Dallas Market Center Extends Contract With GES Contract Includes GlobalTex: LA International Textile & Sourcing Fair

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GES® Exposition Services, Inc., a leader in exhibition and event services, announced that the Dallas Market Center (DMC), the world's most complete wholesale marketplace, has extended its contract with GES to be its official services contractor through 2014. The contract covers 15 shows each year, including GlobalTex: LA International Textile & Sourcing Fair, a new show launched by DMC's parent-company, Market Center Management Company.

We depend upon our strong partnership with GES to help produce major annual trade events welcoming more than 200,000 attendees. It's our mutual goal to provide the highest level of customer service for exhibitors and the best marketplace experience.

GES Exposition Services, Inc., a leader in exhibition and event services, announced that the Dallas Market Center (DMC), the world's most complete wholesale marketplace, has extended its contract with GES to be its official services contractor through 2014. The contract covers 15 shows each year, including GlobalTex: LA International Textile & Sourcing Fairâ„¢, a new show launched by DMC's parent-company, Market Center Management Company.

The inaugural GlobalTex show will be held April 28 - 30, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. GlobalTex will be the largest apparel fabrics and materials show in the United States and on par with international shows in Europe and Asia. Other DMC shows GES will produce include the Dallas Apparel & Accessories Markets, Dallas Total Home & Gift Markets with the FINDS Dallas Temp Shows, Dallas Fabric Shows, The Men's Show - Dallas Collective, and Goods To Go - Dallas Sample Sale.

"GES has a track record of helping clients grow new shows to a substantial size," said Bill Winsor, president and CEO, Dallas Market Center. "We depend upon our strong partnership with GES to help produce major annual trade events welcoming more than 200,000 attendees. It's our mutual goal to provide the highest level of customer service for exhibitors and the best marketplace experience."

"GES is proud to continue our strong partnership with Dallas Market Center, and we look forward to servicing Market Center Management Company's newest show, GlobalTex," said Kevin Rabbitt, GES president and CEO. "GES works closely with Dallas Market Center to provide superior service to its exhibitors, and we are committed to helping the Dallas Market Center team execute successful shows."

About GES
Las Vegas-based GES Exposition Services, a subsidiary of Viad Corp (NYSE: VVI), services every major exhibition and event market across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and in Abu Dhabi through the GES Worldwide Network. GES provides a wide range of services, including exhibition planning and design, turnkey and custom exhibit rentals, material handling, staging, overhead sign rigging, temporary electrical equipment, signs and graphics manufacturing, installation and dismantling labor, carpet and furnishings, and transportation services. GES produces many well-known shows including the International CES, Spring Fair Birmingham, International Council of Shopping Centers, MAGIC, and CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE. For more information, visit http://www.ges.com/.

About Dallas Market Center
Founded in 1957, Dallas Market Center is the world's most complete wholesale marketplace. Within its marketplace of nearly seven million square feet, retailers from around the globe source products ranging from home furnishings, gifts, decorative accessories and lighting to textiles, fashion accessories and men's, western, women's and children's apparel. With more than 50 markets each year attended by more than 200,000 retail buyers from all 50 states and 84 countries, Dallas Market Center offers hundreds of events and seminars geared toward helping retailers expand business and increase profits. As a result, more than $8 billion in estimated wholesale transactions are conducted annually within the Dallas Market Center complex. The Web site is available at http://www.dallasmarketcenter.com.

About GlobalTex: LA International Textile & Sourcing Fair GlobalTex: LA International Textile & Sourcing Fair is the first full-scale production and design tradeshow in the United States presenting the complete supply chain for apparel. GlobalTex will feature the latest designs, developments, techniques, and trends for fiber, fabrics, trims, private label collections, original design manufacturers, printing, graphic design and the technologies that support production. GlobalTex is endorsed by the Textile Association of Los Angeles (TALA) and the California Fashion Association (CFA). GlobalTex's Web site is available at http://www.globaltex.com.

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