Ticket Summit NYC, the premiere trade show and conference for the ticketing industry, has finalized several expert speakers to participate in Best Practice sessions...

Ticket Summit NYC, the premiere trade show and conference for the ticketing industry, has finalized several expert speakers to participate in Best Practice sessions during the upcoming three-day event. Scheduled for January 6-8, Ticket Summit NYC will take place at the Waldorf=Astoria in Manhattan.

New to the conference this year, the Best Practice sessions are designed to give ticket executives and brokers specialized insight into the inner workings of an issue that will help them improve their business. Ticket Summit NYC has scheduled eight Best Practice sessions in everything from how to improve Google rankings to how to avoid hackers to how best to set prices.

Robert Tuchman, president of TSE Sports and Entertainment, a sports ticketing, travel and hospitality company, has agreed to be a speaker on the “Getting Corporate” session, which will look at how best to land corporate clients.

Eric Fisher, staff writer for the definitive sports business and marketing publication Sports Business Journal, will be speaking at the “Game On!” session that will deal with sports-related issues. He will be joined by Karen Sullivan, Vice President of Ticketing for the Meadowlands Sports Complex, who has also been tapped to speak on the Box Office Blues: Venue Issues in the Evolving Ticket Market panel.

In addition, Chris Barnes, managing partner for Pulsar Research & Consulting has also agreed to pull double duty and be a speaker on the “Customer is King” session. Barnes is also speaking on the Legislative Education & Advocacy Issues panel.

Ticket Summit NYC is one of two trade shows and conferences that TicketNetwork, creator of the events and parent company of TicketNews, has in store for 2009. The second Ticket Summit is scheduled for July 15-17 at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas.

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