The Venus fair in Berlin has a long history, actually 21 years of history. And–which is good for the organizers–it has not lost much of is sparkle until now. Each year it attracts thounds and thousands of sexcurious visitors. It’s still one of the largest adult shows in the world for business and pleasure.
Sure, one thing that has changed over the years. There was quite a shift in the exhibitors department. Most of the traditional porn companies disappeared while webcam, virtual reality and novelty companies took over. Also more and more Asian companies find their way to Germanys capital city.
2017 Venus offered again several industry events, the most important one the Award show which–for the first time–was held at a new location, the Marshallhaus behind the exhibition area.
Some of the winners were:
Best Online VOD Platform
Beate Uhse Movie
Best International Label
It was kind of the finale of quite a tour this September. The European Summit in Prague was the last webmaster show of a row that started with the Webmaster Access in Amsterdam, then the XBIZ Berlin.
In Prague several dozen companies presented themselves and their services at the show floor of the Diplomat Hotel. There were also a bunch of seminar rooms constantly occupied with panels that addressed about 80 different topics. With more than 1000 participants, the event was really busy and packed with networking opportunities.
The side entertainment started with the traditional Czech Dinner and ended with a party evening at the hotel. The Czech Dinner was as always exceptional. If someone walked home hungry (or thirsty) then he did something wrong. Next to the food, there were were also several entertainment parts, like live music or striptease.
The next European Summit will take place next spring in Portugal. This instead of the traditional gathering in Sitges, Spain.
The summer is over however no need to put away the suitcases from the summer holidays if you are working in the adult entertainment industry. September will be packed with opportunities to network, attend seminars or just hang around with fellow industry people.
There is no time to get home if you’re serious about business. The journey starts with the Webmaster Access in Amsterdam on the 8th of September. The you have to move over to Berlin for the XBIZ. And immediately after, it’s the European Summit in Prague. 3 shows within less than 10 days. Don’t forget your vitamins and Aspirin.