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Richard Robert Appointed Director of Sales for Freeman Audio Visual Ottawa

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Contact:  Heidi Welker | 905.366.9232

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Ottawa, ON – May 30, 2016 – Kevin Wolfe, General Manager, Freeman Audio Visual Ottawa, is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Robert to Director of Sales for the company’s Ottawa branch, one of our largest and most successful Freeman operations.

RichardRobert“Richard Robert is a dynamic sales leader who is already familiar to many of our customers in the Ottawa Region,” said Wolfe. “He will play a key role as we deepen our existing client relationships and build new ones.”

Robert brings 29 years of experience in airline corporate & agency sales, global travel, international development & procurement. He is well known for his business development skills and maintaining national association industry relationships.

“I am excited about taking on a new challenge with Freeman Audio Visual and look forward to working with its experienced and well known sales team.  My goal is to focus on business development while enhancing customer relations through attendee engagement and meaningful experiences,” said Robert.

About Freeman Audio Visual

As part of the world’s largest brand experience organization, Freeman Audio Visual uses the power of technology to make meaningful connections with a multitude of audiences through the production of meetings, conventions, special events and trade shows. Freeman invests heavily in maintaining and growing its stable of state-of-the-art technology around the world. Freeman Audio Visual provides a full range of services to support the way audiences engage with content as the landscape continues to change.

Freeman Audio Visual has a deep, rich history of success and has received numerous awards recognizing its outstanding performance in technical, staging, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, customer service excellence and partnerships. Together with its customers and partners, Freeman Audio Visual will continue to serve clients throughout North America and the rest of the world through its growing global network. For more information, visit www.freemanav-ca.com 

About Freeman

Recognized by Advertising Age as the world’s largest brand experience company, Freeman uses the power of integrated digital and live brand experiences to move markets, connect markets, connect people, support growth and generate revenues for the world’s leading companies and associations. Freeman derives insights that help define program strategies, target key audiences, deliver meaningful messages and drive revenues and results. Through its expansive network of offices, talent and global partnerships, Freeman has the reach and access that is unmatched in the industry. A family- and employee-owned company, Freeman is known for its stability, strength, customer service mentality and its success over its 87-year history. A values-driven company with a strong and purpose-built culture, Freeman is dedicated to making meaningful connections with audiences. This is accomplished through a process of continuous innovation and improvement. Freeman produces more than 4,300 expositions annually and 11,000 other events worldwide. Freeman has been awarded multiple consecutive J. D. Power awards for its Customer Call Center. For more information, visit www.freemanco.com.

 

Freeman Audio Visual Ottawa Wins Consumer Choice Award for AV Services for the Fifth Consecutive Year

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OTTAWA – MAY 26, 2016 -Freeman Audio Visual Canada is proud to announce that it has been selected by the Ottawa consumers and business community as the Consumer Choice Award (CCA) winner in the category of Audio Visual Services for the fifth year in a row. CCA was established in 1987 and is considered the most distinguished business award in Canada.

Consumer-Choice-Award-Ottawa“They are truly a testament of the hard work and commitment to superior service they have continued to provide over the past year,” said Marcel Sbrollini, President, Consumer Choice Award. “They are once again a part of a very select group of businesses recognized by the people of Ottawa for their excellence in business.”

Through an independent market-research survey, consumers and businesses in the Ottawa community voted Freeman Audio Visual as the top-ranked organization in its industry, without the influence of industry insiders, advocate groups or unethical business practices.

“It continues to be an honour and a pleasure to serve the residents of Ottawa, and we are immensely grateful for their continuing support and confidence,” said Kevin Wolfe, General Manager, Freeman Audio Visual Ottawa. “My colleagues take pride in their work and are 100% committed to providing customer service that is second to none. Having their efforts acknowledged truly means the world to them. Thank you so much, Ottawa.”

About Freeman Audio Visual

As part of the world’s largest brand experience organization, Freeman Audio Visual uses the power of technology to make meaningful connections with a multitude of audiences through the production of meetings, conventions, special events and trade shows. Freeman invests heavily in maintaining and growing its stable of state-of-the-art technology around the world. Freeman Audio Visual provides a full range of services to support the way audiences engage with content as the landscape continues to change.

Freeman Audio Visual has a deep, rich history of success and has received numerous awards recognizing its outstanding performance in technical, staging, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, customer service excellence and partnerships. Together with its customers and partners, Freeman Audio Visual will continue to serve clients throughout North America and the rest of the world through its growing global network. For more information, visit www.freemanav-ca.com.

