4 Things You Don’t Want To Miss At The Ticketmaster Summit 2017

appetize-ticketmaster-summitAre you ready for the Ticketmaster Summit next week? If the answer is no, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! With over 180 sessions and events, you have a variety of marketing, business intelligence and analytics, ticket operations and ticket sales topics to choose from. We combed through the list and put together our top four sessions to attend.

Innovation Lounge
Each day the Innovation Lounge will be open for you to get your hands on key Ticketmaster products and solutions. Grab some treats and a coffee and visit Ticketmaster’s partner solutions.

Some of the Appetize team will be there demoing our innovative point of sale solutions! Hundreds of leading sports stadiums (Madison Square Garden, US Bank Stadium, Fenway Park) and universities (Ole Miss, University of Florida, Georgia Tech) trust us to efficiently run their events. And we are raffling off a $250 Visa gift card to one lucky winner. Just fill out the below ticket and drop it off at our booth next week.Ticketmaster Summit Appetize Raffle

The Center of Live Entertainment
Tuesday, June 20th from 9:30 – 10:15am
Michael Rapino, CEO of Live Nation Entertainment will share LNE’s growth and content strategies that have fueled the company’s continuous rise in market cap and connected 550 million fans across concerts and ticketing platforms.

The Leading Edge
Tuesday, June 20th from 10:15 – 10:45am
Ticketmaster President, Jared Smith, addresses how the company is once again re-shaping the ticketing industry through the continued evolution and introduction of an array of unique and innovative ticketing products, services, and strategies that are changing the game for its clients and fans.

Future of Sports
Wednesday, June 21st from 5 – 6:30pm
Join this session, commissioned by Delaware North, for a glimpse into the future of the sports industry, and to hear bold predictions for the next 25 years. The panel will expand on findings published in the Future of Sports Report, sharing research insights on globalized fandom, generation remix, sports vs. esports, college mega business and youth sports reform.

Not able to attend but interested in Appetize? Get more information here.

Appetize Adds Another Baseball Stadium To Its Lineup

With baseball season in full swing, we are thrilled to announce our newest stadium partnership with Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers!

Comerica Park deployed our in-seat ordering solution so their fans will never miss a minute of the game again!

Bringing their fans the most innovative ordering solutions, Comerica Park joins the likes of Dodger Stadium, Coors Field, Fenway Park and more. Congratulations, and go Tigers!

Interested in how Appetize can help your stadium? Learn more now!

Longtime Appetize Customer, Golden 1 Center, Named #1 Sports Venue In US

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Congratulations are in order for longtime Appetize customer, the Sacramento Kings! At the 2017 Sports Business Awards, the Sports Business Journal named their home arena, Golden 1 Center, the Sports Facility Of The Year.

Since opening in September 2016, the Sacramento Kings and Golden 1 Center have been recognized as a leading venue in design, innovation, technology and sustainability. Some of their recent awards include:

LEED Platinum – US Green Building Council
Best Elite Sports Facility or Venue –  Sports Technology Awards
2017 American Architecture Award – Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies
2016 Project of the Year – Urban Land Institute, Sacramento
Most Innovative Company in Sports – Fast Company
Most Tech Savvy Team in Sports – Sport Techie 

The Kings originally implemented Appetize in 2015 at Sleep Train Arena and brought the system with them to the Golden 1 Center. Comprised of over 100 Point of Sale units, the Kings offer their fans innovative ordering options in addition to traditional concession stands.

Fans can skip the line and order concessions via their smartphone, take advantage of in-seat service options, use self-service kiosks or order via traditional concession stands.

We’re couldn’t be more excited for the Sacramento Kings and Golden 1 Center. Congratulations again on being named named the #1 sporting venue in the US!

Interested in upgrading your POS system? Contact us today.

Appetize Continues To Grow In The Educational Vertical

Earlier this week, we announced the addition of top universities to our fast-growing roster of sites using Appetize’s point of sale (POS) platform.

In 2017 alone, over 10 new campuses rolled out Appetize’s solution including the University of Southern California, the University of North Carolina and Ole Miss University.

