SOURCE: TicketNetwork / Ticket Software LLC

November 13, 2008 11:09 ET

Top Venue Experts Poised to Address Key Industry Issues at Ticket Summit 2009

Panel Sessions at New York's Waldorf=Astoria to Focus on a Range of Ticket Topics Affecting Venues, Ticket Brokers, Sports, Concert and Theater Sectors

VERNON, CT--(Marketwire - November 13, 2008) - TicketNetwork, the leading source for the ticket industry's most comprehensive inventory, today announced the first speaker lineup of several sessions scheduled for Ticket Summit 2009 to be held in New York, at the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel, January 7-9. Ticket Summit 2009 is the world's premier and largest gathering of professionals in the secondary ticket industry.

On January 7th, Dave Touhey, vice president of booking and entertainment at the Verizon Center, Dave Brooks, senior editor of Venues Today magazine and a representative from the Prudential Center will provide expert insight on the best strategies for adapting new approaches to selling tickets via auctions, seat licenses and electronically.

The first full day of Ticket Summit will also feature a panel that sheds light on building partnerships and expanding optimal approaches to selling tickets to popular Broadway performances online. Conference attendees attending additional sessions will also get an inside look at the evolving dynamics of the primary, secondary and future ticket markets that have fueled a new paradigm of continuous change in the industry.

On January 8th, international experts will provide global perspectives on major trends affecting event ticket sales throughout Europe and the rest of the world. The growth of the international ticket marketplace and the demand for ticket technology and valuable content will be discussed at length by several London-based experts including, Eric Baker, CEO and founder of Viagogo and co-founder of StubHub, Ryan Linton, vice president of Business Development at Global Collect and Andrew Blachman, general manager of Get Me In!

Ticket Summit 2009 is the leading conference and trade show in the secondary ticket industry. A must-attend event, it presents a tremendous opportunity for an enhanced education on the ticket industry, and provides numerous networking opportunities for professionals aiming to expand or meet partners for the expansion of their ticket operations.

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