CTS Eventim announced the appointment of Oliver Niedermann as new CEO of its Swiss ticketing operation Ticketcorner. Niedermann will succeed Andreas Angehrn, who will leave Ticketcorner at the end of June.
Niedermann has been head of marketing at Raiffeisen Switzerland for the past ten years, where he focused on the digital transformation of the marketing activities of Switzerland’s third-largest bank in B2C and B2B business as well as in sponsoring and loyalty management.
He acquired an extensive expertise in the fields of marketing, events, ticketing, and sponsoring in various management positions at sports and entertainment agencies such as SUI AG and iSe – Hospitality AG, which managed the FIFA World Cup in Germany in 2006. After graduating from the University of St. Gallen (HSG), he worked for several years in management consulting with leading international consulting companies, mainly for media, sports and entertainment clients.
Klaus-Peter Schulenberg, chair of the Ticketcorner board of directors and CEO of CTS Eventim, commented: “We are pleased to have gained a highly qualified marketing and events expert in Oliver Niedermann, who will further expand Ticketcorner’s leading position. He brings with him the very best professional prerequisites to gain an even stronger foothold in the Swiss market and make our offer even more attractive to our customers.
Speaking about Niedermann’s predecessor Andreas Angehrn, Schulenberg added, “as CEO, Andreas not only enjoyed great success in positioning and developing Ticketcorner, he also brought significant impetus from Switzerland into our global group of companies with great innovative strength. We regret his decision to leave and would like to thank him for the excellent collaboration. We wish him all the best for his personal and professional future.”
Angehrn said, “I look back with joy and pride on the success story that we have been able to write with Ticketcorner since CTS Eventim and Ringier took over in 2010. Ticketcorner has tapped into new market segments during this time and offers event organizers, partners and ticket purchasers fully digitalised services at the cutting edge of technology. This was possible only thanks to the excellent collaboration with the Board of Directors, the Executive Board and the Ticketcorner team, for which I would like to express my heartfelt thanks.”
The Ticketcorner AG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ticketcorner Holding AG, which has been owned in equal shares by CTS Eventim AG & Co. KGaA and Ringier AG since 2010.
Dutch ticket resale business TicketSwap has announced plans to expand its business, coinciding with the company’s 10th anniversary in 2022.
“TicketSwap is developing partnerships with internationally renowned music festivals, events promoters and venues across Europe and Latin America, to respond to the growing demand from its 6.5 million users in 36 countries,” a press release states.
By its own admission, TicketSwap has teamed up with a total of 6,000 partners, including ID&T Group (Netherlands), Sziget Festival (Hungary), Hellfest (France), LWE (UK), Bootshaus (Germany), Norbergfestival (Sweden), Entourage and Ingresse (Brazil).
Tamás Kádár, CEO of Sziget, which also runs the festivals Balaton Sound and Volt, commented, “After the pandemic, fan behaviours are changing dramatically, and with over 750,000 people attending our events every year, it’s crucial for us to have an option for fans to safely sell their tickets to other authentic fans. I’m convinced that the more we see event organizers supporting ethical fan resale sites, the quicker we can bring an end to ticket touts and help protect our fans.”
Martijn van Daalen, CCO, ID&T Group, said, “TicketSwap has shown to be our reliable and professional partner when it comes to reselling tickets since 2017. ID&T’s brands are enjoyed by over 1.5 million music fans worldwide each year. Therefore, it’s imperative that we do everything in our power to create the optimal fan experience, including flexibility for our fans to resell and buy tickets safely and easily.”
Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, it plans to open offices in London, Paris, Milan, Barcelona, Berlin, Stockholm, and São Paulo. TicketSwap currently employs 135 people from 24 nationalities.