About Freeman

Recognized by Advertising Age as the world’s largest brand experience company, Freeman uses the power of integrated digital and live brand experiences to move markets, connect markets, connect people, support growth and generate revenues for the world’s leading companies and associations. Freeman derives insights that help define program strategies, target key audiences, deliver meaningful messages and drive revenues and results. Through its expansive network of offices, talent and global partnerships, Freeman has the reach and access that is unmatched in the industry. A family- and employee-owned company, Freeman is known for its stability, strength, customer service mentality and its success over its 87-year history. A values-driven company with a strong and purpose-built culture, Freeman is dedicated to making meaningful connections with audiences. This is accomplished through a process of continuous innovation and improvement. Freeman produces more than 4,300 expositions annually and 11,000 other events worldwide. Freeman has been awarded multiple consecutive J. D. Power awards for its Customer Call Center. For more information, visit www.freemanco.com.

Freeman Audio Visual Canada Makes Waste Diversion Champions List for Third Year

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May 17, 2016

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TORONTO – May 17, 2016 – Freeman Audio Visual Canada is proud to announce it has made the REfficient Waste Diversion Champions list for the third year in a row. The Waste Diversion Champions list recognizes companies that have reached impressive levels of reusing, buying, reselling and recycling surplus assets.

Refficient logoREfficient is an online marketplace that allows companies to buy quality telecom, AV and IT equipment at significant discounts from sustainable sources.

“We acknowledge Freeman for embracing the reduce-reuse-recycle concept,” said REfficient CEO Stephanie McLarty. “The Company continues to demonstrate leadership in sustainability by putting the 3Rs into practice with their surplus equipment as well as sharing their results publicly with pride and enthusiasm.”

The Waste Diversion Champions program recognized 18 companies that have diverted at least 1000 pounds from landfills in the last year through buying, reusing, reselling or recycling their surplus assets. With three program recognition levels, Freeman Audio Visual Canada is included in the Master Level, which means it has diverted 10,000-99,999 pounds from landfills.

“Sustainable equipment management continues to be an integral part of our company culture,” said David Campbell, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Freeman Audio Visual Canada. “We are grateful to REfficient for providing us with a recycling solution that aligns with our company corporate social responsibility goals.”

About Freeman Audio Visual

Freeman Audio Visual connects people in meaningful ways by enhancing the power of meetings, conventions, special events and trade shows through leading-edge presentation technology solutions. With dedicated, state-of-the-art inventory in every province and all major cities coast to coast, Freeman Audio Visual provides a full range of services to support the modern meeting environment, including creative and digital services, virtual meeting technology, social media engagement tools and mobile-app event solutions.

The company has received numerous awards recognizing its outstanding efforts in technical support and staging, corporate social responsibility, environmental leadership, customer-service excellence and customer-driven partnerships. Together with its customers and partners, Freeman Audio Visual will transform, grow and extend the world of live engagements throughout North America. For more information, visit www.freemanav-ca.com.

About Freeman

Founded in 1927, Freeman is the leading global partner for integrated experiential marketing solutions for live engagements including expositions, conventions, corporate events and exhibits. Headquartered in Dallas, with over 70 offices in North America and the U.K., Freeman produces more than 4,300 expositions annually, including 135 of the 250 largest U.S. trade shows, and 11,000 other events worldwide. Customer-driven, Freeman offers a total package of solutions, with a scope of products and services unmatched by the competition. Freeman places an emphasis on respect for people and providing unparalleled customer service. Freeman has received numerous trade show industry awards for excellence in leadership, creative design, community service, innovation and customer-driven partnerships. For more information, visit www.freemanco.com.

 

 

Freeman’s Chief Design Officer Bruce Mau Recognized with Cooper Hewitt 2016 National Design Award: Design Mind

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Freeman’s Chief Design Officer Bruce Mau Recognized with Cooper Hewitt 2016 National Design Award: Design Mind

DALLAS (May 5, 2016) – Freeman, the leading global provider of brand experiences, is proud to announce the recognition of Chief Design Officer Bruce Mau as a winner of the 2016 National Design Awards. The prestigious awards recognize excellence and innovation across a variety of disciplines. Mau was awarded the Design Mind, given in recognition of a visionary who has had a profound impact on design theory, practice or public awareness. The award recipients will be honored at a gala dinner Thursday, Oct. 20, in New York City.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by Cooper Hewitt with a National Design Award and be amongst the leaders and visionaries in design,” said Bruce Mau. “It’s critical that design continues to be a recognized medium, as it has such an impact on our quality of life.”

