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Ticket Summit(R) Begins on Wednesday, July 16

Google, GrouponLive, TicketNetwork, and Hundreds of Other Companies in Attendance

SOUTH WINDSOR, CT -- (Marketwired) -- 07/14/14 -- Ticket Summit®, the leading conference and trade show for the live entertainment and ticketing industry, kicks off its 2014 conference on Wednesday, July 16 at 10 AM in the Ironwood Ballroom at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

Ticket Summit® registration opens on Wednesday morning at 10 AM, but the conference officially kicks off on at 1 PM with a welcome address given by Oscar B. Goodman, the former mayor of Las Vegas.

The conference schedule features a variety of panel sessions on topics pertinent to ticketing industry insiders, including SEO and PPC, Sports & Venues, the Global Ticketing Market, and more. Featured speakers include representatives of AEG, ALSD, American Express OPEN, Google, GrouponLive, LivingSocial, ScoreBig, and many others.

The conference will also feature two keynotes. On Thursday, July 17, ticketing industry leaders will discuss the history of the industry in Evolution of the Secondary Ticketing Market. On Friday, July 18 at noon, Shark Tank's Daymond John will give the conference's main keynote, sharing his entrepreneurial spirit with attendees.

John will also attend one of the two major networking events of the conference, the Closing Cocktail Party on Friday, July 18 from 2-4 PM. The conference also includes the Networking Cocktail Party, sponsored by TicketNetwork and Event Tickets Center, on Wednesday, July 16 from 4-6 PM.

The concurrent trade show features exhibitors such as 1ticket.com, American Express OPEN, ATBS, BankCard USA, Contender.com, Fan Freedom, Kount, MassMutual South Carolina, Mobile Ticket App, Rukkus, ScoreBig, Symbioticks, Ticket Attendant, Ticket Platform, Ticket Utils, and many others. Conference sponsors include ATBS, emailage, Epic Win Networks, Event Tickets Center, Spreedly, Ticket Platform, and more.

"This year's conference is going to be an invaluable experience for our attendees," said Amanda Farrish, Corporate Events Manager, Ticket Summit®. "Daymond John's keynote is just the beginning of the list of can't-miss events for ticketing industry and live entertainment professionals."

Ticket Summit® is the leading ticket conference and trade show for live entertainment professionals, and is ranked among the Top 25 Fast-Growth Shows by EXPO Magazine. This event attracts hundreds of global business leaders, entrepreneurs, and entertainment experts in the ticket community. Past attendees and sponsors include: Billboard, Blue Man Group, Broadway.com, Devils Arena Entertainment, eBay, Facebook, Forbes, Goldman Sachs, Google, Harlem Globetrotters, Live Nation, Madison Square Garden, MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, Paciolan, Broadway's hit show Rock of Ages, StubHub, Ticketmaster, and Yahoo!, among others. For information, visit www.TicketSummit.org.

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