Our Partners

P1000409Our strategy has always been to establish and build strong relationships with partners and customers, acting as a bridge between in-market stakeholders such as promoters, rights holders and service providers, and brands within the banking and commercial world who have a vested interest in promoting our technology.

Our exclusive formal relationships in the banking sector include:

  • MasterCard – who have committed to using IVS as their de-facto delivery partners for events and festivals, a scope which includes their sponsorship assets (e.g. UEFA Champions League, Open Championship, French Open, BRIT Awards)
  • BarclayCard – with whom we have signed a formal supply agreement, to provide third party interaction services for their PayBand product at their live events which have included British Summer Time in Hyde Park, Wireless Festival, Snowbombing and the Mercury Music Prize.
  • Global Payments – Global Payments is our preferred partner for card processing services, working with us to build strong partnerships for future success. They have developed specialist expertise in card payment processing for the events and festivals market, and have a dedicated team to ensure they truly understand and meet our customers’ needs.  By making continuous investments in their technology and processing capabilities, Global Payments ensure the best customer experience at every event.
  • TS3 – a leader in the provision of transaction systems, services and solutions, TS3 are our payment services provider in the processing of transactions and the provision of real-time information.
  • Quantum Card Services – the industry-leading provider of promotional and corporate prepaid payment solutions

We have established close links with other key parties in the industry, including:

  • Bucks New University – Festivals And Events Management Degree course/ trade conferences and events. IVS has supported the creation of the University’s new Festival and Event Technology Degree Course
  • The Association Of Independent Festivals – trade association representing over 40 of the top UK independent music festivals
  • Yourope (The European Festival Association) – We advise and share intelligence and insights with Yourope and its members, consisting of many of the largest music festivals on the continent
  • Central Catering Services – the largest food and beverage rights holder in the live events market
  • Festival Awards – we are a sponsor and service provider to the UK and European Festival Awards plus the UK Festival Conference
  • ID&C – an award winning supplier of security wristbands and accreditation to the global festival and events industry
  • EtherLive – a leading event technology partner providing temporary IT services for the events industry
  • CBA Spindlewood – Innovators in the design and deployment of outdoor IT networking, Telecoms, CCTV and environmental monitoring
  • EAVM (European Academy of Venue Management) – dedicated to helping venue managers operate safe and efficient venues. IVS is represented on the Board of Regents and provides teaching/instruction in aspects of venue management.

In-Site Event TechnologyWe work in close partnership with Metagy Ltd., a software development Company, with whom we have jointly developed our In-Site products and services. We also have access to a number of experts in the fields of wireless networks, payments and contactless technologies, crowd management and security.