LOS ANGELES — XBIZ is pleased to announce the official schedule for next month’s XBIZ 2017 show, which highlights the expanded educational, networking and social opportunities at this international gathering of industry executives, producers and talent.
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Presented by premier live cam network Camgasm.com, the annual events series takes over West Hollywood’s Andaz hotel from Jan. 9-13 for four action-packed days of unparalleled business opportunities, culminating on Thursday, Jan. 12, with the highly-anticipated 2017 XBIZ Awards show.
XBIZ 2017 builds upon its past successes to feature a refreshed schedule offering a wider range of events, including casual networking opportunities such as the annual XBIZ Golf Tournament presented by X2K Media on Monday, Jan. 9.
Other opening-day events include the “girls only” WIA Hollywood Hills Hike, as well as a tour of Studio 20’s new L.A. location, the Kick-Off Gay Happy Hour and 17th annual Cybersocket Web Awards.
The events series gets down to business on Tuesday, Jan. 10, with the first speed networking session of the show, where participants introduce themselves to fellow attendees, one-on-one, making new connections.
The NETbilling-sponsored seminar series rolls out with a look at live cams and the future of interactivity, followed by the state of adult virtual reality and online advertising.
Also on tap are sessions organized by APAC (Adult Performer Advocacy Committee), a look at the hottest genre trends (Today’s Top Content), trends in directing (Directors: Making a Difference), age verification (New Restrictions on the Horizon) and a 2017 snapshot of affiliate marketing.
In other events, CCBill will present a sponsor workshop discussing their newest offerings, AdultCentro reveals the secrets to boosting profits for sites and performers and ReviveAds explores ways of maximizing ad revenues, including countering ad-blockers.
Tuesday also sees the debut of an all-new track dedicated to adult talent, with courses titled Top Tips for Newbies, Insights on Building Your Brand and Fueling Your Fan Base.
Another highlight is the State of the Industry, finishing out the afternoon before the Mix & Meet Kick-Off, the digital edition of the 2017 XBIZ Exec Awards and the highly anticipated LAX Party, where top studios and talent will gather for a night of fun and schmoozing on the Sunset Strip.
On Wednesday, Jan. 11, the morning commences with the debut of Content MatchMaker, an event created to bring together producers and talent with content marketers/monetizers. Then, Women In Adult will present its 2017 WIA “All-Star” Panel, while other high-impact sessions include Billing: Payment Processing as a Profit Center, Legal Challenges for Adult Entertainment and Taboo by Context — Mainstream Sex and Violence, Adult Entertainment, and the Social Consequences of Selective Production, an event hosted and produced by Sssh.com, and moderated by sociologist and author Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals.
Also scheduled is Cybersocket’s snapshot of the gay market, Terpon’s intriguing look at Camming Tech’s Next Generation, an examination of the secrets of cutting edge content production with famed photographer Holly Randall, Grooby Productions’ analysis of growing opportunities in trans erotica and Studio 20’s camming revelations.
Adult talent is also again in the spotlight, with sessions on maximizing revenue streams and planning for the future, culminating in a Performers of the Year symposium featuring the very best and brightest 2017 XBIZ Award-nominated stars as they shine a light on their rise to fame, their approach to business — including brand building and capitalizing on profitable ventures — as well as their future aspirations in adult entertainment and beyond.
The Wednesday night merrymaking kicks off with Happy Hour, paving the way for the retail edition of the XBIZ Exec Awards and an all-new XBIZ Comedy Central, while setting the stage for the Winter Wonderland party, an annual pajama- and lingerie-clad sexy soiree at the Andaz hotel’s rooftop pool.
Thursday, Jan. 12, features the interactive pleasure products keynote, followed by the annual Free Speech Coalition panel, before kicking into high gear for the adult industry’s biggest night, the 2017 XBIZ Awards show, hosted by adult film legend Ron Jeremy, followed by the official XBIZ Awards After Party.
Free registration for XBIZ 2017 is available for affiliates, producers and talent, while XBIZ.net members qualify for discounted admission.
For more event information, speaking and sponsorship opportunities, visit XBIZShow.com.