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First Ticketing Professionals Conference in 2016

Ticketing business event debuts in early 2016 at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Birmingham, UK

By IQ on 17 Dec 2015

TPC launches at ICC

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A new ticketing business event will make its debut in early 2016 when the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Birmingham, UK, hosts the first Ticketing Professionals Conference.

The 25-26 February gathering is being organised by Ticketing Professionals Limited (TPL), whose board consists of Andrew Thomas (The Ticketing Institute), Peter Monks (The Ambassador Theatre Group/ATG Tickets), Jamie Snelgrove (See Tickets), Jenny Gower (Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club) and Peter I’anson (TopTix).

The event’s educational programme will be designed to provide a forum to support industry professionals and ensure the success of their organisation by discovering and sharing new ideas, through presentations and round-table discussion.

The ICC venue will be used to showcase new technologies, alongside an already sold-out exhibition and marketplace of ticketing products and services, delivered by innovative industry suppliers. The event’s educational programme will be designed to provide a forum to support industry professionals and ensure the success of their organisation by discovering and sharing new ideas, through presentations and round-table discussion.

TPL director Andrew Thomas explains that the not-for-profit event is being launched because of a gap in the market for such a forum. “For the last five years, I have been attending the International Ticketing Association Annual Conference in the United States,” he says. “It’s amazing – around 1,000 ticket and data geeks in one place! There is a small European contingent that goes and every year we say ‘why isn’t there something like this in the UK?’ – well, in January 2015 in Denver, a number of colleagues from the industry asked me to try to create one, so here we are.”