The agreement includes delivering services for F&E's aerospace portfolio – the MEBAA Show and the Dubai Airshow, taking place at DWC, Airshow Site; co-located shows Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME) and MRO Middle East - plus education exhibition GESS, held at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The deal builds on GES' global relationship with parent group Tarsus – now encompassing 15 shows across the UK, U.S., Europe and the Middle East.
Michele van Akelijen, managing director of F&E, said, "F&E has found the ideal partner to continue to deliver the growing shows within our portfolio. GES brings a wealth of experience and proven results which will enable us to provide our exhibitors and visitors with both first-class experience and value."
Steve Moster, GES president, commented, "We are delighted to extend our global partnership with Tarsus and the F&E team. The Tarsus Group is an exciting, fast growing business with a clear strategy to pursue international opportunities. Our ability to deliver high-profile events in multiple geographies is at the heart of the GES proposition, providing consistency of brand experience for exhibitors and visitors alike and a single point of contact for the F&E and Tarsus teams. We look forward to working on this prestigious portfolio of events."
As a global, full-service provider for live events, GES is uniquely placed to help deliver these events with a 90-strong team based in Dubai and 30-year history building chalets and custom stands for leading global defense and aerospace clients.
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 shows and brands, including Mary Kay, Spring Fair Birmingham, MAGIC, CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE, Toronto Boat Show, and L'Oreal. GES' National Servicenter® has been recognized with certification under the J.D. Power and Associates Certified Call Center ProgramSM for the past seven years, and for the sixth year in a row Ad Age has named GES as one of the "World's 50 Largest Agency Companies." For more information visit www.ges.com.
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