AVN porn expo is moving to the Hard Rock Hotel

Alex from Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club competes in the pole dancing competition at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011.

The country’s largest porn industry trade show is leaving the Sands Expo for a new home.

The annual AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, which last year brought 28,000 starlets and industry execs to Las Vegas, will now take place at the Hard Rock Hotel.

It is also getting a new date. Sorry, tech geeks, but the expo no longer will coincide with the Consumer Electronics Show, the world’s largest technology convention. CES will run Jan. 10 through 13. The AVNs will open to industry insiders Jan. 18 and to the general public Jan. 19 to 21.

The convention will still culminate with the AVN Awards Show, which like last year will be held at the Palms. Owner George Maloof inked a three-year deal with the company that runs the show.

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  1. And you wonder why people have stopped coming to Vegas? Come on LVCVA.....can't you do better than this?

  2. LVCVA has fulfilled it's mission of putting heads in beds. It's not up to them to turn down or judge the conventions. Selling 60,000 room nights is not an easy feat. so thank you LVCVA and Hard Rock for booking this group.

  3. If I am a stake holder in the Sands, especially looking at Las Vegas with the Venetian and Palazzo, I would be wondering about what happened to this convention center being 80% full setting records back in 2005. Say what you want about the subject matter, but the event brings men who like to gamble to a hotel. It is like a Super Bowl for the hotel that hosts the event.
    Hotel no longer holds CES, no longer holds JCK Jewelry show and has lost a ton of other events. What happened to this hotel and convention center being a major player? Association shows have gone down and it appears that no one is that concerned about what is taking place.
    Hard Rock will have a potential time bomb on their hands with this show if they do not control it properly. LVCVA has nothing to do with this show. However the LVCVA has not brought in any new large tradeshow into Vegas in many years - just repeat conventions and as they like to put it "conventions" that are really just meetings with 15 people attending. Their use of the word convention is truly misleading and the hotels have gotten wise about how they are spinning the real job that they are doing for the community. Do they publish the goals of their sales people so everyone can see how much business they actually book? No they dont.