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Thailand-based Ticketmelon offers innovative event technology solutions, expands in PH and Southeast Asia

Panupong Tejapaibul, CEO and Co-Founder of Ticketmelon, recently announced the company’s expansion in Southeast Asia and the Philippines offering a comprehensive platform that integrates cutting-edge ticketing tools, innovative digital in-event solutions, and live streaming services. These are envisioned to cater to the needs of the most challenging event formats and audience volumes, all backed by exceptional organizer support to deliver the most seamless event experience.

Ticketmelon, Thailand’s second largest ticketing platform, founded in 2015, is the premier event technology solutions company for event goers and organizers throughout Southeast Asia. It has evolved from a start-up into the leading provider of ticketing and digital in-event platforms for some of the region’s most prominent events. With over 2,000 events powered annually across the region, it has earned the trust of top event organizers. It has facilitated everything from global festivals and corporate brand launches to sporting events and conventions, including the Vietnam Motor Show, Sensation, Garden Beats in Singapore, Wonderfruit, 1975, and Transmission Festival Asia, as well as the LPGA Thailand Open.

Wonderfruit 2022
Wonderfruit 2022, largest festival in SEA with over 15,000 attendees experiencing Ticketmelon’s full-scale digital in-event solutions

Aggressive expansion in PH

After the disruption caused by Covid-19, there has been a surge of event organizers joining in for noteworthy regional happenings as the demand for events resumes. These include the Good Vibes Festival in Malaysia, the Arctic Monkeys, Rolling Loud, Equation Festival in Vietnam, as well as Joey Yap in Malaysia and Young Living events in Singapore and the Philippines to name a few.

Ticketmelon hosted Young Living Philippines’ 4TH Anniversary
Ticketmelon hosted Young Living Philippines’ 4TH Anniversary

“We foresee Thailand emerging as one of the primary hubs for events and entertainment in the region. Consequently, we have directed our investments towards creating the most effective and highest quality event tech platform and services to cater to these demands. This presents us with the opportunity to elevate the event technology landscape in the region and ultimately establish ourselves as a regional leader,” says Tejapaibul.

“Our expansion into the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, and Malaysia has been rapid, and our primary focus is to continue providing white-glove service support to local event organizers. Building local teams is an integral part of our expansion strategy, as this has been the key to earning the trust of event organizers over the past few years,” adds the 30-year-old techpreneur.

In the Philippines, Ticketmelon started in August of 2019, hosting events for Grab and Citibank. “When the pandemic struck, we quickly adapted to the new normal. Agility is the key element and the watchword during the crisis,” says Chelsea Gloria, the company’s Business Development Manager in the Philippines. Ticketmelon soldiered on even when options were restricted, successfully hosting Young Living Philippines’ 1st ever Virtual Press Conference: Amplify 2021, Yoli Better Living and NOSH Conferences providing streaming platform and ticket selling. “We are now entering the new digital landscape for local and international events that are back and on the rise. We are excited to be a part of the new event experience in the Philippines.”

End-to-end solutions

In addition to being a leading provider of in-event cashless payment solutions and ticketing platforms in Southeast Asia, Ticketmelon offers localized payment channels in various currencies, enabling local consumers to seamlessly purchase tickets. Their digital in-event solutions support all types of events, including corporate, sporting, and product launches, and feature personalized welcome messages, interactive games, points redemptions, and more, all under the audience’s unique code to create an unforgettable event experience. Furthermore, their advanced ticketing features are unparalleled, offering white labeling options, intuitive seat mapping, and live streaming services to expand audiences beyond physical events.

“At Ticketmelon, our long-term goal is to consistently elevate the standards of our hosted events to a global level, establishing ourselves as the foremost benchmark for best practices in event technology applications and operations that extend beyond Southeast Asia,” says Tejapaibul.

“We are the leader in the industry because we are the most experienced digital ticketing company that can provide end-to-end services, from ticket selling/online registration to on-ground digital solutions that provide streamlined services. We make our clients’ work easier so they can focus on the other vital parts of their event. We are currently in talks with some local clients whose events we are excited to host and we are confident of becoming one of the market leaders in the Philippines,” Gloria says in ending.


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