May 19, 2011: PMA@CES (January 10 – 13, 2011), the recently-announced alternative to the cancelled PMA 2011 trade event will be sharing the floor at the Sands Expo and Convention Center with the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE), the largest pornography industry trade show in the United States – and thus, presumably, the world!
The two shows will overlap in the Sands for two days, but will be held in different areas of the convention center.
PMA spokesperson Gary Pageau said it was unlikely there would be much inadvertent intercourse between the two groups of attendees: ‘I don’t think there’s going to be much crossover,’ he told US pro photographers website, PDNPulse. ‘The Sands is enormous and we’re going to be on one end of the building and they’re going to be on the other.’
He said he didn’t think PMA@CES attendees would be put off by the fact the two shows will be sharing the same convention centre.
‘We’re more of a family event than the other show, so it’s always a concern, but you don’t go to Vegas and not expect to see something inappropriate.
‘In terms of bumping into porn stars, there’s plenty of opportunity to do that already in Las Vegas.’
Following hard on the heels of the photo and porn shows will be the Shot Show – the world’s largest huntin’, and shootin’ trade show.
Pageau said there may be some disruption as that event moves in. (You just don’t want to mess with those dudes!)