XBIZ Announces Miami Summit Speakers

Stephen Yagielowicz

LOS ANGELES — XBIZ, The Industry Source, has announced its finalized list of panelists and presenters for its upcoming XBIZ Summit in Miami.

For the list of speakers and presenters, click here.

Presented by AWEmpire, the 2013 XBIZ Summit will enjoy exclusive access to the Coconut Grove, Fla.-based Mayfair Hotel & Spa from May 14-17, for one of the year’s most valuable events; offering educational, deal-making and networking opportunities for its elite audience of adult entertainment industry insiders.

As part of its educational offerings, XBIZ Summit presents a slate of seminars featuring experienced panelists offering expert insights on a range of important topics.

For example, Wednesday, May 15 will see the event kick off with a special workshop as AWE presents “How to Sell Live Interactive Content” with Douglas Richter.

Next up will be an executive session on Business Development, Forging Relationships that Last, moderated by XBIZ’ Kristen Kaye. Panelists include Karen Campbell from OribitalPay, Harmik Gharapetian from Epoch, GameLink’s Jeff Dillon, Douglas Richter from AWE and JuicyAds’ Jimmy “Wizzo” Foreman       .

Team building also takes center stage with Mastering Effective Business Collaboration, featuring Brad Mitchell from MojoHost, CCBill’s Gary Jackson, Harmik Gharapetian from Epoch and Hustler’s Michael Klein.

Traffic gets a nod with a session on User Monetization and the Future of Affiliates, with Daniel   from AdWorld, Robert Levy of KinkDollars, Affil4You’s Joey Gabra, Hustler’s Sean Holland and Geoffrey Bonchiere of ExoClick, with XBIZ’ Stephen Yagielowicz moderating the panel.

Wednesday’s seminar schedule wraps up with a look at Selling Sex: Branding, Marketing & Social Media, featuring Reporo’s Chi Lee, Shay Efron from IMLive, Julie from Video Secrets, Lauren McKewen of 7Veils and Ken of AdultDropShipper, with moderation by CCBill’s Laurie Biviano.

Thursday, May 16, hits the ground running with a discussion of Progressive Strategies for Maximizing Competitive Advantages, with industry veterans including Colin Rowntree of Wasteland, AWEmpire’s Douglas Richter, Jeff Wilson of Video Secrets, GameLink’s Ilan Bunimovitz, Utherverse’s Anna Lee and moderation by XBIZ’ Stephen Yagielowicz.

An XBIZ Summit Special look at the Gay Biz today offers perspectives by CitiBoyz’ Steve Shay, AWEmpire consultant Douglas Richter, Mitch Farber from NETbilling and Frank Gannon from Epoch, along with CCBill’s Gary Jackson and panel moderation by CyberSocket’s Morgan Sommer.

The latest online billing phenomenon will receive attention in what is sure to be a popular session, as XBIZ Summit asks, “Is Bitcoin the Next Big Thing for Adult?” Panelists will include Avi Bitton from Wicked Pictures, Douglas Richter from AWEmpire, JuicyAds’ David Neawedde and BitPay co-founder and CEO Tony Galippi, with moderation by XBIZ’ Stephen Yagielowicz.

Next will be the legal panel as it examines Pressing Issues for Industry Entrepreneurs, from the perspectives of distinguished attorneys including Larry Walters, Marc Randazza and Corey Silverstein, along with ASACP Executive Director Tim Henning and the able moderation of Wasteland’s Colin Rowntree.

Finally, XBIZ Summit will help pave the way for XBIZ EU, with a look at International Business and Establishing Cross-Atlantic Relations, with AdultCentro’s Alex Kudinov, Chi Lee from Reporo, Sascha Winkler of PAY4, Chandie Foster of Rude.com, Luis from Cool Mobile and session moderation by Actually Helping’s Mike Ackerman.

“From the range of topics being presented to the experience and professionalism of the presenters, XBIZ Summit will deliver the high-impact information and resources needed to succeed in the adult industry today,” XBIZ Senior Editor Stephen Yagielowicz stated. “XBIZ’ Seminar Series offers continuing education for top tier operators as well as a leg up for neophytes, providing another valuable reason for attending our events.”

Although guest rooms at the Mayfair Hotel have sold out, XBIZ Summit attendees are encouraged to reserve rooms at the nearby Sonesta Bayfront Hotel, a block away from the Mayfair Hotel & Spa, using discounted group code 0514XBIZIN.

XBIZ.net adult business network members and adult website operators may also still qualify for a free or discounted registration if they act now to reserve a spot at this summer’s best gathering of adult industry professionals.

For more information, visit www.xbizsummit.com.