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Ticket Summit

July 13, 2015 12:00 ET

Ticket Summit Begins Wednesday, July 15

Ticketmaster, TicketNetwork, LA Dodgers, SeatGeek, and Hundreds of Other Companies to Attend

SOUTH WINDSOR, CT--(Marketwired - Jul 13, 2015) - Ticket Summit, the leading conference and trade show for ticketing and live entertainment professionals, kicks off its 2015 conference on Wednesday, July 15 in the Murano and San Polo ballrooms at The Venetian Las Vegas.

The three day conference will feature two keynote sessions. The first, held Thursday, July 16 at 2:30 PM, is titled The Future of Ticketing. Troy Kirby, The Tao of Sports, will lead representatives of SeatGeek, TicketCity, Ticketmaster, and TicketNetwork in a discussion of the ticketing industry and trends affecting its future.

The second keynote, A Conversation with Joe Torre, will be held Friday, July 17 at 12 PM. Chris Maathuis, KLAS-TV, will interview baseball legend Joe Torre about his decades-long career and his tips and tricks for success on and off the field. Immediately following the keynote, Torre will attend the Closing Cocktail Party, where attendees will have a chance to have their photo taken with the baseball great.

The conference schedule features a variety of panel sessions covering a variety of topics related to ticketing. On Wednesday, DTI Management CEO Curtis Cheng will discuss Consolidation and representatives of Arizona Coyotes, Gametime, LA Dodgers, Harlem Globetrotters, and NCAA will take attendees Inside Sports & Venues. On Thursday, July 16, sessions include Improve Your PPC Strategy, Using Third-Party Tools, Political and Legal Trends in the Ticketing Industry, and more. On Friday, July 17, the conference wraps up with Focus Your SEO Strategy and Strategies to Reduce Fraud before Torre's keynote.

The concurrent trade show features more than 30 exhibitors, including 1ticket.com, ATBS, AutoBooks, AutoProcessor.com, Chargebacks911, Contender.com, Elite Ticket Time Saver, Fan Freedom, Rukkus, ScoreBig, SeatSmart, ShopperApproved, Stage Front Consignment, TickPick, Transaction Services, ZeroHero, and more.

Conference sponsors include Allianz Global Assistance, ABC Tickets, ATBS, AutoProcessor.com, Broker Genius, Chargebacks911, Event Tickets Center, Stage Front Consignment, and Transaction Services.

"This summer's conference will be our biggest and best yet," said Amanda Farrish, Corporate Events Manager, Ticket Summit. "Our attendees are going to love hearing from Joe Torre and getting the chance to meet him. Ticket Summit is a can't miss learning and networking opportunity for anyone in the ticketing industry."

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.

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