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FREEMAN AUDIO VISUAL CANADA RENEWS CSR INITIATIVE ‘ECOS’ PARTNERSHIP WITH MPI CANADA

By Canada, Corporate Social Responsibility, ECOS, Industry News, Meeting Professionals International

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Freeman Audio Visual Canadais pleased to announce it will continue its sponsorship of and participation in the Events for Communities of Sustainability (ECOS) project, in partnership with the MPI Foundation and MPI Canada, for another five years.

Launched in autumn 2009, the ECOS project is a framework to support sustainability in communities based on the principles of People, Planet & Profit. Each year, MPI Canada chapters select a local community organization to receive chapter support. The community group is selected from one of the following sectors: Food, Water, Shelter and Education.

A Freeman Audio Visual Canada liaison in each branch then teams up with the MPI chapter in their respective cities to provide additional support and resources on behalf of the company. Since this is a national initiative, all employees, family and friends are invited to volunteer for these worthwhile causes.

Freeman Audio Visual Canada has sponsored the program since its inception. “ECOS aligns perfectly with the integrity of our brand, our commitment to a national corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative and our industry leadership role,” said Heidi Welker, Vice President Marketing, Freeman Audio Visual Canada.

“With donations of funds, delivery resources and manpower throughout the past five years, Freeman’s contribution to the ECOS project has been instrumental,” said Shelley Williams, Chair, MPI Foundation Canada. “We look forward to continuing this collaboration and creating real, transformative change in our global communities through simple, relevant actions taken locally.”

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FREEMAN AUDIO VISUEL CANADA RENOUVELLE SON PARTENARIAT D’INITIATIVE DE RSE « ECOS » AVEC MPI CANADA

Freeman audiovisuel Canada est fière d’annoncer qu’elle poursuit la commandite ainsi que sa participation au projet « Events for Communities of Sustainability » (ECOS), en partenariat avec MPI Foundation et MPI Canada, et ce, pour les cinq prochaines années.

Lancé en automne 2009, le projet ECOS est un cadre d’action conçu pour encourager la durabilité dans les collectivités. Il est fondé sur les principes suivants : les gens, la planète et le profit. Chaque année, toutes les divisions de MPI Canada sélectionnent un organisme communautaire local qui recevra le soutien de la division. Le groupe communautaire est choisi parmi l’un des secteurs suivants : nourriture, eau, abri et éducation.

Un agent de liaison de Freeman audiovisuel Canada de chacune de nos succursales est jumelé à un agent de liaison du chapitre MPI de sa ville respective afin de fournir un soutien et des ressources additionnelles au nom de l’entreprise. Puisqu’il s’agit d’une initiative à l’échelle nationale, tous les employés, leur famille et leurs amis sont invités à offrir leurs services de bénévolat envers ces causes louables.

Freeman audiovisuel Canada commandite le projet depuis sa création. « ECOS s’harmonise parfaitement avec l’intégrité de notre marque, avec notre engagement envers une initiative nationale en matière de responsabilité sociale d’entreprise et avec notre rôle de chef de file dans l’industrie, » affirme Heidi Welker, vice-présidente — marketing de Freeman audiovisuel Canada.

« Grâce à des dons, des fonds, des ressources et des effectifs depuis les cinq dernières années, la contribution de Freeman au projet ECOS a joué un rôle important », a déclaré Shelley Williams, présidente, MPI Foundation Canada. « Nous nous réjouissons de poursuivre cette collaboration et de faire partie d’un réel changement dans nos communautés par des actions simples et pertinentes réalisées localement »

The Larry Lee Memorial Scholarship Program

By Education, Industry News, Meeting Professionals International

The MPI Foundation is pleased to provide scholarship opportunities for students created in honor of event industry veteran Larry Lee, COO and founder of Encore Productions, Freeman Audio Visual Canada’s sister company, who passed away in December 2011. Due to Larry’s dedication to the industry, The Larry Lee Memorial Scholarship Program has been set up with MPI Foundation in order to fund scholarships to students who wish to attend IMEX America. To apply and for more info, click here.

