GES Recruits Events Expert Dan Hilbert to Grow Live Events Business

Hilbert's U.S. Events team will focus on BtoB and BtoC experiences

May 28, 2015, 11:15 ET from Global Experience Specialists

LAS VEGAS, May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Experience Specialists (GES), a global full service provider for live events, announced that Dan Hilbert has joined the company as senior vice president of its U.S. Events team. Hilbert has more than 25 years experience in the event, agency and entertainment business.

Most recently, Hilbert was senior vice president of client engagement & strategy at TBA Global. Prior to joining TBA Global, he held senior level positions at other agencies and on the client side with Live Nation Entertainment, Ryan Partnership, Unilever and Labatt, USA.

"Dan is an exciting addition to our sales leadership team," said GES Chief Sales Officer Jeff Quade. "He has deep understanding of true experiential marketing and what it takes to make clients successful. Our corporate clients will benefit from his strong experience in everything from crafting the right attendee journey, to stage and scenic design, technology and measurement."

"I am truly delighted to be part of the GES team, and look forward to growing its corporate and consumer events business," said Hilbert.  "Between the breadth of GES' resources and its contemporary view of events, there is no doubt that the organization will continue to be a global leader in live experiences. The GES Events team will set the benchmark for awe-inspiring live experiences that elicit positive emotions, over-deliver against client objectives and drive business results."

GES also promoted Doug Shockley to senior vice president of global events, with responsibility for leading GES' BtoB events sales team and serving clients such as Boeing and Mary Kay. Eddie Newquist, GES' chief creative officer will focus on BtoC events, such as the recently announced AVATAR global touring exhibition that will be created in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox.

Hilbert earned his MBA with an emphasis in Marketing and Management from the University of Connecticut and his Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Business Analysis and Statistics from Pennsylvania State University.

About GES
Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (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. GES partners with leading shows and brands, including Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, Mary Kay, Spring Fair Birmingham, MAGIC, CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE, L'Oreal, and Simon Property Group. GES' National Servicenter® has been recognized with certification under the J.D. Power and Associates Certified Call Center ProgramSM for the past six 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

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