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VenuePoint hires new CEO

Nordic ticketing provider VenuePoint has hired Jens B. Arnesen as its new chief executive as the company eyes further growth.

Venuepoint is a joint venture between German ticketing and live entertainment company CTS Eventim and Danish entertainment company Nordisk Film.

Arnesen’s primary focus will be to accelerate Venuepoint’s growth and provide improved customer experience and increased ticket sales in Scandinavia’s growing market for live entertainment and cultural events.

Oliver Främke, senior vice president of international business development at CTS Eventim, said: “We’re delighted that Jens will dedicate his entrepreneurial spirit and industry expertise in shaping the next chapter in Venuepoint’s growth story.

“Our joint venture with Nordisk Film has already helped us strengthen our market position under the Venuepoint umbrella in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden over the past two years. Now we’re ready to expand on this and look forward to Jens’s and his team’s contributions.”

Arnesen joins VenuePoint from streaming and film service company C More Denmark, where he has been serving as country manager since December 2016.

Prior to that, he was the sales and marketing director in the Danish media company Berlingske Media where, among other things, he was responsible for eCommerce and ticket sales for cultural, sports and business events.

He has also held top management positions as vice president in the Danish Telco TDC, and as chief executive at the pay TV distributor Canal Digital.

“I look forward to working with skilled and ambitious colleagues in strengthening Venuepoint’s position as a leading ticketing provider in the Nordics. Over the past 15 years, Venuepoint has built a unique local market expertise and strong partnerships with our clients,” Arnesen said.

“With our parent company CTS Eventim providing a world-class ticketing platform and continuous product development, Venuepoint has an even stronger competitive advantage as an attractive business partner, offering the best possible ticketing solutions to our many clients.”

Image: CTS Eventim