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2018 Speaker Line Up

  • Ashish Hemrajani

    Founder & CEO Bigtree Entertainment /, India

    Ashish Hemrajani

    Founder & CEO, Bigtree Entertainment /, India

    10 million tickets a month! And we’re only just getting started…

    Ashish set up BigTree Entertainment in 1999, with a clear focus of providing cutting-edge ticketing solutions to the cinema industry. In 2007, Ashish and his team launched BigTree’s most successful brand yet, BookMyShow. Ashish strove to make the brand a quick success, taking the market by storm, bringing the Cinema biggies like PVR, INOX and Cinepolis onto the portal.

    Ashish didn’t limit BookMyShow to cinema ticketing and soon built diversified business offerings in the sports and music space. This allowed many big brands like IPL, ISL, F1, Sunburn and Supersonic to use the BookMyShow portal for ticketing their events.

    Ashish’s strong passion and belief in his business model for BookMyShow, saw him bring on board investors Network 18, Accel Partners and SAIF Partners, who’ve together put in Rs. 300 crore in Venture Capital at a valuation of Rs. 1000 Crores. Ashish was quick to see that consumers in India favour the mobile over the PC and launched the BookMyShow mobile app getting the early mover advantage. By 2015, with more than 12 million downloads, the app accounts for more than 60% of the overall transactions making it one of the most successful apps in India.

  • Lucy Chillingworth

    International Head of Tickets Ten Lifestyle Management, UK

    Lucy Chillingworth

    International Head of Tickets, Ten Lifestyle Management, UK

    Access all arenas! Exceeding the expectations of High Net Worth clients

    Lucy Chillingworth has worked for Ten Lifestyle Management for over 9 years, the last 3 years as International Head of Ticketing. After completing her BA Hons Arts, Music and Entertainment Management degree, she spent 2 years as a Marketing Manager for a regional theatre before moving to Ten.

    Day to day, Lucy is responsible for developing and maintaining global relationships with box offices, venues and ticket agents. Her talent focuses on devising operational and online strategies for key ticketing markets, providing easy distribution channels for suppliers and great inventory access for Ten’s ever growing member base.

  • Lucinda Brown

    Venue Business Manager Islington Assembly Hall, UK

    Lucinda Brown

    Venue Business Manager, Islington Assembly Hall, UK

    Mobile ticketing to tackle touts and improving the fan experience

    Lucinda has worked in live music for the past 20 years. Starting as Venue Manager at Newcastle University Students Union then moving on to Birmingham Academy, Islington Academy and more recently The Forum, Kentish Town. In between venue management roles, Lucinda was Group Marketing Manager for both the Academy Music Group and MAMA & Company.

    Her most recent position at MAMA was as Business Development Manager where she was responsible for managing the venue marketing team, venue promoters, supporting the Operations Director overseeing nine venues as well as managing partnered events.

  • Eric Petrusic

    CTO accesso, USA

    Eric Petrusic

    CTO, accesso, USA

    How festivals and theme parks are enhancing the customer event experience using tech, apps and engagement

    Eric Petrusic’s collaborative approach to problem solving, coupled with his extensive technology expertise, have played an integral role in the successful development and enhancement of accesso’s ticketing and payment solutions for the past 15 years.

    In his role as Chief Technology Officer, he acts as technical advisor across accesso‘s product lines, providing support and consultation on development efforts and technology infrastructure. Petrusic works to identify synergy opportunities with accesso solutions, and also leads the company’s long term product roadmap process.

  • Eddie Kemsley

    CEO KidZania, UK

    Eddie Kemsley

    CEO, KidZania, UK

    Algorithmic child’s play: Demand-based pricing for family entertainment attraction

    Eddie started her career in leisure and hospitality 15 years ago, after graduating from Bristol University, reading Business Studies with Tourism. Over her career she has launched and run attractions, venues and events in London and across the South East. Since 2005 Eddie has focused on attractions and held progressive, senior roles and taken commercial responsibility for driving businesses forward.

    In 2005 she became the Group Head of Communications & Business Development for Howletts & Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks and The Aspinall Foundation. In 2014 Eddie was elected to sit on BALPPA’s management committee and she joined Dreamland as a CEO, focusing on building and launching the new visitor attraction. During her time there Eddie created and launched two major, award-winning festivals – Screamland and Frosted Fairground.

  • Greg Delaney

    Owner Entertainment Intelligence, UK

    Greg Delaney

    Owner, Entertainment Intelligence, UK

    Changing the way the music industry collects, views and utilises data

    Greg Delaney boasts over 30 years IT experience. He created Entertainment Intelligence (Ei) in 2014 to answer the growing need for robust but affordable data collection, reporting and analytics in the rapidly expanding world of digital entertainment. Ei is now ingesting billions of streaming, video, retail and social metrics for high profile independent organisations such as Secretly Canadian, Domino Records, Concord Music Group and many more.

    Prior to Ei Greg was Co-Founder and CTO of CrowdSurge, the fan club ticketing service that powered global stores for Paul McCartney, Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters and Pearl Jam, reaching an annual turnover of £20m before merging with SongKick. He previously founded Business Transport Resources (BTR), designing the world’s first online booking and reverse auction surface transport network, the forerunner to Halo and Uber.

  • Paul Williamson

    Founder Sports Ink Associates, UK

    Paul Williamson

    Founder, Sports Ink Associates, UK

    Major events. Major challenges. Ticketing the biggest events on Earth 

    Paul has worked on ticketing projects for many major sports events, including Rugby World Cups, Cricket World Cups and Commonwealth Games. He was Director of Ticketing at London 2012, which sold 10.99 million tickets, valued at $1 billion. He now leads a consultancy, focusing on reducing ticketing risk and improving revenues at major events.

  • Nikoo Sadr

    Manager – Interactive Marketing The Orchard, UK

    Nikoo Sadr

    Manager – Interactive Marketing, The Orchard, UK

    Using insights and analytics to drive sales, fan connection and music consumption

    Nikoo Sadr is Interactive Marketing Manager at worldwide music and film distribution company The Orchard. In her role she works directly with with labels and artists executing creative and engaging cross-platform digital marketing and advertising campaigns that create value for labels. She also looks at how insights and analytics can help drive fan connections, music sales and consumption across various platforms.

    She has, since October 2017, continued expanding her role as part of the company, working with a specific focus on the Nordics. Sadr has previously worked as the head of digital marketing training at Music Ally, working with leading companies such as Universal Music, Sony Music and BPI as well as speaking at conferences worldwide such as By:larm, SXSW and Midem.

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TheTicketingBusiness Awards were launched in order to recognise leadership, innovation & achievement in the application of ticketing across sports, performing arts, music, cinema, live entertainment and visitor attractions. In 2017 we received more than 300 nominations, and more than 3,000 votes. Nominations for TheTicketingBusiness Awards 2018 will open in September 2017.

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