CTS EVENTIM Awarded Ticketing Contract for the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship

Pressmeddelande   •   Maj 09, 2014 09:19 CEST

Bremen, 7th May 2014. The organising committee of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World

Championship in Germany and France has opted for CTS EVENTIM as its official ticketing
partner. Europe’s market leader will be responsible for the entire ticketing administration at
the summit meeting of the 16 best ice hockey nations, due to take place in Paris and
Cologne in 2017. The World Championship will be staged at the LANXESS arena (18,500
seats) and Palais Omnisports Bercy (15,000 seats). The tournament, in which 64 matches
are planned from 5th – 21st May 2017, has a gross capacity of around 1 million spectator

Following the recent success at the Sochi Winter Olympics, this contract confirms CTS
EVENTIM’s recognised expertise for major, international sporting events once more. Franz
Reindl, General Secretary and CEO of the Organising Committee pointed out: “Ticketing is a
key factor for success at the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. With EVENTIM, we
have chosen the right partner to make the tournament a spectator success“. Eric Ropert,
Deputy General Secretary and Managing Director of the ‘Fédération Française de Hockey
sur Glace’ (FFHG) added: “EVENTIM won us over with their powerful technological tools,
combined with considerable marketing expertise and international experience”. And
Alexander Ruoff, Chief Operating Officer of CTS EVENTIM, explained: “We’ve agreed on a
comprehensive full-service contract with the World Championship Organising Committee and
will be marketing the tickets internationally, involving our EVENTIM companies“. Ticket presales
are due to start in autumn 2015.

CTS EVENTIM AG, listed in the SDAX index (ISIN DE 0005470306), is Europe’s market leader in
ticketing and one of the leading providers of Live Entertainment. More than 100 million tickets for well
over 180,000 events are sold annually using systems developed and marketed by the EVENTIM
Group. In addition to more than 20,000 stationary outlets throughout Europe, sales via the Internet and
especially via the www.eventim.de and www.getgo.de portals are gaining increasing importance.