SWIMSHOW, THE GLOBAL LEADER OF SWIMWEAR TRADE SHOWS, CELEBRATES 35th ANNUAL EDITION

Swimwear Association of Florida Presents SWIMSHOW at the Miami Beach Convention Center July 22 – 25, 2017

Save the Date: SWIMSHOW, the premier swimwear trade show in the beachwear industry produced by the Swimwear Association of Florida, will return to South Beach and the Miami Beach Convention Center for its 35th edition July 22 – 25, 2017.  The highly anticipated 4-day annual event will showcase a dynamic array of swimwear, beachwear, resort wear, and accessories collections from emerging young talent and world-renowned contemporary and designer brands. SWIMSHOW, the most respected, comprehensive, and longest running trade show of its kind brings together the most influential retailers from around the globe with the hottest collections of the season.
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This year’s highlights include the return and expansion of the Collection, a curated fashion environment strategically placed in the middle of the show floor created for discovering the best emerging and established swimwear designer brands in the industry. The modern and polished platform is created to emphasize each individual brand’s identity with the focus on the product. Buyers will again have the opportunity to engage with brands in a one-on-one unique intimate environment that allows them to gather personal insights into the collections.  Retailers will once again experience this beautifully encased luxury oasis, while enjoying champagne butler service, a VIP lounge area, and free access to Wi-Fi available throughout the trade show.

Additional highlights will include amenities such as a dry and braid bar, massages, nail salon for quick touch-ups, henna bar, up-to-the-minute social media engagement, informative trend seminars, and new networking events.

Last year, the prestigious trade show housed over 350 exhibitor booths representing more than 2500 swimwear and ancillary brands expanding the event’s offerings to wider categories incorporating bags, hats, sandals, cover-ups, athleisure and more.  A few additional hot-spots were the resort and lifestyle brands that concentrated on the new fashion-focused, beach-to-bar collections. Over 60 countries were represented and there was a 13% uptick in attendance from the previous year.

This year, SWIMSHOW will continue to grow those categories along with featuring a variety of iconic women, men’s and children’s swimwear companies. Attendees will include manufacturers, designers, corporate personnel, press, bloggers, fashion consultants, stylists and other fashion industry leaders, as well as buyers from all swimwear categories, and caters to designer boutiques, resort shops, specialty stores, surf shops, department stores, mass merchants and more.

“At SWIMSHOW, buyers get the best of both worlds, having the opportunity to view the most exciting collections from emerging designers, as well as the most important established brands,” said SWIMSHOW Director Judy Stein. “Our show has become part of the fabric of the swimwear industry, consistently attracting premier brands and buyers.”

Known as the event that starts the swimwear season in the US, this essential show provides buyers a warm and business friendly environment, an easy to navigate and enjoyable shopping experience, and plenty of opportunities to network and meet with key suppliers. As per the last several years, SWIMSHOW is expecting to sell-out this summer.

Due to the renovation of the Miami Beach Convention Center, SWIMSHOW is incorporating only two exhibitions halls again this year.  As per last year, the condensed space required the organization to adapt a more stringent selection process guaranteeing a more cohesive and discerning group of exhibitors. Show organizers are encouraging returning exhibitors to confirm their participation and suggesting new brands interested in participating should submit their applications as early as possible.

In addition to the 4-day exhibit in the Miami Beach Convention Center, special events surrounding SWIMSHOW will include seminars on the latest swimwear and lifestyle trends, Swim Lounge Happy Hour, informal modeling, a daily breakfast bar and High Tea service every afternoon allowing for networking and a slew of very special surprises!

HOURS AND LOCATION

Trade Show Hours:

Saturday, July 22 – Monday, July 24: 9AM – 6PM; Tuesday, July 25: 9AM – 5PM

Location:

MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER

1901 Convention Center Drive

Miami Beach, FL 33139

Halls A & B

 

About the Swimwear Association of Florida

Founded in 1982, the Swimwear Association of Florida produces and organizes SWIMSHOW, the longest running and most comprehensive annual swimwear trade show. Located at the Miami Beach Convention Center, the event features over 2,500 lines, attracts thousands of attendees and is recognized as a global industry leader in trends, news and business transactions. For more information, please visit www.swimshow.com

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The International Lingerie Show Releases Seminar Schedule

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Seminar Topics Revealed for 2016 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo

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It’s not all fun and games at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo. Sure, the fans are there for a good time. But the hundreds of trade attendees come for something else: to keep up to speed on the changing business realities in the adult industry. To help them absorb as much information as possible, AVN offers a robust slate of networking events and educational seminars.

