TheTicketingBusiness Forum is a high-level networking and knowledge exchange event designed to address the specific needs of key executives engaged in the development and implementation of entertainment ticketing solutions. Drawing a crowd from 40+ countries, the Forum is Europe's leading ticketing business meeting. Join us on 17-18 April 2018 for two days of live debate, discussion and demos at the Forum, and an evening of celebration at TheTicketingBusiness Awards - the industry's first awards recognising leadership, innovation and achievement in the application of ticketing.
Founder & CEO Bigtree Entertainment / bookmyshow.com, 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.
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.
Owner/General Manager Barley Arts Promotion, Italy
Claudio Trotta has deep musical experience: his career began with Radio Montestella, until 1975 when he joined Channel 96, where he first organised concerts. In 1979 he graduated at the Civic School of Dramatic Art as a musician, completing an internship at the Teatro alla Scala. Through television experiences (TeleRadioMilano 2) with Lucio Salvini (the then director of the Ricordi) at the launch of Country and Folk label, he became a promoter of concerts in Italy for the artists. Salvini later named him for Artistic and Marketing Direction at Carosello for the Blues & Rock Project. The name BARLEY, meaning “hops”, was born as a tribute that Trotta makes to his original passion (country and folk Anglo-Saxon). Claudio also edited the edition of “Music Dictionary of Milan” (1995) and was a member of the Board of Directors of various associations, such as ASSOMUSICA (Italian Association of Live Music Organizers and Producers – incorporated in the AGIS Association – founded in 1996) and YOUROPE (European Association of Live Music Organizer Organizers and Producers – founded in 1998).
Co-Founder Reservix, Germany
Katrin is a hands-on internet entrepreneur: Starting her career 20 years ago, Katrin has always focused on market opportunities in the internet. The ticketing service AD ticket (www.ADticket.de) is one of her success stories and recently merged with Reservix, one of the leading ticketing systems in Germany.
Today, Katrin is director of product management, customer service and marketing at Reservix Holding. As she connects the departments and key figures, she has a vital role in the company and its 380 employees, 7,000 event organisers, 3,000 ticket agencies, and 300 partners.
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.
Campaign Leader Victim Of Viagogo, UK
When Claire Turnham tried to buy Ed Sheeran tickets for her son’s 16th birthday, she thought it was going to be an “amazing” family experience. Instead, she says she was overcharged by £1,150, and the episode has led her to take up an effective campaign against Viagogo, the secondary ticket website she used. Claire set up the facebook group, Victim of Viagogo #VofV in February 2017 to support others who also feel they have been ripped off. In March, she gave evidence at the parliamentary inquiry & in July she published a self help guide, successfully empowering fans to reclaim thousands of pounds from Viagogo. http://fanfairalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/VofV_Guidance.pdf As well as being the trusted consumer voice of ticketing , Claire is also the Founder of www.onlywithlove.co.uk
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.
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.
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.CATEGORIES NOMINATE
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Established in 1999, TicketPlan were the original innovators of Refund Protection and are now widely recognised as the UK market leader in this sector. An ever-increasing number of ticket sellers are using TicketPlan to protect their customers and achieve a significant incremental income stream. TicketPlan can offer total support and quick, easy implementation within the UK and a broad range of international markets.
TicketPlan are Members of STAR.- View Website
HID Global is the trusted leader in products, services and solutions related to the creation, management and use of secure identities for millions of customers worldwide.
Recognised for robust quality, innovative designs and industry leadership, HID Global is focused on creating customer value and is the supplier of choice for OEMs, integrators and developers serving a variety of markets that include physical access control; IT security, including strong authentication/credential management; card personalisation; visitor management; government ID; and identification technologies for a range of applications. HID Global is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand.- View Website
Oxynade, based in Belgium, offers a state-of-the-art white label online ticketing self-service platform for event organisers (fairs, festivals, conferences, …), venue owners, theme parks, etc.
