Eventbrite launches in Hong Kong with Louis Vuitton
Global ticketing and event technology platform Eventbrite has launched in Hong Kong, with retailer Louis Vuitton one of its first customers.
Eventbrite forged a partnership with the French luxury-goods label under which the ticketing company managed entry to Louis Vuitton’s recent Objets Nomades showcase at Tai Kwun.
The launch of a localised platform in Hong Kong is the latest move in Eventbrite’s Asian expansion, following the company’s debut in Singapore in February. Before opening an office in the territory, Eventbrite had processed more than 2.2 million tickets for 34,000 events worldwide. In Hong Kong it has more than 6500 event creators using the platform.
Located at eventbrite.hk, the new localised access point will be one of the first in Asia to use Eventbrite’s ‘Publish To Facebook’ feature – an integration allowing event-goers to purchase tickets directly through Facebook – alongside payment processing in Hong Kong Dollars, curated local content and a seamless native checkout.
The company says it has seen strong organic growth in health and wellness, food and wine, and music events in Hong Kong, with events such as The Conscious Festival and Hellodog Fest.
Phil Silverstone, GM, Asia Pacific, said that as a global city, Hong Kong punches well above its weight.
“From its vibrant foodie culture to its booming local arts and emerging music scenes, live experiences are a cornerstone of this dynamic, fast-paced city – and we’re excited to launch a platform that will power even more events for locals to enjoy,” he said.