The Venus show in Berlin is a dinosaur in the business. The 26. installment of that famous consumer and business show just ended. These are a few impressions:
This year the organizers wanted to be a bit more inclusive and gave the LGBTQ community a more visible platform. While in the past, the main event poster just featured one or two girls, this years poster showed several people of various genders. At the show itself, I don't think these efforts were significantly more visible. After all, the Venus show has always been very diverse and open to all sexual orientations.
More focus on business
Venus Berlin has always had a focus on both consumers and B2B visitors, however the perceiption was it's mainly a consumer show. To change that, business visitors had a separate B2B hall that also included a corner for seminars.
As always during the exhibition, on Thursday night the legendary Venus Awards were handed out. The show took place at the beautiful and well-known Wintergarten Varieté location. All the stars and business top shots were present. This years hosts were adult starlet RoxxyX and former VIVA presenter Mola Adebisi. The trophies went to:
Best Streaming Site
Best Fan Site
Best Premium Cam Site
Best Amateur Community
Best Film Director
PussyKat & Leyluken
Best Amateur Girl
Best Actress International
10 Years Face of Venus
This is just a selection of the winners, the full list can be found on the Venus homepage. Amongst these winners there were also a few out of the ordinary awards given away, like "Best Investor in Adult Entertainment" or "Best Platin VIP".
On the sad side
While the show attracted a lot of visitors during the 4 days, one sad incident happened on the first day where a visitor collapsed at the entrance and passed. May the porn angels be with him.
On the happy side
Saturday night was party night: The Netstars party was the official Venus party and took place at the Metropol entertainment venue and featured several show presentations. After that a DJ made the sexy booties move. Those lucky enough holding a MIP ticket could experience a rather intense sex adventure in a separate MIP room.