Local startup Ticket2Me has announced that it has secured a deal with the Cultural Center of the Philippines to provide its smartphone-based ticketing system to the CCP.
“The CCP is very excited to have Ticket2Me on board as one of our ticketing platforms. By partnering with Ticket2Me and taking advantage of its innovative technology, the CCP enables and empowers audiences from all walks of life to get easier online access to its offerings. The technology allows anyone, even those without credit cards, to buy tickets to CCP events anytime, anywhere, using only their smartphones,” said CCP Vice President and Artistic Director Chris Millado.
“Ticket2Me has also developed our very own CCP app which audiences can download and use for buying tickets, registering to events and festivals, and getting updates on CCP shows and special events. We want CCP patrons and art lovers to have a convenient and seamless way of purchasing tickets and to make this part of the whole enjoyable viewing experience at the CCP. With this partnership with Ticket2Me, the CCP enables the access of a broader public to experience the ‘live’ arts,” he added.
Combining their Filipino-made event ticketing technology with the CCP’s 50 years of leadership and experience in Philippine arts and culture, the two entities worked together to develop the official CCP mobile apps now available from both the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Ticket buyers may now purchase tickets for their favorite CCP shows and events through the CCP mobile apps, including the popular 2019 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival starting on August 2. The CCP will also be using the same platform for ticket scanning, ticket inventory management, and audience engagement purposes.
“We’re very excited at this opportunity to be able to provide the Cultural Center of the Philippines with a modern, secure, and efficient ticketing platform that can conveniently serve Filipinos wherever they are in the world. The development of the CCP mobile apps is evidence that the Philippines remains a force to be reckoned with not just in arts and culture but also in technology, particularly event ticketing,” said Ticket2Me founder and CEO Darwin Mariano.
To date, Ticket2Me has already hosted over 2,000 live events and has helped over 21,000 registered users. It is the country’s first fully digital and event technology company with more than 11,000 cash payment outlets throughout the Philippines.