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||Registration|
|1:00 – 2:30 PM||Opening Remarks & Peer Group Discussion||Michael Myers & Pat DePirro, BirdieBox|
|2:30 – 3:00 PM||A Seat At the Table|
“With the emergence and growth of engagement, entertainment &
experiential marketing and the College Football Playoff’s entry into the space with Playoff Premium, this session promises to prove why college football deserves a seat alongside the industry’s iconic events. Learn from the College Football Playoff how the National Championship Game can be the perfect backdrop for your entertainment needs for clients, customers, prospects, executives and employees.”
|Alfred White & Ben Habern, College Football Playoff|
|3:00 – 3:30 PM||What’s New in Music?|
Music is becoming an increasingly important event for corporate clients (some stat). 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, Live Nation|
|3:30 – 4:00 PM||Panel Discussion: Meet the Teams|
|4:00 – 5:30 PM||Networking Reception|
|8:30 – 9:00 AM||Coffee & Networking|
|9:00 – 10:00 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, Suitehop|
|10:15 – 10:45 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, Eventfinders USA|
|10:45 – 11:45 AM||The Unconference: Small Group Sharing||Facilitated by: Rob Florian, Winspire Experience Agency; Michael Myers & Pat DePirro, BirdieBox|
|11:45 AM – 12:30 PM||Lunch: Network with your Peers|
|12:30 – 1:00 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, Bank of America & Karen Polk, VP Vendor Management, Bank of America|
|1:00 – 2:00 PM||Panels & Breakout Sessions: |
– What’s New with Major Events
– Premium Seating: The Most Impactful ROI
– Ticket Management
|2:00 – 3:00 PM||Speed Networking: Create New Relationships one table at a time|
|3:00 – 4:00 PM||Panel: Insights & The Future|
|4:00 PM||Conference Concludes|
Note: Schedule and topics are subject to change
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