South Windsor, CT, USA (Jun 18, 2012) /Marketwire/ — Ticket Summit®, the leading conference and trade show for the live entertainment and ticketing industry, today announced that its conference schedule will be expanded to include marketing and business development sessions. Participating companies include Google, Groupon, Increase Visibility, Media One Pro, and more. Scheduled for July 11-13, 2012 at Bellagio in Las Vegas, NV, the Ticket Summit® conference and trade show will have sessions on Web 2.0, mobile, and online technologies; and strategic partnerships and ticket bundling, among other relevant industry topics.
The Ticket Summit® schedule features two new formats — workshops and roundtable discussions — in addition to its more traditional panel sessions. Workshop sessions and roundtable discussions will focus on business development. Mike Lorenc, head of industry: ticketing and live events for Google, will present a workshop titled Hang out with Google!, in which he will demonstrate Google’s advertising and social media technology. Other workshops include Innovative Technologies, Ticket Trading in the Global Market, and How to Prevent Online Fraud.
Roundtable discussions will include Get Smart about SEO, Sports Meet, and Becoming a Better Broker. Panel sessions cover State of the Box Office, Make it a Bundle!, and Legal Round-up. Speakers include Brandon Gayle (Groupon), Doug Lyons (Tickets.com), Mark Plutzer (MLB Advanced Media), David Siegel (Los Angeles Dodgers), and Christopher Willis (Seatwave), among others.
The concurrent trade show will include a variety of exhibitors, such as ATBS, Settlement Recovery Group, Ticket Evolution, Transaction Services, and others. Sponsors include House of Blues, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, TIX CITY, Venues Today, and other companies.
“We are excited to have an event schedule that includes sessions that address relevant industry as well as business development topics,” said Dr. Molly A. Mérez, Executive Director,Ticket Summit®. “By providing well-rounded content, our attendees are able to stay up to date on industry issues, as well as gain concrete tips and strategies for their business development and operations. Regardless of the industry an attendee is in, everyone will have something to learn at 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. 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, MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, Paciolan, Broadway’s hit show “Rock of Ages,” StubHub, Ticketmaster, and Yahoo!, among others. The upcoming Ticket Summit® conference and trade show will be held July 11-13, 2012 at Bellagio Resort Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. For information, visit www.TicketSummit.org.