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Ticket Summit(R) Executive Director Honored by EXPO Magazine

Dr. Molly A. Merez Featured in Top 20 EXPO Elite (April 18, 2012)

SOUTH WINDSOR, CT -- (Marketwire) -- 04/18/12 -- Ticket Summit®, the leading conference and trade show for the live entertainment and ticketing industry, today announced the inclusion of its Executive Director, Dr. Molly A. Mérez, on EXPO Magazine's Top 20 Elite 2012 list. The annual list features 20 leaders in the events and conference management industry.

According to EXPO Magazine, "these leaders have proved that they have the right stuff when it comes to expanding their shows, by using innovative, new ideas to reach the right audience, with the right message, at the right time."

Mérez was recognized for her strategies catapulting the rapid growth of the Ticket Summit® conference and trade show, as well as the social media marketing strategies she uses to keep attendees engaged between conferences. Among the noted strategies were marketing efforts via Twitter (@Ticket_Summit) through which attendees are kept engaged year-round with key announcements, trivia, and a variety of raffles and contests. Additionally, the Ticket Summit® website features a Media Hub that enables attendees to download pictures, videos, presentations, and keynotes from previous shows.

Other leaders featured on the Top 20 EXPO Elite list include representatives from a wide variety of industries, such as TED Media, the National Restaurant Association, BookExpo America, Visit Orlando, and others.


"It is a great honor to be included on EXPO's Elite list for 2012," said Mérez. "At Ticket Summit®, providing a unique year-round experience is essential to achieving the goals we set for each show. It is an honor to have these efforts recognized alongside such other exceptional industry leaders."

Ticket Summit® is the leading ticket conference and trade show for live entertainment professionals, and is ranked among the Top 25 Fast-Growth Shows by EXPO Magazine. This event attracts hundreds of global business leaders, entrepreneurs, and entertainment experts in the ticket community. Past attendees and sponsors include: Billboard, Blue Man Group, Broadway.com, Devils Arena Entertainment, eBay, Facebook, Forbes, Goldman Sachs, Google, Harlem Globetrotters, Live Nation, Madison Square Garden, MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, Paciolan, Broadway's hit show "Rock of Ages," StubHub, Ticketmaster, and Yahoo!, among others. The upcoming Ticket Summit® conference and trade show will be held July 11-13, 2012 at Bellagio Resort Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. For information, visit www.TicketSummit.org.

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Contact:
Amanda Farrish
Public Relations
Ticket Summit®
860-416-5767
amanda@ticketsummit.org

Molly A. Merez, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Ticket Summit®
molly@ticketsummit.org


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