Our Hot Tickets Programme invites leading organisations to TheTicketingBusiness Forum who are looking to evaluate upgrades to their ticketing, CRM, membership or digital marketing platforms in the next 18 months and will be ‘shopping around’ on site.
In an effort to get to know our Hot Ticket recipients (we like to call them Hotties), we asked each of them a few questions in a quickfire interview.
It would be pretty boring to just ask about the upgrades they are evaluating at the Forum (although of course we asked this too), so we threw in a few curve ball questions too. Enjoy!
Next up is Daniel Scott – Ticket Office Manager for Bolton Wanderers Football Club, who will be joining the Forum on 17-18 April at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester.
What is your job role at Bolton Wanderers FC?
Ticket Office Manager
What’s something people don’t know about your organisation?
Founding member of the Football League (EFL). BWFC player Kenny Davenport scored the very first Football League goal against Derby County at 3.47pm on Saturday 8th September, 1888. Won the first FA Cup Final to be staged at Wembley Stadium in 1923 with 126,047 supporters in attendance. Most seasons spent in the top flight of English football without winning the title.
What upgrades are Bolton Wanderers FC evaluating at the Forum and why?
Potential Ticketing software & CRM platform
What’s your dream event to ticket?
What was the last sporting event you went to?
Excluding BWFC events – Lancashire v Yorkshire in the T20 Blast at Emirates Old Trafford
What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to?
‘One Love’ Manchester Concert – Emirates Old Trafford, June 2017
What’s the weirdest event you’ve ever attended?
When you visit a venue, what do you notice first?
Event advertisement & posters leading up to the venue. Lots of venues now use LED screens and boards which can be seen from some distance
What’s the last ticket you bought?
Ed Sheeran 2018 Tour – Etihad Stadium, June 2018
What emerging technology are you most excited about?
QR Codes for event access and fan/customer engagement
What are you most proud of?
Knowing what I wanted out of life & working hard to achieve it
What three things always cheer you up?
Bolton Wanderers being successful on the field, holidays/traveling with my partner & Haribo!
What would your autobiography be called?
Daniel Scott – Living the Dream
What’s your guilty pleasure song?
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
And the all important question… Dogs or cats?
Meet Daniel, and all our other Hotties, at the Forum on 17-18 April in Manchester. Earlybird passes (including a free hotel night) are available here.
What are people saying?
The best networking place I've been to. I was able to get very high level leads and meet relevant partners. You did a great great job to gather such high level and exhaustive people!
Chloé Julien Founder & CEO, BandSquare, France
CIOs, CTO,s Chief Execs... all those people turn up at this event. it’s a fantastic opportunity to engage with them
Rick Jurkiewicz Head of Ticketing, The Rugby Football League, UK
This is the focal point of the ticketing industry in Europe, where the decision makers meet and exchange ideas
Niels Henrik Sodemann Managing Partner/CEO, Queue-it, Denmark
At the Forum we made concrete progress with regards to selecting a new ticketing provider. I would be happy to recommend the Forum to other venues in the future.
Martin O'Donoghue Business Development Manager, Cork Opera House, Ireland
If you’re curious about the future, if you want to see how things are developing, if you wanna get to know your peers... you need to be at the Forum.
James Charrington CEO, Dewynters, UK
For me the most important thing was to meet with all the different companies in ticketing and I’ve managed that, and I left with many business cards!