Freeman Awarded Services Contract for International CES

April 4, 2013

DALLAS – April 4, 2013 – Freeman, the premier partner for integrated marketing solutions for live engagements, today announced that it has been awarded a three-year contract to serve as the official exposition services contractor for International CES®. Freeman’s work with the event will begin with the 2014 show.

Since 2010, Freeman has been the audio visual contractor for the International CES and in that time has laid the groundwork for this expanded partnership through a demonstrated commitment to providing solutions that are strategic, innovative and customer-centric.

“Freeman submitted an impressive proposal that offered more value, enhanced services and improved customer service for our show and our customers,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president for events and business strategy with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the owner and producer of CES. “In the end, after a careful and thorough review process, we selected Freeman because we believe they provide a fresh eye and approach that will greatly benefit our show and our customers as we plan for the 2014 International CES and beyond.”

“We are humbled that CEA has selected Freeman and grateful for the opportunity,” said Joe Popolo, CEO, Freeman. “We look forward to working with the CEA team to help take an already incredibly successful CES to the next level. CES is a world class event defined by cutting edge thinking, and we are confident that Freeman is the right partner to help drive that spirit of innovation.”

CES is the world’s largest trade show for consumer technology and the largest annual trade show in the United States. The International CES attracts more than 150,000 attendees to Las Vegas each January with 2,500 exhibiting companies. The International CES is produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $209 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry with more than 2,000 members.

The 2014 International CES takes place January 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas Hotel, The Venetian and the Renaissance Hotel.

About Freeman

Since 1927, Freeman has been the premier provider of integrated experiential marketing solutions for live engagements including expositions, conventions, corporate events and exhibits. Headquartered in Dallas, with 70 offices in North America, 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. An employee-owned company, 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

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