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XBIZ is an American publisher of business news and business information for the sex industry.[1][2][3]

Industry News media, adult entertainment
Founded 1998 (1998)
Headquarters Los Angeles, California, United States
Area served
Products Magazines, news media, wire service, exhibition and industry conference, industry awards show, professional network service, market research

In addition to its flagship "" website, XBIZ publishes two monthly trade magazines, hosts winter and summer exhibition and industry conferences, as well as facilitates networking among adult online professionals through a business-to-business (B2B) professional networking service.[4] XBIZ company representatives are frequently cited in mainstream media articles about business trends and practices in the industry.[5][6][7][8][9][10][11]

XBIZ and its affiliated publications and services are operated by Adnet Media, which was founded in 1998 by adult-internet industry veteran Alec Helmy.[2][12] Helmy is a founder of the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP).[13]


News and information productsEdit

  • XBIZ Awards – the adult entertainment industry's largest business-to-business awards show, which honors and recognizes business excellence and outstanding achievement by industry professionals, companies and performers.[citation needed]
  • XBIZ Digital Edition – XBIZ Digital features digital editions of the XBIZ World Magazine and XBIZ Premiere Magazine business journals, offering online or downloadable versions for offline viewing.
  • XBIZ Forum – a three-day business forum and networking event for industry professionals, held at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Paradise, Nevada.
  • XBIZ LA Conference – the adult entertainment industry's annual business seminar and trade expo, featuring seminars, workshops, keynote addresses and industry networking events.
  • XBIZ Newswire – an adult industry newswire and RSS service[14][15]
Screenshot of XBIZ primary website
  • XBIZ Premiere Magazine (formerly XBIZ Video) – a trade magazine for the adult entertainment industry's retail sector, which reports on the news and developments in the gay, retail, sex toy and video sectors of the adult entertainment industry.[16]
  • XBIZ Research – an adult entertainment industry market research program.
  • XBIZ World Magazine – a trade magazine for the adult industry’s digital media sector, which features Internet and technology news, feature articles, market analysis, trend reports and interviews with online adult industry trendsetters.[4]
  • – an adult industry business news and resource enterprise portal, which features headline news, feature articles, event listings, blogs, message boards, business services and a comprehensive company directory of the adult entertainment industry.[17]
  • – an adult entertainment industry business-to-business professional network service that connects adult entertainment industry professionals with new business opportunities.[4]

Trade conferencesEdit

XBIZ hosts multiple annual trade conferences for industry professionals:[4]

Photo of 2007 Xbiz Conference, held in Hollywood
  • The XBIZ Los Angeles Conference features adult entertainment business seminars, industry debates, state-of-the-industry discussions, keynotes from industry luminaries and celebrity appearances. The event is held in February of each year in Los Angeles and culminates with the annual XBIZ Awards.[18] The 2010 conference was held in Hollywood, California. The Los Angeles co-media trade event designed to explore current and future market trends, the newest technologies, emerging business models and networking events, and it includes a trade fair so industry vendors can showcase their current products. The conference hosts the annual membership meeting of The Free Speech Coalition, the advocacy and trade association for the adult entertainment industry, and coincides with the annual XBIZ Awards, the adult industry’s biggest business awards show.[19]
  • On March 22, 2010, XBIZ announced the debut of its outdoor adult consumer event, XFANZ Summer Expo, held June 10–11, 2010, poolside at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.[20]
  • The XBIZ Summer Forum is a business-to-business (B2B) networking event for the online adult entertainment industry. The forum is held annually at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and, like the Los Angeles conference, it features appearances by well-known figures from the adult entertainment industry. The featured entertainment for the 2008 conference included pornstar bikini contests and pornstar Karaoke.[21]

XBIZ AwardsEdit

Jenna Jameson at the 2014 XBIZ Awards Show

The annual XBIZ Awards honor excellence in the creation and marketing of adult entertainment. The awards coincide with the XBIZ Conference.[22] Organized by the adult industry trade magazine XBIZ, the awards were first given in 2003.[23] The award nominations are submitted by members of the adult entertainment industry and the finalists are voted for by XBIZ staff, industry colleagues and participating peer organizations.[24] The awards were originally created to recognize business achievement in the online adult industry, but in recent years adult movie, novelty, retail and people's choice categories have also been added.[25] The 2010 awards are to be hosted by adult entertainment stars Teagan Presley and Sunny Leone.[26]


  1. ^ "Adult Entertainment Elites to Discuss State of the Industry; Top Stars to Celebrate '09 XBIZ Awards". Breitbart Newswire. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  2. ^ a b "Alec Helmy: Popular Webmaster and Adult Crusader". The Web Host Industry Review. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  3. ^ "ASACP Advisory Council biographies". Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP). Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  4. ^ a b c d "XBIZ – The Adult Industry Source". XBIZ. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  5. ^ "Does sex still sell? Adult industry not immune to recession". CNN. 2009-10-06. Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
  6. ^ "Hard Times for the Porn Industry?". Newsweek and MSNBC. Archived from the original on October 1, 2007. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  7. ^ Curiel, Jonathan (2007-03-04). "NEWSPAPERS TURN TO SEX AND CELEBS". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  8. ^ "Free Porn Threatens Adult Film Industry". ABC News. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  9. ^ "Penthouse Goes Upscale in March, But Can Anyone Beat the Internet?". The New York Observer. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  10. ^ "Pornography a hot topic this week". Morning Sentinel. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  11. ^ "Have YouTube & The Economy Created Problems For Porn?". The Root (Washington Post Newsweek Interactive). Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  12. ^ "B1Events Attends XBIZ Summer Forum". Adult Webmasters Online. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  13. ^ "What is ASACP?". Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection. Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
  14. ^ "Sexting' Between Minors Is Not Child Porn, Walters Says". Xbiz Newswire. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  15. ^ "Morality in Media Takes Another Swing at Online Adult Biz". Xbiz Newswire. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  16. ^ "XBIZ, the Hard Rock and Tera Patrick". Los Angeles Times. 2008-07-11. Retrieved 2013-04-08. 
  17. ^ "Reports: appeals, sells for $12M". USA Today. 2006-01-24. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  18. ^ "Adult Entertainment Elites to Discuss State of the Industry; Top Stars to Celebrate '09 XBIZ Awards". Breitbart Newswires. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  19. ^ "XBIZ LA Announces 2010 Show Schedule". Xbiz Newswire. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  20. ^ XBIZ Announces XFANZ Expo World's 1st-Ever Outdoor Adult Expo, XBIZ, March 22, 2010.
  21. ^ "XBIZ, the Hard Rock and Tera Patrick". Los Angeles Times. 2008-07-11. Retrieved 2013-04-08. 
  22. ^ "XBIZ Awards - Recognizing Excellence in Adult Entertainment". XBIZ. Archived from the original on December 17, 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-03. 
  23. ^ "XBIZ Awards 2009 Official Nominees Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved 2008-12-04. 
  24. ^ Sherri L. Shaulis (8 February 2008). "Web, Studio Winners Announced at XBiz Awards". Retrieved 2009-01-11. 
  25. ^ David Sullivan (5 December 2008). "XBIZ Announces 2009 Awards Nominees". Retrieved 2009-01-11. 
  26. ^ "2010 XBIZ Awards to Be Hosted by Teagan Presley, Sunny Leone". XBIZ Newswire. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 

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