GES acquires Blitz Communications to strengthen offering

Global Experience Specialists (GES) has announced the acquisition of international audio-visual (AV) specialist Blitz Communications, in a move that expands the company's range of services and supports its strategy to become a full-service supplier to the live events industry.

GES and Blitz announce acquisition
GES and Blitz announce acquisition

Jason Popp, GES' executive vice president international, said: "The acquisition of Blitz Communications combines AV services with our existing range of services, allowing GES to offer an increasingly comprehensive and convenient approach to service delivery for our event and congress organisers and the end-user clients across the EMEA region."

Blitz has offices in London and Manchester and is the in-house AV service provider at five major UK conference and exhibition venues – ExceL London, Earls Court, Olympia, Manchester Central, and the NEC, where Blitz was recently appointed as the in-house technical event staging partner.

Paul Hutton, managing director of Blitz Communications, said: "Blitz has grown and developed since its formation in 1989 and during that time we have had a close working relationship with GES. Both companies share a similar business culture and ethos.

"We are thrilled to be part of GES’ dynamic and customer-focused organisation and we are looking forward to growing the overall business through the new opportunities the acquisition presents."

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