SOUTH WINDSOR, CT—TicketNetwork’s annual conference and trade show, Ticket Summit, drew record attendance this past July. Nearly 700 attendees from across all facets of the ticketing and live entertainment industry gathered at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas from July 16 to 18. This year’s conference drew the largest attendance in the event’s eight year history.
The centerpiece of the conference was a keynote by Daymond John, founder of lifestyle brand FUBU and star of ABC’s hit show Shark Tank. John shared his remarkable life story and entrepreneurial spirit with attendees. He encouraged attendees to look at the bigger picture. As John put it, “you have to position change in a way that benefits the person you are selling to.”
John spoke highly of the conference: “I had a great time at Ticket Summit 2014. The attendees’ enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit was so strong it was infectious. They may have inspired me as much as I did them!”
Attendee Mike Nowakowski of Ticket King MN enjoyed the opportunity to hear John speak. “Having someone famous was a major coup for TicketNetwork and Ticket Summit,” said Nowakowski. “It shows that TicketNetwork really values brokers. They didn’t have to [bring in someone famous], but it’s nice that they do.”
Baseball legend Pete Rose also spoke at Ticket Summit, during a private event held on July 17.
TicketNetwork CEO Don Vaccaro and other ticket industry insiders led the conference’s other keynote, a history of the industry. Other conference presenters included representatives of ALSD, Arizona Coyotes, Google, Groupon, LivingSocial, and other companies.
“Ticket Summit 2014 was a great success,” said Mike Honeyman, COO, TicketNetwork. “Ticket Summit plays a key role in helping industry leaders stay connected and up to date on current trends. The show featured stimulating panel sessions, exciting networking events, and exposed attendees to cutting edge technology and the opportunity to rub elbows with a Shark and ‘The Hit King’. We are looking forward to hosting an even bigger and better conference next year.”
Ticket Summit will return to Las Vegas July 15-17, 2015 at The Venetian hotel.
TicketNetwork is the leading online ticket exchange for events and innovative technology solutions provider for both ticket buyers and sellers. With a comprehensive selection of more than $3 billion in real-time ticket inventory, TicketNetwork’s extensive ticket marketplace provides much sought-after tickets to concert, sporting, and theater events worldwide. The company’s signature retail website www.TicketNetwork.com is both Payment Card Industry (PCI) and EVSSL-certified and offers a 125% guarantee to all its customers, making it the leading secure site for tickets in the secondary market.
Corporate Events Manager, TicketNetwork
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