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Management change-up at TEG’s Ticketworld

TEG-owned Ticketworld, one of the largest ticketing companies in the Philippines, has appointed a new general manager, as chief executive Bob Sewell retires.

Sewell, who founded the Manila-based ticketing service in 1995, will stay on at TicketWorld in a consulting capacity.

TEG has now appointed John Maclang as general manager at TicketWorld.

A lawyer by profession, Maclang has led technology and e-commerce platforms as a county manager in the Philippines, most recently for Hotel Link.

Australasian live entertainment powerhouse TEG acquired TicketWorld in November 2018. The ticketing company joined TEG’s Singapore-based Asian division, which is headed up by former Ticketek managing director Brendon Bainbridge.

TEG chief executive Geoff Jones praised Sewell for his work building the company, saying: “I want to congratulate Bob on the great work he’s done to make the business what it is today and thank him for his generous contribution in integrating the company into TEG.”

“I want to congratulate Bob on the great work he’s done to make the business what it is today and thank him for his generous contribution in integrating the company into TEG”

Commenting on the new hire, Jones comments: “John brings a strong commercial and management background in technology, leisure and the law. We welcome and look forward to working with him to deliver on our commitment to grow rapidly in Asia.”

Maclang, who has been effective in his new role since 24 July, states he is looking forward to “further develop[ing] Manila as a world class entertainment market.”

Sewell wishes Maclang and TicketWorld “all the best” for the company’s “next phase of development and growth.” The TicketWorld founder notes the maturity of the Philippine entertainment sector, which “is displaying all the signs that will ensure its position of strength in the Asian market.”

In recent years, TicketWorld has provided ticketing for tours by Guns N’ Roses and Katy Perry, as well as theatre productions the Lion King and Mamma Mia.

TicketWorld provides ticketing services to Philippine venues including Solaire Resort and Casino, Resorts World Manila, BGC Arts Centre (500-cap.) and the Cultural Centre of the Philippines (8,458-seated cap.).

 


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Philippines’ TicketWorld joins TEG Asia

Diversified Australasian live entertainment powerhouse TEG has acquired TicketWorld, one of the largest ticketing companies in the Philippines.

Founded in 1995, Manila-based TicketWorld has in recent years ticketed a number of major international tours, including Guns N’ Roses’ Not in This Lifetime tour and Katy Perry’s Prismatic world tour.

It also has a strong presence in the local theatre ticket market, having worked with productions such as the Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Les Misérables and Wicked, and provides ticketing services to many of the Philippines’ premier venues, including Solaire Resort and Casino, Resorts World Manila, BGC Arts Center (500-cap.) and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (8,458-cap.).

According to TEG, the parent company of leading Australian/New Zealand ticketing platform Ticketek, as well as a host of other promotion and data analytics businesses, the acquisition “complements existing TEG businesses in Asia”.

TicketWorld becomes part of TEG Asia, the division based in Singapore under managing director Brendon Bainbridge, and which also includes affiliated ticketing operations in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Macau.

“The opportunity to grow the market in the Philippines by delivering more entertainment choices will be well received”

“TEG is the largest integrated entertainment company in Asia Pacific, and we have a track record and accumulated expertise in the live entertainment industry,” says TEG CEO Geoff Jones. “We see great opportunities in many Asian markets and our strategy puts us on course to becoming a truly pan-Asian promoter.

“TicketWorld has built a great reputation and lasting relationships in the Philippine live entertainment industry. I am delighted that CEO and founder Bob Sewell and his management team will remain with the business under TEG ownership.”

Sewell adds: “I look forward to working with TEG and its team of entertainment professionals. The opportunity to grow the market in the Philippines by delivering more entertainment choices will be well received in the Philippines.”

“TicketWorld is a strong ticketing business that will be enhanced by having access to TEG’s ticketing technology, data-driven marketing expertise and e-commerce experience,” comments Bainbridge. “We are delighted to see TicketWorld join the TEG Asia division and help expand our reach in the region.”

 


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TEG Asia: about ‘Australian knowhow on global stage’

Brendon Bainbridge, the former managing director of Ticketek New Zealand, is to relocate to Singapore later this year to head up the Australian company’s new Asian division.

TEG Asia, led by managing director Bainbridge (pictured), will spearhead all TEG’s ticketing and live entertainment activities in the region, including the recent acquisition of Malaysia’s leading ticketing company, TicketCharge, and other “soon-to-be-announced business interests” in Asia.

Replacing him at Ticketek NZ is Trina Tamati, most recently CEO of the NRL Auckland Nines rugby league competition.

“Brendon has done a fabulous job running Ticketek New Zealand,” says TEG CEO Geoff Jones. “He knows the sports and entertainment industry inside out and he gets what TEG’s strategy is all about. He has the leadership and vision to make TEG Asia a big growth story for the company. I am delighted to make this appointment of a trusted and long-standing colleague.”

“This is a great export story about taking the know-how developed in Australia and New Zealand and competing on a global stage”

TEG, which describes itself as “Australasia’s leading ticketing, live entertainment and data analytics company”, also includes ticketing platforms Ticketek and Eventopia, live entertainment divisions TEG Live, TEG Dainty (formed last July following the acquisition of Paul Dainty’s Dainty Group) and Life Like Touring, TEG Analytics, TEG Digital and Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena (21,000-cap.).

“There are so many opportunities opening up in the Asian entertainment market,” adds Bainbridge. “I have complete confidence that TEG has the knowledge and technology platforms to make a big impact.

“This is a great export story about taking the know-how developed in Australia and New Zealand and competing on a global stage. I am thrilled to have this opportunity and I thank Geoff for his confidence in me.”

 


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