To keep up with the fast-changing ticketing world you need to keep track of what's going on. One of the ways to do that is attending a conference or showcase
But the question remains, where should you go? We've made a list of the top conventions and showcase you should attend to keep up to speed.
First of all, there is our own Summit of course:
The eTaaS Summit
The eTicketing as a Service Summit, that in September 2018 was hosted in the wonderful Phantasialand, is focussed on ticketing inspiration and interaction. We created an exclusive line up of business specialists, covering a broad arrangement of topics from "How to win a tender", over "how to increase your revenue by integrating event technologies" to "The secrets of a successful strategy change revealed".
Contact us if you want us to keep you up to date about our next edition.
Ticketing Professionals Conference
Ticketing Professionals Conference (or TPC) wants to create a place for ticketing professionals to learn and share with their colleagues. Their focus is on education and innovation. It's run by people who work in the industry. Topics in 2018 were blockchain, Experience/Exclusivity ticketing, pricing and social media.
TheTicketingBusiness Forum is a networking and knowledge exchange event focussed on the needs of key executives engaged in the development and implementation of entertainment ticketing solutions. They address partners across the sport, performing arts, concerts, cinema, festivals and visitor attractions sectors. They also give out TheTicketingBusiness Awards - awards recognising leadership, innovation and achievement in the application of ticketing.
INTIX is a USA/Canada oriented conference for everyone who is directly or indirectly involved in ticketing the arts, professional sports, college athletics, arenas, fairs and festivals, ticket distribution, and entertainment management. During this 3day event, you can find a huge amount of venues and arena's under the attendees. In 2018 they facilitated Learning Tracks and Presentation Workshops about technology, marketing, management,..;. They also organised dedicated breakout sessions with relevant content for each type of organisation
Ticketing Innovations Summit
Ticketing Innovations Summit provides a platform for key ticketing professionals from all over the world to discuss fresh perspectives, forge essential contacts and learn how to strengthen their businesses. They offer a conference around the combination of entertainment, transportation and ticketing. In 2017 their subjects were preventing Fraud, mobile ticketing and Consumer & Data Protection Regulations among other things.
There are some very interesting showcase festivals as well:
The Reeperbahn Festival is, just like the name already tells you, a combination of a festival and a conference. The focus is more music-industry oriented. You can go there for networking purposes, to enjoy showcases of new bands and discover all the latest music technology.
The Amsterdam Dance Event - ADE
The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is a five-day electronic music conference and festival held annually in mid-October. The event is organized by The Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation and offers a full program of daytime conferences at ADE Pro, ADE Tech, HDE, ADE University, ADE Next, ADE Beamlab and ADE Green, alongside the nighttime ADE Festival which features 450 events and 2,200 artists over five days in 115 clubs and venues.
Eurosonic Noorderslag - ESNS
Eurosonic Noorderslag is an annual four-day music showcase festival and conference held in January in Groningen, Netherlands. The first three days of the festival (Eurosonic) feature artists from all over Europe, the last day of the festival (Noorderslag) features only Dutch artists. The conference is held during all four days of the event. Several awards are presented during Eurosonic Noorderslag: the European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA), the European Festivals Awards, the Buma Cultuur Pop Award (Popprijs), the Pop Media Award (Pop Media Prijs), The Feather(De Veer), the "Iron Venue and Festival Animals" (Ijzeren Podiumdieren) and the Buma Music Meets Tech Award.