Exotic Dancer's Gentlemen's Club Owners Expo 2004
August 31 to September 2
Mandalay Bay Resort And Casino, Las Vegas, NV
From Exotic Dancer:
The Annual Gentlemen's Club Owners Expo will be returning to the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas from Aug.31 - Sept.2.
However, there will be quite a few changes from the last time the Expo was held at the world famous hotel and casino (in 2001
Pure Talent Feature Showcase
The tradeshow, panel sessions and registration area will all be located at Mandalay Bay's brand new Convention Center. The
Center is clearly visible in the background behind Mandalay Bay's famous pool/beach area, and features 1.8 million square
feet of space including a '4-Diamond Resort.'
A portion of that resort includes 'THEhotel': over 1,000 luxurious two-room suites, boasting the highest square footage of
any standard hotel room in the city. Each room contains two TVs - a 32-inch flat screen and a 13-inch wall-mounted plasma
screen - as well as a CD/DVD player in each room and many other amenities. Expo attendees should ask for the special Expo
room rate at THEhotel.
For Expo attendees, you won't have to go far for food or to shop. The Convention Center contains a food court, while 'Mandalay
Place' - a collection of 41 unique boutiques and restaurants - is located on the skybridge between Mandalay Bay and Luxor.
For the first time in the history of the Expo, the Tradeshow will be open on Tuesday and Wednesday only. However, the total
of Tradeshow hours are identical to past Expos.
At Expo 2004, the Tradeshow will be open from 2-8 pm on Tuesday August 31, and 1-8 pm on Wednesday September 1 for a total
of 13 hours. By concentrating the tradeshow hours over two days we believe it will make the exhibit time more productive
for both exhibitors and attendees.
In order to ensure that Expo attendees have their badges in time to enter the Tradeshow at 1 pm on Tuesday, Expo registration
- for pre-registered attendees only - will open on Monday afternoon at 3 pm. Stay tuned to Club Bulletin for more information
on Monday's pre-registered badge pick-up.
Because of the change in Tradeshow hours, the hours for the panel sessions have changed slightly as well. On Wednesday, the
panels will wrap up shortly after 1 pm (to coincide with the opening of the Tradeshow). The Thursday panels, however, will
run from 10 am-4 pm (approximately), and will conclude with an attendee/exhibitor mixer directly following the final session.
This mixer will give attendees and exhibitors the opportunity to meet and mingle in a quiet, relaxed environment.
Special Events @ Expo 2004
Larry Flynt Gives Keynote Address,
Private Legal Symposium Set
As anyone who has attended more than one Gentlemen's Club Owners Expo can surely attest, no two Expos are ever the same.
And while we are returning to Mandalay Bay in 2004, the Expo line-up bares very few similarities to the last Mandalay Bay-hosted
Expo in 2002. Here are two special events that will make the 12th Annual Gentlemen's Club Expo a truly unique affair.
Keynote Address by Larry Flynt
For the first time since Expo 2001, we are featuring a Keynote Address. But this will be no ordinary Keynote speaker; on
the contrary, the 2004 Expo Keynote Address will be provided by none other than Hustler's Larry Flynt. Flynt, who is now
involved in the adult nightclub indstry via the Larry Flynt's Hustler Clubs (operated by the Deja Vu chain), is scheduled
to offer his Keynote Address on Thursday, September 2. Perhaps the country's most well known freedom of speech advocate,
Flynt will speak to Expo attendees about his political battles on behalf of the First Amendment, and will explain how important
the upcoming Presidential Election is to the survival of the adult entertainment industry.
Expo 2004 Agenda
Monday, August 30
3-6 pm Pre-Registration and Cocktail Party
4 pm ACE National Board Meeting
Tuesday, August 31
9:30 am-7pm Registration desk open
2 pm-8 pm Tradeshow open
9-11 pm Opening Night Party @ Spearmint Rhino Gentlemen's Club
Wednesday, September 1
9 am-6pm Registration desk open
9-10 am Continental Breakfast
10-11:30 am Legal Session #1: 'The Big Cases, The Big Decisions'
11:30 am-1 pm Outside Experts Session: 'Inside Advice From Outside the Box'
1-8 pm Tradeshow open
9-11 pm Club Owners Appreciation Party & Pure Talent Feature Showcase @ Sapphire Gentlemen's Club
Thursday, September 2
10 am-6pm Registration desk open
9-10 am Continental Breakfast
9:40-10 am Looney Productions Presentation
10:15-11:15 am Club Owners & Operators Session: 'Revealed: Secrets of Success'
11:30 am-12:45 pm Political Session: 'Call To Arms 2004'
12:45-1:15 pm Keynote Address by Hustler's Larry Flynt
2:15-4 pm Legal Session #2: 'The Return of Independent Contractor vs. Employee'
4-6 pm Exhibitor/Club Owner Cocktail Mixer
9 -11 pm Adult Nightclub & Exotic Dancer Awards Show
Friday, September 3
10 am-5 pm Private Legal Symposium
1-5 pm EXOTIC DANCER Fan Fair Bikini Contest
8-10 pm GirlsOfEd.com Feature Showcase
Saturday, September 4
1-5 pm EXOTIC DANCER Fan Fair Tradeshow
8-10 pm Silver Screen Feature Showcase
Call Mandalay Bay at (877) 632-7000 to book your room. Ask for the special $145 room rate (Mon.-Thurs.) Also ask about the
new suites at Mandalay's 'THEhotel.'
Mandalay Bay has a limited block of rooms set aside for entertainers only at $99 (Mon.-Thurs.).
Your Expo badge gets you into Friday and Saturday's Fan Fair events, so stay through the weekend!
For special airline rates, call Travel Source at (800) 285-3513. Travel Source is the official airline travel agency for
Expo 2004.Opening Night Party
Both Tuesday's 'Opening Night Party' and Wednesday's 'Club Owners Appreciation Party' will be held outside of Mandalay Bay,
and both will be held at one of the top gentlemen's clubs in Las Vegas.
On Tuesday evening, the Opening Night Party heads to an adult nightclub for the first time at the beautiful Spearmint Rhino
gentlemen's club, which recently completed an extensive renovation and expansion. Special guest performances will be provided
by adult film starlets Devinn Lane and Sydnee Steele.
On Wednesday evening, the Club Owners Appreciation Party lands at the $30 million Sapphire Club, perhaps the largest adult
nightclub in the world (see this issue's cover story). Once again, the party will feature give-aways from exhibitors and
other vendors, and will include performances by top feature entertainers.
Exotic Dancer will be welcoming Haze XXXperience as one of its exhibitors this year at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. They'lll have all the toyz on display and offer a generous
discount to those purchasing from the expo floor. There will be a special event this year at the booth -- Summer Haze & Craig Valentine, both XXX film stars, are celebrating their one year wedding anniversary. The party will be at the booth offering free refreshments,
cake, and giveaways. They will also be taking donations for P.A.W. Foundation (Protecting Adult Welfare).
- Location: Mandalay Bay Resort And Casino. 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV. 877-632-7800. Map it at Google Maps.
- Info: Agenda, Maps, Panels, Parties and Full-Color Brochures are available at www.exoticdancer.com/expo.htm.
- Order Online: Register and order tickets at www.exoticdancer.com/order/events.html.
- Tickets: Expo 2004 registration fees are $319 for industry professionals and $219 for entertainers. To register call 727.726.3592
or send payment to ED Publications, 2431 Estancia Blvd., Bldg. B, Clearwater, FL 33761 (fax: 727.712.8282; email: edpublishing@earthlink,net).