Amherst, N.Y. -
Stampede, value-added distributor of professional A/V solutions, reported it
had a record turnout in Dallas yesterday for its Big Book of AV Tour.
The Dallas show
was the fourth stop in a five-city tour in which Stampede has been bringing
industry experts, training and manufacturers directly to its dealers.
In addition to
dozens of manufacturers and Stampede's top executives, Stampede's Southwest
sales team and many of the company's Western sales management team were on hand
to welcome area ProAV dealers, the distributor said.
"This was the best
distributor trade show I have ever attended," said Tom Morris, channel sales
manager, Hitachi America. "Normally I walk out of an event with just a couple
of opportunities, but today I have enough to keep me busy for a month."
Eastern regional sales manager of Ludia (eBeam), commented, "This is the best
Big Book of AV tour stop to date. I'm really happy with the overwhelming
attendance and the quality of those dealers."
The highlights of
the show included a keynote address by Gary Kayye, CTS, founder of Kayye
Consulting, who spoke about the future of ProAV, saying now is the time for
ProAV companies to hire a whole new generation of creative content
The Dallas show
also included several dealer training seminars, including one from Insight Media
on the use of 3D in the commercial marketplace.
Prior to Dallas,
Stampede brought the Big Book of AV Tour to Boston, Chicago, and Orlando in
August, September and October. The next and last stop on the 2010 tour is Los
Angeles on Dec. 8. To register for the Los Angeles tour, visit http://bigbookofavtour.com.