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  • #TBF21 Preview: Programme Release
    The #TBF21 full programme has been released today. Featuring 30+ speakers, the delegate list*, the Awards’ Finalists, all of our sponsors and partners – and the timings for everything that we’re doing in Manchester, the 94-page PDF is the essential guide to where the industry is and where it’s going! ...
    Date: 26 Nov 2021
    2 months ago
  • #TBF21 Preview: Ticketing the Rugby League World Cup 2021
    With the postponement of the Rugby League World Cup into 2022, the tournament’s Head of Ticketing, Shah-Zeib Ahmed has the role of dealing with – initially – the refunds process while still building towards the biggest and best RLWC ever. Sharing insights into the original sales strategy – and how ...
    Date: 10 Nov 2021
    2 months ago
  • #TBA21 AWARDS: 2021 Finalists Announced
    TheTicketingBusiness is delighted to unveil the Finalists for the ticketing sector’s 2021 Awards. Our congratulations to all of our finalists for making the shortlists. It’s been a difficult and challenging time for our sector but across the nominations we’ve found no shortage of endeavours which we should collectively recognise, throw ...
    Date: 04 Nov 2021
    3 months ago
  • #TBF21 Preview: You don’t need Blockchain for secure, traceable tickets
    “Blockchain has many possibilities for the live event and ticketing industry, but it’s not the only way to secure tickets,” explains #TBF21 guest speaker Lyubomyr Nykyforuk, PMP-certified Project Manager, Softjourn. “While blockchain technology has the potential to resolve many ever-present threats plaguing the event industry, you are not stuck with ...
    Date: 28 Oct 2021
    3 months ago
  • #TBF21 Preview:Marketing Ideas, Results and Inspiration
    Segmentation. Targeting. Retargeting. Privacy. Campaign Evaluation. Multi-Channel. Just a selection of hot topics in the ever-changing world of digital marketing. But, says #TBF21 guest speaker Martin Gammeltoft, CBO, Activity Stream: “At the centre of it all is the ability to capture, connect and use data to sell tickets and engage ...
    Date: 28 Oct 2021
    3 months ago
  • #TBF21 Preview: Secure, interactive digital tickets for Live Events
    Promoters, teams and venues are embracing digital ticket fulfilment services to bridge the many data and service gaps between purchase and event access. These mobile-first, digital tickets are increasingly used as a brand communications platform and a marketing channel for pre-, during and post-event interactions. Sharing insights into the growth ...
    Date: 22 Oct 2021
    3 months ago
  • #TBF21 Preview: If ever there was a time to engage audiences, it’s now!
    We’re delighted to welcome back to the speaker line-up Bart Wiley – a familiar (and very fan-centric) face to our community over the years. After 20 years with the Seattle Sounders organisation wrapping up as Chief Business Officer for the MLS team, Bart now serves as the CEO, North America ...
    Date: 22 Oct 2021
    3 months ago
  • #TBF21 Preview: Engage via 3D to Maximise Conversions
    Our friends at 3D Digital Venue have supported the Forum from its first edition – and they always have something new to dazzle the audience each year. 2021 is no exception with the Spanish-based 3D specialist set to showcase its Season Ticket Renewal & Relocation Tool, powered by a 3D ...
    Date: 15 Oct 2021
    3 months ago
  • #TBF21 Preview: Accessibility and ticketing’s challenge
    “Accessibility issues prevent audiences from being able to interact with your website, engage with your content or purchase tickets, memberships or shop products. Typically these issues begin on the home page and, given the inherent complexity of ticketing, it’s perhaps unsurprising that accessibility issues exist throughout the ticket-buying process too.” ...
    Date: 13 Oct 2021
    3 months ago
  • Welcome: Smeetz, the dynamic pricing experts
    Among the many new partners for #TBF21, we are delighted to welcome Smeetz – the ticketing and pricing specialists for visitor attractions and tourism destinations. Founded in 2017, the scale-up Smeetz offers cultural and tourism actors a dynamic ticketing and pricing solution based on artificial intelligence. Its clients include renowned ...
    Date: 12 Oct 2021
    3 months ago
  • MEET TIX: Adapting – and growing – in the pandemic
    There are probably not many ticketing companies which decided to expand to new markets – and grow their teams with all those associated costs – during the pandemic. But, aware of the risks, the plucky Icelandic arts ticketing supplier (and 2021 Forum partner) TIX did just that. “We took ...
