July 8, 2016
Contact: Heidi Welker
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TORONTO, ONTARIO – July 8, 2016 – Research Innovation Commercialization Centre (RIC) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Freeman Audio Visual Canada. This newly formed bond between the RIC Centre and Freeman Audio Visual will strengthen relationships between start-ups and other business enterprise members in the community, seamlessly integrating the latest technology into society. News of this strategic alliance was announced at the second annual First Look Angel Investor Meeting on Wednesday, May 18 which was hosted by Mayor Crombie at Mississauga’s City Hall.
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. Partnering with the RIC Centre allows Freeman to achieve and uphold their commitment of bringing innovative solutions and a full range of services to deliver an enhanced experience that supports the way audiences engage with content.
“Our specialty lies in brand experience. Our goal is to bring technology and creative expertise to help our customers with their brand experience. The RIC Centre and its terrific staff are an excellent platform to facilitate our brand experience approach, while together we create jobs to drive the local economy! It’s a terrific win/win for all stakeholders,” says David Campbell, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Freeman Audio Visual.
The RIC Centre will work with Freeman to facilitate a culture of big ideas and entrepreneurialism. The partnership will also reinforce the Centre’s model of early-stage companies working with various established businesses to develop long-term and mutually beneficial relationships.
“The partnership recognizes our mutual interests in the fields of emerging technology, entrepreneurship and innovation adoption and the importance of collaboration,” states Paul Bertin, Chair of RIC Centre.
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 RIC Centre
Peel Region’s hub for innovation and entrepreneurship, the Research, Innovation, Commercialization (RIC) Centre supports the development of innovation and entrepreneurship in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon. RIC Centre provides commercialization support to help new entrepreneurs and seasoned business people take technical innovations to market, with experienced advisors and Entrepreneurs in Residence who guide its clients every step of the way. Since its inception, the RIC Centre has worked with over 780 companies to take technical innovations to market. The Centre’s mission is to build an innovation ecosystem to support community prosperity across Peel Region. For more information, visit www.riccentre.ca