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

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Contact: Heidi Welker
905.366.9232

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TORONTO- JUNE 8, 2017 -Freeman Audio Visual Canada is proud to announce that it has been selected by the Toronto 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.

“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 Toronto for their excellence in business.”

Through an independent market-research survey, consumers and businesses in the Toronto 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 bring brand experiences to our customers in Southwestern Ontario, and we are immensely grateful for their continuing support and confidence,” said Derek Anderson, Vice President Event Production & General Manager, Freeman Audio Visual Toronto. “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.

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.freeman.com.

Freeman Audio Visual Vancouver Wins Consumer Choice Award for AV Services for Fourth Consecutive Year Copy

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VANCOUVER, BC – March 2, 2017 – Freeman Audio Visual Canada is proud to announce that it has been selected by Vancouver consumers and business community members as the Consumer Choice Award (CCA) winner in the category of Audio Visual Services for the fourth year 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 they have continued to provide over the past year,” said Marcel Sbrollini, President, CCA. “They are once again a part of a very select group of business owners and entrepreneurs recognized by the people of Vancouver for their business excellence over multiple years.”

“I am very proud to represent a Vancouver Team that puts so much focus on customer service and performance excellence, and we are all extremely pleased to be recognized in this way by our valued clients, partners and local community,” said Michael Dosch, General Manager, Freeman Audio Visual Vancouver.

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 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.

Virtual Reality: Five Ways It Can Be Leveraged By The Meetings And Events Industry

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By Victor Paan

 

Now more than ever before, VR is capturing our imaginations and transforming everything from everyday experiences to industrial design processes — and smart brands are sitting up and paying attention. Although it’s not necessarily a new innovation, recent advancements have made virtual reality (VR) more immersive and affordable.

We believe that well-executed VR has enormous potential to enhance events, build brand loyalty through immersive content, and make virtual experiences as powerful as real-life ones.

So, what is VR exactly?

In its most basic form, VR seeks to create the illusion of being somewhere we physically are not. You might recall experiencing early attempts at VR when you were a child playing with the beloved View-Master toys or looking through rudimentary stereoscopic viewers. Both of these examples tried to create the illusion of depth to make the images you were looking at seem real.

Today, modern VR plays off that concept. It uses sophisticated technology to create moving stereoscopic images, which are two images that are slightly offset from each other, to mimic how the human eye sees. When the images are viewed simultaneously through a specialized headset, they appear realistic and immersive because they appear to move and update in real time just like the real world. To experience this, the user may wear specialized accessories that allow them to virtually move, manipulate objects, and explore the digital environment. While augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) rely on many of the same technologies as VR, it’s important to understand they are not the same because the viewer is not completely immersed in the environment — digital content is layered over the real environment around them.

How can VR be used in today’s business world?

VR is transforming the way individuals participate in events, exhibits, and experiences, as well as the environmental design process. As technology continues to advance and the meetings and events space become more familiar with what VR has to offer, we predict we will be seeing virtual reality used more and more in the following five ways:

  • Design and venue walk-throughs: Imagine being able to conduct an entire site-visit or explore your trade show booth for an upcoming show from the comfort of your own home or office. Design and venue walk-throughs will allow for you to explore, manipulate, review, tweak, and approve designs before the first physical piece is built out or you were able to get to that particular venue.
  • Product demos: Audiences and prospects alike can use virtual reality to engage with products that are too complex, large, dangerous, or otherwise impractical to demonstrate in actual surroundings. They can interact with and manipulate products to learn more about them in a way that was not possible before this technology.
  • Original VR content: Instructional or educational films on products or tools can now be told with powerful narratives from the center of the action that are far more powerful than traditional 2D content. Imagine a video that shows you step by step how to set up a trade show booth or pitch your product to a client.
  • Live streaming and 360-degree video recording: Looking for ways to engage your virtual attendees during a meeting or event? With VR, you can take your remote audience one step closer to the action with 360-degree videos that amplify your must-see events and make your audiences feel like they are actually there. Now, when the speaker greets your virtual audience, they will feel as though they are truly part of your event community.
  • Immersive VR environments: The world is your oyster! With virtual reality, you can create interactive worlds full of gamified, engaging content that take your attendees anywhere. For instance, a charitable event trying to raise money for a school overseas can use virtual reality to bring its attendees to that school and show them a glimpse of the impact of their donation.

Event planners, marketers, and product designers now have the unique ability to leverage this technology to make their events more engaging and educational. And by extending the attendee reach to viewers at home through compatible web browsers and apps, VR has never been more accessible or powerful.

