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Waddell To Open Ticket Summit '09

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ticket Summit has tapped Ray Waddell, Billboard's Executive Director of Content and Programming for Tour and Live Entertainment will officially open this year's Ticket Summit conference and trade show, to be held on July 15-17 at the Venetian in Las Vegas.

This year's conference will feature plethora of panels and best-practice sessions, ranging from sports/entertainment and Web 2.0 marketing, to ticketing tax law and pricing strategies.

Reps from a vast array of key industry sectors will be on hand as well, including execs from from Google, NBA, NHL, ALSD, Yahoo, eBay, StubHub,, Venues Today, Seatwave, Houston Rockets, NJ Nets, FanSnap, The Wynn, The Venetian, The Flamingo, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, MGM Grand, TicketLiquidator, TicketNetwork,, Travelocity, yooNew and numerous others.

For more information and a complete list of speakers and events for this year's conference, check them online at – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers