Conference Technologies, Inc. Acquires St. Louis Audio Visual, Inc.

For immediate release: December 11, 2013
Contact: John Laughlin, CEO & President | | (314) 993-1400

ST. LOUIS, MO — Conference Technologies, Inc.® announces its acquisition of St. Louis Audio Visual, Inc.®, an audio visual rental and event solutions provider for the greater St. Louis area.

After 40 years in the AV industry, Tim North, founder and owner of St. Louis Audio Visual, Inc. (SLAV) decided he was ready to move into a consulting role for the succession of the company, which was established in 1988. “The relationship with Conference Technologies is a fit that our customers will appreciate and will bring future growth to the markets we serve in the area,” he said. This announcement occurs as each company celebrates 25 years in business.

Conference Technologies, Inc. CEO and owner John Laughlin noted that the key personnel and established reputation within SLAV make for an ideal partnership. “By joining forces with the highly experienced staff of St. Louis Audio Visual, the event solutions and equipment rental division will generate more technical resources, equipment options, and skilled talent in the region. This is a unique position and service we can provide our customers for expansion,” he said.

Tom Koch, National Event Solutions Director for Conference Technologies, Inc. added, “Conference Technologies is excited to work with the energetic team it brings in from SLAV to allow for growth and increased support for customers in St. Louis, the Midwest and beyond. This partnership will allow SLAV and Conference Technologies to offer greater opportunities for events and venues of all sizes,” he said.

St. Louis Audio Visual, Inc. specializes in high-end AV equipment rental and event production for corporate meetings, special events, weddings, and conferences in the greater St. Louis area and region. Learn more at

About Conference Technologies, Inc.®

Conference Technologies, Inc. is a full-service audio, video and information technology integrator that offers systems design, engineering, installation, maintenance and event production services. With over 200 employees in seven states, they serve customers in the corporate, education, healthcare, and government markets, nationwide. Visit to find out more.