UBM Live Awards European Portfolio to GES
Global Experience Specialists
(GES), a leader in exhibition, event and entertainment experiences
announced that global B2B events organizer UBM Live has awarded the GES
Global Network an extensive portfolio. The two-year agreement began in
January 2013 and includes 30 shows covering six countries and 17 venues.
GES will provide a variety of services including the delivery of shell
scheme, electrical, furniture, and carpet. The portfolio is comprised of
leading industry shows such as CPhI Worldwide (including ICSE, PMEC,
Innopack), Protection & Management Series (including IFSEC, Facilities
Show, Safety & Health Expo and Firex), MEDTEC Europe, Ecobuild and Fi
Simon Foster, CEO of UBM Live, explained the reasoning behind UBM Live's
decision: "UBM Live events receive a consistent level of quality services
from GES across Europe. GES has a proven track record in servicing UBM
Live shows, and our exhibitors, to a very high level with its innovative
exhibitor support programs. We are pleased to partner with GES as they
drive service with an ethos of continuous improvement."
Securing the exclusive agreement for the UBM Live portfolio in the U.K.
and for particular shows in mainland Europe is consistent with GES' global
strategy to serve show organizers, exhibitors, congress organizers and
venues with a consistent level of service wherever they may choose to take
their business, worldwide.
"We have focused our attention on making exhibitors' journey as easy as
possible by providing innovative products and services," said GES
Executive Vice President of International Jason Popp. "We look forward to
working in partnership with UBM Live to ensure exhibitors get the best
attention and service no matter where they exhibit in the world."
Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (GES), a Viad Corp (NYSE: VVI)
company, is a leading marketing agency that produces exhibitions, events,
exhibits and retail environments. GES provides a wide range of services,
including turn-key official show services, cutting-edge creative and
design, marketing and measurement services-all with an unrivaled global
reach. GES partners with leading shows and brands, including Spring Fair
Birmingham, International Woodworking Fair, CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE, Bell
Helicopter, Genzyme, L'Oreal, Warner Bros., and Simon Property Group. GES'
National Servicenter℠ has been recognized with certification under
the J.D. Power and Associates Certified Call Center Program℠ for the
past five years, and for the third year in a row, Ad Age has named GES as
one of the "World's 50 Largest Agency Companies." For more information,
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