Mau is also the co-founder of the Massive Change Network, which promotes the transformative power of design thinking to generate new ideas and help institutions and businesses innovate. He has worked with leading companies, including projects with Coca-Cola Company, McDonald’s, Herman Miller, Walt Disney Imagineering and Freeman; the governments of Denmark, Guatemala, Panama and Saudi Arabia; and the architects Frank Gehry, Rem Koolhaas and SOM.

“This award recognizes Bruce’s incredible contributions to experience design, and we are proud to have Bruce serve as Chief Design Officer for Freeman,” said Bob Priest-Heck, Freeman’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “He is the leader in design thinking, and his vision has been essential to our ability to support our clients by creating new and innovative ways to grow their business. We’re excited to continue transforming the industry and growing the brand experience channel with Bruce as a key part of our leadership team.”

The award nomination process begins with an open call for nominations, which are solicited from leading designers, educators, journalists, cultural figures, corporate leaders and design enthusiasts from every state in the nation. Winners are selected by a jury of design leaders and educators, convened by the museum, based on the level of excellence, innovation and public impact of their bodies of work. Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum will celebrate outstanding achievement in American design this fall with its 17th annual National Design Awards program.

First launched at the White House in 2000 as a project of the White House Millennium Council, the National Design Awards were established to promote design as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world. The awards are accompanied each year by National Design Week, which will take place Oct. 15–23 and includes a variety of public education programs, panel discussions and workshops.

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About Freeman

Recognized by Advertising Age as one of the world’s largest brand experience companies, Freeman uses the power of integrated digital and live brand experiences to move markets, connect people, support growth and generate revenues for the world’s leading organizations. A design-driven company, Freeman generates insights that define program strategies, target audiences and deliver messages that generate meaningful results. Through its expansive global network of offices, talent and partnerships, Freeman has the reach and access that is unmatched in the industry. A family- and employee-owned company, Freeman is known for its 89-year history of stability, strength and customer service achievements. Freeman is a values-driven company with a strong and purpose-built culture that is dedicated to connecting people in meaningful ways. This is accomplished through a process of continuous innovation and improvement. Freeman produces more than 4,300 expositions annually and 11,000 other events worldwide. Freeman has been awarded six consecutive J.D. Power awards for the excellence of its Customer Call Center. For more information, visit www.freemanco.com

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About Bruce Mau

Bruce Mau is a brilliantly creative optimist whose love of thorny problems led him to create a methodology for whole-system transformation. He has been a serial entrepreneur since he was nine. Twenty-five years in the business of design gave Bruce the practical, holistic insights for going into the design of business with his Massive Change Network five years ago. In doing so, he laid the foundation for the new discipline of enterprise design, successfully applying his design thinking methodology to economic, cultural, governmental, environmental and social change.

ABOUT COOPER HEWITT, SMITHSONIAN DESIGN MUSEUM

Founded in 1897, Cooper Hewitt is the only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. On Dec. 12, 2014, Cooper Hewitt reopened in the renovated and restored Carnegie Mansion, which offers 60 percent more exhibition space to showcase one of the most diverse and comprehensive collections of design works in existence. The renovation of the Carnegie Mansion and museum campus was recognized with LEED Silver certification. Currently on view are nine exhibitions and installations featuring hundreds of objects throughout four floors of the mansion, including the fifth installment of the museum’s contemporary design exhibition series, “Beauty―Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial,” “Thom Browne Selects” and “Pixar: The Design of Story.” Visitors can experience a full range of new interactive capabilities, including the opportunity to explore the collection digitally on ultra-high-definition touch-screen tables, draw their own designs in the Immersion Room and address design problems in the Process Lab.

Industry Veteran Larry Luteran Joins Freeman Leadership Team

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Larry LuteranFreeman, the leading global provider of brand experiences, welcomes 30-year live-engagement industry veteran Larry Luteran to Freeman Audio Visual, as the company continues to grow its global presence. Named chief sales officer, Luteran is responsible for the revenue performance of Freeman Audio Visual, Freeman Audio Visual Canada, and Encore Event Technologies.

