First-ever certification training seminars will offer programs on four very specific areas of club operation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: At the 2019 Gentlemen’s Club EXPO (August 11-14, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Las Vegas), ED Publications will introduce the first-ever ED University Certification Series. This series will include four training/certification programs on very specific areas of club operation, where all of those who attend will receive a certificate of completion.

“We’re calling it the ‘ED University’ Certification Series because by using the word ‘university’ we send the message that these are educational classes where attendees will actually be students in a sense,” says ED Publisher Don Waitt. “Attendees will leave those classes educated about the latest developments in club operations and they will receive a certificate of completion—a diploma if you will—for having attended those classes.”

The concept has met with very favorable response from industry leaders, who have suggested that, after 25 years of operation, the EXPO add a new component to the show to encourage club owners to send their key personnel to the convention.

“This Certification Series is an excellent addition to the EXPO,” says RCI Management President Ed Anakar. “I believe it will add great value to club owners and employees. The certification in most cases can help with litigation and insurance costs, and the training is invaluable.”

Says Jim St. John of the Spearmint Rhino club chain, “If you want to stay in business and be successful, you have to be knowledgeable on all the key issues surrounding the industry. The EXPO puts the industry’s experts on that seminar stage every year to help this industry. What is that worth? It’s worth a hell of a lot! You should be sending as much of your staff as you can to learn, because you won’t get this information anywhere else.”

At EXPO 2019, there will be Certification Classes offered on: Security and proper use of force; Liquor liability and over-serving; Credit card chargeback prevention; and Leadership/management training. There will also be a “bonus” seminar for DJs showcasing the “S.M.I.L.E.” training program.

The Annual Gentlemen’s Club EXPO is the only national convention, tradeshow and awards show for the multi-billion-dollar adult nightclub industry. For more information on this year’s EXPO, including a complete agenda with details on exclusive parties and special events, as well as early registration discounts, please visit or call (727) 726-3592.

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