The NATB was organized by a group of ticket brokers who recognized the need for a united voice and representation in a highly changing regulated business environment. It was apparent that the industry's strength and voice would be best heard and utilized through a trade group of legitimate ticket brokers.
The NATB is a non-profit trade association governed by an executive Board of Directors composed of representatives from each region of the United States, and a thirteenth at large director who may be from any region. Our primary function is to represent the interests of the Ticket Brokering industry by promoting consumer protection, and educating the public about our industry. The NATB encourages our members to be "Good Neighbors" in their communities. We also believe that free market pricing of tickets, (the buying and selling of tickets at their actual market value, and not that of the face value printed on the ticket) is the only way our members may attain hard to get tickets for their clients, therefore pricing limits of a percentage or a dollar amount limit above face value would be detrimental to our industry.
We meet two to three time a year, meetings are not only informative but a great way for Brokers to network with other members across the country. Our Officers and Directors are elected every two years, and the Board of Directors run the organization with meetings throughout the year. The NATB does not sell tickets, or recommend which ticket broker that you do business with. We do however recommend that you consider the protection that our members must provide to you the consumer in adhering to our Code of Ethics. In short we do recommend that if you buy tickets on the secondary market that you ask the seller if they are a member of the NATB. Better yet check our membership directory to find a reputable ticket broker in your area. Still have questions? We thought you would! Just read our FAQ page, and that should answer most of those lingering questions.
Finally if you feel one of our members has not made a refund due to you, or
has taken money for tickets, and not fulfilled his obligations as prescribed
in our Code of Ethics then visit our consumer complaint
page to learn how to file a complaint with the NATB.