We round up the latest movements from the ticketing sector and associated industries…
Entertainment, ticketing, digital and data company TEG has appointed Timothy Ho as managing director, Asia.
Ho is set to replace Brendon Bainbridge, who is leaving TEG after 17 years.
TEG chief executive Geoff Jones said: “Brendon has been an asset to TEG from day one and I want to personally thank him for his friendship, commitment, loyalty and immense efforts in successfully launching TEG in Asia.”
Bainbridge also served as managing director of TEG-owned Ticketek New Zealand for 11 years. He is set to relocate to Colorado, with TEG looking for ways for him to continue working with the company in some capacity.
Ho has 15 years of experience in the live entertainment and ticketing industries before joining TEG and woking alongside Bainbridge over the last year.
Southbank Centre has made Aaron Wright (pictured right) the head of performance and dance.
Wright will lead the London venue’s performance arts programme including dance, theatre, comedy and live art. He is currently the artistic director at Fierce in Birmingham and will now report to Mark Ball, Southbank Centre’s artistic director.
“After seven incredible years at Fierce, I’m excited to be joining the Southbank Centre team,” said Wright. “I’m thrilled to contribute to London’s rich cultural life with an approach filled with fun and rigour. Most of all, I’m looking forward to putting performance and dance at the heart of the programme, introducing diverse audiences to some of the most innovative artists working nationally and internationally.”
André Béchir is set to operate a new company as part of the Eventim Live group, in collaboration with promoter TAKK. He was acting as a senior advisor to CTS Eventim-backed Gadget abc Entertainment Group AG under a three-year contract, which ended last year.
He will continue to work with Gadget abc on shows such as Bruce Springsteen, Herbert Grцnemeyer and Eros Ramazzotti. Béchir will also continue to stay part of the Eventim Live promoter network and collaborate with TAKK.
Entertainment, venue management and event strategy company ASM Global has appointed Leonie Patrick (pictured left) as the new general manager for the Moscone Center.
Patrick has worked in the San Francisco travel and convention space for two decades and is currently the vice-president, convention sales for the San Francisco Travel Association. She was also the senior director, convention sales for 20 years prior to the vice-president role.
“I am thrilled about this amazing opportunity to manage the convention centre that I’ve booked for 20 years,” Patrick said. “Being born and raised here, San Francisco has an everlasting hold on me. I take every opportunity to show visitors its sheer beauty and look forward to creating a unique experience for all attendees who visit Moscone Center.”
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