AVN Media Network to Enforce Zero Tolerance Harassment Policy at AEE ’18

CHATSWORTH, CA–(Marketwired – November 27, 2017) – AVN Media Network reminds all attendees of the AVN Show (AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, AVN Novelty Expo and the AVN Awards Show) to abide by common-sense rules for public behavior and personal interaction during the event.

To ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable show, AVN is expanding its Code of Conduct instituted in 2016. These rules not only apply to the AVN Show at the Hard Rock Hotel, but also to all offsite activities and parties.

The AVN Show celebrates adult entertainment, but disrespectful and non-consensual behavior will be NOT be condoned, and a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY will be enforced to protect all attendees against harassment of any kind, including but not limited to:

  • Physical assault and/or battery
  • Stalking
  • Unwelcome physical contact
  • Harassing photography (cameras are allowed, but NO means NO if an individual declines to pose)
  • Photographs or recordings that violate privacy (e.g., upskirt shots, shooting in non-public spaces)
  • Offensive verbal assaults, including but not limited to negative comments based on race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity/presentation
  • Harassment in public restrooms (guests at the AVN Show are welcome to use the restrooms that match their gender presentation or identity)
  • AVN or the Hard Rock Hotel reserves the right to expel, remove or ban anyone for any reason, including but not limited to disorderly conduct or causing a public disturbance, at any time.

All exhibitors, attendees and guests will receive a copy of AVN’s Code of Conduct upon registration, ensuring they too are aware of the rules.

AVN Media Network reserves the right to revoke, without refund, the badge of any attendee not in compliance with the anti-harassment policy, and banned from attending future shows. The policy applies to EVERYONE at the convention: exhibitors, fans (attendees), speakers, guests, professionals, press, staff, volunteers and security.

On-site security staff and AVN team members will be available on the AEE show floor during the event to provide escort through the hotel or to a secure area and, if necessary, contact local law enforcement. AVN will also provide a dedicated telephone hotline for anyone to call during the show to report violations of the Code of Conduct.

The 2018 Dates are as follows:

AEE January 24-27, 2018

ANE January 24 – 26, 2018

AVN Awards January 27, 2018

Approved media will have access to the press lounge — located inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino — to conduct interviews, shoot photos in front of an AVN Show step-and-repeat and have access to computer work stations, free Wi-Fi, photocopy machines, as well as press materials for talent and exhibitors.

For more information, please go to www.avnshow.com.

One of the largest adult trade shows in the world, The 2018 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE) will bring together an exciting and unique experience for everyone within the adult entertainment industry, and for those who desire to learn more and meet the biggest names in adult entertainment.

In January of 2017, The AVN Expo boasted over 500 adult stars and over 1000 cam models in attendance, with over 200 exhibitors showcasing their products and services, 15 unique parties, numerous networking events for industry to have quality face time together, and a plethora of educational programs and seminars designed to teach people getting into the industry what it takes to grow and succeed in the adult industry.

Called “the CES of sex toys” by Wired Magazine, The AVN Novelty Expo (ANE) will once again take over the expanded exposition center of the Hard Rock Hotel in 2018, and will be restricted to trade attendees. ANE’s continued growth and success gives opportunities to businesses to expand their relationships, learn new trends, and meet all of the important people and companies that encompass the sex toy and novelty industry.

The 2018 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo sets the stage for the 35th annual AVNAwards Show, which will be held Saturday, January 27th, 2018 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. The annual AVN Awards Show is the premier gala of adult video and recognizes titles, individuals, and companies for contributions to and excellence in the industry. In 2017, multi-award winning musical artist Flo Rida graced the stage for multiple performances of his chart-topping hits, and the biggest names in the adult industry received multiple awards covering all aspects of film and performance.

Please note that a separate ticket is required for admission to the AVN Awards Show.

All facts and information about the largest adult entertainment expo in the world can be found at www.AVNShow.com.

To exhibit or sponsor the 2017 AVN Show, please contact our sales team at aeesales@avn.com or (818) 718-5788.

AEE Press and media contact:

Brian S. Gross

AVN Awards Press and media contact:

Sue Procko