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ASACP Returns to Latin America Adult Business Expo

LOS ANGELES (February 15, 2018) — The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) is pleased to announce its return to the Latin America Adult Business Expo (LALExpo), set for February 19-21 at the Hotel NH Cali Royal in Cali, Colombia.

According to its promoters, LALExpo attracts a growing international and Latin-American audience of approximately 1,300 business professionals from companies representing all aspects of the online and adult business world. Because LALExpo is a business-to-business, education and trade event, the general public is not permitted to attend, but a diverse range of companies from the billing, mobile tech, ad network, affiliate sector and more will be welcomed. This executive event is capped by the prestigious LALExpo Awards, which honor excellence across dozens of adult industry categories and market segments.

Anthony Rivera, an organizer of the event and co-founder of AJ Studios, says LALExpo provides a significant opportunity for ASACP to reach out to professional businesses operating in the Latin American and Spanish-speaking digital media markets.

“As a hub of the global camming community, Colombia is also making inroads into the broader digital media market. As such, LALExpo promotes excellence and responsibility among the companies that are making a living and supporting their families and themselves through technology,” Rivera states. “This is why we support ASACP and its mission to educate and professionalize the industry in the name of protecting children.”

As part of its efforts to protect children, LALExpo restricts attendance at its event exclusively to adult business professionals only — and signifying the event’s overriding commitment to online child safety, its website prominently announces ASACP’s “special guest” status front-and-center — dramatically underscoring how seriously these industry leaders take their responsibility towards at-risk youth.

In addition to promotion on the LALExpo.com website as well as in the show’s social media and industry forums, in the official show guide, on the show’s interview billboard, and through a complimentary table at the event’s Meet Market, allowing the association to reach out to adult business owners and operators face-to-face; LALExpo’s promoters have also very generously underwritten ASACP’s Executive Director Tim Henning’s event admission, hotel accommodations, and roundtrip transportation to the venue city of Cali.

“LALExpo has quickly become an extremely professional operation, promoting awareness and the highest levels of safe and responsible online business throughout Latin America and beyond,” Henning explains. “One of ASACP’s In-Kind Media Sponsors, LALExpo and its promoters take their advocacy of child safety seriously, such as through their support of ‘Fundacion Liam’ and other initiatives that go above and beyond, and serve as an example for other organizations to follow.”

Henning says this outreach is much-needed, especially in LATAM where the live webcam industry is a major commercial driver of opportunity and prosperity for independent performers and companies of all sizes —  and where both fans and the performers must be of legal age to participate.

“LALExpo’s continued support of the association sends a very powerful message and helps establish its promoters among the upper echelon of industry leaders,” Henning adds. “Through their generosity, they allow ASACP to reach a broader audience of frontline operators, providing them with the education and valuable free resources they need to help keep children out of and away from adult-oriented materials, and in turn, help to make the internet a safer, more family-friendly place.”

ASACP uses the generous financial and material support it receives to fund initiatives such as its internationally lauded Child Exploitation Tipline, which has processed more than one million CP reports since its inception; and ASACP’s multiple award-winning Restricted To Adults (RTA) meta labeling system that helps prevent a minor’s access to adult-oriented web pages and mobile apps. Its market-specific Best Practices and a universal Code of Ethics also help guide digital media companies towards child-safe operation and are among ASACP’s most tangible successes.

To learn how your company can make a difference in online child safety by sponsoring ASACP or to arrange a meeting with Henning in Cali, email tim@asacp.org.

About ASACP

Founded in 1996, ASACP is a non-profit organization dedicated to online child protection.

ASACP is comprised of two separate corporate entities, the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection and the ASACP Foundation. The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) is a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization. ASACP manages a membership program that provides resources to companies in order to help them protect children online.  The ASACP Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The ASACP Foundation battles child pornography through its CP Reporting Hotline and helps parents prevent children from viewing age-restricted material online with its Restricted To Adults (RTA) website label (www.rtalabel.org). ASACP has invested more than 21 years in developing progressive programs to protect children, and its relationship in assisting the adult industry’s child protection efforts is unparalleled. For more information, visit www.asacp.org.

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