Asia-facing start-up Ticket2Me has secured a partnership with the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), one of the country’s leading cultural venues.

Ticket2Me has developed its own CCP app which audiences can download and use for buying tickets, registering to events and festivals, and getting updates on CCP shows and special events. The CCP will also be using the same platform for ticket scanning, ticket inventory management, and audience engagement purposes.

The technology allows even those without credit cards to buy tickets to CCP events using only their smartphones.

The Center hosts live music, shows and visual art displays, and is hopeful the new system can help it reach out to new visitors.

“The CCP is very excited to have Ticket2Me on board as one of our ticketing platforms,” said Chris Millado, CCP’s vice president and artistic director.

“By partnering with Ticket2Me and taking advantage of its innovative technology, the CCP enables and empowers audiences from all walks of life to get easier online access to its offerings. We want CCP patrons and art lovers to have a convenient and seamless way of purchasing tickets and to make this part of the whole enjoyable viewing experience at the CCP.

“With this partnership with Ticket2Me, the CCP enables the access of a broader public to experience the ‘live’ arts.”

To date, Ticket2Me has already hosted over 2,000 live events and has helped over 21,000 registered users. It is the Philippines’ first fully digital and fastest growing ticketing and event technology company with more than 11,000 cash payment outlets.

Ticket2Me was recently nominated for the ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards 2019 Best Fintech and Philippine Startup of the Year.

Ticket2Me founder and CEO Darwin Mariano said: “We’re very excited at this opportunity to be able to provide the Cultural Center of the Philippines with a modern, secure, and efficient ticketing platform that can conveniently serve Filipinos wherever they are in the world.

“The development of the CCP mobile apps is evidence that the Philippines remains a force to be reckoned with not just in arts and culture but also in technology, particularly event ticketing.”