This years lineup is a microcosm of whats bubbling up in news stories, hitting the shelves in retail stores or debuting on websites around the country.

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The following seminars will be offered during AEE, which runs January 20-23, 2016, at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas. The topics have been chosen in an an effort to reflect current issues and preoccupations in the industry, with the intent to help both companies and individuals flourish in an ever-changing industry.

Wednesday, January 20

Private Lives: Protecting Member Data (3-4 p.m.)

Hacking is a fact of life, with security breaches happening at all levels of the digital sphere, from healthcare databases to retail giants to adult dating sites. AVN will assemble a panel of seasoned players to talk about how you can protect your clients sensitive information.

Case Studies: Keeping Tabs on Changing Laws and Regulations (4-5 p.m.)

Condom regulations, the 2257 lawsuit, piracy battles, zoning challenges, and the odd challenge to freedom of speechall of these issues affect your right and ability to produce and sell adult entertainment and pleasure products. A team of legal eagles will help keep us in the loop on the latest developments.

Election 2016: Which Candidate Is the Best Bet for the Adult Industry? (5-6 p.m.)

American voters will be choosing their next commander-in-chief over the next 11 months, both in primary elections and the national presidential vote in November 2016. A panel of politically active porn vets will discuss the pros and cons of the candidates seeking to move into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, as well as how the outcome of the election will affect the industry.

Thursday, January 21

Trans Action: Exploring Trends in TS Erotica (1-2 p.m.)

More Americans than ever before are aware of, and open to, the transgender community. Learn more about this lively and profitable adult entertainment niche from producers and sales people, both veterans and vibrant newcomers.

Empowering the Performer: How to Be Your Own Boss (2-3 p.m.)

More than at any time in the past, adult performers have at their disposal a wide array of opportunities to control their professional destiny. The discussion will include issues related to traditional adult entertainment work as well as webcamming and live chat, running websites and online stores, and working the gentlemens club circuit.

Porn or Erotica? Chasing That Indie Vibe (3-4 p.m.)

Its famously said that the difference between porn and erotica is lighting … but its obviously much more than that. We all know it when we see it, but just what ineffable qualities turn adult entertainment into something that could fit in on the film festival circuit?

Friday, January 22

Love Virtually: The Multidimensional World of VR (1-2 p.m.)

AVN has always gotten a charge out of cutting-edge porn tech, from 3D to 4K. Weve heard much about the promise of what virtual reality technologies can bring to adult entertainment. Now, at last, VR seems ready for its close-up. This seminar will explore whats out there on the horizon.

Now Trending: Whats Hot, Whats Ahead (3-4 p.m.)

Fauxcest, hotwifing, feminist erotica, high-end IR, femdom, reality porn, GILFs these are a few buzzwords that have been kicked around lately. Well assemble a panel to talk about whats selling, and why.

Saturday, January 23

Consent Degrees: Yes, No and Everything in Between (1-2 p.m.)

Adult performers of all gender orientations operate in a world where they must create the illusion of ecstasy even though sometimes they may not always be having a good time. Well bring together a group of experts and industry veterans to discuss how the adult community can work to make sure performersparticularly young newcomersare comfortable about speaking up if theyre not really down with whats happening on and off set.

One of the largest adult trade shows in the world, the 2016 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo provides a unique experience for everyone within the adult entertainment industry, as well as for those who desire to learn more and meet the biggest names in adult entertainment. The AVN Adult Entertainment Expo gives industry insiders and fans the opportunity to see the latest trends, new additions, and hottest men and women in the world under one roof at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas.

The AVN Expo boasts more than 500 adult stars who will be in attendance, more than 150 exhibitors showcasing their products and services, 15 exciting parties, numerous networking events for industry to have quality face time together, and a plethora of educational programs designed to teach industry newcomers what it takes to grow and succeed.

