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Past Events

2018 AXS Sports Facilities & Franchises and Ticketing Symposium

June 19 - 21, 2018
The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
Detroit, MI

Conference Overview

JUNE IN DETROIT
This year, we are looking forward to bringing the annual AXS Sports Facilities & Franchises conference and Ticketing Symposium to revitalized downtown Detroit. In addition to two days packed with content and networking, attendees will have the opportunity to tour the new Little Caesars Arena and learn about the mixed-used development and renovations around the venue. And for the convenience of all participants, the host hotel is The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit, an historic property in the heart of downtown. 

Please note that for 2018, we have moved the programs back to June. Everything kicks off on Tuesday, June 19 with the Ticketing Symposium followed by the Sports Facilities & Franchises conference on Wednesday, June 20 and a tour of Little Caesars Arena on the morning of Thursday, June 21.

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

This is the one industry program that brings the stakeholders together to engage in a candid conversation 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 fellow  executives through the many networking events held throughout the three days.

Stay tuned for additional events that will be added to the program.

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 2017 SPORTS FACILITIES & FRANCHISES CONFERENCE

We had a great time and learned a lot at the 2017 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

“With the ongoing transformation taking place in ticketing, the Ticketing Symposium has been invaluable to me as a resource. It’s is a conference I can count on every year to present new technologies, fresh ideas and sharing of best-practices amongst industry leaders.”
Michael Bucek
Vice President, Marketing & Business Development
Kansas City Royals

"There is no better conference to bring together the best experts in the business, when it comes to Stadium technology and all the latest advancements in the ticketing space.
Fred Mangione
Senior Vice President, Ticket and Premium Revenue, Strategy and Development
New York Jets

"The Sports Facilities & Franchises and Ticketing Symposium gathers together the best in current and future thinking in ticketing and facilities.  I’ve left each year with insights and thought-provoking views that have made a positive impact on our business and the fan experience at our facilities. Looking forward to this year’s event!"
Mike Burch
Chief Strategy Officer
Speedway Motorsports, Inc.

“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 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

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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