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News Article | July 26, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

TORONTO, July 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GES, a global experiential marketing partner for exhibitions, exhibits, and events, announced that Scott Irvine has joined the company as general manager of its Toronto operation. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/8de43be8-28e0-4c6e-bd3c-319e1671951e Irvine brings more than 15 years of senior management experience in the logistics industry.  Most recently, he was vice president of sales and logistics for transportation and warehousing provider, REMCO.  Irvine has an extensive background in customer service and building a continuous improvement culture across various companies in the supply chain industry. “Scott is an exceptional leader with impressive experience in the logistics industry and a commitment to customer service. He is an important addition as we continue to innovate, plan and execute events in Toronto and across Canada,” said Executive Vice President of GES Canada Mike Lecour. As general manager of Toronto, Irvine is responsible for the growth, strategic direction and continued exceptional customer service initiatives that clients and partners value from GES’ Toronto team. Irvine earned his bachelor of commerce in Alberta, while attending the University of Calgary, and earned his MBA at the Ivey Business School - University of Western Ontario. About GES 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 the Canadian International Auto Show, Mary Kay, Spring Fair Birmingham, MAGIC, and CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE. GES’ National Servicenter® has been recognized with certification under the J.D. Power and Associates Certified Call Center Program℠ for the past eight years, and for the eighth year in a row Ad Age has named GES as one of the as one of the Nation’s Largest Experiential/Event Marketing Agency Networks. For more information, visit www.ges.com.


News Article | July 26, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

Scott Irvine apporte avec lui plus de 15 ans d’expérience en tant que cadre supérieur dans l’industrie de la logistique. Plus récemment, il était vice-président ventes et logistiques chez REMCO, un fournisseur de services de logistiques et d’entreposage pour l’industrie du transport. Scott Irvine possède une longue feuille de route dans le service à la clientèle, et dans la mise en place d’une culture d’amélioration continue dans plusieurs entreprises de l’industrie de la chaine d’approvisionnement. “Scott est un leader exceptionnel avec une expérience impressionnante dans l’industrie de la logistique et dans l’engagement envers le service à la clientèle. Il est un ajout important à l’équipe de GES, alors que nous continuons d’innover, planifier et livrer des évènements à Toronto et partout au Canada”, souligne le vice-président exécutif de GES Canada, Mike Lecour. En tant que directeur-général à Toronto, Scott Irvine est responsable de la croissance, de la direction stratégique et des initiatives de service à la clientèle exceptionnel que les clients et partenaires de GES apprécient de la part de l’équipe de Toronto. Scott Irvine est diplômé en commerce de l’Université de Calgary en Alberta, et détient un MBA de la Ivey Business School de l’Université de Western Ontario. À propos de GES GES, une entreprise de Viad Corp (NYSE: VVI), est un fournisseur mondial de services évènementiels complets, produisant évènements corporatifs, des expositions, conférences, congrès, kiosques d’exposition et expériences de divertissement. GES propose une gamme étendue de services, incluant les services de responsable officiel d’exposition, d’audiovisuel, de création et design à la fine pointe, de marketing et de mesure d’assistance, ainsi que d’hébergement pour évènements, le tout avec une portée mondiale inégalée. GES est partenaire d’expositions et de marques qui sont des leaders dans leur marché, tel que le Salon international de l’auto du Canada, Mary Kay, Spring Fair Birmingham, MAGIC, CONEXPO-CON/AGG et IFPE. Le centre national Servicenter® de GES est reconnu depuis huit ans par l’accréditation du Programme de centres d’appels certifiésMS de J.D. Power and Associates, et depuis les huit dernières années consécutives, Ad Age a nommé GES parmi les plus grandes agences de marketing expérientiel/évènementiel au pays. Pour plus d’information, visitez-nous à www.ges.com.


