You’re invited to join corporate hospitality and marketing leaders who purchase or utilize premium seating and sponsorship in sports, music & major events for a 1.5-day conference. You will gather to share challenges, best practices and exchange ideas with one another, as well as hear from industry experts about groundbreaking experiences and innovations. It’s an intimate gathering of corporate buyers, teams and providers who are focused on customer and employee premium entertainment.
If you buy premium seating or have seating as a sponsorship benefit at a major venue or premier events such as the Kentucky Derby, The Masters, Super Bowl, U.S. Tennis Association and more, this conference is for you. Come solve your biggest challenges, uncover new opportunities and meet new friends.
Whether you are new to premium seat ticketing and event management or a seasoned professional, there are topics to help you optimize your experiences, streamline your operations and maximize ROI.
Listen to Suitehop’s Venue Talk to learn more: https://alsd.com/content/suitehop-venue-talk-episode-1
|12:30 – 1:00 PM||Check In|
|1:00 – 2:15 PM||Opening Remarks & Peer Group Discussion||Michael Myers, Owner & CSO & Pat DePirro, CEO, BirdieBox|
|2:15 – 3:00 PM||Panel: Aligning Sponsorship and Event Ticketing Management|
Many organizations purchase premium seating and events and also receive suites and event access as a result of sponsorship. These efforts are sometimes managed by separate departments and aren’t as integrated as they could be. Join Elisa Dove and Karen Polk from Bank of America who will discuss what made their organization decide now was the time to better align the groups, what they expect to achieve from this effort and what challenges they may face.
|Elisa Dove, SVP Sport & Event Ticket Management & Karen Polk, VP Vendor Management, Bank of America|
|3:00 – 3:30 PM||What’s New in Music?|
Music is becoming an increasingly important event for corporate clients. What does that mean for you? What concerts and which venues should you consider? As the global leader in live entertainment, join LiveNation to learn how to maximize your concert experience with VIP privileges to uplift, inspire and create memories with your key clients and employees.
|Cory Shakarian, VP National Accounts, LiveNation|
|3:30 – 4:00 PM||How Does the Ticketing Ecosystem Really Work? What is Primary Ticketing? Secondary Ticketing? B2B Ticket Exchanges? B2C Marketplaces? It’s complicated. But we’ll make it simple. Join us as we break it all down so that you can understand how it works and the players.||Eric Taraby, VP Partnerships & Marketing, Ticket Evolution|
|4:00 – 5:30 PM||Networking Reception|
|8:30 – 9:00 AM||Coffee & Networking|
|9:00 – 9:30 AM||Opening Remarks & Keynote: The Shift: How Modern Venue Development Inadvertently Created a Buyer’s Market|
Nearly every team in North America has built or remodeled their venue in the last 20 years – projects largely funded by premium seating, suites, and hospitality. As the market has matured and prices have steadily increased, the appetite for long term hospitality obligations has changed dramatically. With collaborative consumption models defining the new era of the world economy, the opportunity for buyers of premium seating to maximize budgets and execute ultra-strategic event campaigns has never been better.
|Todd Lindebaum, Founder & CEO, Suitehop|
|9:30 – 10:00 AM||A Strategic Pathway to Suite Purchase and Usage|
You may be an organization that has held long-term leases for years or a newbie to the lease options. In both cases, you are always being asked the pros/cons of keeping a long-term lease or go “on demand”. We’ll discuss considerations you should make, ways to manage your suite as an asset and what option you have for “on demand” events.
|Morgan Denton, VP Innovation & Growth, Eventfinders USA|
|10:00 – 10:30 AM||Panel: Competing with the Conference Room!|
With increasing options for when, where, and how internal and external clients are able to watch their favorite teams play, artists perform and grabbing their time and attention. Executives are trying to encourage clients to come to live events and engage with them. What are you doing different that gets them out of the conference room and out to your event? Do you incorporate state-of-the-art technology invites, leverage sponsorships, local and gourmet food and beverage options, the best seats in the house? On this panel, executives will discuss how they are redefining the “meeting to seating” experience to fill their seats and create an unparalleled experience for longtime and new clients alike.
Facilitated by: Ari Strulson, Senior Vice President, TicketOS
Panel: Andrew Goldberg, Managing Partner, Tao Group; Lana Solomon, Vice President, Hospitality & Merchandise, Barclays & Liz Churgin, Lead Event Coordinator, Jefferies
|10:30 – 11:30 AM||The Unconference: Small Group Sharing|
|11:30 – 12:00 PM||Tour: Red Bull Arena|
|12:00 PM – 12:45 PM||Lunch: Network with your Peers|
|12:45 – 1:15 PM||Measuring the Success of Your Ticket Management Program: Are You Getting the Most out of it?|
Whether your organization is new to ticket management or a longtime user, how do you know you’re getting the most out of it? Are you capturing the right information and following the correct compliance procedures? Join Cendyn Ovations as we discuss the best tips for implementing, administering, and rating your ticket management success.
|Sara Toth, VP Enterprise Business Solutions & Ryan Greene, Sr. Director of Operations|
|1:15 – 2:15 PM||Panel: Meet the Major Events Players|
Representatives from The Masters, The Indianapolis Motor Speedway & College Football Playoff discuss what’s new, how corporations are leveraging their events and insider tips.
|Rob Florian, National Accounts Winspire Experience Agency; Doug Boles, President Indianapolis Motor Speedway; Alfred White, Sr. Director Marketing & Strategic Partnerships, College Football Playoff|
|2:15 – 3:15 PM||Speed Networking: Create New Relationships one Table at a Time|
|3:15 – 4:00 PM||Panel: Insights & The Future||Nicholas deJanosi, Head of Event Marketing – Americas, Refinitiv; Tonni Shook, Associate Director, Global Events, AT&T; Dashawnda Brown, ALSD Board Member|
|4:00 PM||Conference Concludes|
Note: Schedule and topics are subject to change
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A group rate will be established with a local hotel for 2020. Stay Tuned!
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