Weezevent, the ticketing and cashless provider has won the account to provide the Gin Festival with its unique solution on a long-term deal. The Gin Festival is the largest growing event in the UK with over 60 events catering for 170,000 people in 2017.
Weezevent will provide both access control and cashless at all events throughout the UK, a significant business win for the French ticketing and cashless solution that has mass adoption across music and sporting events in France.
Weezevent CEO Pierre Henri-Deballon comments: “After a first year on the UK’S incredible market, the adventure continues and we are proud to sign up with Gin festival. Indeed, this new partnership sets our will to make UK a priority market. We believe that our cashless technology combined with local experts will permit offer the best technologies to our UK clients”,
Gin Festival COO Phil Argent adds “Deploying cashless is just one part of a multi touch point digital strategy and doing it with Weezevent has been very well executed and supported. From a digital point of view cashless “data” gives us is a really good understanding of how our events are contributing to the value of a customer during an event, We consider this alongside the customers value from a lifetime perspective too. A really well-developed cashless platform”
In a trail run over three events in Edinburgh, Cardiff and Swindon the positive benefits to The Gin Festivals included:
– Quick deployment within two weeks of engagement
– Sales increased by 30% from previous shows
– Increased traffic to their website
– 46% of all top ups were done online and 54% of top ups were done onsite
– 96% of all money loaded was spent on the event
– 76% of attendees loaded money, the rest shared with partners
– Increased attendee marketing data by 33% on this event using cashless
– Enabled them to determine their top selling drinks in real time allowing them to market to their audience straight after the event increasing conversions on after sales on their website
Weezevent opened an office in the UK and Ireland earlier this year as part of a robust international roll out that also saw offices opened in Spain and Canada.
It has been a phenomenally successful year for Weezevent throughout Europe with new business wins including:
Les Vielles Charrues (280k attendees), Festival interceltique de lorient (650k attendees) as well as working on huge festivals such as Rock En Siene, Pitchfork Festivals, Lollapalooza Paris and Download Paris.
Weezevent also delivered a permanent solution in Avoriaz ski resort and deployed a fully cashless football stadium for French Ligue 1 club Avant De Guingamp who average 20K fans per game. They have also signed St. Etienne for the 2018 season and have just signed the French Grand Prix for 2018, ticketing, access control and cashless around 300-400k attendees and the first time the Grand Prix lands in France for 10 years.
Weezevent was founded in 2008 by Pierre Henri-Deballon and Sebastien Tonglet, two former event organisers who wanted to overcome the challenges they faced on their events with the ambition to create solutions for problems they faced by developing innovative event specific technologies