PEO Member appointed President of InfoComm International Board of Directors

Presidents of Enterprising Organizations (PEO) congratulates Member Johanne Belanger, President of AVW-TELAV Audio Visual Solutions on the announcement of her appointment as President of InfoComm International Board of Directors effective January 1, 2014.

InfoComm International is the association representing the commercial audio visual industry worldwide.

Since being appointed to serve on InfoComm International’s Board of Directors in 2009, Bélanger has fulfilled the role of Secretary Treasurer and President-Elect and has been actively involved in promoting and serving the professional AV communications industry. As president of AVW-TELAV—one of the leading audio visual companies in Canada—since 2005, she also sits on the Audio Visual Board of Directors of AVW-TELAV’s parent company, Freeman— the leading global partner for integrated experiential marketing solutions for live engagements. In addition, she is currently serving a two-year term as Chair of Tourism Toronto’s Board.

“The past five years leading up to this commencement have given me the opportunity to gain much deeper insight into the composition and concerns of InfoComm International’s multifaceted global membership, while leading efforts to standardize practices as a representative of the rental and staging industry segment.” said Bélanger. “I am honoured to step into the role of president and, with the support of my fellow board members, continue to enhance the quality and capacity of the association’s educational offerings, resources and events.”

InfoComm International Executive Director and CEO David Labuskes, CTS, RCDD praised Bélanger’s service on the InfoComm Board of Directors. “Johanne Bélanger’s keen business acumen, executive experience and an extraordinary level of commitment to industry service have made her an asset to the InfoComm membership, and we look forward to her continued involvement as President of the Board,” said Labuskes.

About InfoComm International

Established in 1939, InfoComm has more than 5,000 members, including manufacturers, systems integrators, dealers and distributors, independent consultants, programmers, rental and staging companies, end-users and multimedia professionals from more than 80 countries. From offices around the world, InfoComm serves its members and the industry through education, including technical and business courses, in the classroom and online; resources, such as AV standards, thought pieces and market research; and events, including local roundtables and international trade shows. Visit www.infocomm.org for more information.

About AVW-TELAV Audio Visual Solutions

AVW-TELAV Audio Visual Solutions connects people in meaningful ways by enhancing the power of meetings, conventions, special events and trade shows through leading-edge presentation technology solutions. With dedicated, state-of-the-art inventory in every province and all major cities coast to coast, AVW-TELAV provides a full range of services to support the modern meeting environment, including creative and digital services, virtual meeting technology, social media engagement tools and mobile-app event solutions.

The company has received numerous awards recognizing its outstanding efforts in technical support and staging, corporate social responsibility, environmental leadership, customer-service excellence and customer-driven partnerships. Together with its customers and partners, AVW-TELAV will transform, grow and extend the world of live engagements throughout North America. AVW-TELAV is one of the Freeman companies.  For more information, visit www.avwtelav.com.

About Freeman

Founded in 1927, Freeman is the leading global partner for integrated experiential marketing solutions for live engagements including expositions, conventions, corporate events and exhibits. Headquartered in Dallas, with over 70 offices in North America and the U.K., 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.

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