Richard Purcell Appointed Regional Director, Strategic Partnerships for Western Canada

November 11, 2016

Contact:  Heidi Welker | 905.366.9232


Toronto, ON – November 11, 2016 – Steve Bury, Senior Vice President Sales, Freeman Audio Visual Canada, is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Purcell to Regional Director, Strategic Partnerships for Western Canada, based in our Vancouver office.

“In this role, Richard 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. Richard’s mandate will cover British Columbia and Alberta.”

“Richard comes to us with a strong background in both sales and service in convention centres and hotels in Vancouver over the past 2 decades. Richard’s network of industry relationships, solid sales skills, experience, and positivity will serve him well as he works to develop new partnerships for us,” said Bury.

“I am excited about taking on a new challenge with Freeman Audio Visual. My goal is to focus on new and existing partnerships while enhancing customer relations with our venue customers,” said Richard.

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