The show dates are as follows:

AVN Novelty Expo: January 20-22

AVN Adult Entertainment Expo: January 20-23

AVN Awards Show: January 23

Called the CES of sex toys by Wired magazine, the AVN Novelty Expo (ANE) will once again take over the Paradise Tower, and will be restricted to trade attendees. ANEs continued growth and success gives opportunities to businesses to expand their relationships, learn new trends, and meet all of the important people and companies in the industry. Exhibitors will feature new products, and there will be workshops, seminars and industry events for everyone in the novelty sector.

All industry personnel may book hotel rooms in the Paradise Tower (rates start as low as $129 per night). To reserve click here.

Adult stars, webcam girls and adult models have the unique opportunity to network and do business with clients as well as meet and take photos with the fans and sign at this one-of-a-kind show, which incorporates the AVN Novelty Expo (ANE) and the AVN Awards Show into the four-day event.

Of the stars who have appeared at AEE, some of the top names include Jessica Drake, Asa Akira, Joanna Angel, Bonnie Rotten, Skin Diamond, James Deen, Jessie Andrews, Anikka Albrite, Dana DeArmond, Veruca James, Maddy OReilly, Marica Hase, Joslyn James, Dakota Skye, Samantha Saint, Lisa Daniels, Tori Black, Layla Price, Alana Luv, London Keyes, Dana Vespoli, Alexis Texas, Aiden Starr, Penny Pax, Chanel Preston, Kimberly Kane, Dani Daniels and many, many more.

The four-day 2016 trade seminar schedule will address a spectrum of relevant subjects, each with a panel of speakers hand-picked because of their expertise or passion for the topic at hand. AVN Media Network will once again hold its fan seminar program, which will touch on a variety of topics, including interviews with Best New Starlet nominees for the 2016 AVN Awards, a Q&A session with top male talent and more.

The 2016AVN Adult Entertainment Expo sets the stage for the 33rd annualAVNAwards Show, which will be heldSaturday, January 23, 2016, at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. The annualAVNAwards Show is a gala event recognizing adult content, individuals, and companies that exemplify excellence in the industry.
Please note that a separate ticket is required for admission to theAVNAwards Show.

To secure exhibit space or for sales info, contact AVN at (818) 718-5788 or aeesales@avn.com.

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

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Lipgloss & Lace


                         by Mandie Mutchie

Despite the title of this column “Lipgloss & Lace,” I realized the other day that I’ve not written very much about makeup!

This past weekend, I went to The Makeup Show in Chicago, modeled, shopped, and learned from some experts! One of the seminars I attended was on upcoming makeup trends, so I thought I’d share!

One of the big trends for Summer is a bold lip! It has been matte for a while, but it’s moving back to glossy, which is exciting to me, because I think it’s more flattering!

A second trend is winged out eyeliner, taken to the extreme! Think bold colors, or longer, thicker or more elaborate wings. The sky is the limit!

The final trend is for thick brows. Make the most of what you have by combing yours straight up and using product to fill in any sparse parts. I recommend Stila’s waterproof brow liner to do just that!

Of course you don’t have to try all of the trends, and I sure wouldn’t recommend trying them all at once, but if you feel inspired, this is what’s hot this season!

Amanda Mutchie began her professional modeling career nearly ten years ago, and has appeared in many national and international publications, and commercials. Over the course of her modeling career, she worked with many acclaimed makeup artists, learning from them along the way. She eventually became a makeup artist herself and started FaceScape Artistry. Now she works with incredible photographers, models, brides, and other clients to create glamorous as well as natural makeup looks. She also channels her passion for fitness and nutrition and desire to help others into her work as a beachbody coach, and is pursuing her Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction.
For more information on Mandie go towww.MandieM.comwww.facescapeartistry.com, email Mandie at mandelicious@gmail.com or follow her on Twitter @mandelicious.  Don’t forget to “like” her pages on facebook, too!  www.facebook.com/MandieLM &www.facebook.com/FaceScapeArtistry  www.lipglossnlace.com 
*Photo by Rafal Krolik of Seville Media  

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