The winners of TheTicketingBusiness Awards 2022 were announced tonight at Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester, UK.

TheTicketingBusiness Awards (previously the Ticketing Technology Awards) are the only awards to recognise a whole spectrum of achievements from across the global entertainment ticketing industry.

The awards ceremony took place during the 10th edition of TheTicketingBusiness Forum in front of an audience of senior industry figures.

“Congratulations to everyone who reached the podium,” commented Ian Nuttall, Founder of TheTicketingBusiness. “Winners included our industry’s leaders and stand-out innovators, and they should all be very proud of their achievements.”

Hundreds of nominations were whittled down to create the shortlist, judged by an independent panel of industry figures including:


  • Mark Davyd, CEO, Music Venue Trust
  • Katy Raines, Chief Executive Officer, Indigo
  • Martin Austin MBE, Managing Director, Access Card/Nimbus Disability
  • Manal Smith, Senior Ticketing Manager – The Hundred, ECB – England and Wales Cricket Board
  • Joseph Lee, General Manager, Hong Kong Ticketing
  • Phillipa Hicks, Head of Product & Co-Founder, Seat Unique
  • Daniel Gidney, Chief Executive, Lancashire Cricket / Emirates Old Trafford
  • Kyle Bell, Marketing and Partnerships Director, Rhythm and Vines
  • Larissa Kisel, Business Development Manager, Eventim UK
  • Tim Chambers, Managing Director, TJChambers Consultancy
  • Ian Nuttall, Founder, TheTicketingBusiness


The Winners and Shortlisted Nominees in each category are as follows:



Category winner: Ticketmaster, NFT NFL Drop

Shortlisted nominees:

  • TodayTix Group London Theatre Week
  • The FA Women’s Euro 2022
  • Just Ask by Attitude is Everything/Independent Venue Week
  • Eventix – Build Your Crowd
  • ‘This is Real Impact’ promotion by Rugby League World Cup 2021



Category winner: Tickets for Good – Free NHS tickets

Shortlisted nominees:

  • Ticketek/TEG/Ovation – Ticketek Ovation’s data partnership with Cricket Australia
  • Ticketpass – Ethical Ticketing
  • tripXOXO at Dubai Expo 2020
  • Afterparty NFT Art and Music Festival
  • A Greener Festival – Scott Graham



Category winner: Theatre Oberhausen – Integrated Streaming Strategy for Performing Arts

Shortlisted nominees:

  • Fanbase – Fanbase product 2.0
  • Flicket – Scale Up
  • Sound Travel Group
  • VERB



Category winner: Savannah Bananas

Shortlisted nominees:

  • In-Site Technology Solutions – Guest Management System for the UAE Pavilion at Dubai Expo
  • FC Barcelona Femeni (Women)
  • KOKO and Luno
  • Stagedoor App
  • TicketsForGood



Category winner: Tixel

Shortlisted nominees:

  • Sport Lisboa e Benfica – Player App
  • Ticketek UK
  • SAP, Coldplay green app
  • VfL Wolfsburg – VFL Connect App
  • TrueTickets – Digital ticketing integration with Tessitura



Category winner: Cricket Australia & Ticketek Ovation data partnership

Shortlisted nominees:

  • Audience Republic, Australia
  • Future Ticketing and League of Ireland
  • Elevate Sports Ventures Partnership with Recentive Analytics
  • AS Roma and Premoneo
  • Project Admission and Major League Baseball



Category winner: Georgia Royes, Senior Manager of Spectator Services and Ticketing, LOC Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023

Shortlisted nominees:

  • Kristoffer Killerup Kaae, Client Service Assistant, Billetlugen / Eventim Scandinavia
  • Mikkel Bjerre, Ticketing Manager, FC Kobenhavn
  • Catherine Cuff, Senior Client Manager, Moshtix – Bluesfest 2022
  • Patrick Doherty, Director of Ticketing, SAP Center/San Jose Sharks
  • Dan Wozney, Ken Hahn, Eve Roycraft, Laura Durenburger-Grunow, Ticketing configuration team, Northrop at the University of Minnesota



Category winner: Stan Chia, CEO, Vivid Seats

Shortlisted nominees:

  • Alexandre Martin, CEO & Co-Founder, Smeetz
  • Cameron Hoy, Managing Director, Ticketek
  • Jack Groetzinger, CEO & Co-Founder, SeatGeek
  • Klaus-Peter Schulenberg, Founder & CEO, CTS Eventim



Category winner: Ticketek

Shortlisted nominees:

  • Tiketblok
  • Vivid Seats
  • SeatGeek
  • Secutix
  • Tix Ticketing



Category winner: Jack Rubin, Co-Founder & Former CEO, Tessitura


About TheTicketingBusiness Awards

TheTicketingBusiness Awards recognise leadership, innovation and achievement in the application of ticketing across sports, performing arts, music, cinema, live entertainment and visitor attractions. The Awards aim to increase the standards and best practice of ticketing, drive awareness and adoption of future ticketing technology, and improve the customer experience for ticket-buyers across all sectors.

What are people saying?

We return from another Forum having shared experiences and, above all, conversations with all of our colleagues and customers. As always, great to see you all.

Francis Casado Co-Founder & Chief BDO, 3D Digital Venue

The latest technology trends and strategies applied in the field of entertainment. So much knowledge. Such a great experience!!

Eleftherios Apostolakis Ticketing Manager, OFI Crete FC

A very well organised conference and great fun too. Many exciting opportunities in the pipeline...

Lea Stiels Marketing Manager, Oxynade

The highest number of exciting conversations we've ever had at a conference!

Natalie Senyk Business Development Manager, Softjourn

The Forum was very impactful to me as an attendee, especially for the first time. I look forward to joining many more

Edson Crevecoeur SVP Strategy & Data Analytics, Miami HEAT/FTX Arena

Reflecting on some great days at the Forum. Great people, knowledge sharing, insights and ideas.

Thomas Torjusen Chief Digital Officer, Norwegian Professional Football League