Committed to serving its clients with an enhanced presence and consistent brand experiences, Freeman continues to invest in a global infrastructure by extending its leadership team. This strategic expansion of executive leadership will enrich the client experience and effectively manage the organization’s growth. Over the past six years, Freeman has broadened its Audio Visual presence by expanding its AV technology division through organic growth and acquisitions around the world. It is through these offerings that Freeman remains the most diverse company in the industry.

“We’re building a strong leadership team with a focus on extending the company’s reach, with expanded programs that drive continued growth,” said Ken Sanders, president of Freeman Audio Visual. “To do this, we are investing in exceptional talent and bringing the right people on board, like Larry, who can authentically integrate the voice of our customers into our comprehensive global strategy.” Sanders adds, “I consider Larry a ‘triple threat’ talent with significant experience in not only hospitality, but corporate and association sales.”

Luteran, the former senior vice president of group sales and industry relations at Hilton Worldwide, brings a unique, client-minded perspective to Freeman. With three decades of progressive leadership in the meeting and events industry, he will be invaluable in aligning the strategies and objectives of Freeman’s sales teams, with a strong emphasis on personalized customer service. Luteran will report to Ken Sanders, president of Freeman Audio Visual.

“The opportunity to be part of the team at Freeman is very exciting given its rich culture and commitment to connecting people in meaningful ways. I’m thrilled to join the Freeman family, where I look forward to extending our client relationships and contributing to Freeman’s growth as a leader in the meetings and event industry,” said Luteran. “I look forward to providing meaningful experiences to our audio visual customers. I’ve spent a big part of my career advocating for the power of face-to-face meetings and Freeman is the company that brings it all to life and that for me is very exciting.”

About Freeman Audio Visual

Freeman Audio Visual connects people in meaningful ways by enhancing the power of meetings, conventions, special events and trade shows through leading-edge presentation technology solutions. With dedicated, state-of-the-art inventory in every province and all major cities coast to coast, Freeman Audio Visual provides a full range of services to support the modern meeting environment, including creative and digital services, virtual meeting technology, social media engagement tools and mobile-app event solutions.

The company has received numerous awards recognizing its outstanding efforts in technical support and staging, corporate social responsibility, environmental leadership, customer-service excellence and customer-driven partnerships. Together with its customers and partners, Freeman Audio Visual will transform, grow and extend the world of live engagements throughout North America. For more information, visit www.freemanav-ca.com.

About Freeman

Founded in 1927, Freeman is the leading global partner for integrated experiential marketing solutions for live engagements including expositions, conventions, corporate events and exhibits. Headquartered in Dallas, with over 70 offices in North America and the U.K., Freeman produces more than 4,300 expositions annually, including 135 of the 250 largest U.S. trade shows, and 11,000 other events worldwide. Customer-driven, Freeman offers a total package of solutions, with a scope of products and services unmatched by the competition. Freeman places an emphasis on respect for people and providing unparalleled customer service. Freeman has received numerous trade show industry awards for excellence in leadership, creative design, community service, innovation and customer-driven partnerships. For more information, visit www.freemanco.com.

 

Freeman Audio Visual Canada wins 2016 Canadian Event Perspective Award

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(L to R) Dianne King General Manager Toronto, Brian Johnston Manager Creative Services, and Jay Lanchbury Director of Sales Toronto accept Canadian Event Perspective Award

(L to R) Dianne King General Manager Toronto, Brian Johnston Manager Creative Services, and Jay Lanchbury Director of Sales Toronto accept Canadian Event Perspective Award

Freeman Audio Visual Canada is proud to announce that it has won the Canadian Event Perspective Award in the category of Best Audio Visual Design for an Event for production of the 2015 Winter Cities Shake-Up. The award was presented by the Canadian Special Events Media Group.

The inaugural Winter Cities Shake-Up, held in Edmonton in January 2015, served as a gathering of urban planners and designers, entrepreneurs and business people, artists, cultural and community organizers, and people who live in winter cities and want to take advantage of all winter has to offer. The conference featured three days of presentations from internationally-renowned experts and rising stars in winter design, winter business and winter fun. Given its focus, the Winter Cities Shake-Up needed a differentiator from other conferences.

“The City of Edmonton’s approach to winter was aiming to be different,” said Doug Hawtin, Account Executive with Freeman Audio Visual Canada. “The goal was to embrace how winter can feel and show new ways of looking at something that has been lived through a million times before.”

