Finding the Sweet Spot of Relevance at Ticket Summit
Any industry conference is going to be a bit “inside” by its very nature. Registration is going to be full of people within a very specific marketplace, and a lot of them are going to know each other. Ticket Summit, which was held last month in Las Vegas, is... Read more
Keynote Takes Ticket Summit Guests Behind Music Industry Curtain
For ticket brokers, the music industry can be the key to much of their success or failure. Knowing the marketplace, with its constantly rotating cast of favorites and ever-changing preferences and styles, can make or break individuals and companies. That’s why it was a packed house for the Thursday... Read more
New Workshops for Entrepreneurs a Hit at Ticket Summit
For its 11th iteration, Ticket Summit brought in a new wrinkle for 2017 – a series of Workshops for Entrepreneuers, spread throughout Wednesday and Thursday’s schedules. Topics and speakers were chosen to bring a small group learning strategy together for conference attendees, and judging by attendance and participation, the... Read more
Lively Discussion Anchors Ticket Summit Industry Keynote
While opportunities for learning and networking abounded at day one of Ticket Summit, the marquee event was the keynote panel, featuring some industry leaders in a lively discussion on the ticketing industry as a whole. Michael Katz of StubHub, Larry Plawsky of Ticketmaster Resale, Curtis Cheng of DTI Management,... Read more
Ticket Summit 2017 Kicks Off With Casual Reception
Ticket Summit 2017 got underway at The Venetian in Las Vegas with a Tuesday evening reception that saw friends, clients, and competitors come together for some casual conversation before the meat of the annual ticketing convention begins Wednesday morning. The event, which is in its 11th year, is expected... Read more
Ticket Summit 2017 This Week in Las Vegas
Ticket Summit, the leading conference and trade show for ticketing and live entertainment executives, will be held this week, Tuesday, July 11 through Thursday, July 13 at The Venetian Las Vegas! The three day conference and trade show will kick off on Tuesday. First up is the Networking Cocktail... Read more
Ticket Summit Speaker Bio: Mike Montalbano, Notre Dame
Mike Montalbano is a seasoned business executive with over three decades of experience in executive leadership/strategy, in addition to marketing and executive development/mentoring. Previous positions ranged from Vice-President, Marketing to CEO for a variety of firms ranging in size from $60M to $10B, as well as a board member... Read more
Ticket Summit Speaker Bio: Darwin Hopwood, SCORE
Darwin L. Hopwood has 40 years’ experience in the financial industry having worked in banking, bank regulation, and investments as well as owning his own business for 18 years. Hopwood is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Lee Business School at UNLV where he teaches finance and management. Hopwood... Read more
Ticket Summit Speaker Bio: Jason Knieriem, 1Ticket
Jason Knieriem founded in 2010. Prior to creating, Knieriem spent six years as the lead developer at, helping to grow it into a national force for secondary marketplace sales. The experience he gained in automating the existing point-of-sale systems was the foundation for In addition... Read more
Ticket Summit Speaker Bio: Rob Ousbey, Distilled
Rob Ousbey is VP Operations for Distilled – the online marketing company with offices in Seattle, New York and London. Ousbey joined Distilled’s London office in 2008, and in 2010 moved to Seattle to run the newly launched Distilled US. He built a team of online marketing experts who... Read more