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July 05, 2011 08:30 ET

Ticket Summit® to Shed Light on State of the Entertainment Industry

Keynote Panelists to Share Views on Ticketing and Live Entertainment Issues

VERNON, CT--(Marketwire - Jul 5, 2011) - Ticket Summit®, the leading conference and trade show for the live entertainment industry, today announced its panel roster for the keynote session titled State of the Industry. Scheduled for July 13-15, 2011 at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, NV, the Ticket Summit® summer conference will host its first of two keynote sessions on Thursday, July 14. Speakers include Joe Cohen (Seatwave), Don Vaccaro (TicketNetwork®), and John Walker ( Additional speakers on the keynote session include Josh Baron (Relix) and Dean Budnick (Relix), co-authors of the book Ticket Masters: The Rise of the Concert Industry and How the Public Got Scalped, who will also be holding a book-signing event during the conference. A second keynote address will be held on Friday, July 15 led by Fredric D. Rosen, former CEO of Ticketmaster, and current co-president and co-CEO of Outbox Enterprises.

In addition to the two keynote sessions, the Ticket Summit® conference schedule will include a variety of business development and industry sessions, such as Sports & Entertainment, Ticketing Technology, The Vegas Box Office, and Legal Issues & Ticketing Trends. Ticket Summit® will also be hosting during the conference its 3rd Annual Enterprise Awards, a celebration that recognizes professional excellence in the ticketing industry. The conference will come to a close on Friday, July 15 with its signature Closing Gala at TAO nightclub.

"The schedule combination of keynote sessions and business development training will offer attendees a well-rounded industry learning experience," said Dr. Molly A. Martinez, Executive Director, Ticket Summit®. "And with a wide array of networking events, including the Networking Cocktail Party and Closing Gala, attendees will come away with further in-depth knowledge of the industry, as well as networking connections to help achieve their business goals."

About Ticket Summit®
Ticket Summit®
is the leading ticket conference and trade show for live entertainment professionals. 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,, eBay, Facebook, Forbes, Goldman Sachs, Google, Live Nation, Madison Square Garden, Mondial Assistance, MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, PowerPay, StubHub, Ticketmaster, and Yahoo!, among others. The upcoming Ticket Summit® conference and trade show is scheduled for July 13-15, 2011 at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, NV. For information, visit

Contact Information

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    Viveca Woods
    VMW Public Relations
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    Molly A. Martinez, Ph.D.
    Ticket Summit®
    1-860-870-3400 x132
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