Ticket Summit Speaker Bio: NY State Senator James Skoufis Ticket Summit Speaker Bio: NY State Senator James Skoufis
An emerging figure in the ticketing landscape, New York State Senator James Skoufis will be at Ticket Summit in August to discuss his work... Ticket Summit Speaker Bio: NY State Senator James Skoufis

An emerging figure in the ticketing landscape, New York State Senator James Skoufis will be at Ticket Summit in August to discuss his work towards new legislation reforming the regulatory landscape around ticketing and ticket resale in the Empire State.

New York Sen. James SkoufisEarlier this year, Sen. Skoufis introduced legislation that addressed several outstanding issues regarding legal ticket resale in New York, ranging from increased transparency on ticket availability to requiring refunds for cancelled events, and much more. The consumer-friendly legislation was tabled in favor of a straight extension of the existing ticketing law that had already been passed by the Assembly, but plans for a deeper review of the proposed changes are coming in the next session.

A native of Queens who grew up in New York’s Hudson Valley, Sen. Skoufis was the first in his immediate family to attend college. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from The George Washington University and Master’s Degree from Columbia University. Along with the fortunate help of scholarships and student loans, he worked his way through college, holding a job every semester.

Having spent the first many years of his life in New York City Public Housing and being only one generation removed from food stamps, James knows what it means to struggle. He knows the experience of living paycheck to paycheck and is committed to creating opportunities that allow everyday New Yorkers to thrive.

During his six years in the State Assembly, James fought for the Hudson Valley’s working- and middle-classes. He’s been a champion of better schools, stronger infrastructure, leveling the playing field, and fighting corruption. James was first elected to the State Senate in 2018, and soon took over chairmanship of the Investigations and Government Operations Committee, where he continues to deliver results for his Hudson Valley constituents while serving with integrity.

Ticket Summit will be back in 2021, returning to Las Vegas for an August show at the Aria Resort & Casino. The annual trade show, which brings together leaders and businesses operating in ticketing and live entertainment, will run from August 15-17 at the hotel located on the Las Vegas strip.

Ticket News will be running stories in coming weeks highlighting speakers and events surrounding the trade show, which is running concurrently with the Association of Luxury Suite Directors (ALSD) conference, with expectations that the combined shows will be the largest ticketing-focused trade show in history.

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