AMERICAN FOUNDRY SOCIETY AND NORTH AMERICAN DIE CASTING ASSOCIATION RENEW CASTEXPO CONTRACT WITH GES
Las Vegas, August 13, 2008 - After a highly successful introductory experience with GES Exposition Services (GES) during CastExpo 2008, the American Foundry Society (AFS) and the North American Die Casting Association (NADCA) have renewed their contract with GES to produce the 2010 CastExpo event and 2009 Metalcasting Congress. Sponsored by the AFS and the NADCA, CastExpo is the single largest trade show and exposition in North America for metal casters and industry suppliers.
GES has had extensive experience in producing heavy equipment exhibitions such as CastExpo, said Daniel Twarog, NADCA president. This expertise coupled with their impeccable service to exhibitors helped drive our decision to work with GES for not only 2008, but also 2010.
GES is pleased to have been part of the success of CastExpo 2008, and we look forward to working together again to produce outstanding events in 2009 and 2010, said Kevin Rabbitt, president and chief executive officer of GES. The S.U.R.E.SM way, which is our company-wide program that combines customer service training and process development with state-of-the-art measurement and tracking of service, enabled our dedicated team to provide superior service and support to our CastExpo clients.
AFS and NADCA selected GES based on the stringent requirements of the service levels expected by our exhibitors and that they could implement programs that would significantly improve the levels of service, said Jerry Call, executive vice president of AFS. Both AFS and our exhibitors are confident in the success of future shows because of our collaborative efforts with GES.
Las Vegas-based GES Exposition Services, a subsidiary of Viad Corp (NYSE: VVI), services every major exhibition and event market across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and in Abu Dhabi through the GES Worldwide Network. GES provides a wide range of services, including exhibition planning and design, turnkey and custom exhibit rentals, material handling, staging, overhead sign rigging, temporary electrical equipment, signs and graphics manufacturing, installation and dismantling labor, carpet and furnishings, and transportation services. GES produces many well-known shows, including the International Consumer Electronics Show, Spring Fair Birmingham, International Council of Shopping Centers, National Restaurant Association, MAGIC, and CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE. For more information, visit www.ges.com.
Headquartered in Schaumburg, IL, American Foundry Society (AFS) is a not-for-profit technical and management society that has existed since 1896 to provide and promote knowledge and services that strengthen the metal casting industry for the ultimate benefit of its customers and society. www.afsinc.org
Headquartered in Wheeling, IL, NADCA represents the worldís most effective die casters creating the worldís best products. Working with a North American die caster guarantees innovation, integrity, accessibility, and reliability. The organization serves as the voice of the industry, promoting growth and enhancing its membersí ability to compete domestically in the global marketplace. www.diecasting.org
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