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AEG Presents opens French office

By | Published on Thursday 25 January 2018


AEG Presents has opened itself a new office in Paris. Running the new operation will be Arnaud Meersseman, who will report to the AEG division’s co-CEOs in London, Steve Homer and Toby Leighton-Pope.

“The live music scene in France is incredibly vibrant and one we very much admire and it’s a real privilege to be able to set up our Paris office”, say Homer and Leighton-Pope in a joint statement. “In Arnaud we have a highly experienced leader and look forward to achieving great things together”.

Meersseman adds: “I’ve worked with Toby and Steve since they became involved in Rock en Seine and I’m very proud and excited to become part of the AEG Presents team with this new venture”.

He then adds, in possibly the longest sentence ever written: “I have always considered AEG to be best in class in developing venues and festivals that both meet the needs of today’s consumers and in the development of the Hyde Park festival build something truly befitting of the London Park, I am looking forward to taking this passion for excellence into the French market and I’m confident we can do some excellent work with both international and French artists as the new office gets underway”.

Phew. Meersseman has nearly fifteen years of experience in the concert promotion game, most recently serving as Managing Director of the MIALA/Fimalac group.