Freeman Completes Agreement with Metropolitan Exposition Services

January 31, 2016

Key Facts:

  • Metropolitan Exposition Services (Metro) has made the strategic decision to exit the exposition contracting business.
  • Freeman and Metropolitan Exposition Services signed a formal agreement to assist with this transition on January 15, 2016.
  • The transaction closed on February 1, 2016.
  • Metro has locations in New Jersey and Nevada.
  • Some Metro employees that support the Metro contracts will join Freeman.

DALLAS, TX – February 1, 2016 – Freeman, the leading global provider of brand experiences, has completed the agreement to support existing Metropolitan Exposition Services customers as the company exits its event services business. Located in Moonachie, New Jersey and founded in 2001, Metro produces over three hundred shows nationwide annually.


“New York market is very important to Freeman’s clients. We are honored to have the opportunity to support Metro and its clients through this transition. The Metro team has built a lot of strong client relationships with a team of highly skilled professionals who share our values of integrity, empathy, and a commitment to customer service,” said Joe Popolo, CEO of Freeman.

“Freeman is known for outstanding customer service and stability, which includes a broad range of best-in-class services, technologies, and solutions. Metro’s customers will have direct access to the deep pool of resources and experience available within the overall Freeman network, such as access to the largest suite of exposition services in the industry, the highest quality of work, an unwavering commitment to customer service, and the latest technology,” said Bobby Lee, Metro’s President and Founding Partner.

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 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 87-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

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