Annual Gentlemen’s Club EXPO returns to New Orleans!  

August 7-10, 2016


Welcome to Ace

ACE National is the trade association of America's adult nightclubs. ACE helps to protect and serve its member clubs and state associations by providing and sharing relevant political and legal information, resources and referrals. ACE has been instrumental in starting affiliate state associations. The ACE National Board is steadfastly committed to ensuring that every ACE state chapter has effective indigenous leadership.  


ACE Events

Want to start your own statewide chapter? 

TEAM STATE seminar announced for Monday, August 8, from 10:30-11:30 am at EXPO!

Start a chapter, find out how to make your existing chapter better, get valuable information and network all at EXPO 2016's TEAM STATE seminar!

If your state has it's own organizing/lobbying chapter, if it had a chapter that is no longer in operation or if it's never had formal organization, the “TEAM STATE" seminar at EXPO 2016 (August 8, 10:30-11:30 am) will be designed to provide tips and valuable information on what you can do right now to help protect your club and fellow owners in your state. This "team" of speakers will offer their success stories in regard to defeating negative legislation in their states, as well as offer tips on how to set up and run an effective statewide organizing and lobbying chapter.

“Meeting and networking with other club owners at the 2015 EXPO helped our Atlanta club executives learn about issues that affect the industry,” says Jill Chambers, Exec. Director, ACE of Georgia. “We plan to bring a strong delegation from Georgia to New Orleans this summer!”

Scheduled to appear on this “TEAM STATE" seminar include: Larry Kaplan, Executive Director of ACE of Michigan; Jill Chambers, Executive Director of the new ACE of Georgia chapter; Jeff Levy, Executive Director of three statewide chapters including New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania; Jim St. John, current ACE President; and Luke Lirot, noted First Amendment attorney.


Check out what's new!

 Statewide associations of adult club owners actually predate the National Association of Club Executives (ACE), which was formed in 1999 by ED Publications and a group of the industry’s leading club owners and First Amendment attorneys.  Over the years other states have launched adult club owner associations, some under the ACE banner and some with their own branded chapter names. Some of those statewide chapters are still going strong, while others have fallen by the wayside for one reason or another.    Read More
 ACE has partnered with RMS Hospitality Group (RMS HG) for Adult Nightclub Insurance. As an ACE member, you will receive an exclusive 5% discount on Adult Nightclub Insurance. RMS HG is not just another insurance agent, rather we are a managing general agent (MGA) with the pen to allow us to quote policies “in-house.” For more information, contact Mark D. Derrenberger at or visit  

Human Trafficking

“Human trafficking will not be tolerated anywhere in our state,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura Provinzino, human trafficking coordinator for the District of Minnesota. “The U.S. Attorney’s Office is proud to support innovative partnerships, like the one between COAST and Homeland Security 

You can help! Sex Trafficking is a modern-day form of slavery in which a sex act is induced through force, fraud or coercion or in which the person induced to perform such an act is under the age of 18. It is a serious violation of federal law. Human Trafficking is the third largest criminal enterprise in the U.S. according to the Justice Department. ACE National works with local and federal law enforcement to combat human trafficking through its COAST campaign. This anti-human trafficking program teaches industry workers about the crime and the action steps one can take to recognize and report a potential victim. Since its 2010 inception, COAST has trained more than 4,000 industry workers in approximately 200 clubs across the U.S. To host a COAST Meeting in your area, please call ACE National: 202-220-3019. To learn more about joining the fight to combat human trafficking please visit: 


ACE National
601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Suite 900 S Washington,
D.C. 20004

Phone: (202) 220-3019


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