New MD tasked with driving GES design and build growth across EMEA

International full-service provider to live events, GES, has promoted Michael Stewart to managing director of its EMEA Design and Build division.

The company claims ‘significant expansion’ of its custom-build business over the last 10 years, with a growing portfolio of major brand clients, including in the aerospace, technology and pharmaceutical sectors.

International reach has also grown with offices in the UK, Germany, Amsterdam and the UAE.

In a landmark year the team has won Stand Design and Build Supplier 2016 at the AEO Awards, delivered its biggest ever Farnborough International Air Show and claims to be on track to secure over 1,400 projects.

Stewart has worked with GES for more than 20 years, most recently as COO of Design and Build. He said: “We are one of very few companies that can truly offer a global solution. I will continue to integrate GES’ Design and Build business into a single international operation, leveraging best practice to provide a consistently high standard of design, build and service to our growing client base regardless of budget and location.”

Jason Popp, executive vice-president of international at GES, welcomed the new role saying, “Michael is the perfect person to spearhead this area of the business. His in-depth knowledge of the industry really helps us develop strong client relationships.

Martin Fullard


Martin Fullard

Martin Fullard: journalist, presenter, producer. Martin is the Deputy Editor at Conference News and Conference & Meetings World magazines. He leads the digital channels on Mash Media’s Conference Division as well as heading up Mash TV. He is formerly a web editor at a national newspaper in the Middle East and motoring journalist.

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