Ticket Summit had a banner showing in Las Vegas, with a record number of attendees at the show held from Monday through Wednesday at Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip. The annual conference saw more than 800 attendees for the first time in its history, with overflow crowds at its keynotes and in the exhibitor space throughout the show.
The event was presented by TicketNetwork and DTI Management, with Broker Genius serving as a featured sponsor.
“This was our best year yet!” said Amanda Farrish, Director, Corporate Events, Ticket Summit and TicketNetwork in a press release. “Our attendees enjoyed the chance to meet with industry leaders, discuss trends in ticketing, and demo new technologies. We are looking forward to another successful conference next summer!”
The 2019 edition is expected to take place in Las Vegas in July, but specific event details have yet to be released. Event officials said those decisions will be finalized in coming weeks, with an announcement about the dates and location anticipated in early fall.
Registration for Ticket Summit 2019 is available now for $399 at TicketSummit.org – prices go up steadily throughout the year, so it’s wise to grab your pass sooner rather than later should you wish to take in the industry thought leadership that is expected once again for next summer’s show.
The full release is included below:
Ticket Summit Draws Record Attendance
More Than 800 Attend Conference, held July 16-18 at Caesars Palace Las Vegas
SOUTH WINDSOR, July 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ticket Summit, the leading conference and trade show for ticketing and live entertainment professionals, held its 2018 conference last week at Caesars Palace. The event drew more than 800 attendees from across the ticketing industry to network, learn, and do business. The conference was presented by TicketNetwork and DTI Management and the featured sponsor was Broker Genius.
Highlights of the conference included countless networking opportunities, such as the Networking Cocktail Party, presented by Event Tickets Center, and the Closing Gala at OMNIA. The conference featured two keynote panels, Worldwide Trends in Live Events and The Ticketing Industry. Keynote panelists included leadership from AXS, DTI Management, Elevate Sports Ventures, Legends, SeatGeek, StubHub, Ticketmaster, Ticketmaster Resale, and TicketNetwork.
Panels covered a variety of topics, such as marketing, managing inventory, managing a brokerage, legislative issues, college sports, and more. Broker Genius sponsored a panel titled The Future of the Secondary Market: A Broker’s Perspective and Ticketmaster Resale led a panel on their products.
The popular Workshops for Entrepreneurs returned for a second year in a row. The workshops, which are intended to provide small business owners with the skills they need to run their business, covered topics such as insurance, legal concerns, data analytics, mergers & acquisitions, strategic planning, and leadership. Mike Lorenc, Head of Industry—Ticketing, Sports & Live Events at Google discussed The Google Approach to Ticketing, highlighting the search giant’s new ticketing policies. The Coalition for Ticket Fairness also held a forum about their initiatives.
“This was our best year yet!” said Amanda Farrish, Director, Corporate Events, Ticket Summit and TicketNetwork. “Our attendees enjoyed the chance to meet with industry leaders, discuss trends in ticketing, and demo new technologies. We are looking forward to another successful conference next summer!”
Ticket Summit will next be held July 2019 in Las Vegas. Registration is available online or by calling 855.526.9674.
About Ticket Summit
Ticket Summit is the leading ticket conference and trade show for live entertainment professionals, and is ranked among the Top 25 Fast-Growth Shows by EXPO Magazine. This event attracts hundreds of global business leaders, entrepreneurs, and entertainment experts in the ticket community. Previous keynote speakers include Marcus Lemonis, host of CNBC’s hit show The Profit, legendary baseball manager Joe Torre, and Shark Tank’s Daymond John. Past attendees and sponsors include: Billboard, Blue Man Group, Broadway.com, Devils Arena Entertainment, eBay, Facebook, Forbes, Goldman Sachs, Google, Harlem Globetrotters, Live Nation, Madison Square Garden, Microsoft, MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, PayPal, StubHub, Ticketmaster, and Yahoo!, among others. For information, visit www.TicketSummit.org.
Amanda Farrish, Director—Corporate Events
TicketNetwork & Ticket Summit