Once a year and for the 18th time already, the Venus Berlin has just finished. This time the organizers abandoned the idea of creating a separate B2B area, also there was no “trade only” day. It was 4 days of full porn power. Well visible were all the webcam and amateur girls, most with their own both even. An ideal situation for the fans. And the fans came in great numbers. The convention always felt pretty busy.
On the opening day there were already the famous Venus Awards handed out. The show took place at the Ellington Hotel like last year. While the food was better this time, it was missing some more entertainment. Where have the “Weather Girls” been?
Some of the winners were:
BEST ACTRESS (INTERNATIONAL)
BEST ACTRESS (NATIONAL)
BEST PORN CAREER
Salma De Nora
Friday night, the Netstars Party took place at the Adagio Club where more or less every girl there got some award. Later on, the crown was rocking the house. Saturday night then, it was big party time in one of the convention halls. Quite an interesting concept with some nice shows on the stage. At least there was plenty of space compared to last year in Club Felix.
September is a month where the designated adult industry person needs to put a lot of clothes into the suitcase. In particular if he or her is in the online business. The month is packed with events and therefore a lot of traveling in the calendar.
Very intensive are the last two weeks of the month. Good luck all is in Europe. Starting with Webmaster Access in Amsterdam, then just after the European Summit in Prague following by the XBIZ EU in London. Those that still have power will finish the month in Munich where the Oktoberfest Gathering takes place. Cheers!
Hong Kong is a perfect city to hold an exhibition. The city is easy to reach from all over the world, even though some hours of flying may be involved. This years Asia Adult Expo was held again in the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition center, far from everybody up on the 5th floor.
Compared to last year the show felt slightly larger however the focus did not change: Toys and lingerie. What has changed was the increased number of foreigners and seminars. The manufacturers could for example learn about the electrical test requirements for the EU market. Or how the Hong Kong and China trademark laws work. Even the Brazilian erotic market got its attention: With Ms. Elaine Pessini from ABEME BRAZIL explaining the possibilities in her country.
Vertical Expo, the company that organized the show, did again a great job in bringing people together and make everyone happy. One could feel that they understand the importance of creating an attractive platform. And indeed there is no other place to easily get in touch with far east manufacturers.