Retail Industry XBIZ Exec Awards Set for Jan. 14, Pre-Noms Begin Nov. 3

Lila Gray

LOS ANGELES — XBIZ is pleased to announce the retail edition of the XBIZ Executive Awards, set for Jan. 14, honoring outstanding achievements in a variety of prominent career fields.

The awards will be presented at an exclusive awards ceremony coinciding with the 2015 XBIZ 360 event series, which is set for Jan 13-16 at Hollywood’s posh Andaz Hotel.

Members of the retail and hard goods communities may nominate themselves and their peers starting Nov. 3 through Nov. 14 via adult industry social network Executives may promote themselves via social media by using this image.

“This is a once a year opportunity for talented professionals to receive recognition for their exceptional accomplishments,” XBIZ Associate Publisher Sara Ramirez said. “The XBIZ Executive awards honors those for their cumulative strength — business savvy, leadership skills, industry experience, peer nominations and more. The ceremony is not to be missed!”  

XBIZ founder and Publisher Alec Helmy explained that the XBIZ Executive Awards program was created to recognize those business leaders who drive the success of the industry’s most progressive brands and products.

“While our flagship XBIZ Awards show is predominantly focused on honoring top companies and their respective products, the XBIZ Exec Awards recognizes the great minds behind them,” Helmy said. “Although these events differ greatly in terms of scale and production, we believe they carry equal importance.”

The 2015 XBIZ Retail Executive Awards will honor top adult industry professionals in 10 categories:

  • Business Development Executive of the Year
  • Brand Ambassador of the Year
  • Marketing Executive of the Year
  • Senior Leadership Award
  • Progressive Leadership Award
  • Chief Executive of the Year
  • Tech Leadership Award
  • Community Figure of the Year           
  • Businesswoman of the Year
  • Businessman of the Year

A list of category descriptions and general event information is available at

The 2015 edition of XBIZ 360 will once again bring together industry players from around the world to explore the future of the rapidly evolving adult industry.

XBIZ 360 is comprised of seven separate, unique events and conferences — each targeting a specific market segment, including digital media, content production, retail and adult products, providing a panoramic showcase of industry insights in one place.

Adding to its educational components, XBIZ 360 also offers a range of networking opportunities, along with the atmosphere and entertainment that only Hollywood can provide. XBIZ 360 culminates with the adult industry’s awards event of the year — the 2015 XBIZ Awards show — presented by Fleshlight and hosted by adult film performer James Deen.

For a limited time only, XBIZ 360 attendees qualify for an exclusive group rate of only $199 per night for rooms at the official event venue, Hollywood’s Andaz Hotel.

Exclusive sponsorship opportunities for the 2015 XBIZ Retail Executive Awards are now available on a limited, first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, contact