It's ED time!

  • No, not THAT ED! The ED I speak of is the Exotic Dancer, AKA Gentlenmen's Club Expo: and it happens every year in August for over the last 20 years. This is THE business to business expo where every business facet of the gentlemen's club industry gets together and meets up for booth exhibits, business meetings, networking, seminars and of course parties and awards.

    To the average person out there, when you tell them you are going to a "strip club expo", it conjures up images of sexiness, hot dancers everywhere, and nothing even remotely resembling business going on. Lapdances 24/7 even. This couldn't be further from the truth. We've personally been attending the Expo for nearly 10 years and this event offers some of the best opportunities to meet up with club owners and GMs from across the U.S. and Canada, every possible vendor you could imagine ranging from carpet, furniture and lighting, on to DJ equipment, alcohol distributors and safety consultants, and everything in between.

    So, who should be attending this tradeshow in New Orleans this year? Are you a dancer or feature girl working on your own for a club? Are you a vendor looking to put your product in a number of clubs and would like to meet several decision makers? Are you interested in learning the tricks of the trade, getting legal opinions, or potential employment? Then you should go. If you have any interest or dealings whatsoever in the gentlemen's club industry, you are a perfect candidate to attend.

    After being held in Las Vegas for many years, I feel this move to NOLA is a good one. I'm seriously hoping that the folks at ED Publications are able to build upon their move from last year, and it seems like with booth space sold out over a month in advance, they are poised to have a banner year. Don't miss out!