WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association
of Ticket Brokers (NATB), a trade association of professional, full-time
ticket resellers, is pleased to announce that its 2008 Annual Convention
and Trade Show from July 17-19 returns to the Wynn Las Vegas Hotel -- the
only casino resort to have the Mobil 5 Star and AAA 5 Diamond rating for
its Tower Suites.
NATB's 2008 Trade Show and Convention is three days and two nights of
informative industry seminars and workshops, as well as entertaining
Scheduled events include an opportunity to meet other industry leaders
during the Thursday, July 17 NATB President's Welcome Reception. Friday,
July 18 events include a primary market panel discussion, a keynote
address, and the NATB legal fund dinner. The highlights of Saturday's
scheduled events are a secondary market leadership panel and the NATB
Annual Meeting. Other industry related workshops and breakout sessions are
scheduled as well and social events during the Convention and Trade Show
include: open bar throughout the trade show, breakfast and lunch on Friday
and Saturday, and exclusive cocktail parties to meet industry
-- Early bird registration rates of $345 for NATB members and $395 for
non-members ends December 31, 2007. Those who pay for two full-price
registrations are entitled to a discounted rate of $250 per person for
-- Register for the industry's largest and longest running trade show
focused on the secondary market by reserving your spot via NATB's secure,
online transaction form at: https://www.b-online.com/secure/natb/.
-- NATB has secured lower hotel room prices at the Wynn Las Vegas
(www.wynnlasvegas.com) from last year's rate. The room rate for the Wynn
single/double is $229.00 for NATB Convention and Trade Show attendees. For
reservations please call 1-866-770-7555 and mention NATB to receive our
special rate. Don't wait until the last minute when no rooms are available
at our price.
-- Planning for the NATB convention and trade show, including
additional guest speakers and social events is ongoing. Any questions
regarding the NATB trade show should be directed to NATB's offices at (630)
510-4594 or by visiting the NATB Web site at http://www.natb.org, which
will include regular updates.
-- NATB is the original and oldest trade association, setting standards
for the secondary market ticket broker industry for 13 years.
-- NATB members are located throughout the United States and Canada.
-- An NATB membership is earned and not just accepted. NATB requires
its member brokers to adhere to a strict code of professional ethics
(http://www.natb.org/consumer/index.cfm?pg=code.cfm) and consumer
protection, including a comprehensive consumer grievance system.
The National Association of Ticket Brokers (NATB) was formed in 1994 by
a group of leading ticket brokers, involved in the sale of sports, concerts
and theater admission tickets, for the purpose of establishing an
industry-wide standard of conduct and to create ethical rules and
procedures to educate the public concerning ticket-brokering services and
to serve the primary goal of the NATB, promoting consumer protection. All
members of the NATB are dedicated to the principle of assuring the public
that dealings with NATB members are conducted with integrity, reliability
and convenience. To this end, the NATB has created procedures that permit
the public to report improper and unethical conduct by ticket brokers, and
to disseminate consumer protection warnings and guidelines. Through
self-governance, the NATB has provided many enhanced protections for
ticket-buying consumers. The NATB has worked with law enforcement agencies
across the country, state and federal legislators and the NFL and other
professional sports leagues and teams, to accomplish these goals, and has
been vital in the NFL's fight against counterfeit and stolen tickets. More
information about the NATB is available at http://www.natb.org.
SOURCE National Association of Ticket Brokers