by TicketNews Staff

Ticket Summit recently announced the line-up for its keynote panel, The Ticketing Industry, to be held Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 1:30 PM. The panel will feature key leaders in the industry, including Michael Katz of StubHub, Larry Plawsky of Ticketmaster Resale, Russ D’Souza of SeatGeek, Curtis Cheng of DTI Management, and Don Vaccaro of TicketNetwork.

The keynote panel is a centerpiece of Ticket Summit’s three-day schedule of keynotes, panels, networking opportunities, a series of Workshops for Entrepreneurs, a concurrent trade show, and more.

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The panel will be a discussion guided by DTI Management’s Lee Shenker. The panelists will discuss trends and pressing issues in the ticketing industry and share their expert opinions on opportunities for growth. All of the panelists are integral leaders in the industry with extensive expertise in shaping the face of ticketing. Katz is Head of B2B and GM, Ticket Utils at StubHub and a seasoned e-commerce, ticketing, and live event industry leader. Plawsky, SVP and General Manager of Ticketmaster Resale, plays a key role in advancing Ticketmaster’s continued success in resale. D’Souza, the founder and President of SeatGeek, has lead two previous startups through acquisition and founded SeatGeek in 2009. Cheng, the CEO of DTI Management, has been a leading force behind consolidation in the resale industry in recent years. Vaccaro, founder and CEO of TicketNetwork, has more than 30 years’ experience in the industry and was a key player in the development of the TicketNetwork® Point-of-Sale.

“This year’s industry keynote panel will feature a high-charged, dynamic, robust, and stimulating discussion,” said Amanda Farrish, Director of Corporate Events, TicketNetwork & Ticket Summit. “The opportunity to hear about the future of the industry from these key leaders will be invaluable for attendees. Attendees will get an insider’s look at trends in the industry and what to expect in the future.”


Ticket Summit will be held July 11-13, 2017 at The Venetian Las Vegas and is presented by TicketNetwork and DTI Management. The event also includes a full slate of panel sessions and keynotes, as well as a trade show and countless networking opportunities.  All-Access passes are currently available for $749, but the price increases on June 2. To register, visit the Ticket Summit website.