From the 15th to the 17th of July, the biggest B2B adult event ANME Founders has took place at Marriott Burbank Airport in LA. SVAKOM was honored to attend this fantastic show for the first time. The ANME Founders represents adult novelty manufacturers of intimate toys, lingerie, lubricants, and novelties. It's a great chance for manufacturers to showcase and sell their products to distributors and potential retail buyers. You will find all the top names in the adult toy industry at this event. This event has secured its own unique spot in the adult industry and every year it expands its geography, allowing the experience to be more and more interactive.
The entire 3 days was a delightful experience for all of us. There were more than 150 exhibitors, many of the companies having over 40 years' experience within this industry as well as some new faces. After having spoken to some of the more mature and experienced businesses, we gained some knowledge and insight as to what this industry was like from the beginning and how it has seen such a rapid and positive growth. SVAKOM certainly has a long way to catch up and learn from those wonderful elder brands in order for us to ensure that we continuously provide high-quality sexual lifestyle products to users worldwide.
Exhibition always bring great business opportunities, we have met a lot of old friends and some new friends from LA as well as other regions from all over the world. Many distributors told us that Siren and Nymph were very popular and they have got a lot of satisfactory feedback from customers. Nymph is a soft fingers vibrator that has since won an iF design award in early 2019, Siren is an intense double-tongued vibrator that we launched in Shanghai in April.
The format of this event is similar to that of EroFame in Hannover. The schedule was all well-organized; everyone knew exactly what to do and where to be as well as being constantly updated on the logistics of the daily events and on goings, making for a proficient and productive journey. A "must" at every event that we all look forward to are the variety of entertainments. We were treated to a comedy show, presented by the oldest comedy club in LA. We were also fortunate enough to attend a vintage party. The experience for us was just a perfect balance of productive work and laughter. The event truly brought many people from all over the world, solidifying that family bond that we have in this industry. There is no such thing as strangers when a group of people have similar open-mindedness and experiences.