The XBIZ Awards honor the very best in the business of sex and is set to rock one of Los Angeles’ grandest venues as it returns to the popular JW Marriott at L.A. Live on Thursday, Jan. 18.
Recognizing excellence across every sector of the multibillion-dollar adult industry, the XBIZ Awards encompass movie production, pleasure products, online commerce, technology, and retail.
The red-carpet gala, which will feature adult icon Jessica Drake as master of ceremonies, is the crowning event of the XBIZ 2018 trade events series, presented by ManyVids, running Jan. 15-19 at Hollywood’s luxurious Andaz hotel.
As part of its Talent Sponsorship, iWantEmpire will provide performers with VIP table amenities, which includes complimentary bottle service, priority seating and special placement for the XBIZ Awards show.
“Creating an exclusive talent sponsorship for the XBIZ Awards is a great way for iWantEmpire to demonstrate its support of all artists and their successes,” iWantEmpire VP Jay Phillips said. “This is the largest event in Los Angeles honoring the adult industry and we are very excited to be a part of it in such an integral way.
“On behalf of everyone at iWantEmpire, I would like to wish all of the beautiful and creative artists an amazing evening,” Phillips added. “We are proud to champion your successes and toast to your coming accomplishments in the New Year.”
Alec Helmy, founder and publisher of XBIZ, said, “iWantEmpire’s rapid rise to fame illustrates the strength and innovation of today’s adult entertainment industry, and we are very pleased to have their support for the show and the many performers it honors.”
Over the years, the XBIZ Awards has been hosted by top industry celebrities including Stoya, Jenna Jameson, Tera Patrick, Jesse Jane and Kayden Kross. It has been featured across a wide range of international media outlets, including the Los Angeles Times, CNBC, TIME, Cosmopolitan, New York magazine, Huffington Post and The Daily Beast, among many others.
For a complete list of award categories and general event info, visit XBIZAwards.com.
For more information about the XBIZ 2018 events series, visit XBIZShow.com.
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