 

Freeman Audio Visual Vancouver Wins Consumer Choice Award for AV Services for Fourth Consecutive Year

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Contact: Heidi Welker
905.366.9232

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VANCOUVER, BC – March 2, 2017 – Freeman Audio Visual Canada is proud to announce that it has been selected by Vancouver consumers and business community members as the Consumer Choice Award (CCA) winner in the category of Audio Visual Services for the fourth year 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 they have continued to provide over the past year,” said Marcel Sbrollini, President, CCA. “They are once again a part of a very select group of business owners and entrepreneurs recognized by the people of Vancouver for their business excellence over multiple years.”

“I am very proud to represent a Vancouver Team that puts so much focus on customer service and performance excellence, and we are all extremely pleased to be recognized in this way by our valued clients, partners and local community,” said Michael Dosch, General Manager, Freeman Audio Visual Vancouver.

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 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 London Wins Consumer Choice Award for Fourth Consecutive Year

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LONDON, ON – March 1, 2017 – 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 four 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.”

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 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.

Chris Siedel Appointed Regional Director, Strategic Partnerships for Eastern Canada

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Contact:  Heidi Welker | 905.366.9232

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Toronto, ON – February 10, 2017 – Steve Bury, Senior Vice President Sales, Freeman Audio Visual Canada, is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Siedel to Regional Director, Strategic Partnerships for Eastern Canada, based in our Toronto office.

“In this role, Chris will develop new business partnerships for us with hotels, convention centres, and alternative meeting venues,” said Bury. “This new role reflects our commitment to the future of this important part of our business. Chris’s mandate will cover Eastern Canada, with particular focus on Ontario and Quebec.”

“Chris brings to the role a strong background in hotel business, where he spent most of his career working for various Canadian hotel companies.  He also worked in the AV industry for 3 years prior to joining Freeman last year, so this gives him a solid understanding of both sides of the venue business,” said Bury.

“I am excited about my new role with Freeman Audio Visual. Prior to my new role, I was working very closely with our venue partners and colleagues in our existing facilities.  In my new role my goal is to focus on new and existing partnerships while continuing to enhance customer relations with our venue customers,” said Siedel.

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.

 

Where Inspiration and Tech Meet: CSAE’s Tête-à-Tête 2017 Tradeshow & MPI’s Charity Auction & Dinner

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New technology, proven marketing, and touching moments give event professionals something to talk about

Winter may be in full freeze, but things are already warming up in the Canadian brand experience category. The Tête-à-Tête Tradeshow sizzled Ottawa on February 2. It was a full day of groundbreaking tech, rewarding networking, and insightful information that set the tone and raised the bar for the rest of 2017.

Hosted by the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE), Tête-à-Tête brought together premier suppliers, association executives, government procurers, and meeting industry professionals. Here’s what had the 1500 delegates, sponsors, and attendees bussing.

Virtual reality is a reality

Without a doubt, the big splash at the event was the official release of the Freeman virtual reality offerings to Canada’s event industry. Attendees eagerly waited for their turn to immerse themselves in the in-booth VR experience. When applied to brand experiences, marketers can employ the technology to show how their product or service works in the home or workplace — as well as create remarkable experiences on a show floor. What’s more, it can be used for planning, allowing planners to explore how various design approaches look in a specific space or take simulated tours of a site.

Speaking of success

Beyond the engaging tech and bustling networking, Tête-à-Tête provided two keynote speakers who focused on inspiration, following dreams, and achieving goals — as well as the importance of persistence and self-efficiency. The first keynote was The Amazing Race Canada host and Olympic gold medalist Jon Monty, who talked about the importance of taking risks. At one point he said, “The more often we take those first steps toward the things in life that scare us, the easier it is,” adding later, “The only way you build confidence is you earn it through repetition.”

Afterward, disability rights activist Rick Hansen also inspired the audience. He explained that success breeds success and that focus was the main key to success. Showing a picture of himself in his wheelchair on top of the Great Wall of China, he further said, “There are no walls too big in life that can’t be climbed.”

The picture was taken after Hansen had toured around the world in his wheelchair, revealing that perhaps for marketers to climb their campaign walls they need to go on a journey of discovery first.

Social events for measured results

It certainly wasn’t all work and no play at this tradeshow. Canadian Destinations hosted Reveal Social at the Craft Beer House the night before Tête-à-Tête began, while PCMA Canada East Social held a reception at Daly’s in the Westin after the event.

