Freeman Named Official Service Contractor for the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics
Freeman, a provider of integrated services for live engagements, and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), announced Freeman will serve as the Official Service Contractor for NACDA’s Annual Convention through 2017. The company will partner with NACDA to develop, design and implement creative concepts for each event. Freeman will also serve as the Official Service Contractor for all NACDA affiliated associations.
Through the agreement, Freeman will provide services such as furnishings, carpeting, signage, and overhead rigging as well as manage a variety of logistics including supervising the installation process, exhibit transportation, material handling and cleaning. Additionally, Freeman will be the exclusive provider of choice for these services to exhibitors.
“We understand that each annual convention is a complex undertaking, bringing together thousands of people and nine unique affiliate Conventions,” said Joe Popolo, Freeman CEO. “We’re incredibly excited that NACDA has trusted our team to deliver flawless events for the next five years.”
Approximately 2,600 athletics administrators attend the Annual NACDA Convention. The 2013 Convention will be held June 10-15, in Orlando, FL.
“With Freeman’s acquisition of Champion, this transition seemed like a natural fit to help fully plan and execute our most important event of the year,” said Bob Vecchione, Executive Director of NACDA. “Freeman’s experience in the industry is unparalleled and we are confident each event will run seamlessly, from concept to final clean-up.”
Since 1927, Freeman has been the premier provider of integrated experiential marketing solutions for live engagements including expositions, conventions, corporate events and exhibits. Headquartered in Dallas, with 70 offices in North America, Freeman produces more than 4,300 expositions annually, including 135 of the 250 largest U.S. trade shows, and 11,000 other events worldwide. Customer-driven, Freeman offers a total package of solutions, with a scope of products and services unmatched by the competition. An employee-owned company, Freeman places an emphasis on respect for people and providing unparalleled customer service. Freeman has received numerous trade show industry awards for excellence in leadership, creative design, community service, innovation and customer-driven partnerships. For more information, visit www.freemanco.com.
NACDA, now in its 48th year, is the professional and educational association for more than 7,200 college athletics administrators at more than 1,600 institutions throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. More than 2,600 athletics administrators annually attend the NACDA and Affiliates Conventions. Additionally, NACDA administers 13 professional associations, including seven for the separate business units that report directly to the athletics directors. For more information, go to www.nacda.com.
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