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Weezevent launches in British Isles

The Paris RFID specialist, whose clients include some of France's biggest festivals, will base its new UK and Ireland operation in Manchester

By IQ on 03 Mar 2017

Pierre-Henri Deballon, Sebastien Tonglet, Weezevent

Tonglet (left) and Deballon


Weezevent, a French developer of self-service ticketing and cashless payment solutions, is to open its first office in the UK ahead of a launch in Britain and the Republic of Ireland.

The Paris-based company, founded in 2008 by Pierre-Henri Deballon and Sebastien Tonglet, has since sold more than 35 million tickets for 90,000 promoters, including Live Nation France (Download Paris, Lollapalooza Paris, Main Square), Pitchfork Festival and Uefa’s Euro 2016 football tournament.

Weezevent chief technology officer Arthur Puyou says 90% of French festivals are now cashless, “and 80% are using Weezevent technology. We’ve just seen record ticket sales in France in 2016, and our clients’ market research shows 85% of customers prefer this solution to the old conventional cash method.

“The UK is an incredible market, and we’ve decided to invest in an outstanding team to offer our great services to events here”

“Practically 100% of clients made greater profits using cashless. It’s great to see that the cashless solution is evolving the festival experience for everyone in an extremely positive way.”

“The UK is an incredible market, and we’ve decided to invest in an outstanding team to offer our great services to events here,” adds Deballon. “We believe that our world-class technology, combined with local experts, will help us offer the best technologies to our UK clients.”

The new British office will be located in Manchester. Weezevent will also open a Madrid branch this year.

 


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