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People on the Move: Endeavor China, Front Gate Tickets and more

Endeavor has named media and entertainment executive Sum Huang as the new chief executive of its China subsidiary.

Huang was most recently co-founder and partner of XG Entertainment, a Shanghai-based content provider for regional streaming platforms.

Endeavor China, part of the global entertainment, sports and content group, is focused on bringing entertainment, sports and fashion content and experiences to Chinese audiences.

“Sum’s entrepreneurial background and deep understanding of media will help us enhance the strong offering we’ve built across entertainment, sports and fashion in China and APAC more broadly,” said Mark Shapiro, president of Endeavor.

“In this next phase of our growth, Sum will ensure we continue delivering exceptional local-market expertise for our clients and partners while expanding our footprint across the region.”

Brandon Lavoie has been promoted to the position of vice president, business development at festival ticketing operator Front Gate Tickets.

Lavoie was previously senior director of business development having joined Texas-headquartered Front Gate in 2016 following three years at Live Nation.

Fred de Graaf has become commercial director at Get A Ticket, which is part of CM.com. He has previously held positions such as manager of business development at Eventim Nederland and commercial director of theatre producer De Graaf & Cornelissen.

Bart Peute, chief executive of Get A Ticket, said: “With the arrival of Fred, Get A Ticket strengthens its position within the Dutch theatres. In combination with CM.com, we can offer a solution for every stage and every theatre producer that goes beyond ticketing and adds value to the entire customer journey of a guest.”

Henk Schuit, the managing director at CTS Eventim Netherlands, has become the new chairman of the nation’s Association of Event Makers (VVEM). He succeeds Hèrald van de Bunt, who resigned from his board duties in April after 16 years.

Ben Bray’s role at TicketPlan has expanded from development director to incorporate relationship & development director. Bray has been with the events insurance company for more than 10 years.

Michelle Swing has started a new job as regional director, Western North America and concert operations at Sofar Sounds. She most recently worked for FanApply and previously held roles at StubHub and AEG Presents.

Misan Harriman has been appointed as chair of the Southbank Centre, London’s multi-arts centre. Harriman is the founder of What We Seee, a media content, tech and commerce company, and is a entrepreneur, artist, photographer and social commentator.

Torsten Reifenberg has been promoted to the role of head of ticketing at Fraport Skyliners, the German basketball team based in Frankfurt. Reifenberg joined the club’s ticketing team in 2018.

NFL UK has appointed Rachel Biddles as ticketing co-ordinator. She previously spent seven years at Ticketmaster and has also worked for TicketWeb and Birmingham City FC in a 20-year career.