XBIZ Retail 2012 Official Event Website Launches

LOS ANGELES — XBIZ is pleased to announce the launch of the XBIZ Retail 2012 official event website, which features preliminary details surrounding the conference and expo dedicated to "all things retail," taking place Jan. 9-10.

XBIZRetailExpo.com is the online destination for the latest event information, including registration, exhibitor/sponsorship details and to see a list of past participants.

The website also features hotel information for the Burbank Marriott hotel, the new home of the XBIZ Retail 2012, where it will immediately follow the ANME Founders Show at the same location, Jan. 7-8.

From Jan. 9-10, XBIZ Retail will bring together all segments of the adult retail marketplace, including e-tailers, home party organizers, wholesalers and manufacturers of all types of adult goods for an event unlike any other.

With the guidance of the recently announced expanded 2012 XBIZ Retail Advisory Board, the event will feature the industry-leading trade show staple components that have become synonymous with XBIZ brand B2B events, such as world-class seminars, innumerable opportunities for networking with industry leaders, keynote speeches and special events — all fine-tuned to cater to the diverse retail market.

The inaugural XBIZ Retail featured a founding advisory board that includes: Bob Christian of Adam & Eve Stores, Rondee Kamins of Adultmart/GVA-TWN, Mark Franks of Castle Megastore, Ed Braunstein of Deluxe Distributors, Hustler Hollywood’s Theresa Flynt, The Lion’s Den’s Shelly Sandau and Steve Brown of Romantix.

To reflect the expanded focus of XBIZ Retail 2012 — which is to cater to “all things adult retail” — XBIZ has widened the scope of its advisory board to include online retail and wholesale/distribution.

XBIZ Retail's Online Retail board members include Andrew Sullivan of Gamelink, Joel Kaminsky of Good Vibrations, Dave Levine of SexToy.com, and Jax Smith of SugarDVD. The Wholesale/Distribution Advisory Board includes Larry Garland of Eldorado, Ken Sahn of Holiday Products, Bonnie Feingold of Honey’s Place, Brian H. and Frank K. of IVD/ECN, Phyllis Heppenstall of Peekay, Ari Suss of Sex Toy Distributing, and Bob Pyne Jr. of Williams Trading Co.

The updated XBIZ Retail Advisory Board is visible on the newly launched event website,where qualified buyers, retail outlet operators and XBIZ clients may register for XBIZ Retail 2012 for free.

XBIZ Retail will be held in conjunction with the highly anticipated 10th annual XBIZ Awards and the 2012 XBIZ LA digital media conference. The 2012 XBIZ Awards marks the 10th anniversary of adult entertainment's biggest industry awards show.