Ticket Summit 2017 to be Held July 11-13

Annual Ticketing Conference Gathers Industry Professionals in Las Vegas

SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn., July 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ticket Summit, the leading conference and trade show for ticketing and live entertainment professionals, will host its annual conference July 11-13, 2017 at The Venetian Las Vegas. The three-day conference is presented by TicketNetwork and DTI Management and will include a variety of panel sessions, a new series of Workshops for Entrepreneurs, keynotes, countless networking opportunities, a concurrent trade show, and more.

The first keynote panel, The Ticketing Industry, will be held Wednesday, July 12 at 1:30 PM. The panel will feature industry leaders who will discuss recent and upcoming trends in the industry. Lee Shenker of DTI Management will lead the discussion with Curtis Cheng, CEO of DTI Management; Michael Katz, Head of B2B at StubHub; Larry Plawsky, SVP of Ticketmaster Resale; and Don Vaccaro, CEO of TicketNetwork.

The second keynote panel, Backstage Pass to the Concert Industry, will be held Thursday, July 13 at 1:30 PM. The panel, moderated by Curtis Cheng of DTI Management, will give attendees an insider’s view into the concert ticketing industry. Panelists include Michele Bernstein, Partner and Head of Tour Marketing and Ticketing, WME; David Marcus, EVP, Head of Music, Ticketmaster; and Bryan Perez, CEO of AXS.

Panels include Power Your PPC!, Reduce Online Fraud, Lending for Ticket Brokers, Sports & Venues, Jumpstart Your SEO!, Using Third-Party Tools and Managing Inventory, and Legislative Trends in Ticketing.

This year, Ticket Summit has added a series of Workshops for Entrepreneurs aimed at providing small business owners with the tools they need to build their business. Topics covered in these workshops include Insurance Matters for Small Business Owners, Mergers and Acquisitions for Ticket Brokers, How to Understand Financial Statements and Improve Profitability, Legal Concerns for Ticket Brokers, Strategies to Grow and Position Your Business, and more.

Trade Show Exhibitors include 1Ticket, ATBS, AutoProcessor, Broker Genius, FanXchange, Gametime, ITEX, Kount, Matrix Payment Systems, Mileage Broker, PayPal, PayRoc, RCN Capital, Riskified, SeatGeek, Shopper Approved, Sift Science, TicketFire, TicketNetwork, Ticket Utils, TickPick, TixSurance, Transaction Services, WorldPay, and Z-Merchant Services.

Conference sponsors include ABC Tickets, Allianz Global Assistance, AutoProcessor, Broker Genius, DTI Management, Event Tickets Center, Kount, PayPal, RCN Capital, SCORE, SeatGeek, Seatics, Shopper Approved, Simility, StageFront Consignment, TicketNetwork, and more.

Ticket Summit will wrap up Thursday, July 13 with the Closing Gala from 7 PM to 9 PM at TAO.

Conference passes will be available on site for $899.

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.


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