Ticket Summit, the foremost tradeshow for the event industry, is about to kick off in Las Vegas on July 16th. Attendees can enjoy the...

Ticket Summit, the foremost tradeshow for the event industry, is about to kick off in Las Vegas on July 16th. Attendees can enjoy the glamour of Las Vegas while attending the conference in the luxurious ARIA Resort and Casino. The first Ticket Summit occurred in 2006 with one goal in mind: Bring the entire event supply chain together. This meant putting promoters and producers under the same roof as box office managers and ticket sellers. The result was an amazing conference and it has grown ever since.

With more participants than ever before, the benefits of attending this tradeshow more than outweigh the initial costs. “Attending a trade show is an investment in your company’s future. If you approach exhibiting with a measurable goal in mind, it’s a great opportunity to be in involved in your industry” says Marianne Smith, a Ticket Summit contributing blogger. And the industry is more than ticket sellers and venues. There are financial service providers, social networking and marketing businesses, travel providers, entertainers, producers, and other technology companies that all participate and contribute to the event industry. Current participants include Square, BankCard USA, Unites States Postal Service, RCN Capital, TicketNetwork, and many others.

Attendees have been known to come from around the world, drawing in executives and small business owners throughout various parts of the event ticket supply chain. As Steve English from Eventa Worldwide, a U.K. based company, said about his previous experience at Ticket Summit, “Extending our network of contacts within the US at the same time as picking up new ideas within our industry was invaluable.” With nearly twenty countries participating, Ticket Summit has quickly grown into a global conference.

Ticket Summit, however, is more than a conference. It’s a way for the industry’s leading minds to stay connected on recent trends, receive advice on how to better develop their business, and, more importantly, share their knowledge with a highly concentrated pool of industry professionals. As TicketNetwork’s CEO, Don Vaccaro says, “Ticket Summit is getting bigger every year. Not only in size, but the amount of business that is done there. It’s the must go to show if you are in the secondary ticket business.” It appears as though the ARIA has more than the latest Cirque du Soleil to offer this July; it has an opportunity to grow your business.

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