The recently completed Ticket Summit this past July drew the most attendees in its five-year history, but also attracted heavy interest from international entities,...

The recently completed Ticket Summit this past July drew the most attendees in its five-year history, but also attracted heavy interest from international entities, according to TicketNews TV.

Conference Executive Director Molly Martinez told correspondent Kim Crandall that this year’s show “was the most international yet,” attracting ticketing professionals and related companies from Canada, the UK, Spain, Singapore, Israel and other countries.

Bradley Riss, business development manager for international payments company Global Collect, agreed that ticket brokers’ interest in foreign markets is growing. “It does seem that everyone I’ve spoken to, every forward-thinking broker whether in the secondary or primary market, they do want to move international at some point, and that’s our real sweet spot. That’s where we come into effect.”

Ticket Summit, hosted by TicketNetwork, is the nation’s largest conference and trade show dedicated to the secondary and primary ticketing markets, and the July event at Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas attracted more than 600 attendees. See the video below.

“This year’s event hosted an excellent mix of promoters, box office managers, ticket agents and pro sports executives,” Crandall said. “Speakers at the conference included show promotion experts, Las Vegas and West Coast-based ticketing professionals, as well as academics who unveiled new findings in the ticketing sector.”

The next Ticket Summit, scheduled for January 12-14, 2011, will be held at the Waldorf=Astoria hotel in Manhattan.

Launched in 2009, TicketNews TV is a fast-paced, monthly Web-based newscast that covers various aspects of the ticketing industry, focusing particularly on the secondary ticket market. Michael Merritt is the video editor. More episodes of TicketNews TV, as well as videos about parent company TicketNetwork, can be found by clicking here.

TicketNetwork is the parent company of TicketNews.

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