“Is it posible to top that action-packed first day of events?” I hear you ask? We think so!
The opening day of Ticketing Technology Forum 2014 was a great success, with some fantastic presentations, debates and innovations on show for all to see. The International Networking Reception was a huge success also, with delegates all unwinding after a great day of debate and discussion. But, Day Two promises to be just as good… if not better!
We welcome everyone back for Day Two of the Forum with a hot topic, “Beating The Scrapers” – a case study into Security and Anti-Fraud. Speaker will be announced on the day (owing to the sensitivity of the topic).
Next up, another topic hot on the minds of all ticketing professionals, the Secondary Market Debate. We welcome a range of panelists with opinions from all sides of the debate: Sharon Hodgson – Member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Ticketing, Henk Schuit – See Tickets, Quentin Schaepelynck – zePass, Reg Walker – The Iridium Consultancy, Rich Major – inmajorkey.com and Jonathan Brown – Society of Ticket Agents & Retailers.
After a coffee break for everyone to reflect upon the intense debate, a session on “The Upgrade Path”. We’re joined by Leon Gray – Aberdeen Performing Arts, Paul Miller – The Royal Household , Buckingham Palace and Jon Davies – Queens Park Rangers to discuss the challenge of upgrading your ticketing system.
Next up, “Clouds, Big Data, Big Confusion” – a series of talks on the latest buzzword in ticketing: ‘big data’. Speakers include: Tony Pearson – MATCH Services, Chris Budd – MATCH Servicos de Eventos, Brian Streich – StubHub and David McKay – Applauze.
The final session of Day Two looks into some emerging trends and new opportunities drawn from emerging markets, new entertainment forms and future venue projects. Mehmet Gulez (Previous E-Ticketing Project Coordinator for Turkish Football Federation tells us all abut Turkey’s new regulation 6222 – the digitisation of sports ticketing systems. Last, but by no means least, “Ticket Syndication: Making Sure The Right Sized Venue Sells Out. Antti Silventoinen – Music Kickup will explore how his company looks to ensure adequately sized venues will be filled up based on fan-led demand.
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!