Flutterwave, a leading technology company, has partnered with Afritickets – an end-to-end event ticketing platform – to create more revenue opportunities for event organisers in Africa and improve the ticketing experience for event goers.
The new collaboration will be significant for event organisers in Africa as the ability to accept payments from anyone anywhere will see them partake in the Global Events Industry Market, which was valued at USD 886.99 Billion in 2020, according to Verified Market Research.
The festivals, concerts, and hospitality industries’ re-emergence since Covid-19 lockdown provides the perfect opportunity for Afritickets to reignite their event ticketing business.
Afritickets, whose business goes beyond event ticketing, are looking to positively impact the event ticketing space with a platform that promises convenience, security, and the best exposure for event organisers.
Princess Ilomechine, Product Manager at Afritickets commented: “The Covid-19 pandemic saw a lot of event platforms take a big hit, leading to a massive decline in events and ticketing. We’re excited about our new collaboration with Flutterwave which enables event organisers on our platform receive payments from eventgoers anywhere in the world. Event organisers also get additional exposure from Flutterwave events web page when they register their events on Afritickets. We look forward to people experiencing the improved Afritickets event platform in a way they’ve never seen.”
Commenting on the announcement, Ife Orioke, Chief Commercial Officer of Flutterwave, said: “The events and hospitality industry across Africa employs and sustains many young people.
“Our mission is always to create endless possibilities for everyone, and this obviously includes event organisers and attendees. Our collaboration with Afritickets is one out of our many product-led efforts towards growing the sector.
“It’s our way of providing more markets and revenue opportunities to event organisers. We’re excited that high profile event organisers are already finding this partnership beneficial, and we look forward to more platforms taking advantage of the infrastructure we’ve built.”