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Eventbrite appoints new Managers to its Australian Business Development Team

Eventbrite appoints new Managers to its Australian Business Development Team
February 27, 2020

Eventbrite, a global ticketing and event technology platform that powers millions of events, has appointed two new Senior Business Development Managers focused on the Australian conference and festival sectors. 

Emelia Hinge joins Eventbrite following stints at Federation Square, Visit Victoria and the Canberra Convention Bureau, where she developed deep experience understanding the unique needs of event creators in the conference and registration space.

Of her appointment, Hinge advised “this role offered a compelling opportunity to combine my experience and passion for helping build outstanding conference and registration events, with game-changing technology. I believe Eventbrite is Australia’s most powerful end-to-end event solution, and I’m excited to help more event creators discover ways the platform can transform their events.”

Also joining the team is Rohan Lawton, who brings close to 20 years’ experience creating some of Australia’s most-loved sporting and endurance events, having held various roles with Tennis Australia, Cricket Australia, Active Network and IMG.

With this appointment, Lawton said he was pleased to have the opportunity to use his extensive industry experience to help event creators across Asia Pacific create and grow successful events adding “I’m thrilled to be joining this high achieving, dedicated team, and I’m looking forward to helping festival and event directors leverage Eventbrite’s industry-leading technology to grow their businesses.”

In 2019 alone, Eventbrite powered more than 330,000 local events and processed more than 16 million tickets in Australia, representing 20% year-over-year growth.

Eventbrite Asia Pacific General Manager Josh McNicol, said he was pleased to support Eventbrite’s Australian growth with the appointments of Hinge and Lawton, who brought a new level of major events experience to the team and noted “for Australian event creators who are looking for an edge in building show-stopping events that attendees keep coming back for, choosing a ticketing partner with a wealth of industry experience has never been more vital.

“Emelia and Rohan bring invaluable experience supporting some of Australia’s largest and most successful events, and we’re thrilled to welcome them both to our growing team.”

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