Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) June 2, 2009
GES Exposition Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Viad Corp(NYSE: VVI) and a leader in exhibition and event services, announced that Surf Expo, a GES client since 2000, has extended its contract for four additional shows to be held in August 2009 and 2010 and in January 2010 and 2011 all at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.
GES' long-lasting partnership with Surf Expo has been strengthened by GES' dedication to tackling challenges and working out solutions as well as its commitment to exhibitor programs that are cost-effective while not compromising the product or service. Exhibitor surveys showed that they recognize the value of the services GES brings to the show.
"Surf Expo has a strong partnership with GES," said Surf Expo Show Director Roy Turner. "GES takes a flexible, open-minded approach to challenges and shares our commitment to exhibitor service, which is critical to show growth. GES has also worked with us to incorporate unique exhibitor programs that demonstrate value in a tough economy."
GES joined Surf Expo in providing exhibitor training for the upcoming August show by providing detailed move-in procedures and offering budget-minded booth packages and time-saving tips.
"GES is pleased to continue our partnership with Surf Expo," said GES President and CEO Kevin Rabbitt. "We are committed to providing clients with the best service in the industry, and we are proud that the results of Surf Expo exhibitor survey showed that the GES team met or exceeded the expectations of more than 90 percent of responding exhibitors."
Surf Expo is a retail buyer show that represents 900 exhibiting companies and occupies 252,000 net square feet of exhibit space. It is the largest and longest-running trade show in the board/beach/fashion industry. The feature areas on the floor include Skate, Resort, Surf, Wake, Wind, Souvenir and Gift, Boutique and Swim. The show offers seminars, fashion shows and product demos.
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 Surf Expo/dmg world media
With headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, Surf Expo, a division of dmg world media, is the largest and longest-running trade show for the board/beach/fashion industry (33 years).
An international exhibition and publishing company, dmg world media produces over 150 market-leading conferences and exhibitions; and publishes 25 related magazines, newspapers, directories and market reports. dmg world media employs more than 750 people and maintains a worldwide presence through more than 30 offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, the United Arab Emirates, China, Singapore, India, Australia and New Zealand. dmg world media is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT), one of the largest and most successful media companies in the United Kingdom. Additional information on dmg world media can be found at http://www.dmgworldmedia.com