As quick background for the client, I was CEO of GES Exposition Services for four years starting in 2006 after 5 years as a Senior Executive in the company. GES produces tradeshows, meaning the design (look and feel + logistical), pre-show fabrication (structures, carpet, graphics, etc), installation, and dismantle of shows.
As order of magnitude, GES produces greater than 3,500 tradeshows annually, spanning every industry across the United States, Canada, UK, and the UAE. The company produces some of the best known and largest shows in the world, including International Consumer Electronics, Chicago or LA Auto, Craft & Hobby, International Council of Shopping Centers, MAGIC, UK Spring Fair, etc. Overall, the company employees nearly 20,000 union and non-union workers, generating greater than $800MM in annual revenue as one of two clear US market leaders and the only true international player.