LOS ANGELES — ANME and XBIZ are joining forces to host the first-ever hybrid trade show for the retail industry, set to take place virtually and in-person at the Marriott Burbank hotel Jan. 10-12, 2022.
CalExotics, Doc Johnson, Nasstoys, Penthouse Lingerie and Satisfyer are the returning Premier Sponsors of the event.
The ANME/XBIZ Show, originally held as a virtual-only event in January and July of this year, brings together the best of each organization’s signature event format, offering an expansive slate of exhibitors and the opportunity to participate in scheduled one-on-one meetings.
With safety being the top priority for event organizers, the show will be hosted with stringent COVID-19 protocols based on the latest California regulations.
The new hybrid event format offers vendors and buyers more options for participation. Vendors can choose between in-person booth and hotel suite options — which also includes tickets to the XBIZ Honors dinner and awards ceremony and the 2022 XBIZ Awards — while also taking advantage of scheduled virtual meetings with international buyers.
Vendors also have the option to exhibit virtually only, with all vendors given the opportunity to enlist for up to 30 pre-set meetings.
Qualified buyers may participate in the hybrid ANME/XBIZ Show for free by contractually committing to fulfill their meeting obligations. Buyers that are unable to attend in person can opt to participate virtually, with the most prolific buyers qualifying for up to $1,000 in prizes and incentives, and a standard $200 gift card for fulfilling their meeting obligations.
Attendance of the in-person event also includes the opportunity to attend a slate of educational seminars and happy hours.