ASM Global Announces Key Site Nominations


ASM Global has made two key management appointments in the UK and the Middle East.

Darren Moore, who was previously general manager of the 1,900-cap York Barbican, has been appointed general manager of Bonus Arena, Hull.

The 3,500 capsule room, which opened in 2018, is expected to host artists including Texas, Paul Weller, Jack Savoretti, Pet Shop Boys, Foals, Paloma Faith and Bryan Adams over the next few months.

“Darren has many years of industry experience and has been with our team for just over 10 years,” said Marie Lindqvist, SVP Operations Europe at ASM Global. “Darren has successfully led the team over the past four years to improve the performance of York Barbican, both in terms of content and financial metrics, and we are delighted to see what he brings to Bonus Arena, Hull. .”

Additionally, Dan Harris, the current General Manager of Bonus Arena, is moving to Dubai to become Commercial Director of the 17,000 capsule Coca-Cola Arena.

“We would like to thank Dan for his leadership and the success he has brought to our business in the UK,” adds Lindqvist. “We are very pleased to see him continue his career at ASM Global in this exciting new role with our team in Dubai.”

“As a recognized leader within ASM Global, we are delighted to welcome Dan to the team”

Harris, who has also served as Managing Director of Scunthorpe’s Bath Hall and Plowright Theater in the UK, said: “I look forward to the challenge presented to me in the Middle East by ASM Global and Dubai Holding. It’s great to see the return of live events to Dubai and I will be working closely with key stakeholders and business partners to continue to lead the industry in the birthplace of live entertainment in Dubai.

Harris’ promotion appointment of Mark Jan Kar as general manager of the Coca-Cola Arena in June 2021. The venue has sought to diversify its strategy by hosting an increasing number of sporting events. Upcoming gigs include The Kooks and Ronan Keating.

ASM Global APAC President and CEO, Harvey Lister AM, adds, “As a recognized leader within ASM Global, we are delighted to welcome Dan to the team. The Coca-Cola Arena has seen a strong recovery coming out of the pandemic and I am confident that Dan’s extensive experience in managing events and venues will greatly benefit the arena as Dubai consolidates on the world circuit. tours.


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