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ACE National is a federally registered 501(c)6 trade association of America's adult nightclubs. ACE helps protect and serve its national members by staying true to our mission statement, "to dispel the myths of our industry". ACE National also focuses on member discount programs. 


Look who’s turning 30!

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Gentlemen’s Club EXPO

at Paris in Las Vegas, August 20-23, 2023

It’s an event 30 years in the making.

In 1993, a convention was introduced that would change the course of a multi-billion-dollar industry. The very first Gentlemen’s Club EXPO, held at the old Stardust in Las Vegas, offered just a handful of booths and only a few seminars.

It didn’t take long for a buzz to build. Though owners, operators, entertainers and other club professionals rarely saw themselves treated with the respect that they knew it deserved, this brand new convention — produced by a company called ED (Exotic Dancer) Publications — brought an entire industry together for an event that now boasted three full days of seminars, a large tradeshow, evening parties and feature entertainer showcases. And finally, in 1998, the only national awards show for adult clubs was introduced: The Annual Adult Nightclub & Exotic Dancer Awards Show, now known simply as the ED’s Awards.

In addition to being the industry’s only national convention, the EXPO has also become an annual reunion, as friends old and new come together, share stories and salute the industry that they call home. In 2023, there’s an additional reason to come together and celebrate, as the EXPO enjoys its 30th Anniversary on August 20-23, 2023, at the Paris Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

“We welcome all industry professionals to this 30th Anniversary celebration, because the EXPO simply wouldn’t exist without the club owners, operators, staff, entertainers and supporting vendors and sponsors who have helped build this amazing industry into what it is today,” says ED Publications’ Publisher, Dave Manack. “Whether it will be your 30th EXPO or your first, this promises to be an event worthy of our convention’s three-decade history.”

Many more EXPO 2023 details are yet to come. Please visit the official website, theEDexpo.com, for all convention updates, or call the ED office at (727) 726-3592.


Check out what's new!


Club Control Systems transforms the way clubs operate by integrating all of the operational systems into one real-time system, designed specifically and exclusively for the adult nightclub industry. 

To learn more visit: http://www.clubcontrolsys.com/ or contact Warren Cato: warren@turnkeyatmsolutions.com or rcurl@clubcontrolsys.com 


ACE Premier Industry Provider Pure Risk Advisors offers

 Adult Nightclub Insurance. Purchasing a customized insurance package that focuses on the particular risks of nightclubs and bars is essential.For more information, contact John Jacquat: 

john@pureriskadvisors.com or visit 




*Anti-Human Trafficking Training Program for the adult club industry, led by certified law enforcement across the U.S. Learn how to quietly report suspected incidences of human trafficking

*Over 20,000 industry professionals trained since 2010, in more than 35 U.S. cities, representing more than 235 adult clubs

*2015 Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign Nominee; 2016 Director to Homeland Award Nominee; 2016 State Dept. Trafficking in Persons Report US Advisory Council to the President mention. 

*To host a COAST event near you, please contact Ms. Angelina Spencer-Crisp: 202-800-9109

ACE National Now Offers Certified De-Escalation Training

Adult Nightclubs are under intense scrutiny from a host of groups to do better. As social media advances, and public perception intensifies, so does the need for club operators to improve training and guest interaction.

ACE National, in collaboration with Pure Risk Advisors, Go Best Solutions, and RCI Management, hosts certified "de-escalation training” throughout the country. The training is free for adult club workers and executives who are ACE National members. 

Participants gain knowledge, to apply and address the needs of those in mental health crisis, or those who's perception may be altered. De-Escalation training is designed to improve coping and communication skills, establish contact, build rapport, and/or gain influence, in order to maintain safe security objectives and work environments. Each attendee receives a certificate. If interested please contact ACE @: info@acenational.org or call: 202-800-9109

Music Licensing Discount

Click on the link below to join one of the largest music licensing discount programs ever negotiated for the adult club industry. You could save more than 30% on your music licensing fees!   CLICK FOR MEMBERSHIP


ACE National
620 Herndon Parkway
Suite #120A

Herndon, VA 20170

Phone: (202) 800-9109 
E-mail: info@acenational.org


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