SOURCE: Ticket Summit

Ticket Summit

July 25, 2016 12:15 ET

Ticket Summit 2016 Draws Record Attendance

Annual Ticketing Conference Brings Together More Than 750 Attendees

SOUTH WINDSOR, CT--(Marketwired - Jul 25, 2016) - Ticket Summit, the leading conference and trade show for ticketing and live entertainment professionals, recently hosted its 10th annual conference, July 12-14, 2016 at The Venetian Las Vegas. Ticket Summit was presented by TicketNetwork and DTI Management.

This year's conference drew a record number of attendees, with more than 750 professionals and executives from across the ticketing industry gathering to network and do business. Attendees represented all aspects of the ticketing industry, including producers and promoters, sports teams and leagues, and representatives of the primary and secondary ticketing markets.

A highlight of the conference was the closing keynote, presented by Marcus Lemonis, host of CNBC's The Profit. On Thursday, July 14, attendees had a unique opportunity to learn from Lemonis and hear his advice for aspiring entrepreneurs. They also had the opportunity to ask questions and have their photos taken with Lemonis.

The conference's other keynote, a panel focusing on the ticketing industry, was held Wednesday, July 13. The keynote panel featured Russ D'Souza of SeatGeek, Larry Plawsky of TicketMaster, and Don Vaccaro of TicketNetwork, and was moderated by Curtis Cheng of DTI Management. These ticketing industry leaders discussed the future of ticketing and current trends affecting the business.

The conference schedule also included a variety of panel sessions, including SEO Strategies, Consolidation, Build Your Brand, Sports & Venues, Power Your PPC, Using Third-Party Tools, a TicketNetwork Broker Council Update, Legal Trends in Ticketing, and Anti-Fraud Strategies. The schedule also included an extensive TicketNetwork® Point-of-Sale Training schedule that educated attendees on the company's flagship product. 

The concurrent trade show featured 30 exhibitors, including 1ticket, AIG, ATBS, AutoProcessor, Broker Genius, Chargeback Gurus, Chargebacks911, DTI Management, Gametime, Matrix Payment Systems, RCN Capital, Rukkus, ScoreBig, Ticket Galaxy, TicketUtils, TicketFire, TicketNetwork, TickPick, TixSurance, Transaction Services, and Z-Merchant Services Powered by BankCard USA.

The conference's sponsors included ABC Tickets, Allianz Global Assistance, ATBS, AutoProcessor, Broker Genius, DTI Management, Event Tickets Center, PayPal, TicketNetwork, Transaction Services, and Z-Merchant Services Powered by BankCard USA.

"This year's Ticket Summit was our biggest and best yet," said Amanda Farrish, Director - Corporate Events, TicketNetwork & Ticket Summit. "We were honored to welcome Marcus Lemonis and all of our attendees. Our attendees were very pleased to have the unique experience of learning from Mr. Lemonis. Like this year, we're looking forward to hosting a can't-miss event for the ticketing industry next summer."

Ticket Summit will next be held July 11-13, 2017 at The Venetian Las Vegas.

Ticket Summit is the leading ticket conference and trade show for live entertainment professionals, and is ranked among the Top 25 Fast-Growth Shows by EXPO Magazine. 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, Devils Arena Entertainment, eBay, Facebook, Forbes, Goldman Sachs, Google, Harlem Globetrotters, Live Nation, Madison Square Garden, MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, Paciolan, Broadway's hit show Rock of Ages, StubHub, Ticketmaster, and Yahoo!, among others. For information, visit www.TicketSummit.org.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Amanda Farrish
    Director - Corporate Events
    TicketNetwork & Ticket Summit
    860-416-5767
    amanda@ticketsummit.org