SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn., July 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ticket Summit, the leading conference and trade show for ticketing and live entertainment professionals, hosted its annual conference July 11-13, 2017 at The Venetian Las Vegas. Ticket Summit 2017 was presented by TicketNetwork and DTI Management.

This year’s event drew more than 750 attendees, representing companies from across the ticketing industry, including producers and promoters, sports teams and leagues, and representatives of the primary and secondary ticket markets.

The three-day event featured two keynote panels, panel sessions on a variety of topics, a new series of Workshops for Entrepreneurs, a large trade show, and countless networking opportunities. The first keynote, The Ticketing Industry, was held Wednesday, July 12 and featured a lively discussion of trends in secondary ticketing. The discussion was led by Lee Shenker of DTI Management and featured Curtis Cheng, CEO of DTI Management; Michael Katz, Head of B2B at StubHub; Larry Plawsky, SVP of Ticketmaster Resale; and Don Vaccaro, CEO of TicketNetwork.

The second keynote, Backstage Pass to the Concert Industry, was held Thursday, July 13 and was a discussion of trends in concert ticketing and areas of opportunity in the industry. Led by Curtis Cheng, the keynote featured Michele Bernstein, Partner and Head of Tour Marketing and Ticketing, WME; David Marcus, EVP, Head of Music at Ticketmaster; and Bryan Perez, CEO of AXS.

Panel sessions covered a variety of topics, such as SEO, PPC, fraud, legislative issues, and sports ticketing. Speakers included representatives of 1Ticket, AutoProcessor, Avaluanch Media, Broker Genius, Distilled, Event Tickets Center, Fan Freedom, Harlem Globetrotters, LA Dodgers, Microsoft, NCAA, NetChoice, Riskified, SeatGeek, Sift Science, Wynn Resorts, and more.

This year’s conference also included a series of Workshops for Entrepreneurs, aimed at providing small business owners with the tools they need to build their business. Topics covered included insurance matters, mergers and acquisitions, legal issues, growth strategies, business valuation, and more. Speakers included representatives of Boyarksi Fritz LLP, LionTree, SCORE, TixSurance, University of Notre Dame, and more.

Trade Show exhibitors include 1Ticket, ATBS, AutoProcessor, Broker Genius, FanXchange, Gametime, ITEX, Kount, Matrix Payment Systems, Mileage Broker, PayPal, PayRoc, RCN Capital, Riskified, SeatGeek, Shopper Approved, Sift Science, TicketFire, TicketNetwork, Ticket Utils, TickPick, TixSurance, Transaction Services, WorldPay, and Z-Merchant Services.

Conference sponsors include ABC Tickets, Allianz Global Assistance, AutoProcessor, Broker Genius, DTI Management, Event Tickets Center, Kount, PayPal, RCN Capital, SCORE, SeatGeek, Seatics, Shopper Approved, Simility, StageFront Consignment, TicketNetwork, and more.

“This year’s conference was another success,” said Amanda Farrish, Director, Corporate Events, Ticket Summit & TicketNetwork. “We were glad to give the ticketing industry the opportunity to come together, do business, and learn. Once again, the conference was an invaluable experience for anyone interested in the ticketing industry.”

Ticket Summit will next be held in July 2018 in Las Vegas.

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

Contact:
Amanda Farrish, Director—Corporate Events
TicketNetwork & Ticket Summit
860-416-5767
amanda@ticketsummit.org