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  • 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
    2 weeks ago
  • See you in December! New dates for #TBF20
    Time has flown since the original April and June dates for TheStadiumBusiness Summit and TheTicketingBusiness Forum. We thought six months would be sufficient time… but we need a little longer. As our news channel is reporting, the sports stadium sector is reopening but other ticketing sectors remain stifled. It’s going to be long, uphill ...
    Date: 10 Aug 2020
    2 months ago
  • The Forum at LCCC post Lockdown
    While the majority of UK venues have been closed over the last few months due to COVID-19, Lancashire County Cricket Club have been demonstrating how to successfully host (international) matches behind closed doors during lockdown. The England and West Indies cricket teams have been staying in the LCCC bubble – ...
    Date: 23 Jul 2020
    3 months ago
  • Announcement: New dates – 29-30 September
    Given the Coronavirus impacts – and the likelihood of further ’social distancing’ measures across all key markets – we are announcing today that TheTicketingBusiness Forum 2020 has been rescheduled to 29-30 September (at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester). Our industry is in turmoil. Never before have so many events been cancelled. So many ...
    Date: 17 Mar 2020
    7 months 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
    7 months 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
    8 months 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 9-10 June as Michael explores how audience engagement is ...
    Date: 02 Mar 2020
    8 months 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 Useful Theatres), ...
    Date: 06 Feb 2020
    9 months ago
  • Awards: 2020 Nominations are open!
    It’s that time of year again, where we call on you – our network of industry experts – to help us recognise achievement, innovation and leadership in the world of ticketing. TheTicketingBusiness Awards are the only awards to recognise a whole spectrum of achievements from across the global ticketing ...
    Date: 31 Jan 2020
    9 months ago
  • New Formula: Programme Preview released
    Time for a makeover? Yes indeed… Drawing a crowd of over 600 delegates from 40+ countries, the Forum is now the world’s leading ticketing business meeting. But for our eighth annual edition, we’re giving the live entertainment ticketing sector’s #1 meeting a major makeover. A new format and floorplan will ...
    Date: 08 Jan 2020
    10 months ago
  • Be Our Guests! Our first 15 VIP organisations
    Our Hot Tickets Programme allocates guest invites to leading organisations which are evaluating upgrades to their ticketing, CRM and/or digital marketing platforms over the next 18-24 months – and therefore will be ‘shopping around’ at the Forum. We’ve set aside 100 guest passes for this programme in 2020. And, the ...
    Date: 08 Nov 2019
    12 months ago
  • New Dates: Moving with the times!
    In 2020, the Forum is moving from its established April dates to 9-10 June. Why? We’ve had a unbroken record of seven years of continuous growth. To sustain this growth for TheTicketingBusiness Forum we’ve been analysing attendance data – and also feedback from those who have been unable to attend ...
    Date: 28 May 2019
    1 year ago
  • VIDEO: Implementing a Smart Pricing Strategy
    A couple of months back we previewed a panel session on Smart Pricing, taking the theory and exploring the case studies behind it. Jump forward to TheTicketingBusiness Forum 2019 and our friends at Smart Pricer had a packed room for their session on the real challenges, solutions, and to-do lists ...
    Date: 26 Apr 2019
    1 year ago
  • Festival trends and technology
    We got into the nitty gritty details about the trends and technology we’re seeing more at festivals! Nick Dodds, managing director for Festivals and Events International (FEI), discussed some of the major trends we’re beginning to see in this vertical and what to expect moving forward. Niche festivals will begin ...
    Date: 18 Apr 2019
    2 years ago
  • What can the Forum do for you?
    For the past seven years, TheTicketingBusiness Forum has been connecting the ticketing eco-system together. This year’s event brought together a global gathering of business leaders who are delivering the next generation of entertainment, ticketing, marketing, CRM, and data solutions. Our founder, Ian Nuttall, reminds us that ticketing is no longer ...
    Date: 18 Apr 2019
    2 years ago
  • Ticketing and the Rebirth of Cool
    TEG became our Ticketing Business of the Year at our Awards ceremony, and Cameron Hoy, chief operating officer and head of ticketing at the Australia-based firm flew across the world to share his thoughts on the industry. He said: “Ticketing has changed more in the last three years than ...
    Date: 18 Apr 2019
    2 years ago
  • Our League: Innovation to Drive Activation
    We got a deep look into the success and insights of how Rugby Football League’s (RFL) new membership platform for spectators, viewers and participants of the sport has gone. Rick Jurkiewicz, the head of ticketing for the RFL, and membership manager Nichola Spencer told us about the layers of the ...
    Date: 18 Apr 2019
    2 years ago
  • Celebrating tradition and innovation in cricket
    The Bigger Picture TheTicketingBusiness Forum took place at one of the world’s most famous cricket grounds, Old Trafford, as England and Wales prepare to host the sport’s biggest tournament for the first time in 20 years. And what an exciting moment to engage with one of the top names ...
    Date: 18 Apr 2019
    2 years ago
  • Singh says StubHub puts fans first
    Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, StubHub’s global president sat down with our founder Ian Nuttall to discuss business, technology, fans and… the future of ticketing. Singh told the crowd of industry experts that, while it seems simple, the fans must always be at “the heart of what we deliver in ticketing.” Nuttall ...
    Date: 18 Apr 2019
    2 years ago
  • England Netball: Rising to the Challenge
    The past year has been a whirlwind for England Netball after beating Australia, the world champions, in a tight final at the Commonwealth Games. As the sport continues its rise in popularity in the country, the governing body has made the move to team up with SecuTix. Joanne Sinclair, commercial ...
    Date: 18 Apr 2019
    2 years ago
  • 2019 – A record breaking Forum
    TheTicketingBusiness has returned from another successful Forum in Manchester. Thanks to everyone who joined us and made the seventh edition of #TBF so great. We return to Manchester for the 2020 edition of TheTicketingBusiness Forum and look forward to seeing you there again in April (21-22). Here are a few ...
    Date: 11 Apr 2019
    2 years ago
  • Winners of TheTicketingBusiness Awards 2019 announced
    The winners of TheTicketingBusiness Awards 2019 were announced on the evening of 9 April 2019 during a private ceremony at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester. Now in their fourth year, TheTicketingBusiness Awards (previously Ticketing Technology Awards) are the only awards to recognise a whole spectrum of achievements from across the global ...
    Date: 09 Apr 2019
    2 years ago
  • Speaker Preview: Beating bad bots & restoring online fairness to ticketing
    Bad bots make the internet a fundamentally unfair place. Nowhere is this more clear than during onsales. Online ticketing organisations have found themselves on the front lines of the battle against bad bots. Consider that one bot operator alone scooped up 1,012 tickets to a concert in 1 minute. Frustrated ...
    Date: 04 Apr 2019
    2 years ago
  • SecuTix: Learn from the experts
    England Netball and SecuTix join #TBF19 to share expertise & stories on their pair-up to improve efficiency. The rate of change in women’s sports is one of the most exciting trends in the sports industry right now. For rights holders, brands and the media, this represents a chance to ...
    Date: 29 Mar 2019
    2 years ago
  • Speaker Preview: Digital First with TodayTix
    Today’s audiences are becoming increasingly defined by those customers who are digital first. This audience demands and expects a slick, mobile-first shopping experience across their lives – and buying a ticket to a show is no exception. How do we reconcile this growing band of digirati with the ever shrinking ...
    Date: 29 Mar 2019
    2 years ago

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