Industry Networking Party at TAO Kicks Off AVN AEE

LOS ANGELES—The celebrations at the will kick off with an industry networking party, hosted by Wicked Girl Jessica Drake with appearances by her Wicked sisters at the exciting TAO Nightclub in the Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino on Thursday, Jan. 6, at 10 p.m.

The event is open to AEE Trade and Media attendees only, who must show their Expo badge for admittance.

“The industry networking party always brings together the hottest talent, leading directors, most prominent executives and foremost retailers in the adult entertainment industry for a wild bash,” noted show spokesperson Sean Devlin. “We know that Jessica Drake and TAO will put on a memorable event this year.”

The 2011 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, which will host the AVN Novelty Expo for the first time, will be held at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. AEE will run from Thursday, Jan. 6 through Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, and the AVN Novelty Expo dates are Jan. 6–8.

The AVN Adult Entertainment Expo is a one-of-a-kind tradeshow experience that combines business-to-business transactions, networking, knowledge-sharing, talent appearances and special presentations for the public. The largest event of its kind, AEE showcases the most comprehensive collection of adult talent, exhibitors and products, which attracts buyers and fans from around the world.

The 2010 Expo hosted more than 20,000 attendees, scores of popular entertainers and featured hundreds of exhibitors. New to 2011, the AVN Novelty Expo (ANE) replaces AEE’s B2B Marketplace, bringing to Las Vegas the same cutting-edge pleasure products and specialized seminars that made ANE a summer favorite.

Thursday is restricted to trade attendees only, and special “trade only” hours on Friday and Saturday will provide exclusive access for industry professionals and the media in order to permit exhibitors to make and build business and media contacts before fans are allowed into the Expo.

Trade registration provides an all-access badge which admits the holder to all AEE and ANE seminars, the main exhibit hall during all show hours, access to the AVN Novelty Expo and admittance to the industry networking party.

The VIP Fan Package includes access to show floor an hour earlier than general admission, dedicated registration area, AEE Show Directory, and a complimentary T-shirt for $100. General Fan tickets now cost $80.

The 2011 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo will run concurrently with the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on all four days. The AVN Adult Entertainment Expo is not affiliated with CES.

The 2011 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo sets the stage for the , which will be held at the Palms Resort and Casino, on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011. The annual AVN Awards Show is the premier gala of adult video and recognizes titles, individuals and companies for contributions to and excellence in the industry. Please note that a separate ticket is required for admission to the AVN Awards Show.

Digital Playground is the official Press Room Sponsor of the 2011 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo.