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GES, a global, full-service provider for live events, and the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), Canada’s leading convention and tradeshow facility, on Aug. 7 announced the appointment of GES as the MTCC’s official preferred customs and transportation services provider. GES also serves as the MTCC’s official general services provider and partners with the MTCC to create high-impact, experiential events.

“For many years, GES has achieved an exceptional satisfaction rating in our customer evaluations,” says Metro Toronto Convention Centre President and CEO Lorenz Hassenstein. “Our continued partnership ensures that our customers always receive the best quality of service.”

As the preferred provider, GES works closely with Metro Toronto CC to facilitate customs clearance and transportation for conventions, congresses, trade and consumer shows as well as corporate events. GES partners with North American Logistics Services Inc. to provide customs brokerage services, and together the companies bring a wealth of knowledge and experience.

“GES’ onsite customs and logistics office and our team of experts deliver specialized assistance and consultation to clients and our partners at the MTCC,” says GES Canada Senior Vice President and General Manager Patrick Lukan. “This provides show managers and exhibitors with a worry-free and seamless customs and logistic experience.”

GES, a Viad Corp (NYSE: VVI) company, is a global, full-service provider for live events, producing exhibitions, conferences, congresses, corporate events, 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. With operations around the world including Canada, the United States, Europe and the Middle East, GES partners with leading shows brands, including Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, the Canadian International Auto Show, Pfizer, Merck, Bell, Spring Fair, and CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE. For more info, visit www.ges.com/ca.

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is Canada’s No. 1 convention and tradeshow facility. Over the past 34 years, the Centre has hosted over 20,000 events and has added $6.3 billion in direct spending economic impact to the community. For more info, visit www.mtccc.com.

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