteran and owner of Good Vibrations, Joel Kaminsky, as its 2014 Visionary Keynote for the XBIZ 360 Retail Conference.

The conference is one of seven trade events scheduled to be held in tandem with the XBIZ 360 events series that will bring together members of the industry and media from around the world to explore the future of the multibillion-dollar adult industry.

Scheduled for Jan. 22-25, XBIZ has taken over the entire property of W Hollywood Hotel, making XBIZ 360 the most exclusive, all-encompassing trade show in industry history.

The conferences will culminate with the industry’s awards event of the year, the 2014 XBIZ Awards, presented by Fleshlight, with Jenna Jameson as its master of ceremonies.

Kaminsky, an adult retail veteran, helms Good Vibrations as a leading sex-positive retailer dedicated to promoting sexual health, pleasure, and empowerment. The company has embraced progressive sales, distribution and promotion strategies under his stewardship.

Good Vibrations recently opened its seventh store in the chic Palo Alto, Calif., area. In 2012, the company opened its Oakland-area Lakeshore shopping district store and in 2011, Good Vibes opened its downtown San Francisco store at the Westfield shopping mall across from leading department store Bloomingdales.

“Joel is by far one of the most knowledgeable and charismatic leaders in retail today. We’re thrilled to be hosting him. Joel’s extensive experience and rare vision will undoubtedly yield great insights for our conference attendees,” XBIZ Associate Publisher Sara Sazzman said.

In addition to offering tactical business information, attendees at this year’s retail conference will learn about the tough day-to-day issues that contribute to the ongoing success of a retail operation. The events line-up of A-list industry experts will be on hand to share their challenges and solutions to the most critical of today’s business issues.

Commenting on his talk, Kaminsky said, “I’m honored to keynote the XBIZ 360 Retail Conference. As a member of this community for the last 38 years I know that I am in great company and I look forward to navigating the changing landscape of adult retail together. I’m especially excited to be bringing the sex-positive mission of Good Vibrations to a larger audience, and making quality products and education accessible to all.”

Dovetailing on what’s on tap to be one of the most stimulating keynote addresses of the year, the conference also will zero in on must-know topics for decision-makers including business strategy, merchandising, marketing, best practices and more.

“Attendees are in for what’s sure to be a truly inspirational keynote by one of the most progressive figures of our time,” said Alec Helmy, founder and publisher of XBIZ. “We feel very privileged that Joel will be sharing his stellar knowledge and expertise — a combination of unparalleled professional experience that has spanned decades. This is a rare treat for any industry professional looking to stay ahead of the curve.”

In addition to exploring the future of adult retail, XBIZ 360 will feature related conferences individually devoted to the digital media, movie production and pleasure products markets — providing the most comprehensive showcase of industry insights ever presented.

Highlighting the week will be the 2014 XBIZ Awards show that will honor the industry's best across more than 150 award categories, spotlighting outstanding achievements in Retail & Distribution, Pleasure Products, Movie Production and Digital Media. For event details and a complete list of award categories, click here.

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