This latest expansion builds on GES' acquisition of Blitz Communications in the UK 2014 and sees it extend its global reach, with 85 facilities worldwide.
ON Event Services’ team of 225 members of staff support more than 1,000 events per year and look after around 800 clients including major brands such as Coca-Cola, INFOR and World Financial Group. The firm is also the preferred in-house provider of audio visual services for 30 venues and six major concert facilities.
Steve Moster, president of GES and president and chief executive officer of Viad Corp, said: "We selected the business of ON Event Services because of its expertise in high-end AV production and extensive library of AV technologies. The addition accelerates our position and takes us to the next level of serving our clients with a full range of event and technology services.
"The extensive event production capabilities of the business of ON Event Services perfectly complement GES’ core live event services for corporate events, exhibitions, conferences and exhibits. I’m excited to welcome ON Event Services’ leadership team and its more than 225 talented team members to the GES family."
ON Event Services will now operate as ON Services, a GES Company, and Stan Milner, president of the company, will continue in his role, reporting directly to Moster.
"ON Services and GES are a great fit. It was important for us to join a company with a similar focus on creating live experiences and dedication to client service," said Milner. "We are looking forward to working with the GES team to help clients create engaging events from start to finish. This provides great opportunities for our clients and our employees."
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