Nevertheless, again this year the ETO Show took place in Birmingham, organised by the ETO Magazine. As expected, the main attractions of that B2B event were novelties and clothing. Erigo Distribution was the only company offering porn DVDs. A stage in the middle of the hall was acting as a catwalk where the companies could present their latest lingerie.
It is one of those events that does not really smell too much like business. A hotel just at the sea, free burgers at the pool and a party boat ride. And of course sun even though it became quite chilly at night.
Still there was place to network. For example at the speed networking event. There were also a few seminars to attend. But true, there was no shortage of party time. The voting of “Miss Eurowebtainment” first at the pool and then with the finalists in Titos Nightclub. Only a bit disappointing was the so called “Gala Buffet” for 38 Euro. It was just a regular buffet, not “gala” at all and at a hefty price tag. However easy to forget such things in that nice atmosphere.
Looking at the Adult Industry Events calendar reveals a large number of conferences and shows in various cities. The large consumer event Exxxotica in Fort Lauderdale kicks of the month while the X Show in Moscow will finalize that erotic month. In between we have to classic and famous B2B events, the XBIZ Summit in sunny Miami and Eurowebtainment the counterpart on sunny Majorca island in Spain. And if you’re curious what happens in Warsaw, the EroTrends exhibition will entertain the polish folks in the mid of the month.
Pack your suitcases guys, busy days ahead.