Interview with Event Pro General Manager, Jonathan Christian
Tell us about EventPro.
EventPro is Cayman’s Most Convenient Ticket Outlet, created to modernize event commerce in the Cayman Islands. EventPro utilizes cutting-edge technology and aims to make buying tickets, selling tickets and promoting events better and easier. Our main method of ticket distribution is our website eventpro.ky and our innovative mobile app which can be found in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. Customers purchase tickets using the site or app and their tickets are instantly available and safely stored in the cloud. Organizers receive notifications of every ticket sale and are provided with the attendees’ information. Organizers are also able to manually check attendees in using the list of attendees along with the convenience of checking in at the gate using our custom barcode scanner app. We are proud to be a member of CITA and are also a proud member of the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce.
What role does your company play in tourism?
As Cayman’s Largest online Ticket Outlet, we have sold tickets to some of Cayman’s Largest Events. EventPro provides visitors to the island with an easy way to find and attend local events in the convenient, efficient and secure manner they are accustom to. An example of this can be seen with our partnership with the Cayman Islands Government. EventPro is the exclusive ticket outlet for the RME 6 Conference, a world renowned education conference that will be hosted in the Cayman Islands in 2018. We were able to provide them with a ticketing solution that could cater to the multitude of international guest who would travel to Grand Cayman for this conference and would require a pre-sold ticket to attend the event. Additionally, we have formed partnerships with local entertainment venues to provide consistent, quality and safe entertainment to the busy Seven Mile Beach stretch for both the local and foreign patrons. We have also established relationships with the Concierges of some of the major local Hotels to provide them with exclusive deals to local events which they can extend to their guests, courtesy of EventPro. We are cognizant of the vital role tourism plays in the local economy and endeavor to do the utmost to facilitate the entertainment of visitors and locals alike.
What are your future plans for EventPro?
(This can include any new business ventures, products/services, other upcoming events/promotions, or anything else you would like to share with your fellow CITA members – you can be flexible and creative on this question.)
EventPro started in early 2017 with just a Mobile App aimed at enhancing event commerce in the Cayman Islands and providing the technological infrastructure needed to “go green” with true paperless tickets. The company has grown significantly since this time and has successfully developed robust website to accommodate the growing needs of consumers and to cater to a more diverse demographic in the local community. Because of the ever-changing nature of the technology industry, continual development is required to maintain a stable and efficient product. We are excited to (softly) announce that the development of the EventPro App 2.0 is already underway and near completion. The new app is being developed to be one of the most advanced apps in the region, incorporating native device features and providing true offline tickets with integrations with Google Wallet and Apple Wallet. Imagine purchasing tickets to a local event and on the day of the event your ticket pops up on your home screen for instant access, cool right? Look out for a future announcement about the official launch of the EventPro App 2.0!