• Industry Events

    December 18th, 2014
    Industry EventsBusiness News
    content/attachments/23144-tpf2015-jpg.html TEMPE, Ariz. – Popular adult industry tradeshow The Phoenix Forum got a jump on next year’s conference with Thursday’s launch of the 15th-annual conference’s official website.

    The show will take place March 26-30 at the Tempe Mission Palms hotel in Tempe, Ariz. Registration is expected to begin in January.

    The three-day event, which typically attracts about 1,000 professionals, combines educational tracks and guest speakers with structured power lunches, networking and happy hour sessions, evening receptions and special events, all of ...
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    September 23rd, 2014
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    content/attachments/22862-ynotawards2014-jpg.html PRAGUE, Czech Republic – Winners of the fourth-annual YNOT Awards were announced during a gala celebration Tuesday night inside the historic Czech landmark National House of Vinohrady. Thirty-one companies and individuals were honored for their contributions to the online adult entertainment industry.

    The YNOT Awards were the first adult industry awards to be determined by industry members, not a panel of expert judges. Only two of this year's honors were determined by YNOT staff: the Special Award and the YNOT Hall of Fame Award. More than 1,000 industry insiders registered to vote.

    The 2014 YNOT Awards winners are:

    Best Adult Business Services: Webmaster Central
    Best Adult Internet ...
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    September 23rd, 2014
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    content/attachments/22860-ynotgrandprix-jpg.html PRAGUE, Czech Republic – At the end of the final YNOT Grand Prix for the 2014 season, Europeans held the gold, silver, and bronze trophies. The first-place finisher positively scorched the track, laying rubber all over the other drivers.

    “The race was awesome,” said Jay Kopita, YNOT Group LLC vice president and race coordinator since the first run in 2010. “One hundred people showed up, and 75 of them drove. It was amazing.”

    At the end of the ferocious competition, Domenick from Czech Cash held the winning lap time of 1:24:21 on a long track. According to Kopita, none of the other ...
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    September 12th, 2014
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    content/attachments/22820-kartcentrumprague-jpg.html PRAGUE, Czech Republic – It’s been a banner year for the annual YNOT Grand Prix championship kart-racing series, with fans and drivers mobbing each of the pit stops so far: Barcelona, Phoenix and Montreal.

    Organizers expect another enthusiastic crowd when the final race of the fifth season roars through The European Summit Sept. 22. Presented by JuicyAds, the YNOT Grand Prix Prague will take place at Kart Centrum, which boasts the longest track in Europe.

    “Finishing up every yearly circuit at the TES show is always a pleasure,” said YNOT Group Vice President ...
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    September 10th, 2014
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    content/attachments/22809-soccerball-jpg.html EUROPE – Ah, fall — the season when couch potatoes everywhere glue themselves to comfy chairs, turn on their TVs…and exist on chips, cardboard pizza and beer until their favorite sports teams leave the field in February.

    Get off your butts, webmasters! The toned and ready crew at internet payment service provider Epoch is eager to beat the skimpy shorts off everyone else during futbol matches scheduled to take place at Webmaster Access and The European Summit. Honor, bragging rights and industry pride are at stake.

    So are bruises, exhaustion and everlasting embarrassment. The folks at Epoch take their futbol ...
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    September 10th, 2014
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    content/attachments/22806-qwebecsnow-jpg.html QUEBEC CITY, Canada – Organizers of the popular summertime event Qwebec Expo have planned another adult industry gathering for mid-winter.

    The first Qwebec Snow Gathering, set for Feb. 20-23, 2015, is designed to be a retreat for company executives and other decision-makers. The all-inclusive event will comprise snowmobile trips, gourmet meals and, of course, networking and deal-making opportunities.

    “This VIP exclusive event is open to all C-levels, vice presidents and directors with enough discretionary [authority] to make discussed ...
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    September 5th, 2014
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    content/attachments/22792-ynotawards2014-jpg.html PRAGUE, Czech Republic – The 2014 YNOT Awards already has set records for voting and ceremony reservations, and the winners won’t even be announced until the gala celebration Sept. 23. Not bad for a four-year-old endeavor some industry folks predicted wouldn’t last.

    But YNOT can be stubborn that way.

    “We designed the YNOT Awards to be a true representation of the business-to-business environment within the online adult industry,” said YNOT Group Vice President Jay Kopita, who has organized the awards events since the beginning. “We’re grateful the industry has embraced the YNOT Awards, ...
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    September 3rd, 2014
    Industry Events
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    A complete list of categories is here.

    Approval is required for access to the restricted website where nominations may be submitted. Eligible voters may request validation here. The pre-nomination period closes at midnight Sept. 30.

    The 32nd AVN Awards Show will take place Jan. 24, 2015, at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Alexis Texas and Tommy Pistol will co-host.

    For more information, visit AVNawards.com.

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    August 15th, 2014
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    content/attachments/22650-ynot_gp_montreal2014-jpg.html MONTREAL – If there’s one thing participants in the Montreal leg of the 2014 YNOT Grand Prix learned during Thursday night’s event, it’s that officials at the city’s topnotch Kart-O-Mania track are serious about providing a legitimate, if scaled down, Formula One-like experience.

    “There were lots of flags thrown for slowing down the track in the curves,” race coordinator and YNOT Group Vice President Jay Kopita said. “That’s one of the reasons I don’t race anymore. Some of the seasoned competitors are balls to the wall when they get behind the wheel. They’ll run right over anybody who gets in their way.

    “As ...
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    August 11th, 2014
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    content/attachments/22621-ynotawards2014-jpg.html PRAGUE, Czech Republic – Voting for the fourth-annual YNOT Awards opened Monday. Members of the adult entertainment industry may register and vote here. All registrations will be validated for eligibility.

    Voting closes in mid-September.

    The 2014 slate encompasses five nominees in each of 29 categories. Designed to recognize the best of the best in the online adult entertainment realm, categories cover websites, industry personnel, revenue and traffic programs, billing and mobile companies, and content and service providers.

    YNOT also will induct an industry member into the ...
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