XBIZ is an American company founded in 1998. Since then they provide a range of services in support of the pornographic industry. Conferences, specialized publications and business-oriented platforms for professionals in the sector.
In recent years they have achieved significant impact thanks to the XBIZ awards. Awarded since 2003 and usually compared to the Golden Globes of porn, under this similarity the AVN would be the Oscars. Since 2014 they cover more than 150 categories. A very extensive number that includes all the work involved in the industry. The most typical ones are related to the acting facet and many others with technical and artistic direction aspects involved in these productions as well. The selection of nominees is done by public vote and the winners are chosen by a jury of the organization members.