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 thousands and thousands of sexcurious visitors. It's still one of the largest adult shows in the world for business and pleasure. One reason for its success is for sure that it's held in Berlin, a city that is very open in many aspects--that of course also includes the Germans.
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. The selection of products ist quite broad: From sex dolls, over lingerie to online platforms. VR (Virtual Reality) was quite a dominant topic this year, several companies presented their solutions. One company had a solution ready to offer a VR experience in a porn cinema or similar location.
Along with the 2017 Venus there were several industry events and parties, either by invitation only or open to the public buying a ticket. The Netstars party was one of these. However the most important one was the Venus 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