Cappo To Head AEG China

John Cappo has been named president and CEO of AEG China, the company’s Andrew Messick announced March 2.

Cappo will oversee all of AEG’s initiatives throughout China including sponsorship sales, production and promotion of live entertainment events, venue booking, operations and management of AEG’s interests in a recently created joint venture with the National Basketball Association.

Cappo will be based in Shanghai, and his immediate responsibilities will include oversight of the existing AEG Facilities management team operating the Wukesong Basketball Arena in Beijing.

His team will also supervise construction, sales and programming of the 18,000-seat arena that will anchor the Shanghai World Expo PAC expected to open in April 2010, as well as a sports and entertainment arena in Guangzhou expected to be completed in time for next year’s Asian Games.