Panel Details

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Saturday 05/11/2019
Osgoode Ballroom West
12:30PM - 1:15PM
(45 minutes)



Panel Discussion

The Ticketing Panel: Bought By Bots, And Other Modern Headaches

When every other issue in our industry is finally put to rest, ticketing will remain problematic. The challenge of getting tickets directly to the fans, to fulfill supply and demand the way it was meant to be, is constantly being addressed and yet remains a constant headache. Bots, which can suck up thousands of tickets within seconds of going on sale, are outlawed in many provinces, but the ‘Net knows no boundaries. Secondary markets abound, generating an estimated $8 billion of grey market ticket sales globally. Is pricing the problem? Or should we all just get back in line with wristbands? In this session, industry leaders will take on the ticketing issue and float some intriguing possible solutions.
Moderator
Josh O’Kane
Reporter
The Globe and Mail
Toronto, Canada
Panelists
Jeff Poirier
General Manager of Music, Theater & Performing Arts
StubHub
San Francisco, USA
Patti-Anne Tarlton
COO
ticketmaster Canada
Toronto, Canada
Richard Dunn
President
The Muddy Water Group
Atlanta, USA
Vladislav Ginzburg
Vice President Business Development
Blockparty
New York, USA