For 20 years already the organizers of the Venus fair in Berlin gather a huge crowd of fans and adult business people. And it’s remarkable that even the show shrunk in size over the years, it’s still larger than the AVN Expo in Las Vegas. This years anniversary event was spread over four halls of the Messezentrum beim Funkturm, Berlins largest exhibition area. The offerings were quite diverse, from adult novelties to virtual reality.
Also for the 20th time, the Venus Awards were given away. This year hosted by Niels Ruf (a former TV show host) and Paula Rowe, a german porn actress. While the fair itself was surely larger than the counterpart in Las Vegas as mentioned above, the award show crown stays definitely in Vegas. It’s where the big shows are made, most likely also in January 2017.
Big congratulations to the makers of the Venus show, it’s quite a challenge sailing through 20 years of adult business with all its lows and heights.
It is a very special experience to visit the Asian Adult Expo in Hong Kong. A whole bunch of mainly Chinese manufacturers meeting other Asians and a couple of westerners. A German visitor quoted: “I have never seen so many vibrators on just a small spot”.
This years event took place from the 29th to the 31st of August, as always in the Hong Kong Exhibition Center. For the first time it included a small Award show where a handful of prices were given away. For westerners it is an exciting new experience, as for example, the Venus in Berlin is a complete opposite in many ways–without any judgements.
What stood out this year was Virtual Reality. Several stands presented their VR sex toys, always combined with a masturbator. Because of the connection it’s possible to synchronize the movements of the girl. But is this the future of adult entertainment?
What needs to be said is that for novelty companies looking for new products, maybe even find producers for own products, the Asia Adult Expo is the place to go.
No doubt, the next weeks are going to be very busy for adult webmasters in Europe. Four events are coming up where it’s possible to find new contacts, network and present own developments and ideas.
The European Summit
While the Venus Berlin is B2B and B2C, the other three conventions are B2B only and provide great platforms to bring your business forward. While it’s not a must to visit all of them, it’s a must to visit at least one if you are doing or planning to do some serious web business in the adult industry. Learn from the best. Promote your brand.