Ticket Summit Draws Record Attendance

More Than 800 Attend Conference, held July 16-18, 2018 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.

The Ticket Summit trade show drew record numbers of exhibitors. Conference sponsors included Broker Genius, Event Tickets Center, Hustle, SeatGeek, Ticketmaster Resale, and more.

“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