Ticketing’s finest folk have flown in from over 40 countries to gather this morning at EMEA’s most important B2B ticketing business meeting.

We opened with international insights on the global sports, arts and leisure ticketing industry with three presentations. The first from a new venue in a ‘new’ market – the stunning Dubai Opera. The second covering ticketing trends in the world’s biggest market and emerging superpower – China. And the third outlining a core technology change which could change our business forever – blockchain.

After a full-to-the-brim networking session, delegates then got down to some serious chat about data: getting it, using it and growing it with speakers from Purple Seven, Shubert Ticketing and Activity Stream.

If you’re not at the Forum, you’re missing what is arguably the most important gathering of the live entertainment ticketing sector.

Check out the Full Programme Here

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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