There were a number of major innovative technical aspects to Winter Cities Shake-Up that garnered industry and social media attention. Among them was the curved 132’W x 21’H Peroni projection screen which has been widely touted as the first if its kind in Canada. The second creative technical aspect was the life-size snow globe in the centre of the stage.

“As our audio visual partner, Freeman Audio Visual understood what we were doing from the start and helped us enhance the experience, which aligned with the way that we were aiming to change the perception of winter for our delegates,” said Rebecca Swanson, Director of Communications, BUKSA Strategic Conference Services. “They came to BUKSA Strategic Conference Services with an idea, which was to create a screen that encompassed the room. This was something that had never been done in Canada, and we were keen to be the first to try it. It surpassed our expectations.”

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Freeman audiovisuel remporte le prix du Canadian Event Perspective Award 2016

(G à D) Dianne King, directrice générale ; Brian Johnston, Gérant, Services créatifs ; et Jay Lanchbury, Directeur des ventes, Toronto reçoivent le Prix Canadian Event Perspective

(G à D) Dianne King, directrice générale ; Brian Johnston, Gérant, Services créatifs ; et Jay Lanchbury, Directeur des ventes, Toronto reçoivent le Prix Canadian Event Perspective

Freeman audiovisuel Canada est fière d’annoncer qu’elle a remporté le prix Canadian Event Perspective dans la catégorie « Best Audio Visual Design for an Event » (Meilleure conception audiovisuelle pour un évènement) pour la réalisation du Winter Cities Shake Up 2015.

L’évènement Winter Cities Shake Up se devait de se distinguer des autres conférences, puisque par sa nature, la vision de l’hiver de la ville d’Edmonton se voulait différente. Le but était de s’ouvrir aux diverses sensations de l’hiver et d’illustrer une image renouvelée de ce que nous avons vécu un million de fois. Freeman audiovisuel a su retenir l’attention de l’industrie et des médias sociaux en utilisant, entre autres, deux aspects techniques particulièrement novateurs. Le premier aspect comportait un écran de projection incurvé de marque Peroni d’une largeur de 40 mètres et d’une hauteur de 6,5 m, écran largement reconnu comme étant le tout premier du genre au Canada. Le second aspect technique innovant fut le globe immense au centre de la scène représentant une boule à neige géante : https://youtu.be/EIgu36AqLxQ

Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel Chooses Freeman Audio Visual Canada as its Official Event Technology Partner

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Freeman Audio Visual Canada is proud to announce that it has been selected by the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel as its official supplier of audio visual and event technology services, effective immediately.

Located downtown in Halifax’s business district, the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel has 22,000 sq. ft. of total event space, including eight event rooms.  One of the largest conference venues in Halifax, it can easily accommodate up to 1,000 attendees.

“We are excited to have audio visual specialists like Freeman partnering with us,” said Jeff Ransome, General Manager, Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel. “Moreover, we are enthusiastically looking forward to creating imaginative and exciting meetings together.”

Ryan McKinnon, a 15-year Freeman veteran, will serve as the Director of Event Technology at the hotel and oversee client care, sales and operations.

“Marriott’s and Freeman’s values are very closely aligned,” said Angie Ambrose, General Manager–Atlantic Region, Freeman Audio Visual. “We are very excited to grow our businesses together and propel the Halifax events industry to the next level.”

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L’hôtel Marriott Halifax Harbourfront choisit Freeman audiovisuel Canada comme partenaire technologique officiel pour ses événements

Freeman audiovisuel Canada est fière d’annoncer qu’elle a été sélectionnée par l’hôtel Marriott Halifax Harbourfront comme fournisseur officiel de services audiovisuels et de services technologiques événementiels. Ce partenariat entre en vigueur dès maintenant.

Situé dans le quartier des affaires de Halifax, l’hôtel Marriott Halifax Harbourfront à plus de 2 000 mètres carrés d’espace événementiel englobant huit salles d’événements. L’un des plus grands centres de conférences et de congrès de Halifax, il peut facilement recevoir un millier de participants.

« Nous sommes heureux que des spécialistes de l’audiovisuel tel que Freeman soient nos partenaires » de dire Jeff Ransome, directeur général de l’hôtel Marriott Halifax Harbourfront. « De plus, nous anticipons avec enthousiasme la création de réunions imaginatives et captivantes », a-t-il ajouté.

