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  • 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
    1 week 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
    3 weeks 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
    5 months 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 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: 23 Oct 2020
    9 months 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
    10 months 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
    12 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    2 years 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
    2 years 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
    2 years 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
    2 years 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
    2 years 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

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