SOURCE: TicketNetwork / Ticket Software LLC

January 07, 2008 09:00 ET

Ticket Summit 2008 Attracts Global Ticket Companies & Leading Sports Venues

World's Largest Ticketing Conference Draws Influential Exhibitors & Attendees

VERNON, CT--(Marketwire - January 7, 2008) - TicketNetwork, the leading source for the ticket industry's most comprehensive inventory and host to Ticket Summit 2008, today announced the addition of several exhibitors and high-profile sports industry attendees to its roster for this coming July.

Global Collect, a global ticketing concern based in the Netherlands, and Accertify, a securities and technology firm, will exhibit at Ticket Summit 2008. Global Collect's electronic payment technology streamlines non-present businesses such as Internet, mail, and telephone orders. Its clients represent a wide range of industries including digital content, travel, online games, ticketing, media, telecommunications, and retail. Accertify provides the industry's best integrated solution for merchants to identify fraudulent use of credit cards in online, telephone transactions. The presence of these exhibitors at Ticket Summit 2008 highlights the significance of secure transactions of web based and telephone ticket purchases made by consumers.

Attendees from leading sports venues and companies including representatives from the Houston Rockets, the Indiana Pacers and the Texas Motor Speedway will be on hand to learn about the latest developments in the rapidly evolving secondary ticket industry. Ticket Summit 2008 will also feature expert speakers including the President of TSE Sports and Entertainment, senior Sports Business Journal reporter Eric Fisher, and the CEO of 1789 Sports and Entertainment, Mike Regent, who will provide insight on trends and the solid relationship between the ticketing and sports industries.

"The speaker and attendee list for Ticket Summit 2008 is truly representative of the 'Who's Who' in the ticketing sector and sports world," said Don Vaccaro, CEO, "In addition to addressing ticket sales and industry growth, the conference will offer valuable perspectives into other aspects of successful ticket operations, including best-of-breed transaction practices that protect consumers and cultivating partnerships with reputable sports entities," Vaccaro said.

Ticket Summit 2008 will be held July 23-25 at The Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

About TicketNetwork

TicketNetwork is the leading source for the most comprehensive selection of tickets at competitive prices. It is the world's leading provider of real-time ticket inventory and sells sought after tickets to concert, sporting, and theater events through North America. TicketNetwork's inventory includes more than 4 million tickets to 71,000 events worldwide. TicketNetwork's properties include:, TicketNetwork Direct, TicketNews, Ticket Summit and TicketNetwork point-of-sale solutions. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Vernon, Connecticut. For more information, visit

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