Chargé d’offrir des solutions depuis quinze ans chez Freeman, Ryan McKinnon occupe le poste de directeur des technologies d’événements à l’hôtel et il supervisera le service à la clientèle, les ventes et les opérations.

Selon Angie Ambrose, directrice générale de la région de l’Atlantique chez Freeman audiovisuel, « les valeurs de Marriott et de Freeman sont étroitement liées. » « Nous sommes très heureux de faire croître nos activités ensemble avec enthousiasme, intégrité et innovation et de propulser l’industrie des événements de Halifax à un niveau supérieur », a-t-elle déclaré.

Freeman Audio Visual London Wins Consumer Choice Award for Third Consecutive Year

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London Convention Centre Technical Services Manager Dave Mann (pictured left) and Freeman Audio Visual London Branch Manager Dan McGrath accept Consumer Choice Award

London Convention Centre Technical Services Manager Dave Mann (pictured left) and Freeman Audio Visual London Branch Manager Dan McGrath accept Consumer Choice Award

Freeman Audio Visual Canada is proud to announce that it has been selected by London consumers and the local business community as the Consumer Choice Award (CCA) winner in the category of Audio Visual Services for three years in a row. CCA was established in 1987 and is considered the most distinguished award for business excellence in Canada.

“This is truly a testament to the hard work and outstanding service Freeman Audio Visual has continued to provide over the past year,” said Marcel Sbrollini, President, CCA. “You are again part of a very select group of business owners and entrepreneurs recognized by the people of London for their business excellence over multiple years.”

Through an independent market-research survey, consumers and businesses in the London area voted Freeman Audio Visual as the top-ranked organization in its industry, without the influence of industry insiders, advocate groups or unethical business practices.

“We are so grateful to our customers and the community to receive the acknowledgement this award represents,” said Dan McGrath, Branch Manager, Freeman Audio Visual London. “Our staff works tirelessly and is very deserving of this recognition; and I couldn’t be prouder of their efforts day in and day out.”

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Freeman audiovisual London Gagne le Prix du Choix du Consommateur pour une Troisième Année Consécutive

Dave Mann, gérant des services techniques au London Convention Centre (à gauche) et Dan McGrath, directeur de la succursale Freeman audiovisuel de London, reçoivent le Prix Choix du Consommateur

Dave Mann, gérant des services techniques au London Convention Centre (à gauche) et Dan McGrath, directeur de la succursale Freeman audiovisuel de London, reçoivent le Prix Choix du Consommateur

Freeman audiovisuel Canada est fière d’annoncer qu’elle a été sélectionnée pour le Prix du Choix du consommateur (PCC) dans la catégorie des services audiovisuels par les consommateurs et la communauté d’affaires de London, pour une troisième année consécutive. Le PCC a été créé en 1987 et est considéré comme le prix le plus prestigieux d’excellence en affaires au Canada.

« Il s’agit d’un véritable témoignage du travail acharné et du service impeccable que Freeman audiovisuel a continué de fournir au cours de l’année passée », a déclaré Marcel Sbrollini, président, Prix du Choix du consommateur. « Une fois de plus, vous faites partie d’un groupe prestigieux de propriétaires d’entreprises et d’entrepreneurs reconnus depuis plusieurs années par les gens de London pour leur excellence en affaires. »

Au moyen d’une étude de marché indépendante et sans l’influence d’intervenants du secteur, de groupes de défense d’intérêts, ni de pratiques d’affaires contraires à l’éthique, les consommateurs et les entreprises de la région de London ont choisi Freeman audiovisuel comme la meilleure organisation de son industrie.

« Nous remercions sincèrement nos clients et la communauté d’affaires de la reconnaissance que représente ce prix », a dit Dan McGrath, directeur de la succursale de Freeman audiovisuel London. « Notre personnel travaille sans relâche et mérite vraiment cette reconnaissance. Je ne pourrais être plus fier des efforts qu’il déploie chaque jour. »

 

Fredericton Convention Centre Welcomes Freeman Audio Visual to Its Event Services Team

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Freeman Audio Visual is pleased to announce it has recently been selected by the Fredericton Convention Centre (FCC) as its official in-house supplier of audio, visual and presentation technology services, effective immediately.

“Freeman is a great addition to our team,” said Cathy Pugh, General Manager, FCC. “We are pleased to offer their depth of experience and full range of advanced technology and staging solutions to enhance the meeting experiences for our clients.”