    Date: 01 Sep 2021
    5 months ago
  • Awards: Nominations now open!
    After the toughest of years, who deserves some recognition?Nominations open today for the fifth annual TheTicketingBusiness Awards.  Who are the heroes, the innovators and the visionaries who guided us through? And what are the great campaigns, platforms and ideas which helped us in the toughest of times? NOMINATE NOW The post Awards: Nominations now open! appeared first on TheTicketingBusiness ...
    Date: 23 Jul 2021
    6 months ago
  • Awards: 2021 Judging Panel
    We’re coming out the other side of a global pandemic which has impacted our business, our colleagues and our clients on an unprecedented scale. As we look to restart – and ahead of this year’s Forum – we’re looking to recognise the heroes, the innovators, the visionaries and the ...
    Date: 14 Jul 2021
    6 months ago
  • Survey: Restarting our ticketing journeys
    Ahead of this year’s Forum, we took the opportunity to survey our global ticketing community to identify and track the key issues for our sector. The information will help us to develop the conference programme for December but also, at this critical time, offers some collective insights into the ...
    Date: 16 Mar 2021
    10 months ago
  • Bringing the industry together
    Our ninth annual TheTicketingBusiness Forum is set to host an outstanding, in-person audience of >500 senior figures from the world of entertainment ticketing, alongside the industry’s finest and most innovative product and service suppliers. Here’s a sampling of industry leaders at the Forum: • Marketing Manager, Goodwill Theatre • CEO ...
    Date: 11 Nov 2020
    1 year ago
  • Connect with everyone online in 2020
    With the move to a virtual format, the eighth annual TheTicketingBusiness Forum is set to host an outstanding audience of >1,000 senior figures from the world of entertainment ticketing, alongside the industry’s finest and most innovative product and service suppliers. Here’s a sampling of the ticketing leaders joining us online: ...
    Date: 11 Nov 2020
    1 year ago
  • Restart & Reimagine: The Online Sessions
    Despite our desire and preference, it’s clear that bringing together our global community in person is simply unviable. But there is also a growing need for more clarity, more ideas on how we re-open, restart and re-imagine our sector post-covid. As such, we will deliver this year’s Forum online on ...
    Date: 05 Oct 2020
    1 year ago
  • Hosting events in the ‘new norm’
    While the majority of UK venues have been closed over the last few months due to COVID-19, the team at Emirates Old Trafford (home of Lancashire County Cricket Club) has been demonstrating how to successfully host (international) matches behind closed doors. And now they are ready to share the lessons ...
    Date: 23 Jul 2020
    2 years ago
  • Guest Speaker: Pay after! A digital risk reversal model
    We’re mixing it all up for this year’s Forum. The layout has changed. The stages have changed. The networking space has changed. And now we’re revolutionising the content… We welcome writer, actor and coder Kahlil Ashanti as a guest speaker. Kahlil Ashanti is the Founder and CEO of, the ...
    Date: 11 Mar 2020
    2 years ago
  • 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 ...
    Date: 04 Mar 2020
    2 years ago
  • Keynote Preview: When your ticket-buyers are THE show
    The line between the stage and the stalls is blurred. Audiences want increasingly immersive experiences… none more so than in the world of fan-dom! We welcome Michael Armstrong, VP New York Comic Con to keynote #TBF20. Join us in Manchester on 2-3 December as Michael explores how audience engagement is ...
    Date: 02 Mar 2020
    2 years ago
  • The Forum partners with TicketPlan
    TheTicketingBusiness Forum is excited to announce its partnership with TicketPlan for the 2020 Forum. TicketPlan are offering Booking Refund Protection to all delegates at #TBF20, making your booking totally risk free should you have to cancel due to various (specified) reasons between the cancellation cutoff (60 days out) and the Forum. ...
    Date: 11 Feb 2020
    2 years ago
  • Announcing the 2020 judges
    We are delighted to announce the judges for TheTicketingBusiness Awards 2020. Our thanks to the following: Simon Vickers, Director – Sales & Ticketing, Disney Theatrical Group, UK Michael Armstrong, Vice President, New York Comic Con – Reed POP, USA Jules Arnott, Chief Commercial Officer, LW Theatres (formerly Really ...
    Date: 06 Feb 2020
    2 years ago

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