Connecting the global ticketing ecosystem together

Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 19-20 April 2023

This is eCommerce for Entertainment!

Now in its second decade, TheTicketingBusiness Forum explores the opportunities of open, multi-channel connections to discovery, sales and distribution. The Forum is the essential meeting to learn from our industry’s leaders, discover what’s happening, re-connect with friends and make new connections into the global entertainment, sports, arts and leisure ecosystem.

More than ticketing, we now encompass the entire ticketing ecosystem from marketing and discovery through to pricing, CRM, analytics and loyalty.

Join us as we plug in, connect and re-engineer our ticketing business… together!

What is TheTicketingBusiness Forum?

In short, TheTicketingBusiness Forum is simply the best networking and knowledge exchange event.


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    Our speakers, panelists and judges

    We’re thrilled to host such a diverse and engaging group of expert speakers, panelists and judges at the Forum

    David Lane

    Chief Executive Officer Sports Illustrated Tickets

    Rick Jurkiewicz

    Head of Ticketing - RL Commercial Rugby Football League (RFL)

    Phil Lofthouse

    Tech Lead – Access Scheme Dev

    Debbie McWilliams

    Director of Live Entertainment Scottish Event Campus

    Damien Fulbert

    Managing Director Swiss Vapeur Parc

    Simon Hennes

    Co-Founder & CEO Vivenu

    Sebastian Cater

    Head of UK Theatre & Workforce Dev Soc of London Theatre/UK Theatre

    Sarah Bagg

    Founder Rework Consulting

    Robin Cantrill-Fenwick

    CEO Baker Richards

    Josh Taylor

    VP Enterprise Sales Adyen

    Joe Calnan

    Partnerships Director Cover Genius

    Jeff Sheldon

    Stadium Access & Innovation UK SkiData

    Hugh Gledhill

    Interim Marketing Director Layered Reality™ Experiences

    Greg Loewen

    CEO Digonex

    Emil Ljesnjanin

    CEO & Founder NFT-Tix

    Danny Hannaford

    General Manager Ticketek - UK

    Cameron Hoy

    Managing Director Ticketek

    Adam Pearson

    Commercial Director The O2

    Zac Leigh

    CEO Tixel

    Mark Davyd

    Founder Music Venue Trust

    Jeanene Valentine

    Sr. Director of Ticket Sales San Diego NWSL

    Thom Sellwood

    Sales and Ticketing Director Moulin Rouge! The Musical

    Jack Rubin

    Former President - Tessitura

    Steve Rimmer

    Founder & CEO Tickets for Good

    Une Jurkstaite

    Head of Experience YTL Arena Bristol

    Eike Humpert

    Head of Digitalisation VfL Wolfsburg

    Daniel Gidney

    Chief Executive Lancs Cricket / Emirates Old Trafford

    Kyle Bell

    Marketing & Partners Director Rhythmandvines Co Rhythmandvines Co

    Sophie Beattie

    Sales & Ticketing Director Sonia Friedman

    Lisa Simpson

    Co-Founder Easol

    Katy Raines

    CEO Indigo-Ltd

    Shah-Zeib Ahmed

    Head of Ticketing RLWC2021

    James Kirby

    Co-Founder & Product Leader Tixserve

    Francis Casado

    Co-Founder & Head of Business Development 3D Digital Venue

    Tim Chambers

    Mentor, Advisor & Consultant TJChambers Consultancy

    Ian Nuttall

    Founder TheTicketingBusiness/Xperiology

    #TBA23 TheTicketingBusiness Awards 2023

    Should your work be recognised globally? Do you have the best ticketing team in the world? Is your innovation moving us forward?

    Launched in 2016, TheTicketingBusiness Awards recognise leadership, innovation & achievement in the use of ticketing across sports, performing arts, music, live entertainment and visitor attractions. Nominations are invited from across the global industry via news readership.

    UPDATE: The finalists for 2023 have been unveiled – view the shortlists here. The Judging Panel is in place. The winners will be announced at #TBA23 awards evening – a highlight of the Forum (19th April). Good luck everybody!

    Partners & Sponsors

    Our thanks to these wonderful organisations for supporting this year’s Forum

    We return from another Forum having shared experiences and, above all, conversations with all of our colleagues and customers. As always, great to see you all.

    Francis Casado
    Co-Founder & Chief BDO3D Digital Venue
    The latest technology trends and strategies applied in the field of entertainment. So much knowledge. Such a great experience!!
    Eleftherios Apostolakis
    Ticketing ManagerOFI Crete FC
    An amazing event and organisation. One of the best we’ve experienced!
    Liza Tripet
    Chief Revenue OfficerSmeetz Unified Commerce
    Reflecting on some great days at the Forum. Great people, knowledge sharing, insights and ideas.
    Thomas Torjusen
    Chief Digital OfficerNorwegian Professional Football League
    The Forum was very impactful to me as an attendee, especially for the first time. I look forward to joining many more
    SVP Strategy & Data AnalyticsMiami HEAT/FTX Arena
    The highest number of exciting conversations we've ever had at a conference!
    Natalie Senyk
    Business Development ManagerSoftjourn

    Destination Manchester

    The Forum and Awards will be hosted at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester – the famous home of Lancs Cricket.

    With over 3,600m2 of space, 38 meeting rooms, over 600 on-site parking spaces, excellent transport links and a 150-bedroom Hilton Garden Inn on-site, Emirates Old Trafford is the ideal venue for the Forum.

    Free onsite car parking is available for all attendees. A taxi from Manchester Airport takes approximately 20-25 minutes. The Metrolink tram stop at the stadium connects to the city’s three key rail stations, with trams every few minutes.

    Full hotel details will be provided on registration.

    The Ticketing Business Forum

    19-20 April 2023

    Emirates Old Trafford, Talbot Road, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester, UK

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    The latest updates on the Forum, its partners and participants are posted in the news section

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