The long wait is almost over, Ticketing Technology Forum 2014 begins tomorrow – with 300 attendees from 30 different countries, it really is the place to be for anyone within the live entertainment ticketing business.
We start day one off by taking a look at the “move to mobile”, exploring a number of case studies that have helped to enable the movie revolution and the imminent boom in mobile ticketing. Speakers include: Lee Booth – Eskimo Media & Technology, Denzil Thomas – PHAR Partnerships, Mike Davies – PayPal UK, Rob Wilmhurst – See Tickets, Richard Oastler – Club Metrics UK and Adam Bardsley – Lancaster University SU.
Session two moves on to CRM and social media, and in particular, how you can use both of these to assist, boost and improve your ticket sales. Speakers include: Ronit Glasman – Israel FA, Jonathan Saville – Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall, Annie Scally – Ticketing Network East Midlands and Donal Scannell – Gigstarter.
Just before lunch on day one, we are joined by our Guest Speaker Ben Whitaker – CEO of Masabi, UK, to explain “How San Diego’s Transit System Eases Bottlenecks Caused by The Football.” You don’t want to miss it!
After lunch in THE MARKETPLACE (our networking area) we are treated to an innovations showcase – delivering a wealth of new ideas, innovations and inspiration for forward-thinking entertainment ticketing businesses. Scorecards at the ready please!
For the penultimate session of the first day, session four is our Panel Discussion: API Linkage in London’s West End and Beyond. Discussion panelists include: Richard Howle – Really Useful Theatres, Laurence Miller – Nimax Theatres, Francis Hellyer – London Theatre Direct, Chris Ryan – Encore Tickets and moderated by Ian Taylor – AKA.
The final session of the day takes a look into Dynamic Pricing, an ever-growing topic of debate within the ticketing industry. Just how successful can it be? Speakers include: Thomas Wickell – Malmö Opera, Andrew Collier – Minor Entertainment and Sönke Scobel – Stage Entertainment.
See you at the evening reception? Ticketing Technology Forum 2014’s International Networking Reception, sponsored by Ticketmaster, is open to all delegates of Ticketing Technology Forum 2o14. Catch up with colleagues from around the world and make new business contacts at Hilton London Wembley’s magnificent Sky Bar. Networking and drinks: 18.30-20.30.
For the full programme schedule, download our Forum programme 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!