Clear skies and a (relatively) warm night have set the scene for the international welcome reception to kick off the fifth edition of Ticketing Technology Forum this evening.

It’s finally here! Delegates have flown in today from over 40 countries, representing many of the world’s most significant ticketing organisations to be a part of EMEA’s #1 ticketing meeting… and we have a feeling it’s going to be a good one.

The free Guinness bar was put to good use and it was warming to see familiar faces reconnecting, and new introductions going smoothly over a glass of Ireland’s best.

Ian Nuttall, Forum Founder commented: ‘I’ve already met delegates from Spain, France, Portugal, Canada, Australia, Norway, Greece and beyond… and it’s only been 20 minutes. It’s very humbling to see that a meeting that was just an idea 5 years ago has spread all over the world. I cannot wait for the next two days’

Something special for ticketing is happening in Dublin right now, don’t forget to follow us live on Twitter @TicketTechForum.

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!

Grégory Six Major Projects and Development Manager, AS Monaco, Monaco