Event Schedule
Monday, January 9
8:00 AM
5:00 PM
Show Registration
Sponsored by Baci Lingerie
Pick up your registration badge for XBIZ Retail Expo & Conference 2012. Registration booth hours are from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Win an iPad!
XBIZ Retail is set to reward the most productive attendee with an iPad! Retailers, store operators and buyers that see and meet the most XBIZ Retail exhibitors will have the opportunity to win an iPad by collecting stickers that will be handed out to attendees at each exhibitor booth that they visit. Drawing of the winner will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 4 p.m. at the Grand Finale session.
9:00 AM
9:50 AM
Seminar / Workshop
Retail Success: Top Strategies for Today's Competitive Adult Retailer
There’s never been a more critical time to stay ahead of the curve in the retail sector. Now’s the time to embrace forward-thinking strategies to stay optimally competitive. Tried-and-true brick and mortar store promotions and product mix must adopt a new flair that includes innovative product displays, like-minded product combo promotions and the use of cutting-edge loss prevention techniques. What’s more, customer service – the holy grail of any retail operation — requires constant attention.
10:00 AM
10:50 AM
Networking Session
XBIZ Retail Speed Networking
One of the most popular sessions at XBIZ events, XBIZ Retail Speed Networking sponsored by Fleshlight, will provide retail professionals the opportunity to make key business contacts, pitch ideas and talk up products in a no-nonsense, face-to-face lightning-fast meeting. Bring your A-game and be ready to talk-the-talk when the bell sounds for success.
10:30 AM
11:30 AM
Welcome Mimosa Toast
XBIZ Retail welcomes attendees with a Mimosa celebration where mixing and mingling will kick off the show in the morning of the first day of XBIZ Retail. Attendees will be treated to good conversation and mimosas in the main exhibitor area.
10:30 AM
4:00 PM
Exhibitions
Exhibits & Showcases
What are the hottest products on the market today? Find them all at the XBIZ Retail expo hall where top manufacturers and distributors will be showcasing their best-selling pleasure products, intimate apparel, videos and more. With the sold-out space full of exciting product premieres, this is the place to have your questions answered all in one convenient location.
4:00 PM
4:50 PM
Seminar / Workshop
Special Guest Keynote:
Susan Colvin, CEO of CalExotics
As the most prime example of excellence in the world of pleasure products and adult retail, California Exotic Novelties has set the bar for success. This year, company CEO Susan Colvin, 2011 XBIZ Industry Pioneer Award recipient, delivers the show's special keynote address, sharing her thoughts on the unique challenges and opportunities that every retailer will experience in 2012 and beyond. Perfectly poised and equipped with spot-on management skills, cutting-edge business savvy and her unique brand of a ”woman’s sensibility,” Colvin’s lively talk will benefit manufacturers, distributors and retailers in one dynamic presentation that’s sure to resonate with every segment of the adult retail market.
7:00 PM
Special Event
XBIZ Retail Welcome Reception
Come meet and greet the adult retail industry’s most influential and successful movers and shakers at this year’s grand Welcome Reception. If you’ve ever wanted to rub elbows with the legends of the business in a warm and informal atmosphere, like Adam & Eve’s Bob Christian, Hustler Hollywood’s Theresa Flynt, Castle Megastore’s Mark Franks, Pipedream’s Nick Orlandino, Doc Johnson’s Ron and Chad Braverman, Topco’s Scott Tucker, CalExotics' Al Bloom and many, many more, this is the place to be.
Tuesday, January 10
8:00 AM
5:00 PM
Show Registration
Sponsored by Baci Lingerie
Pick up your registration badge for XBIZ Retail Expo & Conference 2012. Registration booth hours are from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Win an iPad!
XBIZ Retail is set to reward the most productive attendee with an iPad! Retailers, store operators and buyers that see and meet the most XBIZ Retail exhibitors will have the opportunity to win an iPad by collecting stickers that will be handed out to attendees at each exhibitor booth that they visit. Drawing of the winner will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 4 p.m. at the Grand Finale session.
