Jean-Michel Cousteau, Body Glove, And GES Announce Sponsorship Opportunities For New Project, Ocean Explorers

 Jean-Michel Cousteau, Body Glove, And GES Announce Sponsorship Opportunities
                       For New Project, Ocean Explorers

Unique branding opportunity available for Corporate sponsors through
educational interactive touring exhibition focusing on exploring, preserving
and protecting Earth's oceans.

Sneak peek of new exhibition at 2012 DEMA Show on November 14, 2012

PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13, 2012

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Themed attractions and trade show
expert Global Experience Specialists (GES), in partnership with legendary
ocean explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau and respected water-sports company Body
Glove, announced sponsorship opportunities for an in-development, educational
touring exhibition, Ocean Explorers. Levels of participation include Partner,
Sponsor, and Supplier, and will include multi-year and multi-dimensional
alliances with the exhibition and the creators. For more information, please
contact Lisa O'Keefe, director of partner development for GES, at


Ocean Explorers is expected to attract nearly 2 million visitors during a
five-year, 15-market tour, and generate in excess of 200 million impressions
in leading national, regional and local media. All levels of participation
will receive recognition with official designation on promotional materials,
including websites, banners, billboards, at-venue signage, and customized
press kit materials.

"Any organization that supports conservation and education can benefit from
this sponsorship, by being part of an extraordinary and historic exhibition
dedicated to ocean education, preservation and protection," said Eddie
Newquist, chief creative officer for GES. "It's our goal to drive
environmental awareness in a fun and interactive way to people all over North
America—through schools and communities—in an effort to encourage visitors to
take action in their own neighborhoods."

Through Ocean Explorers' unique interactive elements, guests can learn how
ocean ecosystems are interconnected with all life on Earth. Visitors are
reminded of the immense beauty, power and fragility of the waters encircling
the planet, and are inspired to protect the world's greatest natural resource
and make a difference in their communities—a difference that can impact our
planet for generations.

Guests can take a virtual journey in a deep-sea submersible to a depth of
11,000 meters into the deepest corners of the ocean. In addition to learning
about environmental awareness and protection, visitors can also gain an
understanding of key oceanographic concepts such as density, pressure,
buoyancy, temperature, and gravity waves. The role of technology and
breakthrough advancements that paved the way for extreme underwater
exploration are also presented, including Jacques Cousteau's invention of the
Aqualung and Body Glove's innovative wetsuit designs.

"This exhibit will give guests a unique opportunity to have fun, to be
entertained, to make discoveries and take on ocean adventures," says
Jean-Michel Cousteau, chairman of the board and president of Ocean Futures

Tomorrow, November 14, 2012, at the DEMA Show in Las Vegas at the Sands Expo
Center, Jean-Michel Cousteau and representatives from Body Glove and GES will
discuss the exhibition and host a Q&A panel at the Body Glove booth. They will
also unveil a never-before-exhibited historic artifact important to the
Cousteau and Body Glove partnership, which will be featured inside the
exhibition for the duration of the tour.

About GES

Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (GES), a Viad Corp (NYSE: VVI) company, is
a leading marketing agency that produces exhibitions, events, exhibits and
retail environments. GES provides a wide range of services, including turnkey
official show services, cutting-edge creative and design, marketing and
measurement services—all with an unrivaled global reach. GES partners with
leading shows and brands, including the International CES, Spring Fair
Birmingham, International Woodworking Fair, CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE, Bell
Helicopter, Genzyme, L'Oreal, Warner Bros., and Simon Property Group. GES'
National Servicenter® has been recognized with certification under the J.D.
Power and Associates Certified Call Center Program℠for the past four years,
and for the third year in a row Ad Age has named GES as one of the "World's 50
Largest Agency Companies." For more information, visit or the GES blog

About Ocean Futures Society

Ocean Futures Society (OFS) is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization. With the
motto, "Protect the ocean and you protect yourself." The mission of OFS is to
explore our global ocean, inspiring and educating people throughout the world
to act responsibly for its protection, documenting the critical connection
between humanity and nature, and celebrating the ocean's vital importance to
the survival of all life on our planet. OFS is based in Santa Barbara,
California, with offices in Paris, France; Lucca, Italy; and Sao Paulo,
Brazil. For more information, visit

AboutBody Glove

Founded in 1953, Body Glove is a leading, worldwide water sports brand
specializing in wetsuits, swimwear, clothing, footwear, accessories, and
technology accessories. The company sponsors one of the most respected surf
and wakeboard teams in the industry with such powerhouse names as pro surfers
Jamie O'Brien, Cheyne Magnusson, Anthony Walsh, Alex Gray and Holly Beck and
wake boarders Rusty Malinoski, Harley Clifford, Bob Soven and Jeff McKee. Body
Glove and Jean-Michel Cousteau and his Ocean Futures Society have formed a
legendary alliance to help preserve and protect the ocean while providing
ocean and diving geared equipment to water enthusiasts around the globe. Some
of the proceeds from the sale of those products go directly to Ocean Futures
Society. Through Reef Check, SIMA's environmental fund, and the Surfrider
Foundation, Body Glove also works to preserve the purity of the waters it
loves. Body Glove products are sold in the U.S. by a network of independent
retailers. Body Glove is also sold in approximately 50 countries

GES                         Body Glove
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