LONDON – 14 November, 2016 – Freeman, the leading global provider of brand experiences, has joined the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), a global community and knowledge hub for the international association meetings industry, representing more than 1,000 specialists in organizing, transporting and accommodating international meetings and events.
The Freeman ICCA membership provides a unique opportunity for the company to gain insights on key international meetings and event industry trends, and build strategic relationships that will benefit Freeman customers and the global industry.
Freeman Business Development Director, International, Julie Krueger, will participate in the “Tech Wizards look into their Crystal Balls!” panel session on new and emerging meetings and event technology solutions at the 55th ICCA Congress in Kuching, Malaysia taking place from 13-16 November.
“The Freeman ICCA membership is one of the many steps the company is taking as a thought leader in the industry. By leveraging ICCA’s international network, we’ll have the opportunity to connect with associations, companies, organisations and meeting planners across the globe, and further expand our international reach,” said Krueger. “I look forward to attending the Congress to meet with fellow ICCA members, network, share, and learn about the latest trends defining the international meetings and convention industry.”
Greg Cherry, business development director, Freeman EMEA said: “Thanks to Freeman’s global footprint, where we have more than 90 offices throughout the world, existing ICCA members will be able to reap the rewards of working with the same partner on all of their congresses and conferences irrespective of their location.
“Members can leverage the expertise and insight of Freeman representatives in the market they wish to deliver an event, ensuring they truly resonate with local audiences.”
Martin Sirk, CEO at ICCA added: “We are very happy to welcome Freeman and their expertise and services to the international association meetings community of over 1,000 ICCA member specialists in handling, transporting and accommodating international events, and 12,000 international associations.”
Freeman is the world’s largest brand experience company. We help our clients design, plan, and deliver immersive experiences for their most important audiences. Through comprehensive solutions including strategy, creative, logistics, digital solutions, and event technology, Freeman helps increase engagement and drive business results. What makes us different is our collaborative culture, intuitive knowledge, global perspective, and personalized approach, gained from our 90 years as an industry leader. Freeman is a family-owned company with 90+ locations worldwide, and over 7,000 employees, 2,000 of which are located outside of the U.S. Visit www.freeman.com. For more information on Freeman in EMEA visit http://freeman-emea.com/ and Twitter: www.twitter.com/freeman_emea
ICCA -the International Congress and Convention Association- is the global community and knowledge hub for the international association meetings industry.
ICCA represents the main specialists in organizing, transporting, and accommodating international meetings and events, and comprises over 1,000 member companies and organisations in over 90 countries worldwide. ICCA specializes in the international association meetings sector, offering unrivaled data, communication channels, and business development opportunities. Its expansive global database includes detailed information of more than 12,000 international associations, 20,000 regularly occurring meeting series and over 200,000 association meeting editions. For more information, visit http://www.iccaworld.org.
Jacqi Moore Richardson
Golin on behalf of Freeman