Munich/London 10 February 2020. CTS EVENTIM, one of the world’s leading providers of ticketing services and live entertainment, has appointed John Gibson (52) as Managing Director for EVENTIM UK, a 100 percent subsidiary of CTS EVENTIM holding in Germany. Gibson started his new role in January.
For CTS EVENTIM holding, the UK represents a core market in Europe and is an important component of its international portfolio.
Gibson joins EVENTIM UK from Groupon UK, an online marketplace, where he headed up their live ticketing business pan-EMEA. He also has significant experience in the ticketing services and live entertainment industry; having previously held senior positions at SeatGeek Entertainment, Vivaticket, Ticketmaster UK and SEE Tickets.
Nick Blackburn, Chairman of EVENTIM UK commented that, “I am delighted to have John on board in his role of Managing Director. He brings a wealth of experience with him; which includes an in-depth knowledge, and understanding, of all aspects of our industry”.
About CTS EVENTIM
CTS EVENTIM is one of the leading international providers of ticketing services and live entertainment. In 2018, around 250 million tickets were marketed using the company’s systems – be it through stationary box offices, online or from mobile terminals. Its online portals operate under brands such as eventim.de, oeticket.com, ticketcorner.ch, ticketone.it and entradas.com.
The EVENTIM Group also includes many concert, tour and festival promoter companies for events like ‘Rock am Ring’, ‘Rock im Park’, ‘Hurricane’, ‘Southside’ and ‘Lucca Summer’. In addition, some of Europe’s most renowned venues are operated by CTS EVENTIM, for example the LANXESS Arena in Cologne, the Waldbühne in Berlin and the EVENTIM Apollo in London.
CTS EVENTIM AG & Co. KGaA (ISIN DE 0005470306) has been listed on the stock exchange since 2000 and is currently a member of the MDAX segment. In 2018, its 3,141-strong workforce generated more than 1.2 billion Euro in sales revenue in 21 countries.
About EVENTIM UK
EVENTIM UK is a London based ticketing company and part of CTS EVENTIM, one of the leading international providers of ticketing services and live entertainment.
Eventim.co.uk launched in 2009 to provide an online ticket booking service in the UK for a wide range of tickets for live events, including concerts, theatre, sports and popular attractions. The EVENTIM system is one of the most robust systems in the marketplace, with the ability to seamlessly sell thousands of tickets within seconds. Offerings such as FanTicket (quick and simple souvenir ticket production) and FanBonus (customer loyalty scheme offering 3% cashback) set us apart from the competition and offer greater value to our customers.
Fansale.co.uk launched in 2018, offering a safe and fair platform for customers to resell tickets. All tickets are verified against the Eventim system and cannot be offered over the original purchase price.