TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GES, a global, full-service provider for live events, and the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), Canada’s leading convention and trade show facility, announced the appointment of GES as the MTCC’s Official Preferred Customs and Transportation Services provider. GES also serves as the MTCC’s Official General Services provider and partners with the MTCC to create high-impact, experiential events.

“For many years, GES has achieved an exceptional satisfaction rating in our customer evaluations,” said Metro Toronto Convention Centre President & CEO Lorenz Hassenstein. “Our continued partnership ensures that our customers always receive the best quality of service.”

As the Official Preferred Provider of Customs and Transportation Services, GES works closely with the MTCC team to facilitate customs clearance and transportation for conventions, congresses, trade and consumer shows as well as corporate events. GES partners with North American Logistics Services Inc. to provide customs brokerage services, and together the companies bring a wealth of knowledge and experience.

“GES' onsite Customs and Logistics office and our team of experts deliver specialized assistance and consultation to clients and our partners at the MTCC. This provides show managers and exhibitors with a worry-free and seamless customs and logistic experience,” said GES Canada Sr. Vice President and General Manager Patrick Lukan.

About GES

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. With operations around the world including Canada, the United States, Europe and the Middle East, GES partners with leading shows brands, including Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, the Canadian International Auto Show, Pfizer, Merck, Bell, Spring Fair, and CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE. For more information visit

About the Metro Toronto Convention Centre

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is Canada’s number one convention and trade show facility. Over the past 34 years, the Centre has hosted over 20,000 events and has added $6.3 billion in direct spending economic impact to the community. For further information, please visit


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Metro Toronto Convention Centre Selects GES Canada as its Official Preferred Provider of Customs and Transportation Services