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Gateway Ticketing Systems Announces Southern California User Group Meeting

98631v2v1Boyertown, PA, USA — Gateway Ticketing Systems’ Southern California User Community will be coming together February 12, 2013 in San Diego for the seventh annual Southern California User Group Meeting. The event is hosted by the USS Midway and will be at the Holiday Inn on the Bay, conveniently located across the street from the Midway in a meeting room that boasts a view of the ship. Mark Berlin, Guest Services Director at the USS Midway Museum, said of the event “The USS Midway is excited to host the 7th Annual Southern California Gateway User’s Group Meeting. We look forward to spending a day with our colleagues from the finest attractions in our region and hearing presentations that provide new ideas to better serve our guests. It’s a great networking opportunity and another reason why the USS Midway is pleased to be part of the Gateway Ticketing Systems’ community.”

The meeting, nicknamed the SoCal UGM, focuses on needs and challenges specific to the southern California area. Agenda topics will include presentations on Fraud Control, Reducing PCI Issues and Securing Customer Data and New Admission Entrance Installations, among others. Participants will also be able to take part in roundtable discussions on marketing, finance and group sales. Although organized and led by the SoCal User Community, Gateway leadership will be in attendance at the User Group Meeting including Gateway CEO, Michael Andre and Director of Marketing, Lisa Hagee, as well as Director of Product, Marcus Lopez and Manager of Business Solutions, Scott Lobaugh.

The meeting is always a highlight on the Gateway calendar of events and Lobaugh is especially looking forward to the chance to meet with Gateway’s many California-based customers: “The fact that this is a customer originated user group that has been going strong and growing for seven years is truly amazing. It’s a testament to the passion they possess for their profession. From Gateway’s perspective, it’s a great opportunity to listen and learn from our customers on how they leverage the Galaxy product suite within their facilities. It’s invaluable information that shapes our products and services.”

You can register online for the Gateway Ticketing Systems Southern California User Group Meeting.

About Gateway Ticketing Systems, Inc.:
Gateway Ticketing Systems, Inc. is the world leader in admission control and ticketing software for the attraction, amusement, and transportation industries. Located in Boyertown, Pennsylvania, Gateway Ticketing Systems provides sales, service and support for Point of Sale and ticketing systems throughout North America and worldwide.

For more information on Gateway Ticketing Systems, visit or call +1 (610) 987-4000.

About the USS Midway Museum:
The USS Midway Museum is a maritime museum located in downtown San Diego, California at Navy Pier. Open since 2004, the museum is an unforgettable adventure for the entire family. Guests can spend the day exploring more than 60 exhibits with a collection of 25 restored aircraft. The self-guided audio tour, narrated by Midway sailors, brings the carrier’s history to life. Those who dare can “take to the sky” aboard one of two flight simulators.

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Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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