New adult lifestyle consumer show Sexhibition took place at Manchester’s Event City last weekend, and the general consensus appears to be that the debut event was a big success. Combining lavish stage performances with exhibitors supplying adult goods and services, Sexhibition also offered visitors a selection of after-hours entertainment.
Sexhibition included a XXX Area and one of its participants, former Penthouse Pet, multiple AVN award-winner and Game of Thrones star, Samantha Bentley said: “The UK’s not had anything like this for a while, so they’ve done a really good job. Honestly, we weren’t expecting it to look as good as it does.”
On the main floor, E-Stim Systems’ Wayne Allen commented: “It’s been a very good event for us. Surprisingly so for a first show. Lots of people buying, plus a great atmosphere.”
Latex 101’s Richard Warburton said: “The fashion shows have been great for us. We’ve been kept busy and I think ours is the biggest stand here. The till says we’re doing well. To be brutally honest our expectations weren’t high. The show was an unknown quantity but when we arrived and saw the layout, I was cautiously optimistic. It’s been very well run by Cheryl and Jay. They couldn’t have done more for us.”
Co-organiser Cheryl Smith said at the show: “The exhibitors are happy, the customers are happy and we’ve had massive footfall that has produced a great buzz. Presales of around 3,000 tickets per day but we may have doubled that with walk-ins.”
A full report, and pictures from the event, will be included in the September issue of ETO.