VENUESNOW CONFERENCE 2022 PREVIEW
Ahead of, and just in time for, the big event, here’s some supplemental information, preview content and talking points to help get you up to speed for a gathering of the most influential leaders in the live entertainment and facilities business. Taking place in one of the strongest emerging markets in Austin, and tied to the recently opened, world-class Moody Center arena at the University of Texas, what better scene to discuss the industry’s most pressing topics, enjoy valuable networking sessions and benefit from being part of the action in person at VNC5? Register Now To Attend VenuesNow Conference 2022 Here!

Conference Panel Previews

SOLVING SHRINKING VENUE LIFESPAN
As several teams announce plans to build new facilities, the existing model has expanded to mixed-use developments connected to those venues to create 24/7 destinations for fans and amenities to attract mega-events like the Super Bowl, NCAA Final Four and the College Football Playoff championship. Click For More

STAFFING, CULTURE & CUSTOMER SERVICE STRATEGIES THAT KEEP FANS COMING BACK
Post-COVID staffing shortages continue to challenge the industry and the impact is felt at the register.  Leaders are grappling with the issue at every level, from management to part-time support staff while also managing DEI priorities and rising costs for everything from concessions to personnel. Click For More

THE VALUE OF PREVENTION CULTURE & LESSONS LEARNED
The safety and security of fans, staff, artists and athletes is top of mind in the world of sports and live entertainment venues. And building a prevention culture is everyone’s responsibility. The goal is managing risk to reduce threat, shoring up vulnerabilities, and minimizing consequences via smart strategies and a dynamic offense. Industry thought leaders will convene to discuss contemporary safety and security protocols and trends. Click For More

CONVERTING HOLDS TO SELLOUTS & NAVIGATING UNCHARTED WATERS
Venue calendars are filling up farther out and quicker than ever forcing booking managers to make increasingly tough decisions as holds stack up and the number of clear availabilities shrink.  Click For More

NEXT THINK: BIG IDEAS IN VENUE TECH
From robotic vending machines delivering burritos and Gatorade at 2022 Comic-Con to real-world Sci-Fi with radio frequency identification (RFID) and palm scanners, technology continues to push boundaries. And there is no turning back. Click For More.

LET’S TALK NFT’S, CRYPTO SPONSORSHIPS, TOURING EXPANSION, AND VENUE SPONSORSHIPS
Paddling up the revenue stream in a post pandemic world, presents challenges for the live sports and entertainment business, but there are also fresh possibilities. Click For More