In a special edition of TicketNews TV, correspondent Kim Crandall reports from the recent Ticket Summit 2010 in New York City, speaking with participants about the conference and the state of ticketing today.
This year’s Ticket Summit in New York City included sessions on such topics as effective pricing and buy/sell strategies, Broadway sales and trends, legal issues related to ticketing, online advertising, and the economy’s impact on the ticketing business. Industry leaders in online ticketing, as well as in event promotion and management, law, marketing and advertising, and policy development/consulting brought their unique perspectives to the various forums at the Summit. The conference also provided multiple networking opportunities for attendees. See the video below.
Crandall noted that the conference, held in January at the legendary Waldorf=Astoria in New York City, drew an impressive crowd: “This year’s event had more than 500 attendees, a higher turnout than ever before.”
She also spoke with the show’s Executive Direcor, Molly Martinez, Ph.D., who discussed the ever broadening range of topics explored at each Summit, with something sure to appeal to everyone in the ticketing and related industries.
Don Vacarro, founder and CEO of TicketNetwork, discussed a quality of Ticket Summit which is unique to this conference. This is an event which brings the entrepeneur and the company CEO together, allowing them to explore the potential for doing business with each other, and even making deals while at the show.
Crandall also spoke with panel presenters James Reese, Associate Professor at SUNY Cortland, Jeff Kline, president of Veritix, and Jack Groetzinger, co-founder of Seat Geek, to get their perspectives on the status of the ticketing industry and their roles in this Ticket Summit.
Currently in its fourth year, Ticket Summit offers a biannual conference for ticket industry professionals, meeting in New York City each January and in Las Vegas in July. Developed and hosted by TicketNetwork, the Summit has grown in popularity and scope over the years to include a variety of topics and professions related to the ticketing business.
The next Ticket Summit will be held from July 14-16, 2010, at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Launched in 2009, TicketNews TV is a fast-paced, monthly Web-based newscast that covers various aspects of the the ticketing industry, focusing particularly on the secondary ticket market. More episodes of TicketNews TV, as well as videos about parent company TicketNetwork, can be found by clicking here.