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Eventbrite strengthens foothold in Europe

Eventbrite reinforces its presence in Spain, as the ticketing giant announces plans to open its first European development centre in Madrid

By Anna Grace on 15 Feb 2019

Eventbrite Madrid

Eventbrite Spain's Javier Andrés


Global ticketing and events company, Eventbrite, has announced the opening of a new development centre and events space in Madrid, the company’s first in Europe.

Eventbrite’s new engineering centre for Spain will be located in a 2,300 square metre, four-floor building in the Spanish capital. The building will feature a dedicated events space, which the company hopes to open up to local events organisers for music, tech, networking or entrepreneurial events.

The multi-purpose centre will also feature offices, a cafeteria, relaxation areas, flexible work spaces, a library and outdoor recreational spaces. Eventbrite has four other such centres worldwide.

The development is the next step in Eventbrite’s efforts to reinforce its presence in Spain, following its acquisition of Spanish ticketing company Ticketea in 2018. The company currently employs over 80 members of staff in the country, and hopes to triple the number of Spanish engineers and product developers over the next few years.

“This new office isn’t just a new physical space, it will be the embodiment of Eventbrite’s thriving global culture”

“This new office isn’t just a new physical space for us. It will be the embodiment of Eventbrite’s thriving global culture, and we aim to make being here the closest thing to working in San Francisco – with a uniquely Spanish twist,” comments Javier Andrés (pictured), Eventbrite’s country director for Spain and Portugal.

“Needless to say, this includes the employee benefits that Silicon Valley tech companies are famous for, and which are designed to increase the happiness, health and satisfaction of our employees.”

Engineering director for Eventbrite in Spain, Giuseppe Ciotta, comments that the new development will not focus exclusively on Spain. “The engineers in Madrid and Alicante will collaborate with colleagues all over the world to develop vital aspects of Eventbrite’s global platform, which is critical to the future success of the company,” says Ciotta.

In Spain, Eventbrite issued around five million tickets for tens of thousands of events last year, including Ticketea sales figures.

 


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