In a display of continued commitment to international expansion, US-based Eventbrite has announced a fully-localized French version of its innovative ticketing platform for French Canadian speakers. This launch place the company’s pioneering platform in eight countries, each with fully localized offerings. Today’s announcement also included versions in Spanish and French for France.
Eventbrite’s simple and powerful event organization, promotion, and ticketing tools have helped customers worldwide issue over 50 million tickets, to date. In 2011 alone, events were posted on the platform in over 170 different countries, and the company has reported that nearly 20% of its business comes from outside the United States. This is evidence of the pervasive need for easy-to-use, flexible event management software that can be leveraged by organizers of both large and small events around the world. Already there have been over 2 million tickets issued on the Eventbrite platform in Canada.
Renaud Visage, Eventbrite’s French Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, has been looking forward to the international expansion. “In 2011 alone, organizers in Quebec used Eventbrite to host a variety of gathering and events – from music and art festivals to networking and professional gatherings – and we look forward to providing an even more comfortable experience to organizers and attendees in the region.” Visage continues, “I’m thrilled that we’re leveraging our six years of experience in the US to bring this fully localized self-service platform to French speakers around the world.”
Recently, Eventbrite was the ticketing provider for the Montreal Snow Village, the International Startup Festival, and the Mondial de la bière 2012, and is kicking off the localized offering for French Canadian speakers by being the ticketing company of choice for the Gala Prix Reconnaissance 2012 and the 25th edition of the HEC Montreal Fashion Show.
To access the French Canadian version of Eventbrite, simply go to Eventbrite.ca and select the language preference at the top of the page. Once the language preference is selected, Eventbrite will always serve the preferred language moving forward.
Founded in 2006 by Kevin and Julia Hartz (CEO and President, respectively) and CTO Renaud Visage, Eventbrite brings innovation to four primary areas of focus: the self-service ticketing platform; mobile products; data capture; and customer support.
- The web-based software serves the large segment of event organizers who never before had access to inexpensive, flexible tools that make it easy to manage events and collect payments.
- The company’s mobile offerings include the Entry Manager app (available internationally, but only in English at this time), which turns an iOS or Android device into a ticket scanner, and the Eventbrite App which facilitates paperless ticketing by making it easy for event attendees to pull up the tickets they’ve ordered on their mobile device.
- Eventbrite provides organizers with a data dashboard that offers unprecedented visibility into their attendees’ behavior, so that they can make informed marketing and staffing decisions.
- And lastly Eventbrite stands out from any other registration platform on the market with 24 hour support, 7 days a week.