-- Global eSolutions (HK) Limited (GES), a Hong Kong based leading financial trading platform vendor launches GES EX 360° Cloud Platform, an all-round securities trading solution and special double privileges. GES EX 360° Cloud Platform combines Auton - online trading platform, GES EX – front-end trading system, GES Xentrix –back-end settlement system and powerful I.T. infrastructure, offering access to real time quote, trading, settlement, technical analysis and various types of server hosting packages.The first 10 customers signing up to the GES EX 360° Cloud Platform before 31 August 2017 can enjoy the below special double privileges.*·         One-time Setup Fee Waiver·         Monthly Fee Waiver for First 6 MonthsA special discount will be offered to customers who upgrade to paid plans after the 6-month fee waiver period.*Remarks: For details of the offers, please refer to the relevant promotional materials or contact GES staff.As a low-cost, high-efficiency solution, GES EX 360° Cloud Platform supports cloud trading which allows brokers to enjoy the ease of trading without installing any hardware. Auton, the online trading platform can be seamlessly connected with front-end trading system and back-end settlement system, which cover a diverse range of functions such as front- and back-end data instant synchronization. GES EX 360° Cloud Platform caters for the needs of different brokers with powerful I.T. infrastructure and multiple customized solutions.More features of GES EX 360° Cloud Platform:·         Front-end Trading SystemØ  Support local and global securitiesØ  Passed the HKEx OCG and OMD certification testsØ  Multiple channels of trading (Web Trade, Terminal, Mobile App)Ø  Cutting-edge algo-trading capabilityØ  Asset management functions, including MAM mode, pre-trade checking, trade allocation etc.Ø  Database located in Tseung Kwan O adjoining HKEx Data Centre·         Back-office Settlement SystemØ  ATI and SI jobØ  Multi-level commission and rebate settingØ  SFC FRR reportingØ  Various types of Corporate Action and IPO handlingØ  Automated day end job and statement outputØ  Real-time front and back data synchronizationGlobal eSolutions (HK) Limited ("GES") is a global leading provider dedicated in financial technologies for more than 10 years. GES empowers financial institutions with algo-trading capability, advanced risk management and FIX bridging solutions. GES fully covers the needs of the on-floor trading and OTC markets, with value-added services ranging from IT technical support, system integration, bespoke software and network infrastructure development to hosting services. With GES technologies, financial institutions are able to overcome the challenges of risk management, position management, liquidity source and trading across different financial instruments in a single platform. GES's well established partnering with top-tier financial institutions and prime brokerage firms can fulfill customers' needs of liquidity and market depth. GES ensures the highest level of certainty and satisfaction through comprehensive industry expertise and a deep-set commitment to customers.For further information, please visit our website: www.ges.com.hk


Launching fall 2017 in selected shopping venues, Christmas in the Wizarding World is a holiday experience inspired by the Harry Potter film series, which will feature beautifully crafted settings and showcase unique experiences sure to dazzle families of all ages. WBCP and GES will partner with premier retail developers to bring the experience to major shopping destinations during the holiday season. "This holiday season, we are excited to introduce new Christmas themed experiences that further extend J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World into the lifestyle of our fans and consumers," said Peter van Roden, Senior Vice President, Global Themed Entertainment, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. "Christmas in the Wizarding World will be an all-new touchpoint that celebrates this very special time of the year." This fully themed holiday retail experience will be reminiscent of the setting and atmosphere of a wintry Hogsmeade village, complete with a wand shop, ornate window displays and interactive elements that are sure to be a hit with Harry Potter fans. "GES is delighted to be a part of creating a new way for fans to experience the world of Harry Potter, this time in a holiday setting," said Eddie Newquist, chief creative officer of GES. "This one-of-a-kind experience is sure to be a hit with families and friends who are looking for a magical experience this holiday season." GES, producer of blockbuster touring-themed attractions and world-class live events across the globe, will design, produce and operate Christmas in the Wizarding World. About the Harry Potter Series Since 1997, the world has been captivated by the magic of the Harry Potter stories from J.K. Rowling. When Harry Potter learns on his eleventh birthday that he is, in fact, a wizard – he is quickly swept up into the spellbinding world of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry alongside new best friends, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. As the three friends get to grips with Levitation Charms and the rules of Quidditch, one of the darkest wizards of all time, Lord Voldemort, returns to threaten the very future of the wizarding world. The trio must summon all the courage they can for their extraordinary journey from finding the Philosopher's Stone, battling Basilisks, to turning back time and the terrifying trials of the Triwizard Tournament. The discovery of a devastating prophecy and a perilous hunt for Horcruxes lead them to face the Dark Lord himself when Harry and his friends must fight to save Hogwarts and the entire wizarding world. About Warner Bros. Consumer Products Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, extends the Studio's powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world.  WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. The division's successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi (opening 2018). With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world. About GES 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 events and brands, including Warner Bros. Consumer Products, National Geographic, Mary Kay, The Walt Disney Company and Tableau. GES' National Servicenter® has been recognized with certification under the J.D. Power and Associates Certified Call Center Program℠ for the past eight years, and for the seventh 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. HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING`S WIZARDING WORLD™ J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s17)


News Article | June 6, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

"Jeff is an outstanding creative director and we're excited to leverage his strategic creative contributions for both project-based strategies and internal creative leadership," said Errol Ahearn, GES vice president of global design. "He has a strong creative vision and fantastic ability to address challenging paradigms for our clients." Janes has been a key member of GES' creative department for more than 20 years, and he manages teams in GES' Minneapolis and Chicago client care centers. He has supported the Experiential Designers and Producers Association student mentoring program and instituted "BUDS" community outreach program for mentoring and inspiring students through local high schools. Janes brings a wealth of client experience to GES' creative efforts, having worked with leading global brands in the technology, health care, and consumer goods sectors. About GES 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, and Toronto Boat Show. GES' National Servicenter® has been recognized with certification under the J.D. Power and Associates Certified Call Center Program℠ for the past eight years, and for the seventh 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. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ges-promotes-jeff-janes-to-executive-creative-director-of-experiential-strategy-300469506.html


