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Ticketing Professionals Australia was formed in January 2017 over conversations in a hotel bar in New Orleans. Angela and Jo were the only Aussie delegates at INITX’s Annual Conference, joining over 900 people from 17 countries to discuss the industry.

Recognising an opportunity to enhance professional understanding and growth in the Asia Pacific region, the time was right to revive the Ticketing Professionals Conference, founded in 2005 by the late Tim Roberts and the NARPACA (Stage Qld) team.

Working with the Ticketing Professionals Conference UK international team and the INTIX board, the first conference was presented in November 2019 at Bankwest Stadium (now CommBank Stadium) Parramatta.

Angela Higgins

Angela is Managing Director and Founder of industry specialist agency Antix Management.

With more than 25 years’ experience in the entertainment industry, Angela is recognised for her deep industry knowledge, global connections and data-driven insights on the Australian and New Zealand markets.

Angela formed Antix Management in 2007 to support international and domestic producers with sales and ticketing strategy for live events across Australia and New Zealand. Antix Management is contracted to provide sales strategy and ticketing management services to a range of first class live events.

 2023 saw Angela partner with industry powerhouse Lizzie Coles to form TicketHive providing a broader range of services to events of any scale.

​Prior to forming Antix Management, Angela held positions with Disney Theatrical Productions, Backrow Productions and Ticketek Pty Ltd.​

Jo Michel

With more than 25 years’ experience in the Ticketing Industry in Australia and UK, Jo has gathered a wealth of knowledge of Ticketing, CRM, Subscriptions, Fundraising, E-Marketing and CMS as they apply to venues, festivals, agencies and theatre companies.

Jo has had the pleasure of working with many prestigious organisations during her career, including Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane Festival, Sydney Theatre Company, Edinburgh International Festival & Hub Tickets, Firstcall Australia & UK, Ticketmaster, Ensemble Theatre, Sydney Film Festival, SOCOG – Sydney 2000 Olympic Arts Festival, Opera Australia and The Adelaide Fringe.

As a consultant, Jo has worked with many organisations to utilise best practise with their software solutions. This experience has enabled her to develop an in-depth understanding of many ticketing, event management and CRM systems.

Jo now proudly serves on the INTIX Board of Directors to drive policy and enhance  global affiliations and membership.