Chris Siedel Appointed Regional Director, Strategic Partnerships for Eastern Canada

February 10, 2017

Contact:  Heidi Welker | 905.366.9232


Toronto, ON – February 10, 2017 – Steve Bury, Senior Vice President Sales, Freeman Audio Visual Canada, is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Siedel to Regional Director, Strategic Partnerships for Eastern Canada, based in our Toronto office.

“In this role, Chris will develop new business partnerships for us with hotels, convention centres, and alternative meeting venues,” said Bury. “This new role reflects our commitment to the future of this important part of our business. Chris’s mandate will cover Eastern Canada, with particular focus on Ontario and Quebec.”

“Chris brings to the role a strong background in hotel business, where he spent most of his career working for various Canadian hotel companies.  He also worked in the AV industry for 3 years prior to joining Freeman last year, so this gives him a solid understanding of both sides of the venue business,” said Bury.

“I am excited about my new role with Freeman Audio Visual. Prior to my new role, I was working very closely with our venue partners and colleagues in our existing facilities.  In my new role my goal is to focus on new and existing partnerships while continuing to enhance customer relations with our venue customers,” said Siedel.

About Freeman Audio Visual

As part of the world’s largest brand experience organization, Freeman Audio Visual uses the power of technology to make meaningful connections with a multitude of audiences through the production of meetings, conventions, special events and trade shows. Freeman invests heavily in maintaining and growing its stable of state-of-the-art technology around the world. Freeman Audio Visual provides a full range of services to support the way audiences engage with content as the landscape continues to change.

Freeman Audio Visual has a deep, rich history of success and has received numerous awards recognizing its outstanding performance in technical, staging, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, customer service excellence and partnerships. Together with its customers and partners, Freeman Audio Visual will continue to serve clients throughout North America and the rest of the world through its growing global network. For more information, visit 

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 markets, connect people, support growth and generate revenues for the world’s leading companies and associations. Freeman derives insights that help define program strategies, target key audiences, deliver meaningful messages and drive revenues and results. Through its expansive network of offices, talent and global partnerships, Freeman has the reach and access that is unmatched in the industry. A family- and employee-owned company, Freeman is known for its stability, strength, customer service mentality and its success over its 87-year history. A values-driven company with a strong and purpose-built culture, Freeman is dedicated to making meaningful connections with audiences. 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 multiple consecutive J. D. Power awards for its Customer Call Center. For more information, visit