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Encore Event Technologies Continues to Expand in the Asia-Pacific Region

Completes Rebranding of Staging Connections

DALLAS (July 2, 2018) — Encore Event Technologies, a leading global provider of audiovisual (AV), event technology and production services for some of the world’s largest hotels and corporate clients, announced today that Staging Connections has aligned its name and brand with Encore.

Earlier this year, Encore announced the rebranding of ETG Staging Connections in China to the Encore brand. The addition of the Staging Connections team in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji completes the rebranding process.

Staging Connections is the region’s leading provider of in-house event services, technology and event staging services. Becoming aligned under the Encore umbrella will improve the company’s staging and event production service offering and will bolster the brand’s competitive advantage to service event planners and premium hotels worldwide.

Encore Event Technologies is owned by The Freeman Company, which also includes Freeman, the world’s largest brand experience company, in its portfolio.

Tony Chamberlain, managing director of Staging Connections, believes the adoption of the Encore brand will be key to future success, as well as a distinct advantage for clients. “As we expand throughout the Asia-Pacific region, we will continue to offer our network of partners and clients unmatched expertise, quality services and global resources. A single brand reflects the mutual values of both businesses and will enable us to truly function as one of the largest AV and event production networks within the industry. What won’t change is the quality of service our clients receive, or the talented team who deliver our clients’ events.”

Encore has grown significantly in Asia with in-house AV services in Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and the Philippines. The business also has locations throughout the U.S. and Mexico.

Ken Sanders, CEO of Encore, also commented on the recent developments:

“The rebranding of Staging Connections will provide our venue partners and clients with a single global resource that reflects our unwavering commitment to elevate their brand experience. We are very excited about the opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region — it represents the fastest-growing market in our industry and creates unmatched opportunities for our customers to build their brands through live events on a global stage.”

Sanders continued, “We have worked with the Staging Connections team for many years and are delighted to be able to bring their industry and technical expertise, talented staff, and customer-first philosophy fully into the Encore brand.”

The rebranding will not affect day-to-day operations and will serve to enhance the offerings available to existing clients.

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ABOUT ENCORE EVENT TECHNOLOGIES

Encore Event Technologies is a leading global provider of audiovisual, event technology and production services at over 460 hotels, resorts and convention centers worldwide. With roots in staging and production services, Encore delivers comprehensive and innovative audiovisual and staging services that cater to the unique needs of hotels, hotel-casinos and resorts across North America, including Mexico, and throughout the Asia-Pacific region, and is the premier one-stop shop for event planning, design and staging and production services.

For more information, visit www.encore-us.com (U.S. site) or www.encore-anzpac.com (ANZPAC site), and follow Encore on social media.

ABOUT STAGING CONNECTIONS

Staging Connections has been creating unforgettable events for over 35 years. As a leader in event services, they offer a total event management solution across New Zealand, Australia, Fiji and China, including audiovisual services, styling and theming, set design, multimedia content creation, and digital and social media event services.

ABOUT ENCORE EVENT TECHNOLOGIES IN ASIA

Encore Event Technologies in Asia is on site at many of the premium hotels in China, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. The Beijing head office also services many major corporate clients and offers full event production services, from event design and production management to audiovisual, technical, video, creative and digital services. Our teams know how to convey your message and deliver the most compelling event solution possible.

For more information visit www.encore-asia.com.

ABOUT THE FREEMAN COMPANY

The Freeman Company helps create meaningful connections for global audiences. A family-owned organization, it is comprised of leading brand experience company, Freeman; venue-based audio-visual and production company, Encore Event Technologies; and Alford Media, a boutique event technology specialist. With more than 90 locations globally and over 7,000 employees we are dedicated to delivering the best experiences and business outcomes possible for our clients.

For more information, visit https://www.freeman.com/.


MEDIA CONTACTS

Alisha McBee

Encore Event Technologies

214-623-1342

alisha.mcbee@encore-us.com

Matt Falso

On Behalf of Encore

518-886-1076

matt.falso@soteryx.com