XBIZ EU Kicks Off in London

Rhett Pardon

LONDON — XBIZ EU, presented by Adult Webmaster Empire, officially began Sunday evening in London with a kick-off happy hour and sponsor dinner.

Both events started up the annual European international digital media conference slated for the next three days at the Radisson Bloomsbury hotel in London, where the top executives and representatives from the online adult industry take in, contribute and immerse themselves with educational seminars, workshops and networking opportunities, as well as a number of exclusive events.

The sponsor dinner at Skylon, called the "jewel of cuisine on the South Bank," offered an exclusive group stunning food and spectacular views, and was attended by Joey Gabra and Laurent Baquiast from Affil4You; Gary Jackson, Sean and Lori from CCBill; Karen Campbell from OrbitalPay; Harmik Gharapetian from Epoch; X2K's Stephen Bugbee; and Laszlo Markus and John from AWE. Alec Helmy, Kristen Kaye, Benny B and Don Parret from XBIZ also attended the evening event.

Preceding the sponsor dinner was the "Kick-Off Happy Hour" at the Radisson Bloomsbury hotel for scores of XBIZ EU early-bird attendees. The happy hour was sponsored by AWE, GTBill , Epoch and CCBill.

The two Sunday evening events jumpstarted XBIZ EU as the official first day of seminars, workshops and other events begin Monday.

Monday's events include XBIZ Speed Networking, as well as seminars and workshops titled  "Market: A European Perspective,"  "The Industry Today: A Look at the State of the European Market," "E-Billing: Strategies for Greater Profit and "How to Succeed With Live Interactive Content" sponsored by AWE.

The "Mix & Meet Market + Happy Hour," AWE's "Welcome Reception" and XBIZ EU "Opening Bash" at the Jewel nightclub in Piccadilly round out Monday's lineup of events.