BERLIN — Next month’s XBIZ Berlin conference will include a timely educational workshop sponsored by AVSecure on age-verification solutions.
The U.K.’s Digital Economy Act, with its stated goal of protecting minors from adult content, has led to the introduction of regulations pertaining to age-verification controls for porn sites.
While the regulations are still undergoing final review from the British Board of Film Classification and members of Parliament, the ongoing delay presents a great opportunity to break down what this new verification process will mean for online adult operators worldwide.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, AVSecure will offer an insider’s view on what it takes to comply with the upcoming regs, as well as an informative update on the status of enforcement. The company was recently named a finalist nominee for the 2018 XBIZ Europa Awards as Progressive Web Company of the Year.
“Using our innovative private blockchain and an estimated 20 million users at launch, we will discuss the state of the current U.K. law, what’s important to you and your visitors from a privacy perspective,” said Stephen Winyard, AVSecure’s chief marketing officer. “We will answer as many questions as possible and look forward to seeing you.”
AVSecure’s age-verification workshop is just one of numerous educational sessions and events scheduled for next month’s XBIZ Berlin show.
The conference also will take a look at the business of paysites from a European perspective and explore the latest in cam networks.
Additional panels will examine how internationalization and localized strategies pay off and offer an analysis of current content and production trends that will help producers explore new frontiers.
A “State of the Industry” session and a soon-to-be-announced special guest keynote address both will offer thought-provoking insight and point the direction where businesses can find new opportunities.
Performers also will get a boost from a dedicated track offering targeted sessions on social media marketing and developing profitable revenue streams, along with revealing today’s top tips for global branding.
In addition, a special performer/producer networking session, plus special looks at what it takes to become an award-nominated performer or cam model, and a workshop on maintaining a healthy work/life balance, round out the treats for adult talent.
To fulfill the networking needs of attendees, XBIZ Berlin also offers a wide range of social activities, kicking off with a complimentary “Willkommen in Berlin” cocktail party, while a delicious “Sausage Fest” will provide a tasty feast.
The conference also will feature the perennially popular speed networking session and Mix & Meet Happy Hour exhibition for merchants offering business-to-business services and solutions. Add-in a range of other special events such as the return of the Berlin Boat Bash, and XBIZ Berlin rises to the top, offering the best mix of business and pleasure yet.
Finally, following a sexy warm-up happy hour, the highly anticipated debut of the XBIZ Europa Awards takes centerstage.
Hosted by the legendary Rocco Siffredi, the XBIZ Europa Awards bring a new level of prestige and recognition to the European adult industry, with honors for outstanding achievements in Web & Technology, Movies & Production and Retail.
Slated for Sept. 9-12, XBIZ Berlin will once again return to the stylish Catalonia Berlin Mitte Hotel on Köpenicker Strasse.
The ultra-convenient venue is located amidst historical attractions such as scenic Alexanderplatz and the Nikoleiviertel — the center of Berlin’s trendy nightlife and entertainment scene — and being near the Heinrich Heine Metro Station, transportation is easy and inexpensive.
The show hotel offers a showcase of contemporary Berlin style, complimentary breakfast and lunch buffets, reliable Wi-Fi throughout the property and other enjoyable amenities, including a bar and the Kunstwerk Restaurant that make wining and dining easy. The hotel’s charming garden courtyard provides a perfect venue for attendees to mingle, making it the ultimate nouveau networking hub.
Affiliates, talent and producers qualify for free registration, while members of XBIZ.net are eligible for discounted event admission.
To view the official 2018 XBIZ Berlin show schedule, click here.