Joel Kaminsky, Good Vibrations Set for XBIZ 360 Conference

John Sanford

SAN FRANCISCO — Good Vibrations will be participating and representing at this week's XBIZ 360 conference featuring a keynote by company president Joel Kaminsky.

The conference is bringing together adult industry members to explore business strategy, merchandising, marketing, best practices and more.

Executive Vice President Jackie Strano, Purchasing Manger Coyote Days, and Staff Sexologist Dr. Carol Queen will also be contributing on a variety of panels during the four-day gathering of adult industry leaders.

This Wednesday Kaminsky will give the keynote presentation, charting his personal course to success and shares how he's molded his company into a leading retail brand and champion of sex-positive social conscience. Pioneer, and progressive thinker, Kaminsky has used his marketing expertise and leadership skills to build San Francisco-based Good Vibrations into one of the industry's leading brick-and-mortar and online retail destinations.

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."

The conference takes over the W Hotel in Hollywood, where industry professionals will discuss pertinent issues impacting the adult industry.

On Wednesday at 3 p.m., Strano will be on the panel "Sex Ed: A New Competitive Advantage for Adult Retail," moderated by Sex Educator and Good Vibrations alum Dr. Charlie Glickman. On Friday, Strano will also present on the panel "Feminist Porn: Inside the Movement" moderated by Dr. Constance Penley.

Days, meanwhile, will lend her unique perspective to the panel "Adult vs. Mainstream Outlets: The Growing Competition for Shoppers" at 12 noon Wednesday, exploring how the general acceptance of adult products and their prevalence in mainstream outlets have created challenges for adult retailers.

Queen, the staff sexologist, will participate on the panel "Pushing Awareness: Sexual Health and Sex Toy Sales also on Wednesday and later on the film panel "Porn Disrupted: The Politics of Changing Sexual Attitudes" on Thursday. That session will be moderated by Jiz Lee of Pink N White.

Good Vibrations now has eight retail stores on two coasts, a robust website (GoodVibes.com), and a mobile site where our customers can shop discreetly and trust their recommendations on pleasure products, books, movies, and other adult sex toys to enhance their sexual health and sexual confidence.

For more about the conference and keynote, visit http://novelty.xbiz360.com/.

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