By Lisa Johnston
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Amherst, N.Y. — Stampede Presentation Products is launching a five-city tour across the U.S. next week to highlight the publication of its new product catalog, the Fall 2012 Big Book of AV.
The distributor kicks off the tour in Michigan next Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Sheraton Detroit Novi. The tour features products demos, retail seminars and special events, "with every aspect specifically designed to help pro A/V dealers better meet the needs of their customers," Stampede said.
Dealers can register at www.bigbookofavtour.com, where they can also find directions and a full list of raffle prizes. The Detroit event will be open from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. EST.
According to Stampede president and COO Kevin Kelly, “The Fall 2012 Big Book of AV Tour is the only place that pro A/V dealers can see the industry’s newest products and attend seminars focused on digital signage, low-cost video conferencing, and touch technology all in one place.”
The new catalog features more than 1,000 pages of pro A/V solutions, Stampede said.
All attendees will receive a $50 American Express gift card, plus an additional $25 gift card for each training session they attend, and will be treated to a continental breakfast from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and a lunch buffet from noon to 1:30 p.m. There will also be a prize drawing each hour, with prizes including a Samsung Galaxy tablet, clean power processors, speakers, gift cards, and a 42-inch LCD TV with a Sharp soundbar and Blu-ray player.
The 2012 Big Book of AV Tour will feature more than 40 exhibitors, including Atlona, Benq, BrightSign, Canon, Chief, Christie, Draper, Epson, Gefen, Hall Research, Hitachi, Hitachi StarBoard, Ken-a-vision, Kramer, LG Panels, MediaPointe, Mitsubishi, Mustang, NEC, Optoma, Peerless, Perfect Path, Samsung, Sharp and Sony. Other stops on the tour include Kansas City, Mo., on Oct. 7; New York on Oct. 24; San Diego on Nov. 8; and Atlanta on Dec. 5.
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