XBIZ Conference and Awards Set for Largest Shows Featuring Industry A-Lists

LOS ANGELES — XBIZ is gearing up for its largest industry conference and most glamorous awards show yet, both featuring the adult industry’s A-list elite from all walks of the business.

The 2009 State of the Industry Conference, the first true assessment of what the future holds and what powers the pulse of adult entertainment, is slated for Feb. 10-12 in Woodland Hills, Calif., culminating with the 7th Annual XBIZ Awards Feb. 12.

Industry leaders will share insight on how issues — including free content online, the new U.S. administration and the broader economy — have affected this supposed bulletproof business, offering opportunity to spark discussion with the industry’s best.

  • LFP founder Larry Flynt will share his outlook on the future of adult entertainment during an exclusive Q&A-style interview.
  • Adam & Eve founder Phil Harvey will discuss how his success in adult has helped fund his philanthropic efforts worldwide during the Free Speech Coalition’s Annual Members Meeting.
  • A panel of the industry’s top stars — including Nina Hartley, Peter North and Sasha Grey — will discuss what it means to be a “porn star” in an Internet-driven era.

XBIZ Research also will debut the official results of the first-ever adult entertainment market research study, offering statistical information on the top issues of concern impacting the adult entertainment industry.

Culminating the State of the Industry Conference will be the 7th Annual XBIZ Awards, held at Boulevard 3 in Hollywood, Calif. The industry’s biggest names will come together to honor outstanding individuals, companies, performers and products that play an essential part in the success and popularity of adult entertainment.

Hosting the XBIZ Awards will be VH1/Comedy Central “Funnyman” Chris Wylde and Adam & Eve contract starlets Bree Olson and Kayden Kross.

For more information about the XBIZ State of the Industry Conference, visit XBIZConference.com.

For more information about the XBIZ Awards, visit XBIZAwards.com.