Event general service contractors AGS Expo Services and National Expo, Inc., have decided to merge the two companies to maximize the speed and performance of operations, increase innovation and accelerate growth in event design, decoration and production services. The new group will operate under the AGS banner. The strategic alignment will aid in the transition to hybrid events and displays a commitment to the next generation of event design, decoration and production services.
The company will combine the best of the tradeshow services and event production worlds. NEI and AGS have worked together for the past 15 years, leveraging their combined 50 years of industry experience to produce thousands of events across the U.S. and Canada. The merger of the two companies will unify under one umbrella an extensive range of specialized services—from immersive event design and virtual event technology/production support to custom exhibit and event production solutions. NEI will continue to operate out of the combined company’s Indianapolis-based warehouse with Tom Lannon and Dan Kenninger now overseeing production operations in both Indianapolis and Orlando, Fla.—home to AGS headquarters. John Green will continue in his current role of executive director of national accounts, AGS Exposition Services.
“We are delighted to be expanding our partnership with the NEI team, whose reputation in event production is unparalleled in the industry,” says Darren Green (pictured left), CEO, AGS Expo Services. “This combination will create a broad network of talented event professionals poised to deliver a unified, comprehensive set of technology, marketing, production and revenue solutions. The depth of this new offering positions the combined company as a better partner to regional and national associations and event planners.”
AGS Expo Services is more than an official services contractor. “It’s our mission to create immersive and connected face-to-face experiences, integrating ideas and design. More than a general contractor, AGS is your partner! We take time to understand your profession, your objectives and your expectations. And our ambition is always the same — to create extraordinary event experiences. While we’re not the largest event services company, we are one of the best!” AGS was established in 1994 after recognizing a need for quality service in an industry dominated by rising prices and waning customer service. Since then they’ve become a champion for their clients, creating thousands of first-class custom events. They thrive on combining the resources needed to turn your event vision into reality with a personal touch. Their in-house teams deliver expertise in all aspects of event production—from theme development and design, custom exhibits and event decor, to audio-visual services staging. Their online tools streamline event logistics, saving you time and money. For more info, visit ags-expo.com