(Pictured L-R, IAEE session leaders from GES, top row: Senior VP of Exhibition Sales Julia Smith, Account Manager Ryan Lovell and VP of Labor Relations Guy Langlais; bottom row: Senior VP of Analytics & Insights Solutions Arjun Chakravarti & Manager of Research and Analytics Dave Frazer)
GES, a global full-service provider for live events, invites International Association of Exhibitions and Events Expo! Expo! attendees to engage with the GES team in a myriad of experiences. GES recognizes the pressure that show organizers feel to bring the next big idea, and GES has created a space to spark new ideas—welcome to the Idea Gallery in booth #1127. Attendees are invited to take GES’ Genius Survey and find out their genius/artist type—a wild child like Warhol, part art and science like da Vinci or analytical and imaginative like Einstein. From there, attendees will enjoy a creative juice and design a terrarium, based on their genius/artist type.
While visiting GES’ booth, guests will also learn about GES Project Central, the only event management platform that empowers show organizers to seamlessly manage every element of an event—before, during and after the show—all from one centralized portal. GES Project Central builds on the core functionality of its predecessor, GES Connect, and adds robust functionality that truly enables event planning at your fingertips. Optimized for laptop, tablet or mobile devices with customized views for pre/post show and at show, it brings the entire team together to help streamline communications, reduce errors and save time.
“Whether planning a large global exhibition or a smaller regional event, GES brings bright ideas and the latest technology, through GES Project Central, to achieve meaningful results,” says GES Chief Sales Officer Jeff Quade. GES is proud to support IAEE as the title sponsor of the Expo! Expo! education and GES’ talented team will present sessions including:
- CEM: Consumer Show Management, presented by GES Account Manager Ryan Lovell, CEM, Dec. 10 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Leveraging Behavioral Economics Meaningfully in Exhibitions, presented by GES Senior VP of Analytics & Insights Solutions Arjun Chakravarti, Dec. 11 from 9-10 a.m.
- What’s Your Vibe? SALES, with GES Senior VP of Exhibition Sales Julia Smith, CEM, CTA, Dec. 12 from 1:15-1:45 p.m.
- Work Rules & Jurisdictions: Why Should You Care, with GES Senior VP of Exhibition Sales Julia Smith, CEM, CTA and GES VP of Labor Relations Guy Langlais, Dec. 13, from 2-2:45 p.m.
- Data Science and Trade Shows: A New Frontier in Attendee Insight, presented by GES Manager of Research and Analytics Dave Frazer, Dec.13 from 3-3:45 p.m.
GES is honored to receive several recognitions from IAEE. GES Sales Manager Tara Allen (pictured right), CEM was selected as IAEE’s Young Professional of the Year recognizing excellent professional performance by IAEE members 35 years of age or younger who have committed their time to advancing the standing of young professionals in our industry. GES was also recognized in IAEE’s Art of the Show competition. GES, ON Services, a GES company, and Bell won Attendee/Booth Interaction, under 75,000 NSF category for Bell’s exhibit at 2018 CES. onPeak, a GES company, was recognized with two awards: Email Promotion Campaign, over 200,001 NSF for Vision Expo East 2018 and Email Promotion Campaign, under 75,000 NSF for Vinexpo New York 2018.
GES is also sponsoring the Young Professionals party and is the founding sponsor of IAEE’s official party, Humanity Rocks, a celebration with a cause. This year’s Humanity Rocks event is benefiting Kingsley House, a New Orleans organization that educates children, strengthens families and builds community. GES has planned new and exciting activations during Humanity Rocks that will make this the party of the year.
GES, a Viad Corp (NYSE: VVI) company, is a global, full-service provider for live events, producing corporate events, exhibitions, conferences, congresses, exhibits and entertainment experiences. GES provides a wide range of services, including official show services, audio visual, cutting-edge creative and design, marketing and measurement services, and event accommodations—all with an unrivaled global reach. GES partners with leading show brands, including Pfizer, Merck, Bell, Spring Fair Birmingham, MAGIC, CONEXPOCON/AGG and IFPE, and the Canadian International Auto Show. GES’ National Servicenter has been recognized with certification under the J.D. Power and Associates Certified Call Center Program for the 10th year in a row, and for the ninth year in a row, Ad Age has named GES as one of the Nation’s Largest Experiential/Event Marketing Agency Networks. For more info, visit www.ges.com.