EVENTIM Appointed as Supplier of Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
CTS EVENTIM AG, operating in Russia under the brand of PARTER.RU, has been appointed the Supplier of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee in the category of “Ticketing Services”. The agreement was signed by Dmitry Chernyshenko, President and CEO of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee and Klaus-Peter Schulenberg, Chairman of the Management Board and Chief Executive Officer of CTS EVENTIM AG.
As per the agreement, CTS EVENTIM will provide a safe online ticketing platform, that embraces technological and operational know-how, state-of-the-art systems and ticketing expertise and will help the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee deliver a fair and transparent system for the distribution of tickets.
Klaus-Peter Schulenberg, Chairman of the Management Board and Chief Executive Officer of CTS EVENTIM AG, said:
“We are proud that EVENTIM with our Russian brand PARTER.RU has been appointed as Supplier for the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee and will support the Olympic movement. With our safe online ticketing platforms we pave the way for people to access tickets to the Games through the Internet. In doing so, we fulfill on our contribution to what will be an unforgettable Games in a truly exceptional location.”
Dmitry Chernyshenko, the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee President and CEO, commented:
"I have no doubt that thanks to EVENTIM, that has enormous ticketing experience, visitors will be able to comfortably purchase tickets and enjoy impeccable service. EVENTIM is among the top specialists in the ticketing field. They have proven they are at the forefront of the business by providing services for global events such as the Olympic Games and the Football World Cup”.
Notes for editor:
PARTER.RU is the leader among ticketing agencies in the capital of Russia providing safe and secure online ticket sales for customers and event organizers. PARTER.RU sells tickets to thousands of events daily via its state-of-the-art call centers, network of retail box offices and via its main website www.parter.ru. The company was founded in 2000 and today counts all leading theatrical and concert organizations as partners. Since 2007, PARTER.RU operates as a subsidiary of CTS EVENTIM AG.
CTS EVENTIM is the leading provider of ticket distribution services and software in Europe and the second largest ticketing company worldwide. Founded in 1989, the company went public in 2000 and is today listed in the prime standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange with a current market capitalization as of December 1st, 2012 of around Euro 1.2 billion (appx. RUR 48 billion). More than 1,400 qualified specialists take care of the group’s operations in 21 countries. EVENTIM has developed one of the most modern and scalable ticketing platforms in the world, and more than 100 million tickets are sold each year over systems developed and/or operated by EVENTIM.
The IOC Worldwide Partners who have signed agreements relating to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games are: AtoS, Coca-Cola, Dow Chemical, General Electric, McDonald's, OMEGA, Panasonic, Procter & Gamble, Samsung and Visa.
To date, the following companies have become General Partners for the 2014 Games: Aeroflot, BOSCO Sport, MegaFon, Rostelecom, Rosneft, Russian Railways, Sberbank of Russia, and Volkswagen Group Rus.
Ingosstrakh, Sportloto and PwC are acting as Partners of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee.
The following are Official Suppliers of Sochi 2014 – Avaya, Baltika, EF English First, Jet Set Sports, Kommersant Publishing House, Ottobock.
The following companies are suppliers for the 2014 Games: Abrau Durso, Adecco Group, Contemporary International, CROS Public Relations & Public Affairs Company, Exect Business Training, Detech, Kärcher, Kaspersky Lab, Life Fitness, World Class, Kelly Services, Klinsk Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Microsoft Rus, Russian buses – GAZ Group, Scania Rus.