CEO Lynne King Smith moderated the panel : VIP Experience- No Longer Just a Meet and Greet! at the JW Marriott in Los Angeles February 1st, 2017. Pollstar Live is an annual conference hosting the largest gathering of industry professionals in concert venues. The conference hosts a packed schedule of moderated panels on various topics, keynote speakers inside and outside the industry, and a showcase for sponsors.

Lynne King Smith spoke on Wednesday morning with Dan Berkowitz (CID Entertainment), Justin Dragoo (Latitude 38 Entertainment), Marc Feinberg (AEG LIVE, Goldenvoice), Ety Rybak (CAA Premium Experience) and Andrew Tenenbaum (Future Beat) about the trends of a VIP experience in live events.

Patrons now are willing to pay premiums for an unforgettable, curated experience for their live events. It’s now evolved into an event itself- with priority viewing areas, food and beverage exclusivity, and interaction with the live act outside of just pictures and handshakes. Moderators discussed logistics, staffing, what’s trending and what’s fair and unfair for VIP experiences at venues.

For more information about the Pollstar Live conference, visit http://www.pollstar.live/