Ticketmaster President and Chief Executive Officer Sean Moriarty Named as Keynote Speaker for National Association of Ticket Brokers (NATB) Convention and Trade Show

Jan 23, 2008, 00:00 ET from National Association of Ticket Brokers

    WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association
 of Ticket Brokers (NATB) today announced Ticketmaster President and Chief
 Executive Officer Sean Moriarty as keynote speaker for the 2008 Annual NATB
 Convention and Trade Show, July 17-19 at the Wynn Las Vegas Hotel -- the
 only casino resort to have the Mobil 5 Star and AAA 5 Diamond rating for
 its Tower Suites. In a transaction expected to finalize in the first
 quarter of 2008, Ticketmaster recently announced the acquisition of
 TicketsNow, an online marketplace for ticket resales.
     "As a leader in the primary ticket sales industry, Sean Moriarty has
 acknowledged that sports and entertainment fans have embraced ticket
 resale," said Tom Patania, President, NATB. "NATB is excited to have Sean
 Moriarty discuss his vision for the ticket resale industry."
     Sean Moriarty is the President and Chief Executive Officer for
 Ticketmaster. He is responsible for operational leadership of all aspects
 of Ticketmaster's worldwide business as well as global product and
 technology strategy and distribution channels across all business units.
 Mr. Moriarty was an early member of the original Citysearch technology team
 and served Ticketmaster's predecessor, Ticketmaster Online-Citysearch, as
 Director of Internet Systems for Citysearch and Vice President of Internet
 Systems for both Citysearch and Ticketmaster.com. Since 1997, Mr. Moriarty
 has held progressive roles in the two companies including, Executive Vice
 President, Technology for Ticketmaster Online-Citysearch, and President and
 Chief Operating Officer, Ticketmaster. Sean Moriarty serves on the Board of
 Directors of iLike.com as well as several technology advisory boards. He
 received his bachelor's degree from the University of South Carolina, was
 an Exchange Fellow at the University of Warwick, Coventry UK, and attended
 graduate school at Boston University and the University of South Carolina.
     NATB's 2008 Trade Show and Convention is three days and two nights of
 informative industry seminars and workshops, as well as entertaining
 networking events. 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; featured speaker, business growth guru Verne Harnish; 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 professionals.
     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.
     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 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.
     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