LONDON (CelebrityAccess) Ticketing company CTS Eventim picked up several trophies at this year’s Arthur Awards, which took place at the International Live Music Conference in London.
The company won in two of twelve categories and was nominated a total of six times.
• CTS EVENTIM voted best ticketing company for the third time in five years
• Folkert Koopmans (FKP Scorpio) named Promoters’ Promoter for the second time
• Rauha Kyyrö, Aino-Maria Paasivirta (both Fullsteam), EVENTIM Apollo and ‘Blue Planet II’ (FKP Scorpio) also among nominees
CTS Eventim was honored as the best ticketing provider for the third time in the past five years.
Christian Steinhof, Head of Corporate Communications at CTS Eventime, accepted the company’s third “Golden Ticket” award after 2015 and 2017 at the awards show, saying, “This award recognizes the commitment of all our colleagues who work every day in more than 20 countries to offer artists, promoters, and customers the best solutions. After pooling our forces in Live Entertainment just yesterday with the launch of EVENTIM LIVE, we’re thrilled that our teamwork is getting appreciation from the highest level – namely from our industry peers – in Ticketing as well.”
Founder and managing director Folkert Koopmans of Eventim subsidiary FKP Scorpio was named Promoters’ Promoter, an award he won before in 2013. FKP Scorpio is active in eight countries and last year hosted stadium tours for Ed Sheeran and the Rolling Stones.
“Given the many outstanding promoters in our industry, it is a very special honor to be receiving this award for the second time,” Koopmans said. “My thanks go to the many artists and fans who made 2018 a truly outstanding year for FKP Scorpio. But first and foremost, I dedicate this award to my team, whose passion is the most important guarantee for the success of our work.”
The full list of the winners is:
Venue (First Venue To Come Into Your Head)
Winner: Royal Albert Hall, UK
Promoter (The Promoters’ Promoter)
Winner: Folkert Koopmans, FKP Scorpio
Festival (Liggers’ Favourite Festival)
Winner: British Summer Time Hyde Park, UK
Agent (Second Least Offensive Agent)
Winner: Lucy Dickins, ITB
Production Services (Services Above and Beyond)
Professional Services (Most Professional Professional)
Winner: Selina Emeny, Live Nation
New Gig on the Block (New Event)
Winner: Mad Cool Festival, Spain
Assistant (The People’s Assistant)
Winner: Claire Bewers, Coda Agency
Ticketing (The Golden Ticket)
Winner: CTS Eventim
New Business Talent (Tomorrow’s New Boss)
Winner: Kevin Jergensen, ICM Partners
Best in Show (Family Show)
Winner: Cirque du Soleil
The Bottle Award
Winner: Bryan Grant, Britannia Row