November 12th 2015
'Sex Toy Dave' Levine to Give Keynote at AVN Novelty Expo

CHATSWORTH, Calif.—AVN Media Network has announced that "Sex Toy Dave" Levine will give the AVN Novelty Expo keynote address on January 22 at 11 a.m. AVN Novelty Expo (ANE), the adult industry’s leading pleasure products trade-only expo, will be held January 20-22, 2016, in the Paradise Tower at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Levine became best known by his nickname "Sex Toy Dave" after being on several reality TV shows, including seasons 1, 2 and 5 of Bravo's Millionaire Matchmaker. Levine started his company CNV.com in 1995 by opening an online mall selling everything from watches to sneakers—and also sex toys. But after a few months, he recalled, "the most traffic, sales and profits came from sex toys. So I decided to become the King of Sex Toys!"

Levine bought the domain SexToy.com for $70 and created the first affiliate white label system for adult products. He also has been running an online distribution company called SexToyClub.com since 1999. In 2015 CNV started AdultShopping.com, its latest white label marketing platform, and has quickly launched sites for many of the top manufacturers, marketers and websites in the adult Industry.

"We are excited to have Dave Levine giving the keynote address at ANE," said Beth Noonan, event manager at AVN Media Network. “Not only does Dave have great knowledge about the adult industry, but his viewpoint comes from the rapidly growing online world. And he is funny!"

Sex Toy Dave has been on VH1, TV Land and Bravo, as well as several appearances on Prosieben, Germany's most popular entertainment channel. Levine's speech will be followed by questions from the audience. After the keynote, Dave and his director of technology will give a demonstration of their new e-commerce marketing platform, AdultShopping.com.

All registered ANE and AEE attendees can attend the keynote presentation.

AVN Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE) Trade Registration includes entry to both AEE and ANE. Attendees may choose the Expo Plus Pass for $145, which includes access to all AEE and ANE exhibits, seminars and keynote presentation, or the All Access Pass for $225, which provides all of the Expo Plus benefits, plus admittance to all of the Expo’s official parties. Trade badges are available here.

AEE Fan Registration consists of general admission at $65, VIP at $105, Private Suite Pass (21 and over) at $450 and the VIP 4 Day Pass at $275. Each are available for purchase at AVNExpo.eventbrite.com.

One of the largest adult trade shows in the world, the 2016 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo provides 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. 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 Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

The AVN Expo boasts more than 500 adult stars who will be in attendance, more than 150 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 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. 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. More companies will feature there products, and ANE will hold 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 dollars per night) at Reservations.hrhvegas.com.

Adult film 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 Adult Novelty Expo (ANE) and the AVN Awards Show into the four-day event.

Of the stars who appeared at AEE, some of the top names included Jessica Drake, Asa Akira, Joanna Angel, Bonnie Rotten, Skin Diamond, James Deen, Jessie Andrews, Anikka Albrite, Dana DeArmond, Veruca James, Maddy O’Reilly, 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 AEE 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 2016 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo sets the stage for the 33rd annual AVN Awards Show, which will be held Saturday, January 23, 2016 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. Please note that a separate ticket is required for admission to the AVN Awards Show.

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

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