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."
Doug Grozier, 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 creators.
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