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Canada’s Great Northwest is the Next Stop for the 2017 Stampede Big Book of AV Tour & Conference!

AMHERST, NEW YORK, March 16, 2017  — Kicking off the international leg of its 2017 Big Book of AV Tour & Conference Series, Stampede, the world’s leading high value-added distributor of ProAV products and system solutions, today announced that the day-long, business building event will make its next stop in Vancouver, Canada on March 23rd, 2017 at the Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver Airport from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Registration for the event is now open here.

“We’re thrilled to provide Vancouver attendees with the opportunity to make important connections and gain valuable insight from industry leaders that will help them grow their businesses in every major product category,” said Stampede President & COO Kevin Kelly. “We have a full day of exhibits, presentations, and networking events planned. For resellers in the area this will be their opportunity to hear directly from NEC, WePresent, FIREFX, and directly from Stampede on the amazing new business opportunities being created by Drone Video Systems. This will be FIREFX’s first time presenting at a Big Book of AV Tour event, so we are excited to see the perspective they bring and the knowledge they have to offer our resellers.”

The Vancouver event will begin with a dealer panel at 9:00 AM followed by a Tech Showcase Exhibit at 10:00 AM. At 10:15 AM, the presentations will commence, covering a variety of topics including: “NEC 10 Steps to a Successful Video Wall” by Mark Weniger, Account Manager, Channel Sales, NEC; “Overview of the Drone/UAS Industry and Business Potential” by Paul Dragos, Drone Video Systems;  “WePresent Presents: Cut the Cords: BYOD and Wireless Presentation from Any Device” by Ed Pham, Regional Sales Manager, WePresent; “Drone Video Systems: A New AV Category for a New Age of Opportunities” by Rob Luther, Drone Video Systems; and finally, “FIREFX – Basics of Securing IoT Networks for the Home and Business” presented by Mike Berman, SVP of Business Development, FIREFX.

Showcasing the latest in the Pro AV market such as digital signage, audio, projection, and signal distribution, the daylong conference provides attendees with technology updates, exclusive insights, and keynote sessions from leading names in the industry, as well as training forums for total business needs. Current participating tour exhibitors include AEE, Atlona, AVTEQ, Cassio, Chief, Christie, DJI, Display Ten, Epson, Hitachi, HuddleCamHD, JELCO, Ken-A-Vision, LG, Luidia, Lumens, Luxel, Mustang, NEC, Oklahoma Sound, Optoma, Peerless AV, Philips, Planar, Premier Mounts, Ricoh, Samsung, Sharp, Stewart Filmscreen, TAP it, TSI Touch, Unmanned Vehicle University, Vidyo, WePresent WiPG, WilsonPro, and xFOLD.

Every attendee of the 2017 Big Book of AV Tour & Conference Series will receive a $500 Stampede Credit, $50 Visa Gift Card, and be entered into a drawing for the chance to win one of two AEE drones.

Continuing on, The Big Book of AV Tour & Conference Series will stop in Detroit, Michigan on May 4th and Dallas, Texas on May 12th. Other stops are TBA.

About Stampede

Headquartered in Amherst, New York, Stampede ( is the world’s leading value-added distributor of integrated AV/IT technology solutions that help resellers meet the expanding technology needs of end-user customers in dozens of commercial vertical markets in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, India, Latin America, the Middle East, Scandinavia, South Africa, and the United States.

Stampede provides a global network of nearly 20,000 resellers with the broadest range of traditional ProAV solutions from more than 150 manufacturing partners and leads the way in the creation of the new product categories and related training and support programs that are unleashing the business opportunities of the future — Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Drone Video Systems, Virtual Reality, IoT, Unified Communications, and low cost Video Conferencing.  Through its wholly owned subsidiary Just Lamps, Stampede also offers the world’s largest selection of replacement projector lamps.  Stampede annually produces the “Big Book of AV,” a 1,100+ page catalog and companion website ( 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

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