In recent years Eventbrite has become one of the world’s largest event technology platforms and is driving growth into Australia’s $270 million ticketing industry. As general manager, Phil Silverstone will lead Eventbrite’s Australian operations and expand its local strategy to take a piece of our countries ticketing economy.
Today, Australia represents approximately 5 percent of total global gross ticket sales, and ticket volumes continue to reflect high, double-digit growth rates in the country. Over 25 percent of the total tickets processed in Australia have been processed in the first six months of this year; and among the 100,000 Australian events on Eventbrite’s platform is Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, the Biennale of Sydney, Next Wave Festival, TEDxMelbourne, Pause Festival and EQUITANA Melbourne.
Global self-service ticketing platform and events marketplace, Eventbrite, has today announced its partnership with 99designs, a graphic design marketplace home to over 310,000 designers worldwide. As a result of this partnership, event organisers will be able to connect with a diverse pool of graphic designers and source professional banner designs for their event pages.
There’s nothing worse than attending a disorganised event and witnessing the hosts run around looking flustered. In an effort to bring cringe-worthy events to an end, Eventbrite, the global online events marketplace, has just announced the launch of Event Academy, a free online educational resource for anyone looking to organise an event, large or small.
Founders of Eventbrite, Julia and Kevin Hartz, are flying over from San Francisco to pay Sydney a visit. At 6pm on Monday 17th of March, they will be opening up about how they disrupted the ticket industry and raked in more than $2 billion in gross ticket sales since launching in 2006.
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