Larry Harrison Joins GES as General Manager of Toronto

Harrison brings extensive experience in operations and sales

TORONTO, May 25, 2016 /CNW/ -- Global Experience Specialists (GES), a global full service provider for live events, announced that Larry Harrison has joined the company as general manager of Toronto. Harrison has led operations and sales across a number of industries covering manufacturing, distribution, signage and broadcasting. Most recently, Harrison was the general manager for Acklands-Grainger Inc., responsible for its Canada, Atlantic Region.

"We are very fortunate to have Larry join GES in Toronto," said Mike Lecour, executive vice president of GES Canada.  "Larry's 'people first' philosophy and passion for live events as an attendee and exhibitor, will now expand into the planning and execution of memorable experiences for event organizers across the Greater Toronto Area and as part of our worldwide relationships."

As general manager of Toronto, Harrison is responsible for the growth, strategic direction and continued exceptional customer service initiatives that clients and partners value from GES' Toronto team.

"I'm honored to be part of the GES team, and I look forward to working with our talented staff, clients, and industry partners to produce unforgettable events while exceeding client objectives," said Harrison.

About GES
Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (GES), a Viad Corp (NYSE: VVI) company, is a global, full-service provider for live events, producing exhibitions, conferences, congresses, corporate events, exhibits and entertainment experiences. GES provides a wide range of services, including official show services, audio visual, cutting-edge creative and design, marketing and measurement services, and event accommodations – all with an unrivaled global reach. GES partners with leading shows and brands, including Mary Kay, Spring Fair Birmingham, MAGIC, CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE, Construct Canada, Toronto Boat Show, and L'Oreal. GES' National Servicenter® has been recognized with certification under the J.D. Power and Associates Certified Call Center ProgramSM for the past seven years, and for the seventh year in a row Ad Age has named GES as one of the "World's 50 Largest Agency Companies." For more information visit

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