SOURCE: National Association of Ticket Brokers

December 17, 2008 12:11 ET

National Association of Ticket Brokers (NATB) Presents World Ticket Conference, NATB's Only Officially Sponsored Trade Show for Ticket Industry Professionals -- July 16-18, 2009 at the Wynn Las Vegas

NATB's 13th Annual Show Is the Longest Running and Largest for Ticket Industry Professionals

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - December 17, 2008) - Ticket sellers, other ticket industry leaders and industry related businesses from around the world will meet at the Wynn Las Vegas from July 16-18, 2009 for the annual World Ticket Conference, the National Association of Ticket Brokers (NATB) only officially sponsored trade show for ticket industry professionals. World Ticket Conference, NATB's 13th annual show and the industry's largest and longest running event, represents the convergence of the primary and secondary market ticket industries over recent years and will include speakers from all spectrums of the ticketing industry. Ticket brokers and other industry leaders are encouraged to visit the World Ticket Conference Web site at www.worldticketconference.com to register for the event as well as reserve rooms at the Wynn Las Vegas -- the only casino resort to have the Mobil 5 Star and AAA 5 Diamond rating for its Tower Suites.

"NATB is thrilled to sponsor World Ticket Conference, an event that reflects the rapid changes in the ticket industry," said Tom Patania, President, National Association of Ticket Brokers. "NATB's Annual Convention and Trade Show was the industry's largest and longest running event and we are confident that World Ticket Conference will be even bigger and better. Attendees and vendors should expect to hear from the industry's leaders about issues that will impact their businesses moving forward."

Planning for World Ticket Conference, including various seminars, guest speakers, and social events is ongoing. If you have any questions regarding World Ticket Conference or to get the most recent updates, please visit the event's Web site at http://www.worldticketconference.com/ or contact NATB's offices at (630) 510-4594. Visitors to the Web site can also view photos from the 2008 NATB Annual Convention and Trade Show and register for the World Ticket Conference's Official Poker Tournament, scheduled for Thursday, July 16.

About World Ticket Conference

World Ticket Conference is the annual trade show sponsored by the National Association of Ticket Brokers (NATB). Ticketing Professionals from all over the world, including ticket brokers, ticket wholesalers, and inventory providers, come together to gain fresh perspective, shop for new products, forge essential contacts and learn how to strengthen their businesses. Vendors providing products and services valuable to the industry, as well as event promoters, on-line search firms, marketing and advertisement agencies, media representatives and many other ancillary business interests, also join in the mix.

With a fresh and exciting line up of speakers, networking events, trade show opportunities, educational seminars and entertainment, World Ticket Conference is the preeminent Ticket Industry Event!

World Ticket Conference is the ONLY official trade show sponsored by the NATB. The primary goal of NATB is to represent the interests of legitimate ticket brokers worldwide by promoting consumer protection and educating the public about the industry.

About the National Association of Ticket Brokers

The National Association of Ticket Brokers (NATB) was formed in 1994 by a group of leading ticket brokers, involved in the sale of sports, concerts and theater admission tickets, for the purpose of establishing an industry-wide standard of conduct and to create ethical rules and procedures to educate the public concerning ticket-brokering services and to serve the primary goal of the NATB, promoting consumer protection. All members of the NATB are dedicated to the principle of assuring the public that dealings with NATB members are conducted with integrity, reliability and convenience. Towards this end, the NATB has created procedures that permit the public to report improper and unethical conduct by ticket brokers, and to disseminate consumer protection warnings and guidelines. Through self-governance, the NATB has provided many enhanced protections for ticket-buying consumers. The NATB has worked with law enforcement agencies across the country, state and federal legislators and the NFL and other professional sports leagues and teams, to accomplish these goals, and has been vital in the NFL's fight against counterfeit and stolen tickets. More information about the NATB is available at http://www.natb.org.

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