GES buys Blitz Communications

AUTHOR: Inavate

Global Experience Specialists (GES) has bought international rental and staging company Blitz Communications. The purchase is to expand GES' range of services and supports its strategy to become a full-service supplier to the live events, conference and congress and exhibitions markets.

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.

Blitz also has experience in the delivery of a wide range of creative AV services, including specialist divisions that will add value to GES' offerings: digital media, lighting, theatre, set and stage, graphics, audio and video. The combination of services and locations provides GES with coverage of the UK and allows GES also to use its international reach to deploy its services in Europe and the Middle East.