Appetize’s unique technology can be tailored to meet specific needs, covering all types of purchases and transactions, as well as managing inventory, tracking stock and reordering supplies. Designed with students in mind, Appetize enables universities to provide their students with cashless payments for their everyday academic and on-campus dining purchases.

Take a look at the full press release below:

Appetize Technologies Adds Top Universities to Fast-Growing Roster of College Payment Platform Sites

Appetize, a leading cloud-based enterprise point of sale (POS) solution, has rolled out its innovative payment platform to over ten new campuses in 2017, including the University of Southern California, the University of North Carolina, and Ole Miss University. Now operating at dozens of colleges and universities across the country, Appetize’s kiosks, handheld ordering tablets, POS systems and other concessions technologies are the fastest-growing apps and devices of their kind.

Appetize represents two of the fastest growing subsets of technology: point of sale and mobile payments — a market projected to grow by 400% over the next four years. The Appetize platform differentiates by offering a faster, easier-to-use front-end, and a sophisticated back-end suite of reporting, inventory, and timekeeping tools — all while maintaining the highest level of payment security and encryption.

Designed with tech-savvy shoppers in mind, Appetize also works with on-campus currency, card, mobile and dining credit payment options. This provides students the ultimate ease in cashless payments for their everyday academic and on-campus dining purchases.

“Appetize is bringing a level of innovation to higher education that has never been seen before. Our technology is transforming how campuses cater to their students in a cashless world of tech-based payments,” said Max Roper, Chief Executive Officer at Appetize. “Appetize’s unique ordering systems like Kiosks and tablets make purchasing a more interactive experience for the student customer, and increases revenue for the campus-based businesses.”

Appetize’s POS technologies have been innovating on-campus commerce for more than five years. The company’s unique technology can be tailored to each university’s specific needs, covering all types of purchases and transactions, as well as managing inventory, tracking stock and reordering supplies. Giving clients full control over their inventory and ordering at scale, Appetize is the perfect solution for on-campus commerce in higher education.

About Appetize:
Appetize is a modern Point of Sale (POS) technology company transforming how sports, entertainment, education and professional service industries manage and process customer transactions at scale. The company’s enterprise-level solution has grown more than 125% year-over-year, increasingly gaining a larger percentage of the total POS market. Appetize’s proprietary system seamlessly powers POS technology across handheld devices, kiosks, mobile and inventory systems for operators. For more information, please visit http://www.appetizeapp.com.

Media Contact:
Mark Lindsey
PR for Appetize
(310) 343-0172
msltrojan(at)gmail.com

Appetize is off to the races with NYRA!

The Appetize team is excited to announce our partnership with the New York Racing Association! NYRA operates the three largest thoroughbred horse-racing tracks in New York. They will be deploying over 200 of our All-In-One terminals, 100+ handhelds and 100+ of our iSeries POS solutions. These deployments are taking place at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, Belmont Park in Long Island and Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs. Giddy up!

Appetize + Coors Field

The Appetize team is excited to announce our partnership with Coors Field! Located in Denver, Colorado this ballpark is home to the Colorado Rockies. Coors Field is starting off their season deploying our concessions, restaurant and in-seat solutions! Go Rockies!

 

Ak-Chin Pavilion + Appetize!

Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix, Arizona has chosen Appetize to be their POS solution throughout their venue. The Appetize team has fully deployed our equipment to have them ready for the 2017 concert season! The Ak-Chin Pavilion is home to the biggest and most famous acts all summer long. Our POS solution in the concession stands will make sure the fans will not miss a second of their favorite song. We look forward to teaming up with Ak-Chin Pavilion to provide the fans the most dynamic concert experience!

Appetize in The Music City!

The Appetize team is pleased to announce that we have gone live at the Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville, TN! This is the premier event venue right on the river in The Music City. The amphitheater has our POS solution fully rolled out in their concessions as well as our handheld devices to decrease wait time so you won’t miss a minute of the show!

Appetize + Kauffman Stadium

 

Appetize is excited to announce our partnership with Kauffman Stadium! Located in Kansas City, the stadium is home to the Major League Baseball team, the Kansas City Royals. Kauffman Stadium is starting their season deploying both our Point of Sale and Handheld solutions! Go Royals!