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Keynote: Kung fu and the art of selling – by Jim McCarthy

The headline acts just keep coming for this year’s Forum. We’ve been waiting a few years to get this one – and finally the diaries have aligned.

Honoured to welcome the ticketing legend that is Jim McCarthy, Co-Founder & CEO, Goldstar to keynote in Manchester.

Goldstar sells millions of live event tickets to millions of people on behalf of more than 5,000 organisations each year.

An e-commerce veteran, Jim has spent his entire career in high-growth businesses and likes to share his knowledge and insight with others.

He’s the editor and main contributor to a website for live entertainment and arts marketers.

He’s the curator and co-founder of TEDxBroadway – the sold-out annual event dedicated to the question: “What’s the Best Broadway Can Be?”

He’s spoken at conferences all over the world including TED, SXSW, INTIX and more.

His articles have been in Forbes, Fast Company and Business Insider. He’s the organizer of the Pasadena Entrepreneurs’ MasterMind Meetup.

And when he’s not doing the above, Jim’s also an active member on the Board of Directors for Union Station Homeless Services, as well as the Pasadena Playhouse.

He studied English at Harvard University and received an MBA at UCLA Anderson School of Management.

And if you want to pick an argument on ticketing, then please Jim recently earned his black belt in Northern Eagle Claw Kung Fu 😉

Meet Jim, learn the lessons from Goldstar and join 600+ ticketing industry leaders only at #TBF20.


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