Working as an extension of the FCC’s staff, Freeman is committed to providing word-class event services to local businesses and collaborating to bring new international convention business to the City of Fredericton.

“The FCC is an outstanding facility with diverse capabilities and an excellent service record,” said Angie Ambrose, General Manager–Atlantic Region, Freeman Audio Visual. “As our organizations align to deliver excellence through innovative and personalized customer service, we look forward to a long and successful partnership.”

About The Fredericton Convention Centre

The Fredericton Convention Centre, located in downtown Fredericton, features a 1,159-square-metre (12,480 square foot) ballroom, which can accommodate a banquet for 1000 people or 100 exhibit booths, and can be configured into multiple rooms for conference breakout sessions. The facility includes an additional 799-square-metres (8,600 square feet) of flexible meeting space, ideal for concurrent conference sessions, executive board meetings and special events.

FCC features a high definition video conference room, complimentary high-speed internet, and programmable digital signage. It is connected to the 709-seat Fredericton Playhouse and Chancery Place. Delegates are within walking distance of the many cultural attractions, shops, boutiques and restaurants of New Brunswick’s Capital City.

Since opening five years ago, the FCC has served more than 120,000 delegates for all sizes of events, from small meetings to multi-day conferences and trade shows with hundreds of delegates. For more information on FCC, visit www.frederictonconventions.ca, get in touch with Director of Sales, Erin Blanchard at erin.blanchard@frederictonconventions.ca, and follow us on Twitter @FredConvCentre.

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Le Palais des congrès de Fredericton accueille Freeman audiovisuel dans son équipe de services événementiels

Freeman audiovisuel a le plaisir d’annoncer qu’elle vient d’être sélectionnée par le Palais des congrès de Fredericton (PCF) pour être, dès maintenant, le fournisseur interne officiel de services audiovisuels et de services technologiques de présentation.

« Freeman est un excellent atout pour notre équipe », de dire Cathy Pugh, directrice générale du PCF. « Nous sommes heureux d’offrir sa grande expérience et toute la gamme de ses solutions technologiques et scénographiques d’avant-garde pour améliorer l’expérience vécue par nos clients. »

Travaillant dans le prolongement du personnel du PCF, Freeman est déterminée à offrir des services événementiels de premier ordre aux entreprises locales et à collaborer avec le PCF pour attirer de nouveaux congrès internationaux dans la ville de Fredericton.

« Le PCF est un lieu exceptionnel ayant diverses capacités et un excellent bilan en matière de services », a déclaré Angie Ambrose, directrice générale, Région de l’Atlantique chez Freeman audiovisuel. « Étant donné que notre entreprise cherche à assurer l’excellence en offrant un service à la clientèle novateur et personnalisé, nous nous réjouissons de la création d’un partenariat fructueux et durable », a-t-elle ajouté.

À propos du Palais des congrès de Fredericton

Situé au centre-ville de Fredericton, le Palais des congrès a une salle de bal de 1 159 m², où l’on peut servir un banquet à 1 000 personnes ou organiser une exposition de 100 kiosques et qui peut être configurée en multiples salles pour des séances en petits groupes. Il y a également un espace de réunion adaptable de 799 m², qui est idéal pour des ateliers simultanés, des réunions de conseil d’administration et des événements spéciaux.

Le PCF offre aussi une salle de vidéoconférence en haute définition, un accès internet haute vitesse gratuit et des affichages numériques programmables. Le PCF est connecté au Playhouse de Fredericton, un théâtre de 709 sièges et à la Place Chancery. Les congressistes se trouvent à quelques pas des attractions culturelles, des magasins, des boutiques et des restaurants de la capitale du Nouveau‑Brunswick.

Depuis son ouverture il y a cinq ans, le PCF a servi plus de 120 000 personnes assistant à des événements de toutes tailles : petites réunions, congrès de plusieurs jours et salons professionnels avec des centaines de participants. Pour de plus amples renseignements sur le PCF, vous pouvez visiter le site http://www.frederictonconventions.ca/accueil/, communiquer avec la directrice des ventes, Erin Blanchard, en lui écrivant à erin.blanchard@frederictonconventions.ca et nous suivre sur Twitter @FredConvCentre.

