In addition to the annual Ticket Summit in Las Vegas, taking place July 15-17, 2009 at the Venetian Hotel Resort Casino, the company also will now hold a second conference this time in New York City. Scheduled for January 6-8 at the legendary Waldorf=Astoria Hotel, the new conference will be an opportunity for the East Coast secondary market community to network with hundreds of other experts from across the industry.
“The tremendous demand for an event on the east coast, coupled with the attendance of over 800 ticket professionals at the third annual Ticket Summit 2008 event, compelled us to plan a Ticket Summit conference in New York in January,” said Crystal Astrachan, executive director of Ticket Summit 2009, said in a statement. “Two conferences on two coasts presents an unparalleled opportunity for professionals who manage tickets from the venue end or from a brokering perspective to gather, exchange ideas and further grow their enterprises.”
Similar to previous Ticket Summit conference, the New York City conference will include an exhibition hall, panel sessions led by industry experts, software training classes and roundtable discussions.
Las Vegas, home to the original Ticket Summit, is also home to dozens of shows which are often highlighted as part of the event. New York City will provide the opportunity for the industry to get closer to a major source of revenue for many, Broadway and the theatre.
“I am particularly interested if the theatres will be there,” Joe Pensa from Free Ticket Exchange told TicketNews adding that many times the ticket industry is focused on sports and concerts. Pensa and his company are planning on attending the event in January.
People who register for the events before August 15, 2008 will have the opportunity to purchase a pass for the New York conference for $299, the Las Vegas conference for $199 or both for just $399.