COSTA MESA, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 5, 2013) - Singer and bassist of the famed rock group KISS and star of the 7-season-running Reality TV show "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" has agreed to be a Keynote speaker at the Tickets.com ProVenue Exchange conference being held April 29-May 2 at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego.
The conference is an annual gathering of Tickets.com clients and industry professionals. Focused on education, it also explores key topics and business opportunities for executives of sports teams and live entertainment venues around the world. Simmons' extensive experience as a performer as well as his insightful perspectives on how to control a brand and leverage it for profit will be invaluable material for attendees and be the highlight of the conference.
"Gene is an absolute ideal fit for our event," said Doug Lyons, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Tickets.com. "ProVenue Exchange is all about the business of live entertainment, and nobody -- and I mean NOBODY -- can talk to this topic better than Gene. We are so excited to have him join us."
In addition to being co-founder of one of the most successful and unique performing acts of all time, Simmons has built a reputation for excellence in a wide array of ventures including movies, television shows, publishing, merchandising, live event promotion -- even smartphone applications and financial services. His reputation for directness, superb business judgment and making money is legendary, and his presentation skills and style are unparalleled.
"The fact that we are using a Rock and Roll theme for this year's event -- and holding it at the ultimate Rock and Roll property, The Hard Rock Hotel -- was the clincher," continued Lyons. "Gene was by far our top choice and we know he will inspire our attendees and raise the overall conference experience tremendously."
Tickets.com, provider of both the www.tickets.com online "ticket exploration engine" and ProVenue, the leading in-house ticketing platform for sports and live entertainment, has been a pioneer in technology since entering the Internet ticketing space in the late-1990s.