ACT TELECONFERENCING ANNOUNCES OPENING OF NEW OPERATIONS
Company Continues Expansion of Its Worldwide Conferencing Capability
DENVER, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- ACT Teleconferencing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACTT, ACTTW), a full-service international provider of audio, video and data teleconferencing products and services, today announced the opening of a new operations facility in Sydney, Australia.
With the new office in Sydney, ACT continues to expand its worldwide conferencing capability with existing offices in San Francisco, London, Brussels, Amsterdam and its headquarters in Denver, Colorado. As with all other ACT offices, the Sydney facility will offer a full range of audio, video and data teleconferencing products and services. In the videoconferencing sector, the Company recently announced it has entered into a strategic co-marketing agreement with AT&T. Both companies will jointly sell ACT's ActionView(TM) videoconferencing products and services with AT&T's Global ISDN products to provide customers with pre-tested, cost-effective, videoconferencing solutions.
Gerald D. Van Eeckhout, chairman of ACT Teleconferencing, stated that, "ACT is pleased to establish a presence in Australia where we will provide superior service and local support to Australasian clients. In an increasingly competitive global economy, ACT's clients are seeking advanced productivity tools and alternatives to high travel costs. Conferencing is an all-in-one solution that brings together decision makers for more effective verbal, visual and data communications."
Peter Eeles, the new managing director of ACT Teleconferencing Pty Ltd. in Sydney, comes to ACT with extensive experience in the teleconferencing industry. He previously served as general manager of VTEL's exclusive distributor of videoconferencing products and services for Australia and New Zealand. Eeles has also worked for blue chip corporations including the AMP Society, Australasia's largest insurance company, and Lend Lease Group, a financial and construction group in the top ten Australian publicly listed companies.
"The Australian marketplace has a strong demand for a specialized, service-focused teleconferencing company to provide quality audio, video and data teleconferencing solutions rather than just more product," said Eeles. "ACT's presence adds the critical new dimension of choice for teleconferencing."
With operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, continental Europe and Australia, ACT has evolved into one of the few multinational providers of global teleconferencing products and services in a rapidly growing $5 billion-plus industry.
SOURCE ACT Teleconferencing Inc.
/CONTACT: In Australia: Peter Eeles, Managing Director of ACT Teleconferencing Pty Ltd, 61-2-9220-8999; or in the United States: Gerald Van Eeckhout, Chairman of ACT Teleconferencing, Inc., 303-233-3500; or KC Ingraham or Jay Pfeiffer of Pfeiffer Public Relations, Inc., 303-393-7044/
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