SHOWPASS CHANGES THE DEFINITION OF ENTERTAINMENT DURING QUARANTINE

Showpass Sessions allows talent to connect with their audience in the world's first direct-from-talent experience marketplace

CALGARY – Showpass, the leading event management and ticketing provider in Canada, is launching Sessions: a direct talent-to-consumer marketplace for experiences that connects supporters and their social circles with talent through video chat.

Showpass is setting out to bring the world together, while staying apart. As a result of social distancing, virtual social gatherings are increasing in demand. Showpass has responded by developing Sessions, a platform that enables performers, celebrities, experts and influencers to create an intimate online setting, to simulate physical social gatherings.

The platform provides live public and private experiences by some of the world’s most unique talents, delivered to their supporters in the comfort of their homes. Guests can choose from intimate, limited seat experiences shared with their social circle, or public experiences, which are larger gatherings joined by people from around the globe. These experiences can include a private session with famous country musician Jason McCoy of The Road Hammers, or a wine tasting with a Ritz-Carlton sommelier. Guests can participate in cocktail creation classes hosted by their favorite reality TV Personality, learn to cook like an Olympian with speed skater Gilmore Junio, dance with a Spice Girls cover group, or sweat in a HIIT class run by Canadian country music superstar Aaron Pritchett.

“Showpass has always been the leader in innovation in the tech space. A global shift in consumer habits means we’ve had to move quicker than ever to innovate,” said Showpass CEO Lucas McCarthy. “This new platform is a response to this shift and is the future of how society can socialize, not only during social distancing measures but beyond where talent can connect to their supporters in an intimate way, at scale.”

To find out about the different experiences offered, or to sign up for an event, head to showpass.com to browse and learn more.

About Showpass

Established in 2014 in Calgary, Showpass is a global leader in event technology, focused on primary ticketing, distributed commerce, and the mixed delivery (live, virtual, and streamed) of experiences for tens of thousands of event hosts. Showpass is focused on providing best-in-class distribution channels including Facebook’s native ticketing, cutting-edge experience delivery technology Sessions, the world’s first talent to consumer marketplace, and industry-leading client support. By combining a passion for technology with a love for live events, the company delivers a ticketing solution that event organizers can be proud to work with. Showpass is proud to have served millions of customers over the last 6 years. To find out more, visit Showpass.com.

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