Toronto, ON – January 10, 2014 – AVW-TELAV Audio Visual Solutions, Freeman’s audio visual business in Canada, today announced it will change its brand name to Freeman Audio Visual, a change that better represents alignment with Freeman’s entire audio visual offering. The new name is the result of the combined resources from TELAV Audio Visual Services and AVW, two previously acquired North American audio visual solutions providers, and better positions Freeman Audio Visual to address customers’ needs in Canada.
“Today we are extending the “Freeman” brand further into Canada,” said Ken Sanders, President of Freeman’s Audio Visual business. “By aligning our brands, we reinforce our reputation for consistent, best-in-class service across all of our markets. We believe this change will provide even more opportunities to deliver on our commitment to provide the exceptional solutions that our customers have come to expect from Freeman, and support their needs wherever they go around the globe.”
“We are very excited about the opportunities to align our brands and reinforce to our customers the significant resources we can bring to our customers in Canada,” said Johanne Belanger, President, Freeman Audio Visual in Canada.
Existing clients will see no change in their working relationships with their AVW-TELAV account teams. The integration of the two business brands will enable clients to explore the company’s more tightly integrated range of Freeman resources — from products and services, to the expertise of personnel, and the geographic reach of its locations. Audio visual and presentation technology solutions remain a key component of the company’s resources.
The audio visual operating entities will remain intact, with Ken Sanders leading the Freeman Audio Visual business units worldwide and Johanne Belanger continuing to lead the Canadian audio visual division, under Ken’s direction.
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.
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.freeman.com.