Oxynade are expanding their B2B2C offering in the event management ticketing space. This has proven to work in Belgium by white label partnering with Belgium’s number one multi-purpose multi-venue organiser, TeleTicketService, owner of 8 of Belgium’s largest venues (Sportpaleis Antwerp, Lotto Arena Antwerp, etc.). 4 more international white label partnerships have been established in the UK (WeGotTickets and Eclipse Ticketing), Norway (MyEvents.no) and The Netherlands (Fansplus) with local ticketing partners. All of those partnerships are based on the same Oxynade white label ticketing technology, focused on local ticketing needs and are targeting other segments. While Oxynade operationally runs the ticketing platform and related services, the partner focuses mainly on sales and marketing effort. Interested? Come and meet us.
PACIFA decision is a 6-year old European company which creates and develops innovative solutions to help venue Managers in their daily work.
We work in staff optimisation and crowd control and are linked to ticketing, access control and cctv. Our groundbreaking 3D technologies allow reduced operational costs while improving ticketing and hospitality revenues.
We are 20 team-mates fully dedicated to permanently upgrading our existing tools and inventing new ones to always be on the cutting-edge of innovations. Our various origins and partnerships allow us to manage up to 9 languages (French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Slovakian, Polish and Russian) because our willingness is to be in direct contact with your own managing teams; in order to work closely together in a friendly and collaborative way, instead of being a basic supplier.
Our existing references are our best ambassadors to testify our product works and it is worth the investment!
You can find more information on our website www.pacifa-decision.com or follow us on Twitter @PACIFAdecision.- View Website
SecuTix is a technology provider of a Ticketing Engagement Platform that helps organisations boost ticket sales and enhance audiences’ experience before, during and after live events. Our product, SecuTix 360°, is a cloud-based platform that combines ticketing and marketing functionality, and is offered as a white label SaaS service. Used by the largest sport clubs and stadiums, live entertainment businesses, and leading museums and cities across Europe, SecuTix manages the yearly sales of more than 30 million tickets. Among our clients are Opéra National de Paris, UEFA, Centre Pompidou, Aspro Parks, Saracens FRC, Paléo Festival, Musée Picasso Paris and many more. A daughter company of the ELCA Group, SecuTix has a local presence in Switzerland, France, Spain, Germany, UK / Irl., Italy and USA.- View Website
3D Digital Venue, powered by MMC, provides Interactive Digital Venue Management Solutions to Sports and Entertainment Venues across the globe.
With our 3D Digital Venue technology platform we design need-based solutions for our clients providing them a robust, precise and interactive recreation of their Venue to deliver greater fan satisfaction, increase season ticket holder renewal rates, activate new channels of digital sponsorship and provide special viewing experiences for prospective VIP buyers. The primary capabilities of our 3D Digital Venue Platform include: Ticketing3D to Enhance Ticket Sales and Fan Purchase Experience using our interactive 3D Seat Views from all Blocks and Seats; Transfer3D achieve higher renewal rates from season ticket holders by offering 360 degree 3D Views of the seats even before an existing venue is refurbished or a new stadium is built ; Activation3D, an Interactive Environment to activate Measurable Digital Sponsorship by Product Placement inside our 3D Views & VIP3D, to provide world-class Interactive Experience to prospective VIPs and Corporate Clients with fully 3D Customised views of Luxury Suites and Premium Club Hospitality Areas. Our 3D Digital Venue Platform provides you the most complete, interactive and cutting edge Venue Management Solutions.
NewC effectively provides sports clubs with solutions within loyalty & e-money, ticketing systems, POS and access control. We specialize in adapting leading international solutions to the needs of the clubs in order to offer intelligent solutions. Focusing on fans, sponsors and stadium operations, NewC is dedicated to deliver the full range of components to support a digital strategy.- View Website
Activity Stream is a next-generation intelligence and productivity tool improving daily operations and customer experience by combining Business Activity Monitoring and Operational Intelligence with Enterprise Activity Streams and Data Visualisation, in a unique 4-in-1 solution, helping businesses become truly data-driven.- View Website
Queue-it is the leading developer of virtual waiting room services to control website and app traffic surges by offloading visitors to a waiting line environment. Queue-it enables venues, ticketing and event platforms across the globe to keep their systems online and fans informed, blocking malicious bots and creating a personalized waiting experience on their most business-critical days. The use of Queue-it has ensured online fairness during high-demand online events for more than 2 billion end-users worldwide.The company has offices in Denmark and the U.S.- View Website
With over 20 years’ experience, Cedar Packaging is the global market leader in creating brand enhancing ticket and membership packaging for the Sports and Live Entertainment industries. We manage the whole process, from initial creative concepts and computer visuals, through to the production and then global distribution of the finished product.
