October 11 - 13, 2017 | Atlanta, GA

Event Venue: Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center

The industry's most senior meeting on ticketing and facility and franchise management.

Conference Overview

Atlanta in October

We’re excited to bring the 17th annual AXS Sports Facilities & Franchises conference and 7th annual Ticketing Symposium to Atlanta, Georgia! The theme for the three-day-program is Forward Focus and the sessions will explore the latest industry trends.  A cornerstone of the program, includes an opportunity for attendees to tour three sports venues. Mercedes-Benz Stadium, one of the most anticipated new sports venues in the industry; SunTrust Park/The Battery Atlanta, showcasing the first major sports team to open a new sports stadium and mixed-used development, simultaneously; and Philips Arena, the latest in existing venue renovations, featuring the first wave of upgrades and enhancements.

The three-day program is a must-attend for anyone in ticketing, franchise or facility management. Through venue tours and in-depth content, the conference covers the gamut of hot topics, from increasing incremental revenue, to the latest in ticketing and venue technology, to managing changing fan demographics, to best practices in ticket sales, in-stadium engagement, and fan enhancements.

This is the one program that brings the stakeholders together to engage in a candid discussion on the trends that are impacting the ticketing and facility/franchise landscape. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from the leaders in the industry, as well as build relationships with these executives through the many networking events held throughout the three days.

The program will kick off on Wednesday, October 11 with the Ticketing Symposium followed by the Sports Facilities & Franchises conference on Thursday, October 12 and Friday, October 13. As a networking event bridging the two programs, the Atlanta Hawks will host an Evening with the Hawks on Wednesday evening. On Thursday afternoon, attendees will have an opportunity to visit SunTrust Park/The Battery Atlanta to see the new mixed-use development, and Friday morning the group will tour the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

WHO ATTENDS

Both events are designed for team presidents, CEOs and other C-level executives (CFO, COO, CIO, CMO), as well as vice presidents and directors of key functional areas: facility operations and management, ticketing, premium seating, corporate sales and marketing.

Highlights from the 2016 Sports Facilities & Franchises conference

We had a great time and learned a lot at the 2016 AXS Sports Facilities & Franchises conference and Ticketing Symposium. Take a look at our highlights video to see what you missed:

What They're Saying about SFF and the Ticketing Symposium

“The pace of change in the ticketing marketplace has captured everyone’s attention.  The Ticketing Symposium provides a great venue for information sharing and networking on key topics impacting our industry.”

Crane Kenney
President, Business Operations
Chicago Cubs

“The superior content of SBJ conferences and the stellar attendee list speak for themselves."

Rich Krezwick
Senior Vice President, Facilities 
AEG Europe

"As venues continue to be upgraded and revamped, conferences like Sports Facilities & Franchises provide a great opportunity to hear about the latest amenities and technologies. The exchange of ideas helps me to keep a pulse on the industry and gives me a chance to network with my peers in a relaxed and casual environment."

Daniel Zausner
Managing Director
USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

"The Sports Facilities & Franchises conference was a valuable experience for the Atlanta Braves and me. The conference featured a multitude of industry innovations and gave us a chance to talk first-hand with other sports leaders from around the country. The conference also provides great networking opportunities outside of the sessions."

Derek Schiller
President, Business
Atlanta Braves 
Scenes from the 2016 AXS Sports Facilities & Franchises conference and Ticketing Symposium 

Contact Information

For PROGRAM information, please contact Laura Case at 704-973-1446

For ATTENDANCE information, please contact Lorianne Lamonica at 704-973-1523

For information on SPONSORSHIP opportunities, please contact the following:

East Coast and Atlantic Seaboard office HQ contact, Allison Brush: 212-500-0710

Midwest, West Coast and Florida office HQ contact, Natalie Sharp: 212-500-0720

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