Global Experience Specialists (US)


Global Experience Specialists, or GES, is a leading provider of exhibition, conference and event services, primarily in the US, Canada and the UK. It is the main business within Viad Corp, a conglomerate also involved in tourism and recreation services in Alaska and Canada. GES was formed in 2010 from the merger of three previously separate units, GES Exposition Services, Exhibitgroup/Giltspur and Becker Group. It provides a full range of exhibition services including outsourced event management on behalf of organisers, and installation design and build for individual exhibitors. The business traces its roots back to Manncraft, an exhibitor services company acquired in the 1960s by the Greyhound Corporation bus company. Greyhound changed the name of the business to GES, which then stood for Greyhound Exposition Services. For 2015, the "exhibits & environments" division, the one which offers installation design and marketing, reported revenues of $177m; the convention & event services operations generated a further $800m. Steve Moster is CEO of both GES and Viad. Adbrands does not currently offer a business profile for this company but subscribers may access account assignments and contact information. The searchable account assignments database is available to full subscribers to Adbrands.net premium services. Click here to access Adbrands account assignments (subscribers only); or see here for information on how to subscribe.

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