XBIZ Retail 2012 Speaker Lineup Announced, Retail Experts to Discuss Top Trends

LOS ANGELES — XBIZ is pleased to announce the lineup of XBIZ Retail 2012 speakers, which is comprised of leading experts specializing in various sectors of adult retail who will offer a comprehensive analysis of the market and constructive look towards the future.

To view the list of speakers, click here.

XBIZ Retail kicks off next week from Jan. 9-10, immediately following the ANME Show (Jan. 7-8), atthe Burbank Marriott hotel. As the show dedicated to “all things retail” XBIZ Retail 2012 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.

The full schedule of world-class seminars and panel discussions will cover topics such as strategies for retail success, ecommerce trends, and in-depth analysis of the current state of the adult retail industry.

Featured speakers include CalExotics President Susan Colvin, who will deliver a special keynote on opening day. On the manufacturing front, she is joined by Fleshlight COO Brian Shubin and Dreamgirl International CEO Christopher C. Scharff.

Retail chain leaders Ed Braunstein of Deluxe Distributors, Romantix’s Steve Brown, Adam & Eve’s Bob Christian, Castle Megastore’s Mark Franks, Adultmart/GVA-TWN’s Rondee Kamins, The Lion’s Den Shelly Sandau and Hustler Hollywood’s Theresa Flynt, and Sarah Tomchesson, Director of Business Development and Strategy for The Pleasure Chest, will offer an overview of brick and mortar retail success.

Leaders in distribution slated for seminar and panel participation include SexToyDistributing.com’s Ari Suss, Holiday Products’ Ken Sahn, Eldorado’s Larry Garland, Peekay’s Phyllis Heppenstall, Frank Kay and Brian Herbstman of IVD/ECN, Good Vibrations’ Joel Kaminsky, Honey’s Place’s Bonnie Feingold and William Trading Co.’s Bob Pyne Jr.

Gamelink’s director of online sales Jeff Dillon will moderate a panel focusing on the benefits and functions of technology and the Internet in the retail marketplace. Additional speakers on the online retail front include Castle Megastore social media manager Keith Flynn,SexToy.com Dave Levine, Sugar DVD’s Jax Smith, Gamelink’s Andrew Sullivan, PHE Internet Marketing Director Glenn E. Mersereau and Ryan Wuest, who heads the marketing strategy for purePASSIONATE.com.

For event information, visit XBIZRetailExpo.com.