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Global Experience Specialists plots US expansion with AV supplier deal

GES, which has a European headquarters in Coventry, acquires US-based ON Event Services

Pictured: Steve Moster (left) with Stan Milner, president of ON Services, a GES company

Event production and services provider Global Experience Specialists (GES) has expanded in the US with the acquisition of Georgia-based AV supplier ON Event Services.

The company, with a European headquarters in Coventry, will take on more than 220 of ON Events Services’ employees and will operate the new acquisition as ON Services, a GES Company.

In the UK, GES acquired Blitz Communications in 2014 to add AV expertise in its bid to become a full service provider, the merged company is the in-house AV supplier at venues such as Olympia and Manchester Central.

GES reported pre-tax profits of £2.5 million in its last available accounts, for the year ended 31 December, 2014.

Steve Moster, president of GES and CEO of parent company Viad Corp, said the deal would add “significant capabilities around live events”.

He added: “The extensive event production capabilities of the business of ON Event Services perfectly complement GES’ core live event services for corporate events, exhibitions, conferences and exhibits.”

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