I saw this post on Meetings Industry Soapbox. It is a twist on the new landscape of events and conferences.
Scalpers Hawk Conference Tickets
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It had to happen eventually. Ticket scalpers are selling conference passes on eBay.
A secondary market has emerged for passes to the sold out Affiliate Summit 2007 West, a three day conference starting on January 21 in Las Vegas, on eBay.com.
And believe it our not, the tickets are among the hottest going right now, rivaling even the Super Bowl. The three-day affiliate marketing conference is sold out, and Internet marketers are clamoring to get into the event.
Multiple auctions have been running on eBay for tickets to the conference, and buyers have paid as much as $2,499 for passes that originally sold for $1,449. Sometimes it’s hard to identify a watershed moment when it happens, but this could herald a new age in conference marketing. Imagine a world where it’s common to post auctions on eBay for all conventions, trade shows, and conferences as part of an integrated promotion strategy. I’m not quite sure how it would work to an event’s advantage, but maybe some enterprising planner can figure out how to work it into a successful model.
In the meantime…Yo, check it out; I got MPI-PEC passes, check it out…
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