XBIZ Announces January 2015 Show Dates, Hits the Sunset Strip

Stephen Yagielowicz

LOS ANGELES — XBIZ is pleased to announce plans for the 2015 XBIZ 360 events series — the next generation of adult industry trade events, set to take over the trendy Andaz Hotel, located on Hollywood’s famed Sunset Strip, from Jan. 14-16.

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XBIZ 360 will once again be closed to the public and occupy the entire property of the Andaz Hotel Jan. 14-16 for seven separate events specifically tailored to explore the future of Digital Media, Movie Production, Pleasure Products and Retail sectors of the adult industry.

The trade events will be a primer for the biggest XBIZ Awards show to date on Thursday, Jan. 15, at a new venue to be announced soon. Stay tuned to XBIZ.com for major announcements about the 2015 XBIZ Awards, presented by Fleshlight and hosted by superstar performer James Deen, in the coming weeks.

In addition to the illustrious night of the XBIZ Awards, two separate XBIZ Executive Awards events will honor the most highly respected businessmen and women within the online and retail communities of the industry. Honoring the achievements of individuals both at the forefront and behind the scenes of the industry, the XBIZ Executive Awards are based on peer submissions through the XBIZ.net social network. The award categories cover a range of roles that make up today’s adult industry, including management, marketing and sales professionals.

Set to become ground zero for business and pleasure, The Andaz in West Hollywood is regarded as more than a hip boutique hotel in Los Angeles. “It’s a lifestyle,” according to parent company Hyatt. This will become apparent to XBIZ 360 attendees as they discover the true meaning of “Andaz” — the Hindi word for “personal style.”

Mixing splashes of Hollywood glamour and post-modern design, Andaz features luxurious suites, gorgeous event spaces, acclaimed dining and panoramic city views. A landmark Hollywood location, the property has famously hosted parties for A-list celebrities and iconic rock bands, including The Rolling Stones, The Who and Led Zeppelin.

The Andaz is uniquely positioned in the heart of the Sunset Strip within walking distance of numerous nightlife destinations such as The House of Blues, Sky Bar, Sunset Plaza and the Chateau Marmont. Stay tuned for announcements about special events at these nearby hot spots, including the Saddle Ranch, the site of the Official XBIZ 360 Kickoff Party.

XBIZ 360 isn’t just about relaxing in a lavish hotel, however — the unprecedented events series will bring together top company executives and entrepreneurs from all around the world to gain critical insights into emerging trends, network with their industry peers and explore fresh business opportunities.

Among its educational offerings, the cornerstone of XBIZ 360 is the Digital Media Conference, scheduled for Jan. 14-16. This event will once again deliver cutting-edge information through its market trend seminars and exclusive workshops hosted by online business leaders that share proven techniques and provide forward-looking wisdom. XBIZ 360’s popular Speed Networking and Mix & Meet Market sessions will provide attendees an opportunity to participate in coordinated networking and product showcases, while evening cocktail receptions, Happy Hours and exclusive parties will help attendees mix business with pleasure.

The second annual “Hot List” party will return to XBIZ 360 this year — this time it will unfold on the extraordinary rooftop of the Andaz Hotel on Jan. 14, bringing together the industry’s finest for a night of revelry under the stars with spectacular views of the Hollywood Hills on one side and the Sunset Strip and downtown Los Angeles on the other.

Concurrent with the Digital Media Conference is the Adult Film Conference, which will explore the fast-changing content creation and distribution arena. With targeted sessions devoted to trends and the latest technology, marketing and issues relevant to performers — as well as an overview of the legal landscape — XBIZ 360 delivers valuable insights for performers, producers and studios at every level.

The Adult Retail Conference will take place on Jan. 14, drawing top retailers who will share insights and information to help attendees succeed in the rapidly evolving retail marketplace, where the pressures of increasing competition, the latest trends and technological advances in e-commerce and other issues impacting the business, will be discussed.

On Jan. 15 is the Pleasure Products Conference, uniting manufacturers and distributors for a look at the ongoing growth of this dynamic space. From new, healthier materials, to technological advances, XBIZ 360 will guide attendees to the latest trends in product development and influential business contacts they need to maximize their success in this competitive marketplace.

From Jan. 14-15, the FSC Summit Conference will be held as part of the XBIZ 360 event series, with the Free Speech Coalition and XBIZ teaming up to unite industry luminaries, lobbyists, business and legal experts to discuss the coalition’s newest initiatives. This event is capped by the annual FSC Awards, which honors business leaders for their positive contributions to the adult industry.

To be announced in the coming weeks, special guest keynote speakers will address each conference, providing the viewpoints of the adult industry’s foremost visionaries to the attendees of XBIZ 360, which will deliver an unsurpassed educational opportunity.

Last but not least, from Jan. 14-17, the invitation-only XBIZ Retail Retreat will swing into high gear, combining one-on-one private meetings and exclusive networking opportunities with a luxurious experience that exclusively caters to leading manufacturers and top retail buyers.

XBIZ 360 will once again host the unveiling of the latest edition of the XBIZ Index, or “Black Book,” a high-end industry business directory created for established company owners and executives as well as newcomer entrepreneurs.

Complimentary copies of 2015 XBIZ Index will be exclusively distributed to registered attendees of XBIZ 360 and 2015 XBIZ Awards show. And for the first time, the digital edition of XBIZ Index will be made available free of charge to members of XBIZ.net throughout 2015.

For a limited time, XBIZ 360 attendees qualify for an exclusive group rate of only $199 per night at the Andaz Hotel.

For more information, visit XBIZ360.com.