CalExotics CEO Susan Colvin to Deliver XBIZ Retail 2012 Keynote

Ariana Rodriguez

LOS ANGELES — XBIZ is pleased to announce Susan Colvin, president and CEO of California Exotic Novelties, as keynote speaker for XBIZ Retail 2012, which is slated for Jan. 9-10 at the Burbank Marriott Hotel, immediately following the ANME Show.

“Delivering the keynote speech during the XBIZ Retail show is an honor and privilege,” Colvin said. “The convergence of the ANME Show and the XBIZ Retail Show mark a pivotal moment in our industry as we all come together to deliver timely, focused trade shows that benefit manufacturers, distributors and retailers in one dynamic presentation.”

Under Colvin’s leadership, the 17-year-old company has emerged as a leader in the world of pleasure products, with a catalog of more than 3,000 products and exclusive lines such as Jopen and Intimate Basics. She was honored with the Industry Pioneer Award at the 2011 XBIZ Awards, which is the first time that the special recognition was given to a novelty industry trailblazer.

CalExotics, which is among the five bellwether adult novelty manufacturers that founded the biannual ANME Show, also was honored with the 2011 XBIZ Award for Toy Manufacturer of the Year.

“Susan Colvin’s dedication to the industry and innovative vision for CalExotics has enabled the company to flourish in a business that is constantly evolving,” XBIZ President and Publisher Alec Helmy said. “Her cutting-edge business savvy and respected leadership will shine during her special keynote address.”

XBIZ Retail caters to “everything adult retail" and is open to everyone in the field, including buyers, store/company owners and operations managers among others.

XBIZ Retail Expo will be held in conjunction with the highly anticipated 10th annual XBIZ Awards, presented by, and the 2012 XBIZ LA digital media conference. The 2012 XBIZ Awards marks the 10th anniversary of the biggest industry awards show.

For a limited time, XBIZ is offering free XBIZ Retail registration to all qualified retail operators and buyers.

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