Corporate Social Responsibility: Events for Communities of Sustainability (ECOS) Project Fifth-Year Final Results

By Corporate Social Responsibility, ECOS, Education, Environmental Leadership, Meeting Professionals International

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Freeman Audio Visual proudly partnered with MPI Foundation Canada for the fifth consecutive year on the Events for Communities of Sustainability (ECOS) Project, a long-term corporate social responsibility commitment that has created an opportunity for the meetings and events industry to give back to its local communities. Here is a recap of this past year’s results.

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MPI Toronto and Freeman Audio Visual Collaborate to Support Winter Clothing Drive

By Corporate Social Responsibility, Freeman Audio Visual Employees, Meeting Professionals International

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The Events for Communities of Sustainability (ECOS) Project is a five-year joint corporate social responsibility commitment made by Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and Freeman Audio Visual to participate in local community projects. In its first initiative of the 2013/14 season, the Toronto ECOS Committee donated 15 bags of clothing, including coats, mittens, sweaters and other outerwear, in November. Freeman Audio Visual delivered the goods to the Yonge Street Mission Double Take Thrift Store.

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La section MPI de Toronto et Freeman audioviuel collaborent pour appuyer une campagne de collecte de vêtements d’hiver

Le projet Events for Communities of Sustainability (ECOS) est le résultat d’un engagement conjoint sur cinq ans, en matière de responsabilité sociale de l’entreprise, que Meeting Professionals International (MPI) et Freeman audiovisuel ont pris et qui confirme leur participation à des projets communautaires. Pour sa première initiative de la saison 2013/2014, le comité ECOS de Toronto a remis en novembre 15 sacs de vêtements contenant divers articles : des manteaux, des mitaines, des chandails et d’autres vêtements d’extérieur. Freeman audivisuel a livré les vêtements au magasin Double Take Thrift Store de la mission de la rue Yonge.

MPI Foundation Canada initiates Canadian Economic Impact Study 3.0

By Industry News, Meeting Professionals International

ABOUT THE STUDY

Research commences for a year-long study measuring the impact of meetings activity on Canada’s economy initiated by MPI Foundation Canada. The Canadian Economic Impact Study 3.0, or CEIS 3.0, will be a continuation of reporting first published in the benchmark Canadian Economic Impact Study released in 2008 and updated in 2009. Considered a pioneer study, it was the first to quantify the multi-billion dollar contribution of meetings activity on the Canadian economy and to detail the meetings sector industries using World Tourism Organization guidelines.

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ECOS Fourth-year Final Results

By Corporate Social Responsibility, Event highlights, Freeman Audio Visual Employees, Industry News, Meeting Professionals International

The acronym ECOS stands for Events for Communities of Sustainability. The ECOS Project is the result of a five-year joint corporate social responsibility (CSR) commitment made by Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and AVW-TELAV to participate in local community projects that support one of the four areas of food, water, shelter or education. The fourth year of the project took place between July 2012 and June 2013, with six MPI Canadian Chapters participating. Here are their results!

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Corporate Social Responsibility: ECOS Third-year Final Results

By Canada, Corporate Social Responsibility, Event highlights, Freeman Audio Visual Employees, Meeting Professionals International, The ECOS Project

The 2011/12 term of the ECOS project was another record-breaking venture for MPI and AVW-TELAV volunteers and partners. We’re proud to announce the results of our joint corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative, which touched the lives of even more community members than last year, with an increased total value of donated goods of 24%.

The ‘ECOS’ Project is an acronym standing for Events for Communities of Sustainability. This term took place between July 2011 and June 2012, with seven MPI Canadian Chapters participating, with support from local AVW-TELAV branches.

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ECOS Local Heroes Award

By Awards, Corporate Social Responsibility, Freeman Audio Visual Employees, Meeting Professionals International, The ECOS Project, Women in AV

AVW-TELAV is proud to announce that Janet Bennett, Director, Western Region and General Manager, Calgary, was named MPI Greater Calgary Chapter’s 2012 Local Hero. The ECOS Local Heroes Award was created to recognize an outstanding individual in a chapter’s community who has made a significant contribution to local CSR initiatives. This award was sponsored by Tourisme Quebec.

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