IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 28, 2012) - Paciolan, an industry-leading provider of ticketing, marketing, and fundraising solutions to more than 500 live entertainment organizations, including performing arts venues, announced today that Allan Vella, President and CEO of Atlanta's Fox Theatre, will be a keynote speaker at its annual PACnet community conference to be held Feb. 10-13, 2013 at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa in Newport Beach, Calif. Vella will deliver his keynote to all performing arts attendees on Monday, February 11.  

"It's a pleasure to be speaking at Paciolan's PACnet conference this year, one of the most innovative annual forums for performing arts centers," said Allan Vella, President and CEO of the Fox Theatre. "PACnet is a groundbreaking conference that offers substantive ticketing, fundraising, marketing, reporting and sales automation best practices, as well as revenue-generating opportunities for the performing arts community." 

Under Vella's leadership, the 4,665 seat Fox Theatre is booked for more than 250 performances a year. Programming ranges from Broadway, to rock, to comedy, to movies and attracts over 500,000 visitors a year. In November of 2012, the Fox Theatre was named Top Stop of the Decade by industry publication Venues Today Magazine. The Fox Theatre was also nominated for Theatre of the Year by Billboard and Pollstar Magazines. In December 2009, Billboard Magazine ranked the Fox Theatre as "The #1 non-residency venue worldwide for the decade (5,000 seats or less)."

This historic venue has managed to remain cutting edge as well, as it was also recently named No. 1 in the Social Media Power 100 for venues 5,000 seats or smaller, and No. 8 worldwide among all venues. The Social Media Power 100 list is compiled by Venues Today Magazine.

Prior to joining the Fox Theatre, Vella served as the General Manager at Ford Park in Beaumont, Texas and the Dow Event Center in Saginaw, Michigan while working for SMG, the world's largest facility management company.

Vella began his career at Olympia Entertainment in Detroit, Michigan, where he held numerous positions during his 13 years with the company, including Senior Director and General Manager of The Fox Theatre, Director of Merchandising for the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings and the Detroit Zoo, Executive Director of the Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls, New York, as well as concert production and event booking positions.

"We are honored to have Allan Vella as a keynote speaker during PACnet '13 and are excited to hear him share his inventive strategies and innovative programs with our participating partners," said Dave Butler, chief executive officer of Paciolan. "Performing arts executives bring groundbreaking strategies and ideas to our PACnet conference and we look forward to Allan sharing the proven techniques that he has implemented at the Fox Theatre."

PACnet '13 provides educational sessions covering executive trends, social media, marketing, CRM, ticketing and fundraising -- all aimed at helping teams and venues sell more and maximize revenue streams. Sessions are uniquely geared to each of the markets the company serves, including college athletics, performing arts, pro sports, museums, arenas, and ticketing partners.

About Paciolan
Founded in 1980, Paciolan is the leader in venue enablement, powering ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions for leading organizations across North America. Collectively, Paciolan powers over 500 live entertainment organizations that sell over 100 million tickets annually. Primary markets include college athletics, professional sports, performing arts, arenas and museums. Paciolan is a wholly owned subsidiary of Comcast-Spectacor. 

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