AMHERST, NEW YORK — The most ambitious, information- and product-packed series of local market exhibitions and conferences ever undertaken in the ProAV industry will kick off tomorrow, January 15, 2015, in Tampa, Florida as Stampede Presentation Products, Inc., together with InfoComm, begins the all-new, expanded and renamed 2015 Stampede Big Book of AV North American Dealer Show & Conference tour. The inaugural stop on the 2015 tour will take place at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel. Registration is open at www.bigbookofavtour.com.
“When you pack as many seminars, CTS RU-approved training sessions, and network opportunities together with an exhibition of this scale and scope, you simply have to rename the tour to better reflect its content,” said Stampede President & COO Kevin Kelly. “There simply is no better way for ProAV dealers and their customers to see, hear, and connect with the technologies, products, services, and training programs that will help them to significantly grow their business than this all-new Big Book of AV North American Dealer Show & Conference series.”
Underscoring the scale of the 2015 tour, Kelly today announced that InfoComm Executive Director and CEO David Labuskes will deliver a keynote presentation at the Tampa stop entitled ‘The Exceptional Experience: A Fantastic Journey.’ “Today’s AV professionals are not in the equipment business,” Kelly emphasized. “They are in the business of providing their customers with an exceptional experience that involves seeing, hearing, and connecting more clearly and more meaningfully, through the technology that we make available to them. This is what David will address in his presentation and it promises to set the tone for the way all of us approach our businesses going forward.”
In addition to the keynote presentation by Labuskes, the day will include no less than six training sessions and seminars delivered by industry-leading subject matter experts who will present on the technologies, products, and services that are combining to completely transform today’s ProAV industry. Transforming it from an equipment-centric industry into an eco-system of products and services that are making every part of our personal and professional lives an experiential encounter through technology.
By co-locating with InfoComm Roundtable Events, dealers and AV professionals have an opportunity to spend the day meeting with leading AV industry manufacturers, attending CTS-certified trainings, and participating in industry-focused roundtable discussions. InfoComm’s Regional Roundtable Events are a networking and business education opportunity that’s FREE to Stampede dealers and InfoComm members.
In addition, the Stampede Big Book of AV North American Dealer Show & Conference tour is geared to help owners, senior executives, engineers, and installers focus on the business opportunities inherent in the top nine vertical markets served by Stampede — Corporate, Hospitality, Higher Education, K-12 Education, Houses of Worship, Hospitality/Bars, Digital Signage, Retail, and Healthcare.
Each day-long conference provides industry insights, technology updates and training forums for your total business needs and features the latest technologies for audio, video, display, projection, lighting and staging, digital signage, conferencing, digital content creation, networking, signal distribution, and much more.
Participating manufacturers in the 2015 tour include Sony, Christie, Hitachi, Hitachi StarBoard, LG, Epson, Vision, Optima, Sharp, Chief, Samsung, NEC, Hall Research, BenQ, DaLite, Gefen, MediaPointe, AmpliVox, Mustang, Ken-A-Vision, Lumens, Atlona, ioGear, Canon, Mustang, PeerlessAV, Casio, AVTEQ, DynaScan, Audio Solutions, Vaddio, Luidia, Vidyo, Balt Audio Visual, Circle Technology, WHOOSH!, and BrightSign, among many others.
During the First Quarter of 2015, the Stampede Big Book of AV Dealer Show & Conference tour will stop in the following cities:
- January 15th — Tampa, Florida (in partnership with InfoComm)
- February 19th — Las Vegas, Nevada (in partnership with ITRA)
- March 5th — Chicago, Illinois (in partnership with InfoComm)
- March 16th — Houston, Texas
Complete information can be found at www.bigbookofavtour.com.
InfoComm International is the trade association representing the professional audiovisual and information communications industries worldwide. From offices around the world, InfoComm serves its members and the industry through Education, including technical and business courses, in the classroom, and online; Resources, such as AV standards, thought pieces, and market research; Events, including local roundtables and international trade shows. Established in 1939, InfoComm has more than 5,000 members, including manufacturers, systems integrators, dealers and distributors, independent consultants, programmers, rental and staging companies, end users and multimedia professionals from more than 80 countries.
Known for its value-added distribution, Amherst, NY-based Stampede is the leading distributor of presentation equipment including LCD/DLP projectors and flat panel displays. Stampede provides a complete range of brand name presentation equipment to a variety of audio/video, computer, and home theater resellers and integrators in the United States, Canada and Latin America. These resellers rely on Stampede for value-added services in distribution, marketing and solution- based sales. Stampede annually produces the “Big Book of AV,” an 1100+-page catalog and companion website (www.BigBookofAV.com) providing hundreds of sales, installation and spec tips for Stampede’s dealers in addition to product details on more than 8,000 SKUs. For more information on Stampede, visit www.stampedeglobal.com.