Ticket Summit Speaker Bio: Daniel Weisbaum of Ticket Evolution
Daniel Weisbaum is a veteran of several years at Ticket Evolution and will bring his experience and knowledge to Ticket Summit as a participant on the Marketplaces panel scheduled for Tuesday, August 17. Since joining the company in 2014, Weisbaum has served at TE in a variety of internal... Read more
Ticket Summit Speaker Bio: Tony Beram of Western States Ticket Service
A veteran of more than 30 years in the industry, Tony Beram is heading to Ticket Summit to participate in the Ticket Industry Legends panel set for Tuesday, August 17. Beram is President and CEO of Western States Ticket Service as well as Western States Ticket Service International, both... Read more
Sacramento Kings Announce NFT Experience Pass for Preseason Tourney
A limited number of fans attending the upcoming California Classic summer league basketball series will serve as guinea pigs for a “Smart Ticket NFT Experience Pass” put together by the Sacramento Kings in partnership with LAVA and Flow. The “lucky fans” will be limited to 100 of the fans... Read more
Ticket Summit Speaker Bio: Joe Cassitto of TickPick
TickPick has been one of the early adopters of an all-in pricing model, and Joe Cassitto, VP Inventory & Seller Operations, will represent the company at Ticket Summit. Cassitto is one of the marketplace representatives who will speak on the marketplace panel at Summit, which is on track to... Read more
Ticket Summit Speaker Bio: Harris Rosner of VIP Tickets
An executive in the ticket resale business for more than 40 years, Harris Rosner is heading to Ticket Summit 2021 to share his wisdom with event-goers. Rosner founded his company – VIP Tickets – in a small California office, back in 1981. Drawn to the business by his fandom... Read more
AEG Presents Names Live Nation Alum Scott Holtz VP of Ticketing Strategy
Touring giant AEG Presents has announced the creation of a new position – VP of Ticketing Strategy – and the hiring of Scott Holtz to fill it. A longtime Live Nation executive who was most recently vice president of pricing and distribution. “Adding Scott to the team brings us... Read more
Ticket Summit Speakers: Event VIP’s Aric Bittker
Like many people in the ticket business, Aric Bittker started buying tickets occasionally in high school and college. After completing his BA from Brandeis University and MPA from NYU, Aric began his career in the ticket business full time in 1996 when he joined Concert Connection, which rebranded as... Read more
Mobile-Only Ticketing Push Leaving Many Without Smartphones Behind
As live events return to some level of normal in the wake of COVID, one group appears to be utterly left out: consumers who do not have smartphones, and therefore can’t access mobile-only tickets. People like Brampton, Ontario resident Debbie Ervine, who will apparently be missing out on a... Read more
Oak View Group Selects Ticketmaster for Six Venues Opening Now-2023
Oak View Group announced a long-term partnership deal with Ticketmaster, going with the Live Nation Entertainment-owned company for the ticketing systems at six venues opening in 2021-2023. The buildings include New York’s UBS Arena, Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena, Austin’s Moody Center, Coachella Valley Arena in Palm Desert, California, Savannah... Read more
Big 12, Tickets For Less Announce Extension of Partnership
Tickets for Less and the Big 12 Conference have announced an extension of their partnership, which now goes through the 2023-2024 season. The deal continues the designation of Tickets For Less the Official Ticket Marketplace of the Big 12 Conference, including for the 2021 Big 12 Football Championship Game... Read more