SOURCE: Ticket Summit
International Ticket Conference Brings Together Producers, Box Office Managers, Marketers, Ticket Agents and More
VERNON, CT–(Marketwire – July 19, 2010) – Ticket Summit, the leading conference and trade show for live entertainment professionals, recently hosted its summer conference drawing more than 600 industry professionals for the three-day event. A bi-annual conference, Ticket Summit took place July 14-16, 2010 at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The ticket conference kicked off on Wednesday, July 14 with the Enterprise Awards ceremony. Chosen for notable contributions to the ticket industry, Enterprise Awards winners included Andrew Wallenstein (Best In The House Tickets), Jim Forster (Quincy Ticket Center), Jerry Shulman (TicketConnectors.com), and other ticket industry professionals.
The Ticket Summit conference featured thirteen business development and industry panel sessions, along with a concurrent trade show. The sold-out exhibit hall included TicketSizzle, PowerPay, TicketNetwork, and many other vendors who showcased their products and services, ranging from software innovations to brand optimization. The conference also hosted two Keynote sessions; the first on the global ticketing market on Thursday, July 15, the latter on the Ticketmaster / Live Nation merger on Friday, July 16. Expert panelists included Don Vaccaro (TicketNetwork), Jeff Kline (Veritix), James Hamlin (Seatwave), and other prominent executives.
“With over six hundred registrants, the recent Ticket Summit conference was a huge success. Attendees ranged from promoters, box office managers, to ticket agents, and pro sports executives, all in the same room to discuss ticket industry issues. It was, without a doubt, a one-of-a-kind networking experience,” said Dr. Molly A. Martinez, Executive Director, Ticket Summit. “Since Ticket Summit is a biannual event, plans are well underway for our upcoming winter conference scheduled for January 12-14, 2011 at The Waldorf=Astoria in New York.”
About Ticket Summit
Ticket Summit is the world’s leading ticket conference and trade show for live entertainment professionals. This event attracts hundreds of global business leaders, entrepreneurs, and entertainment experts in the ticket community. Past attendees and sponsors include: Billboard, Blue Man Group, Broadway.com, eBay, Forbes, Google, Live Nation, MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, PowerPay, StubHub, Ticketmaster, and Yahoo!, among others. The upcoming Ticket Summit conference and trade show is scheduled for January 12-14, 2011 at The Waldorf=Astoria in New York, NY. For information, visit www.TicketSummit.org
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Molly A. Martinez, Ph.D.