The social climax for Tête-à-Tête would have to be the MPI Charity Dinner & Auction, held after the PCMA Canada East Social. More than 700 association executives, government procurers, meeting planners, third-party planners, and corporate planners met not only to network, but to also raise money for two charities, The Ottawa Network for Learning and Hopewell, an eating disorder support center, proving that social responsibility and brand experience go hand-in-hand.

The main stage of the Charity Dinner & Auction was adorned with three large screens, the middle one a circle with truss around it, all continually broadcasting useful content to the audience. The lighting of the mains stage corresponded to the brand color of the sponsor when he or she was speaking. Physical stencils (Gobo’s) were placed in many of the light sources to create a breathtaking starry field across the room.

Many professionals claim that Tête-à-Tête sets the pace for the year in terms of leads acquired for planners and feedback to perfect later events. Considering it’s a one-day event, it seems time well-spent and time well-invested for attendees early in a busy year of so many brand experiences.

Huge thanks to the following Freeman team members for making these shows such a success:
Jeff Coppola, Chris Ferris, , Sean Watson, Travis Sexton, James Thorpe, Adam Rochon, Mike Herrick, Robin Ackerley, Davis Elgear-Ascender, Danny Watters, Jeff Mills, Steven Laramee, Chris Johnston, Garret Brink , Calvin Daye, Michael Forceno , Janis Zarins and Stephen Nelson

Thank you to the Freeman sales and marketing team that represented Freeman at Tete-A-Tete: Danielle Lachapelle, Bryan Glube, Jamie Holland, Guido Guzzo, Jamie Donaldson, Brian Goyette, Rick Robert, Brian Johnston, David McSherry, Heidi Welker, Steve Bury, Philippe Dupont and Robert Pallen

Freeman Audio Visual Vice President Marketing Heidi Welker Receives PCMA CE President’s Award

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Media contact: Madeleine Bart

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Toronto, ON – November 25, 2016 – Heidi Welker, VP Marketing, Freeman Audio Visual Canada, was recipient of the inaugural President’s Award from the Professional Convention Management Association Canada East Chapter at this year’s Canadian Innovation Conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Heidi Welker was recognized for her ability to bring people together and lead high performing teams that drive results. As President of the PCMA Canada East Chapter from 2012-2014 and her many years of service before that, Heidi was renowned for bringing members together and encouraging them to dream big.

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“This recipient’s greatest talent is inspiring others”, said Chuck Schouwerwou, President of the PCMA Canada East Chapter. “As a role model, this woman has proven to be a shining example to woman and men alike, rising from being hired as a sales person to becoming a Vice President in the company she currently works for.

The President’s award is given out solely at the discretion of the President to recognize persons who had a major impact on their journey to becoming president or during their year of President. Up to two individuals can be recipients of this award in a given year. Freeman would also like to congratulate Barry Smith, President & CEO of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, for being honored with the President’s Award for 2016.

 

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.freeman.com.

Richard Purcell Appointed Regional Director, Strategic Partnerships for Western Canada

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Contact:  Heidi Welker | 905.366.9232

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Toronto, ON – November 11, 2016 – Steve Bury, Senior Vice President Sales, Freeman Audio Visual Canada, is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Purcell to Regional Director, Strategic Partnerships for Western Canada, based in our Vancouver office.

“In this role, Richard will develop new business partnerships for us with hotels, convention centres, and alternative meeting venues, said Bury. This new role reflects our commitment to the future of this important part of our business. Richard’s mandate will cover British Columbia and Alberta.”

“Richard comes to us with a strong background in both sales and service in convention centres and hotels in Vancouver over the past 2 decades. Richard’s network of industry relationships, solid sales skills, experience, and positivity will serve him well as he works to develop new partnerships for us,” said Bury.

“I am excited about taking on a new challenge with Freeman Audio Visual. My goal is to focus on new and existing partnerships while enhancing customer relations with our venue customers,” said Richard.

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 Toronto Wins Consumer Choice Award for AV Services for the Fourth Consecutive Year

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Media contact: Heidi Welker

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TORONTO – NOVEMBER 9, 2016 – Freeman Audio Visual Canada is proud to announce that it has been selected by the Toronto consumers and business community as the Consumer Choice Award (CCA) winner in the category of Audio Visual Services for the fourth year in a row. CCA was established in 1987 and is considered the most distinguished business award in Canada.

“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 Toronto for their excellence in business.”

Through an independent market-research survey, consumers and businesses in the Toronto 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 Toronto, and we are immensely grateful for their continuing support and confidence,” said Derek Anderson, Vice President Event Production & General Manager, Freeman Audio Visual Toronto. “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.

 

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.