SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Feb. 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, FestForums announces an exclusive partnership with Vendini, the company that makes the business of festivals simple with industry leading software and services. Vendini will serve as the Official Registration Partner for the bi-annual and bi-coastal festival-industry conferences. Registration is now open at through Vendini’s complete event management platform for FestForums New York, happening Thursday & Friday, May 11 & 12, 2017. The FestForums Santa Barbara ‘17 event will be held Thursday-Saturday, November 16-18, 2017.

“Vendini’s expertise adds unique industry insights as FestForums brings together thought leaders within the festival community to celebrate and grow new opportunities,” stated FestForums co-founders Stuart MacNaught and Laurie Kirby. “We are excited to strengthen our partnership with Vendini and to utilize their comprehensive solution for the 2017 FestForums in New York and Santa Barbara.”

Vendini has solidified its place as a leader in the festival industry, with music, film, comedy, arts and culture festivals as members, including the likes of Bristol Rhythm & Roots ReunionCalifornia WorldFestEscapade Music FestivalMerleFest, Piknic Electronik and Igloofest.

“As Vendini’s diverse roster of festival partners continues to grow, we are excited to deepen our relationship with FestForums. The bi-annual conferences are a vital resource for industry experts and now, as we become an extension to the FestForums team, we will continue to build on our mutual commitment to helping festivals thrive,” says Keith Goldberg, Chief Revenue Officer at Vendini and FestForums Advisory Board Member.

Panelists in NYC include producers of festivals such as New York City Wine and Food Festival, South Beach Food & Wine Festival, Los Angeles Food and Wine, Austin Film Festival, Firefly, Governors Ball, New York Festivals, Global Citizen Festival, Superfly Festivals, Tribeca, TIFF, Ultra Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, The CBGB Music & Film Festival and more. The conference also features parties, networking events, mentoring, an exhibit hall and live streaming.

About Vendini
At Vendini, our mission is to make the business of live events simple. We designed our all-in-one system to help organizations easily promote events, deepen experiences with audiences, and ultimately sell more tickets. Vendini is based in San Francisco, with offices in Petaluma, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Boston, MA; New York, NY; Knoxville, TN; Vancouver, BC and Gualdo Tadino, Italy.

To learn more about what Vendini can do for your live event organization, visit:

About FestForums
FestForums NYC (May 11-12, 2017) and FestForums Santa Barbara (November 16-18, 2017) are interactive conferences and networking events for music, film, and food + beverage festival organizers. Addressing cutting-edge technology, talent, ticketing, scheduling, merchandising, operations, sustainability, charitable work, innovation and safety, FestForums bring together festivals and events of all sizes for collaboration and professional development. FestForums in Santa Barbara culminates with "Best of the Fests," an annual festival award ceremony recognizing North America’s innovative festivals and industry leaders.

Stuart MacNaught

Julie Richter
PR Manager, Vendini