summitFSC is proud to announce industry leaders, including Adam and Eve founder Phil Harvey, Vivid Entertainment founder Steven Hirsch and XBIZ founder Alec Helmy, are to be panelists at the upcoming FSC Summit (hosted at the XBIZ 360 show) on January 14-15. Both shows will be held at the Andaz Hotel, on the Sunset Strip, in West Hollywood, CA.

“We’re thrilled to be able to offer industry members a roster of industry leaders to speak at the show,” said FSC CEO Diane Duke. “These are long-standing, successful members of the industry that you don’t hear from every day, and they have insight into where the industry is headed.”

“The other panels that are being hosted at the FSC Summit are important and engaging for anyone that is interested in the issues of the day, in the adult entertainment and pleasure products business. We hope to see many friends and colleagues at XBIZ 360 and FSC Summit,” Duke added.

The complete seminar roster is as follows:

Wednesday, January 14, 10am
Cutting Costs – how to improve your bottom line
Adult businesses are no different than any other business when it comes to the need to maximize revenue and curve expenses.  From legal services to inventory control, are you getting the best bang for your buck (pun intended)?  Don’t miss this panel, it will help you get creative and save money on everyday expenses thus improving your bottom line.

Moderator:  Larry Garland, CEO of Eldorado Trading Company
Panelists:
Nick Boyias, Allstate
Jeffrey Douglas, industry attorney
Joel Kaminsky, CEO of Good Vibrations
Joe Evans, IT consultant

Wednesday, January 14, 11am
Industry Leaders Panel
They, and their companies, are at the top of their field.  How did they get there? More importantly, in today’s ever-changing adult business environment, how do they stay there?  This panel provides a rare opportunity for industry professionals to get an inside look at the key factors to success for adult business and adult business professionals as told by the best of the best.

Moderator:  Diane Duke, CEO of Free Speech Coalition
Panelists:
Phil Harvey, founder Adam & Eve
Steve Hirsch, founder and Co-CEO Vivid Pictures
Alec Helmy, President and founder of XBIZ

Thursday, January 15, 10am
Sex and Politics
It seems these days you can’t have one without the other.  But, how is that impacting your business?  What do politicians think about our industry?  Don’t miss this panel!  You will hear from the people who have been on the front line of advocating for and lobbying public officials about the adult industry.  They will let you know exactly what happened in 2014 and what you need to pay attention to about in 2015.

Moderator:  Diane Duke, CEO of Free Speech Coalition
Panelists:
Ignacio Hernandez, CEO Hernandez Strategy Group (Sacramento lobbyist)
Karen Tynan, industry attorney
Kevin Bland, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (CalOSHA specialist)
Lorelei Lee, performer and activist

Thursday, January 15, 11am
We’ve Got Issues…Can we talk?!
How often do you get a chance to sit around a table of your peers and discuss adult industry issues that you care about?  Roll up your sleeves and be ready to participate because you are an intricate part of this panel.  We are surveying thousands of industry members to determine the top four issues of concern and will lead four different discussion groups on those topics.  Groups will meet in smaller rooms for a moderated discussion of the industry’s most pertinent topics.

Topics selected by survey and moderators:
Pleasure Product Counterfeiting – Peter Phinney, Porn Guardian
Content Piracy – Colin Roundtree, Wasteland.com
Condoms in Porn – Diane Duke
2257 – Jeffrey Douglas, attorney

An annual event, the FSC Summit also hosts the FSC Awards, which recognize industry professionals and businesses, for excellence in business and representing a pro-adult image through advocacy and actions.

Active FSC members are welcome to attend FSC events at the XBIZ 360 show. If you would like to attend seminars or the FSC Awards (but are not already attending XBIZ 360), please RSVP to joanne@freespeechcoalition.com.