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Ticket Summit

July 02, 2012 12:00 ET

Ticket Summit® to Host Summer Ticketing Industry Conference

Live Entertainment Professionals to Gather at Major Networking Event in Las Vegas

SOUTH WINDSOR, CT--(Marketwire - Jul 2, 2012) - Ticket Summit®, the leading conference and trade show for the live entertainment and ticketing industry, today announced the full schedule of panel sessions, roundtables, workshops, networking events, and concurrent trade show for its upcoming 2012 summer conference. The three-day event will be held July 11-13, 2012 at Bellagio Hotel, Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

The conference is set to include two Keynote sessions, the first of which will be held Thursday, July 12 at 1:00 PM featuring Catherine Cortez Masto, Attorney General of Nevada; the second Keynote session, to be held Friday, July 13 at 1:00 PM, will feature Thom Singer, networking expert and sales trainer.

Other sessions will be in one of three formats: panel sessions, roundtable discussions, and workshops. These sessions include:

  • Panel: State of the Box Office--Ken Davenport (Davenport Theatrical), John Mann (FromThisSeat.com), Scot Richardson (TicketMob), and Sally Rosen (OFC Official Fan Club).

  • Roundtable: Get Smart About SEO--Nick Eve (TicketNetwork®), Steven Kim (Media One Pro), Eric Sachs (Ticket Platform), and Mike Svetlic (Increase Visibility).

  • Panel: Make it a Bundle!--Lisa Crawford (SitInMySeats), Brandon Gayle (Groupon), and Steven Striker (Striker VIP).

  • Workshop: How to Prevent Online Fraud--Scott Boding (CyberSource Corporation).

The concurrent trade show will feature over 30 exhibitors, including BASE Entertainment, BidOnMyTickets.com, Chetu, Inc., Fan Freedom Project, Mobile Ticket App, PowerPay, Rockstar Broker Services, Transaction Services, TickTechPros, WebsiteAlive, among many others. Sponsors include 1ticket.com, ABC Tickets, Allianz Global Assistance, CelebrityAccess, House of Blues, Jiffy Tickets, Macy's Las Vegas, Mobile Ticket App, PowerPay, TicketGenie, TIX CITY, and more.

The Ticket Summit® After Dark schedule includes a number of networking events, such as the signature Networking Cocktail Party on Wednesday, July 11, 5:00 PM to 7:00PM. Other evening events include a poker tournament to be held Thursday, July 12 at 9:00 PM and the conference's signature Closing Gala at The Bank on Friday, July 13 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

"The schedule's panel sessions, workshops, roundtables, and Keynotes will provide attendees with countless business development resources," said Dr. Molly A. Mérez, Executive Director, Ticket Summit®. "For ticketing and live entertainment professionals, Ticket Summit® is the must-attend event of the summer."

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. The upcoming Ticket Summit® conference and trade show will be held July 11-13, 2012 at Bellagio Resort Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. For information, visit www.TicketSummit.org.

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