SOS Global joins AGES as new Industry Partner
The Association of Global Event Suppliers (AGES) and SOS Global Express Inc. have signed a three year agreement for“Logistics and Transportation under the AGES Industry Partnership Programme. With the expertise and support of SOS Global AGES will develop new standards, procedures and other tools to increase efficiency and reduce costs for event logistics.
Logistics and transportation are crucial aspects in the events business and often represent important cost factors for global event suppliers, specifically when dealing with large projects taking place at distance. “It is not just about reliability and costs. Through our partnership we want to explore and find smarter solutions for our industry,” says Daniel Cordey, chairman of AGES.
Stephen O’Connell, vice-president of SOS Global, understands the challenges of the event suppliers industry very well. “SOS Global is honoured to team up with AGES as their Logistics Partner,” he says. “Since we started the company in 1986 we have consistently expanded our reach into global events and we believe this partnership is a natural expansion that will benefit all involved.”
The Industry Partnership Program
The IPP is a programme created by AGES for leading industrial companies who are directly connected with the business of its members and are willing to support the initiatives of AGES in specific thematic categories. Through knowledge transfer and active involvement by the partners, the IPP shall contribute to the elaboration of new standards and policies for the event suppliers industry. AGES and EY recently signed a partnership for the category.
The Association of Global Event Suppliers (AGES) is a not-for-profit organisation based in Switzerland which has been formed to become the label for quality and reliability for temporary and demountable infrastructure works for major events. The members are market leaders and frontrunners in the development of new products. Together they annually deliver services and works for close to 1.5 billion euros.
AGES wants to address the capabilities of the industry to governmental bodies, key stakeholders and organisers of large sports events to facilitate interaction and obtain cost-effective infrastructure solutions for future events.