"The NATB is the oldest trade association dedicated to the interests of secondary market ticket brokers and consumer protection," said Russ Lindmark, President. "While only NATB members previously could register to attend past National Association of Ticket Broker annual trade shows, due to popular demand, this year's event is open to the public. A larger, more inclusive trade show will allow for greater exploration of public education and understanding of the ticket brokering services and protections available to the ticket-buying consumer, as well as fostering additional cooperation and partnerships between NATB members and businesses in other fields and industries."
Planning for the NATB convention and trade show, including various seminars, 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.
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. Towards 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.