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16 Jul 2024 20:28

Advertising & Marketing

117Live appoints Tracy Watchorn as their new Director – Sales and Marketing

117Live, the leading entertainment company based in Dubai, is pleased to announce Tracy Watchorn as their new Director – Sales and Marketing. 

Recent investments into and launch of 117Live, its 25,000-capacity amphitheater, Dubai Autism Rocks Arena, and a roll out of a top of the line events calendar have seen an increase in large scale and now season long marketing and partnership opportunities materialize for brands, retailers and service providers across the region and this strategic appointment marks the further growth of the 117Live brand and its live events business. 

Tracy joins 117Live with more than 10 years of Sales and Marketing experience in the International Sports and Entertainment business. Having worked with renowned events organizations such as FIFA Club World Cup, Dubai Rugby Sevens and Flash Entertainment, Tracy brings with her a wealth of regional sales and sponsorship experience. In her previous roles, she was responsible for developing and implementing successful sales & marketing strategies, managing partner relationships and maximizing optimization on investments.

At 117Live, Tracy will play a vital role in upgrading the in-house Sales, Marketing & Digital team and overseeing the PR strategy. Tracy will work with the other Al Ahli Group Business Units to maximize the group wide event association and to ensure synergy between relevant sister companies like Gold’s Gym, ComiCave, Little Manila, Dubai Outlet Mall and theAudience. With her diverse experience, she will be instrumental in broadening the commercial reach of the now well-established concert venue, Dubai Autism Rocks Arena, and securing new and innovative partnership deals.

“This is an exciting time for 117Live Events as we continue to grow our business and bring in-demand international artists & unique events to the UAE. I’m delighted to welcome Tracy to 117Live; she brings a wealth of marketing and partnership experience, has a great reputation within the corporate and media communities and will be an asset to our management team. Her regional connections will be invaluable to us and will help drive forward our growth plans as well as it will help us deliver more new and innovative branding, partnership and marketing opportunities to our clients and partners”. commented the CEO of 117Live Events, Thomas Ovesen.

“117Live captured the essence of the entertainment industry within months of its entry into Dubai and has successfully established itself as a front runner in Live concerts and unique events. With my experience, industry knowledge and strong regional contacts, I hope to further elevate the brand image of 117 and expand the portfolio of clients & partners. I look forward to working with the dynamic team and continuing to deliver the best that the industry has ever seen” said Tracy Watchorn, Director – Sales and Marketing at 117Live Events.seen” said Tracy Watchorn, Director – Sales and Marketing at 117Live Events.

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