Freeman Audio Visual Canada Achieves New Milestone in Sustainable Event Standards

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Freeman Audio Visual Whistler APEX-ASTM certification

In partnership with Tourism Whistler and the Whistler Conference Centre, Freeman Audio Visual Canada has recently become the first AV company in the country to achieve Level 1 APEX/ASTM sustainability certification.

APEX is spearheaded by the US Environmental Protection Agency and its relationship with the Green Meeting Industry Council. Standards were developed in collaboration between APEX and ASTM (an ANSI-certified international standard development organization). The standards are referred to as the APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Event Standards. There are nine independent standards, relative to meetings and events. Each standard is comprised of eight environmental impact areas including staff management and environmental policy, communications, waste, energy, air quality, water, procurement and community partners.

Freeman Audio Visual Canada has been influential in implementing sustainable operational and event practices for several years. Recognized by the industry with InfoComm International’s Sustainable AV Technology Award in 2010 and 2014, the company also achieved REfficient’s Waste Diversion Champions Master Level twice for diverting between 10,000 and 99,999 pounds from landfills in 2014 and 2015.

“Freeman has a reputation as a responsible leader in the audio visual industry, due in no small part to its invaluable business relationships,” said Kevin MacKillop, National Director of Operations, Freeman Audio Visual Canada. “We are fortunate to be the in-house audio visual provider to facilities like the Whistler Conference Centre which prioritize green-meeting options and help us to meet our sustainability goals.”

Tourism Whistler led the certification process achieving a level 1 certification in the following four standards: Meeting Venue, Food and Beverage, Destination, and Audio Visual.

“We celebrate this achievement with Freeman Audio Visual Whistler, the conference centre and the entire resort,” said Karen Goodwin, Tourism Whistler’s Vice President of Market Development and Sales. “The certification offers event organizers added assurance that they are working with proven leaders in sustainability.”

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Freeman audiovisuel Canada franchit une étape clé relativement aux normes d’événements écoresponsables

En partenariat avec Tourism Whistler et le Whistler Conference Centre, Freeman audiovisuel Canada est devenue tout récemment la première entreprise de technologie audiovisuelle au pays à obtenir la certification de durabilité APEX/ASTM de niveau 1.

APEX (pour Accepted Practices Exchange) est une initiative menée par l’EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) des États-Unis en coopération avec le Green Meeting Industry Council. Les normes élaborées pour cette certification sont issues de la collaboration entre APEX et l’ASTM, un organisme voué à la création de normes internationales et certifié par l’ANSI (American National Standards Institute). On les appelle « normes APEX/ASTM pour événements écoresponsables ». Chaque norme inclut huit aspects ayant un impact environnemental, soit la gestion de personnel et les politiques environnementales, les communications, les déchets, l’énergie, la qualité de l’air, l’eau, l’approvisionnement et les partenaires communautaires.

Freeman audiovisuel Canada fait école depuis plusieurs années pour ce qui est d’adopter des pratiques durables en entreprise et dans l’organisation d’événements. La compagnie a reçu non seulement l’approbation de son industrie en 2010 et en 2014 lorsqu’elle a reçu le Prix de technologie durable d’InfoComm, elle s’est également illustrée en atteignant à deux reprises le Waste Diversion Champions Master Level (le niveau « maître » des Champions du détournement de déchets) de REfficient pour avoir détourné de 10 000 à 99 999 livres de déchets des sites d’enfouissement en 2014 et 2015.

« Freeman a la réputation d’être un chef de file de l’industrie audiovisuelle, en grande partie grâce à ses précieux partenariats d’affaires », rapporte Kevin MacKillop, directeur national des opérations chez Freeman audiovisuel Canada. « Nous avons le privilège d’être le fournisseur attitré de services audiovisuels pour des établissements comme le Whistler Conference Centre, qui mettent la priorité sur les options écoresponsables et nous aident à atteindre nos objectifs de développement durable. »

Tourism Whistler a coordonné le processus de certification qui a abouti à une certification de niveau 1 pour les quatre aspects suivants : installations de congrès, restauration, destination et services audiovisuels.

« Nous célébrons cette réussite avec Freeman audiovisuel Whistler, le centre de conférences et tout le centre de villégiature », déclare Karen Goodwin, vice-présidente du développement d’affaires et des ventes à Tourism Whistler. « Cette certification donne aux organisateurs d’événements une assurance accrue qu’ils travaillent avec des chefs de file reconnus du développement durable. »