9:00 AM
9:50 AM
Seminar / Workshop
Selling Online:
What We Can Learn (and Borrow) From Mainstream E-Commerce
Adult retail sales may be considered uber-target marketing and often technically innovative in many of its sales strategies, but there are lessons to be learned from e-commerce giants such as Amazon. More free shipping, year-long return policies, flash-sale promotions, long-tail SEO marketing with intelligent Amazon-like suggestions and video demos are the new tech tricks that keep customers coming back for more. Learn why engaging the customer as a “partner” through social networking and direct marketing is becoming part of the new customer service paradigm along with other timely mainstream trends.
10:00 AM
10:50 AM
Special Session
3-Minute Show-Offs
There’s nothing like it. Top adult manufactures get to show off their hottest products in ultra fast-paced 3-minute presentations. Quicker than reading a brochure, potential buyers and sellers can learn just about all they need to know to make qualified and knowledgeable purchasing decisions. Each unique 3-minute presentation provides the facts and figures straight from the vendors themselves.
10:30 AM
4:00 PM
Exhibitions
Exhibits & Showcases
What are the hottest products on the market today? Find them all at the XBIZ Retail expo hall where top manufacturers and distributors will be showcasing their best-selling pleasure products, intimate apparel, videos and more. With the sold-out space full of exciting product premieres, this is the place to have your questions answered all in one convenient location.
4:00 PM
4:50 PM
Seminar / Workshop
Grand Finale:
State of the Adult Retail Industry
The “all things adult retail” focus of this year’s show culminates with an in-depth panel of experts delivering what can only be described as a master course for selling, marketing and profiting in every aspect of today’s increasingly dynamic market. Sage advice like this is boiled down into an once-in-a-lifetime session gleaned from years of hard-learned business acumen, trial-and-error, and plain old sales savvy essential for every member of the adult retail market.
** iPad Winner Announcement **
XBIZ Retail is set to reward the most productive attendee with an iPad! Retailers, store operators and buyers that see and meet the most XBIZ Retail exhibitors will have the opportunity to win an iPad by collecting stickers that will be handed out to attendees at each exhibitor booth that they visit. Drawing of the winner will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 4 p.m. at the Grand Finale session.
6:30 PM
Be a part of the grandeur and prestige at
the 10th annual XBIZ Awards show!
Celebrate a decade of decadence at the industry's most extraordinary star-studded red carpet event of the year, the 2012 XBIZ Awards presented by MyFreeCams.com. Wicked Pictures contract star Jessica Drake and Digital Playground contract star Kayden Kross are set to host the industry's top awards event of the year at the legendary Barker Hangar. For more info, click here.
Formal attire strictly enforced. Red carpet begins 6:30PM. VIP admission 6:30PM, general admission 7:00PM. General admission guests should arrive promptly by the 8PM show start time for guaranteed admission. Fleshlight sponsored shuttles will run between the Burbank Marriott Hotel and The Barker Hangar for hotel guests on a first come, first serve basis. Shuttle service will run from 5:30PM-6:30PM outside of the Burbank Marriott Hotel convention hall.
Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405-6101
11:00 PM
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Special Event
XBIZ Awards Fleshlight After Party
Sponsored by Fleshlight
Follow up your night to remember at the 2012 XBIZ Awards by rocking the night away at the official XBIZ Awards Fleshlight After Party, immediately following the awards show. Sponsored by Fleshlight, this official after party is only 10 minutes away from XBIZ Awards venue, at The Wilshire (www.wilshirerestaurant.com).
Fleshlight sponsored shuttles will run between The Barker Hangar, The Wilshire and Burbank Marriott Hotel on a first come, first serve basis from 5:30PM to 6:30PM.
The Wilshire, 2454 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403-5823
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