"We can't wait to be back on the road to bring a brand new LEGO building experience to families," said Vince Rubino, senior manager, event marketing for LEGO Systems. "We know how much families enjoy the time they spend together at our brand-in-hand events. The LEGO World of Creativity tour combines some of the most popular official LEGO event experiences with a new slate of interactive activities centered on open-ended creative building that are sure to surprise and delight kids and adults alike." "We are thrilled to collaborate with LEGO Systems on the LEGO World of Creativity tour and we're excited to bring the classic LEGO brick building experience to families across the country," said Eddie Newquist, EVP and chief creative officer for global events company, GES. "With GES' long history of connecting brands with the families who love them, we are sure that the LEGO World of Creativity tour will be a wonderful addition to the roster of official LEGO experiences." Seven sessions – each three hours in length – will be held at each tour stop over three days. The event requires a timed-entry ticket and visitors are encouraged to purchase their tickets early to ensure entry during their desired date and time. Information regarding show schedule, venue, directions, event information, and tickets can be found at worldofcreativity.lego.com. LEGO Systems Inc. LEGO Systems Inc. is the North American division of The LEGO Group, a privately held, family-owned company based in Billund, Denmark, one of the world's leading manufacturers of creatively educational play materials for children. The company is committed to the development of children's creative and imaginative abilities, and its employees are guided by the motto adopted in the 1930s by founder Ole Kirk Christiansen: "Only the best is good enough." Visit the virtual LEGO world at www.LEGO.com. About GES 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 events and brands, including Warner Bros. Consumer Products, National Geographic, Mary Kay, The Walt Disney Company and Tableau. GES' National Servicenter® has been recognized with certification under the J.D. Power and Associates Certified Call Center Program℠ for the past eight years, and for the seventh 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. LEGO, the LEGO logo, the brick & knob configuration and the Minifigure are trademarks of The LEGO Group. ©2017 The LEGO Group. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/lego-systems-inc-announces-new-interactive-experience-tour-lego-world-of-creativity-300454789.html


News Article | September 20, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

As part of a rigorous evaluation, the GES National Servicenter successfully passed a detailed audit of more than 100 practices that encompass its recruiting, training, employee incentives, management roles and responsibilities, and quality assurance capabilities. J.D. Power also surveyed 200 customers that recently contacted the National Servicenter. "Achieving J.D Power Certification for nine years in a row, in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, is an honor and a testament to our service culture," said GES SVP of Operations and National Servicenter Chris Elam. "Our commitment to service starts with the Voice of the Employee which provides the insights and feedback needed to hear the Voice of the Customer. In addition, First Call Resolution is a top priority. We set high standards for ourselves, so our customers can have their needs taken care of in just one contact. We are honored to have our commitment to industry-leading service recognized by J.D. Power." According to J.D. Power, "GES has demonstrated its commitment to customer experience by earning their ninth consecutive live phone channel certification. In fact, according to our research, GES' performance around the 'courtesy' and 'concern' attributes was especially high." For certification status, a contact center must also perform within the top 20 percent of customer service scores, which are based on benchmarks established in J.D. Power's cross-industry customer satisfaction research. The evaluation criteria includes the customer service representative's courtesy, knowledge and concern for the customer; promptness in speaking to a person; and timely resolution of the problem or request. Additionally, the experience with the automated phone system is evaluated based on the clarity of the information provided, the ease of navigating the phone menu prompts and the ease of understanding the phone menu instructions. Launched by J.D. Power in 2004 to evaluate overall customer satisfaction with live phone interactions and to help organizations in various industries increase their efficiency and effectiveness by establishing and continually updating leading practices for handling service calls. The Certified Contact Center Program certifies the live phone channel, the IVR self-service channel and the Web self-service channel. For more information on the Certified Contact Center Program, please visit JDPower.com. The GES National Servicenter is open weekdays from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT. Customers may speak to a knowledgeable representative by telephone at 1-800-475-2098  1.800.475.2098 1-800-475-2098 1-800-475-2098 or through live chat. For more information, visit us at ges.com. 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, and 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 past nine years, and for the eighth year in a row Ad Age has named GES as one of the Nation's Largest Experiential/Event Marketing Agency Networks.  For more information visit www.ges.com.


Patent
GES Inc | Date: 2010-01-27

A surface covering installation tool and method of use to provide improved safety and efficiency for surface covering installation. The surface covering installation tool is a tool that includes a handle, a mandrel, and a support member. A user inserts the mandrel into rolled surface covering and then pulls the rolled surfaced covering using the handle causing the surface covering to unroll.


Patent
GES Inc | Date: 2010-10-29

A modular display booth system is disclosed. The booth comprises walls, inserts, and toolless fasteners. The system is configured for efficient assembly and disassembly. The modular display booth system may be stored entirely on a single dolly for ease of transportation, coordination, and in warehouse alterations.


News Article | February 23, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- GES, a global experiential marketing partner producing live events, announced the addition of experienced marketing leader Dax Callner as chief strategy officer - events. Callner brings more than 20 years of experience as a chief strategist and...

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