PRESS RELEASE: “Ticket Summit® to Host Signature Ticketing Industry Conference: Live Entertainment Executives to Gather in New York City for Major Networking Event”
SOUTH WINDSOR, CT (Ticket Summit) January 16, 2012 — Ticket Summit® (www.TicketSummit.org), the leading conference and trade show for the live entertainment industry, today announced its full conference schedule of Keynote sessions, panel sessions, and a concurrent trade show, slated for January 18-20, 2012 at The Waldorf=Astoria in New York, NY.
The conference will feature two Keynote sessions; the first, to be held Thursday, January 19 at 1PM, will feature Richard Krezwick, President of Devils Arena Entertainment. The second Keynote session, to be held Friday, January 20 at 1PM, will feature Seth Hurwitz, co-owner of 9:30 Club.
The panel sessions will cover a wide variety of topics relevant to the ticketing and live entertainment industry. Panel sessions include:
• World of Sports: Dave Butler (CEO, Paciolan), Susan Cohig (Senior VP of Integrated Marketing, NHL), and Michael Kenney (Senior VP of Live Event Marketing, Harlem Globetrotters).
• Search Engine Marketing: Joseph Apfelbaum (CEO and co-founder, Ajax Union), Ben Kirshner (CEO and co-founder, Elite SEM), and Mike Moran (Chief Strategist, Converseon).
• Data Mining & Pricing: Chris Barnes (Senior VP of Client Development, The Pert Group), Jason Bittner (CEO and founder, Triple Helix Corporation), and Bill Kotrba (VP—Leisure, Travel & Hospitality, JDA Software).
The concurrent trade show will feature almost 20 exhibitors, including Rockstar Seating Broker Services, Ticket Evolution, TicketDropWatch.com, Tickets on the Fly, TicketUtils, TickPick, Transaction Services, USPS, and more. Ticket Summit® sponsors include 4imprint, ABC Tickets, Boulder Tickets, FanXchange, Groundlink, Jiffy Tickets, Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club, and Mondial Assistance.
Ticket Summit® also includes a full schedule of After Dark events, such as the Networking Cocktail Party to be held on Wednesday, January 18 from 6PM to 8PM. Ticket Summit® concludes on Friday, January 20 with its signature Closing Gala, held at ARENA in Times Square from 7:30PM to 10:30PM.
“The schedule’s combination of Keynotes, panel sessions, and networking events will provide attendees with countless resources for expanding their respective businesses,” said Dr. Molly A. Mérez, Executive Director, Ticket Summit®. “For live entertainment executives, Ticket Summit® is a must-attend event.”
About Ticket Summit®
Ticket Summit® is the leading ticket conference and trade show for live entertainment professionals. This event attracts hundreds of global business leaders, entrepreneurs, and entertainment experts in the ticket community. Past attendees and sponsors include: Billboard, Blue Man Group, Broadway.com, eBay, Facebook, Forbes, Goldman Sachs, Google, Live Nation, Madison Square Garden, Mondial Assistance, MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, PowerPay, StubHub, Ticketmaster, and Yahoo!, among others. The upcoming Ticket Summit® conference and trade show is scheduled for January 18-20, 2012 at The Waldorf=Astoria in New York, NY. For information, visit www.TicketSummit.org.
Amanda Farrish, Public Relations
Molly A. Mérez, Ph.D., Executive Director