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Global Experience Specialists (GES), Dedicated to Excellence

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Global Experience Specialists (GES), Dedicated to Excellence
Since 2002, IMTS has partnered with GES, an exhibition and trade show management company, to prepare and deliver the largest manufacturing event in the Western Hemisphere. The GES customer list includes Warner Brothers, Disney/Pixar, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and Tableau Software. 

“As America’s largest event for manufacturing technology, our exhibitors and visitors have high expectations for IMTS,” says Peter R. Eelman, Vice President – Exhibitions & Business Development at AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, which produces IMTS. “The GES commitment to excellence in customer service, technological processes and smart solutions helps us deliver a flawless event.”

GES Freight Planner Questionnaire Minimizes Costs
In 2006, under the direction of the AMT Board of Directors, AMT Show Committee, and IMTS Show Management, GES created the Freight Planner Questionnaire for IMTS exhibitors to minimize unexpected freight, rigging and equipment expenses due to labor categories. The questionnaire, located in your e-Kit, helps GES determine exhibitor freight weight and its cost per square foot of booth space, then organizes them by class or “block.” 

Optimize Your Booth Space
“Once completed, exhibitors can see how much more weight may be allowed to stay in the same block,” says Bob Ryley, GES Senior Vice President - Exhibition Sales. “This gives exhibitors the flexibility to add more machines to their display. Knowing your freight weight per square foot will help you maximize your space. Once you have a good estimate of weight, then it’s a matter of communicating with GES about orders for carpet, plants, and furnishings.”

Continuous Communication with GES is Key
Bob encourages exhibitors to communicate with GES through the e-Kit about special requests and target dates, which are assigned in April. “Great communication helps us plan for the show.” 

Find your GES National Service Center on the IMTS Contacts page.

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