For Immediate Release
July 19, 2012
“Go East Young Man….”
Chicago, IL – July 19, 2012 - Global Management Services, Inc. (GMS) announced today its intention to exhibit at the upcoming CIBTM slated for Beijing on September 12 through 14, 2012. This leading international gathering of key event planning industry executives attracts buyers from the fast-growing nations in the Asia-Pacific region. “Our focus is increasingly being shifted to Asia, where we see tremendous opportunities for our industry and our company,” said Hanson Ansary, president and CEO of GMS. “Many of our clients,” continued Ansary, “keep asking about Asia as their preferred destination for many of their upcoming incentive programs and corporate meetings.” Headquartered in Chicago, IL, GMS which happens to be a wholly-owned subsidiary of the incentive house the Maxxus Group, is one of the leading international event planning companies with a blue-chip client list from around the globe.
In a few years since its inception, CIBTM has quickly evolved in becoming the focal point of gathering for industry leaders from around the world with an interest in the Asia-Pacific region. “We look to CIBTM,” commented Ansary in an interview, “as a ‘gateway’ into Asia where we hope to meet reliable industry suppliers, partners and prospective clients to foster lasting working relationships.” The company’s marketing shift underscores the importance of Asia as a destination for many global event planning companies such as GMS. For GMS, heading to Asia is like going back to its roots. The company was established in 1998 as a leading event planning company in the Japan market. The sharp decline in the business from Japan on the heel of the country’s economic downturn prompted GMS to seek opportunities elsewhere—namely, Europe. With the surge in economic activity in Asia, primarily in China and Southeast Asia, the company is finding its way back to a market it knows very well.
“We are blessed,” explained Ansary, “to have an impressive group of multicultural and multilingual professionals on our team to serve our clients in Asia--including those with both Cantonese and Mandarin language skills.” The company’s last large-scale program for a US car company was earlier in 2012. That program spanned Asia—from Vietnam to Hong Kong. “We are here,” he continued, “to reclaim our rightful position in this key market!”