News February 13, 2020

Tom Freeman appointed head of business dev at Eventbrite NZ

Tom Freeman appointed head of business dev at Eventbrite NZ

Ticketing platform has appointed Tom Freeman as its new head of business development for New Zealand.

Freeman has worked at the ticketing and event tech company since 2018, when he joined as senior business development manager – festivals.

In that time he secured partnerships for Eventbrite with Vivid Sydney, The Alex Theatre and Madman Anime Festival, Marlborough Wine & Food Festival, NZ Home & Lifestyle Show and Classic Fighters Omaka.

Eventbrite has existed with a localised platform in New Zealand since 2017, looking after more than 55,000 events in that time.

Freeman said he is looking forward to helping event creators in New Zealand to expand and grow their events.

“Being based here in Auckland and experiencing first-hand some of the extraordinary and totally unique events New Zealand has to offer has been incredibly exciting,” Freeman said.

“In this new role, I’m looking forward to partnering with Kiwi event creators of all sizes to help them grow their events, reach new attendees, and benefit from the outstanding data insights and market-leading partnerships that the Eventbrite platform has to offer.”

Eventbrite Asia Pacific GM Josh McNicol added; “Tom has a proven track record connecting event professionals with tech-driven solutions that help them provide outstanding attendee experiences and grow their events.

“Despite its small population, New Zealand boasts some of the world’s most avid event-goers: our research shows that historically, 9 out of 10 Kiwi millennials attend at least one event every year.

“With Tom’s appointment, we’re excited to connect more event-loving Kiwis with outstanding local live experiences, and help event creators throughout New Zealand achieve their business goals with the support of our world-class platform and local customer support team

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