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Venuepoint eyes Nordic expansion under new CEO

Experienced media exec Jens B. Arnesen will focus on growing CTS Eventim's Scandinavian business as Venuepoint's new chief executive officer

By IQ on 02 Feb 2018

Jens B. Arnesen, Venuepoint

Jens B. Arnesen will "will dedicate his entrepreneurial spirit and industry expertise" as CEO


Venuepoint, the pan-Scandinavian ticketing platform part-owned by CTS Eventim, has hired a new CEO.

Jens B. Arnesen, who moves into his new role on 1 March, was most recently country manager at streaming service C More Denmark. Prior to this, he was sales and marketing director at Danish media company Berlingske, where he was responsible for, among other things, ticket sales for entertainment, sports and business events, and was previously a VP at Danish telco TDC and CEO of pay-TV company Canal Digital.

At Venuepoint – a JV between CTS Eventim and Egmont’s Nordisk Film, launched in March 2016 – Arnesen’s focus will on growing the company and increasing ticket sales throughout the Nordics.

Oliver Främke, senior vice-president of international business development at CTS Eventim, comments: “We’re delighted that Jens will dedicate his entrepreneurial spirit and industry expertise in shaping the next chapter in Venuepoint’s growth story. Our joint venture with Nordisk Film has already helped us strengthen our market position under the Venuepoint umbrella in Denmark, Norway and Sweden over the past two years.

“I look forward to working with skilled and ambitious colleagues in strengthening Venuepoint’s position as a leading ticketing provider in the Nordics”

“Now we’re ready to expand on this, and look forward to Jens’s and his team’s contributions.”

“I look forward to working with skilled and ambitious colleagues in strengthening Venuepoint’s position as a leading ticketing provider in the Nordics,” adds Arnesen. “Over the past 15 years, Venuepoint has built a unique local market expertise and strong partnerships with our clients. With our parent company CTS Eventim providing a world-class ticketing platform and continuous product development, Venuepoint has an even stronger competitive advantage as an attractive business partner, offering the best possible ticketing solutions to our many clients.”

Jay Sietsema, formerly of AEG’s Stockholm Globe Arenas, joined Venuepoint as country manager for Sweden last January.

 


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