Custom ticket packaging is a unique and exciting way to engage with your audience, so talk to the Cedar Packaging team today to see what innovation packaging solutions we can create for you.- View Website
At Make it Social, we are changing the way people book online with friends. We call it social booking. Our goal is to empower people to do more in the real world with the people they love by using technology and innovation. Our solution enables users to invite their friends to experience activities together and pay individually using our unique Social Pay payment gateway. The system works via an API enabling white-labelled P2P social booking technology integrated with an existing platform. Live across the West End, multiple sports venues as well as travel agencies – the solution is delivering results of incremental sales, increased spend per customer and exponential data capture due to knowing every single person within a group.- View Website
TixTrack provides web-based software for planning, tracking, and optimising revenue from events. The company’s proprietary purchasing and data analysis tools increase its clients’ revenues by tracking inventory status and accurately determine the correct ticket price. Customers include event promoters such as Cirque du Soleil, FELD Entertainment, Nederlander and venues such as Air Canada Centre and The Verizon Center; and sports teams such as The Los Angeles Clippers, New York Islanders and Chicago Cubs.- View Website
The Aventus Protocol Foundation is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to develop and market the open-source Aventus protocol and associated ecosystem. The Aventus protocol aims to define a global, open blockchain standard for how a ticket can be exchanged throughout its lifecycle. The objective is to create an inclusive, common backbone powering the ticketing industry as a whole, solving many of the problems faced throughout the supply chain such as technical debt, counterfeit tickets, and unregulated touting.- View Website
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Let’s talk. 15 min is all we need to know if we are made for each other. If that’s not the case, we’ll be the ones telling you.- View Website
Weldon, Williams & Lick is a security ticket stock and hard ticket printer. If you’d like: your ticket to project the best possible image for your event or ticket system, to eliminate box office down time due to bad or inconsistent ticket stock, your event/ promoter/buying public to be able to look at your ticket and know it is secure and/or a supplier who is sensitive to your needs and responds to your deadlines, then drop by our stand in The Marketplace networking area and we will have the solution for you.- View Website
Xperiology’s total focus is the global sport, leisure and entertainment sector.
They’re a “boutique agency” operation with offices in Hove (UK) and Cortona (Italy) serving the information needs of the global sports and entertainment sector. Theywork with many of the sector’s leading organisations, providing illuminating ideas in EVENTS, ADVISORY and INTELLIGENCE.
Xperiology also deliver bespoke training and development workshops to help share best practice and shape the next generation of sports and entertainment venue industry executives.- View Website
TheTicketingBusiness Awards are set to be the highlight of the Forum, with the winners announced in front of an audience of senior industry figures during a private, gala dinner.
The Awards were launched in order to:
Hundreds of nominations will be whittled down to create the shortlists. The winner of each category will be decided either by online voting by the global ticketing industry or by the independent TheTicketingBusiness Awards judging panel.- View Website
All the latest ticketing business news, blogs, videos, and up-to-the-minute media coverage from all the leading voices in the ticketing business industry, all in one place. Curated and brought to you by the TheTicketingBusiness Forum.- View Website
We’re the world’s leading arts & live entertainment marketing specialists. Based in London and with our sister agencies in New York and Germany, we produce some of the most creative, iconic and longest running campaigns in live entertainment.
From theatre and concerts to tours, exhibitions and arena events, our 90-strong dynamic team knows instinctively how to engage, inspire and excite your audience across all platforms, and understands exactly how to turn your event into the hottest ticket in town.
And with all our services under one roof, our strategies are beautifully designed and seamlessly integrated, allowing us to react in the blink of an eye.
We’re bursting with ideas and passion and we think there’s always more to discover, new ways to think, greater things to achieve.- View Website