Second Half 2017 North American Stampede Big Book of AV Tour & Conference Series Kicks Off in Columbus, Ohio on September 14th!

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AMHERST, NEW YORK, August 10, 2017 — Returning from its first transatlantic tour in the UK and Ireland, Stampede, the world’s leading value-added distributor of ProAV solutions, is kicking off its Second Half 2017 North American Big Book of AV Tour & Conference Series in Columbus, Ohio on September 14th. The day-long conference will be held at The Westin Columbus from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM, and registration is now open here.

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“As the Midwest’s second largest city, Columbus is a great place to kick off the second half of our tour season and reach even more resellers and end user customers during this day-long event filled with exhibits, technical sessions, product presentations, and networking opportunities,” said Stampede President and COO Kevin Kelly. “The Columbus metropolitan area is a vital and growing commercial AV market and we expect a large turnout of resellers and end user customers.”

Beginning at 9:00 AM there will be a dealer panel discussion, followed by the opening of the Tech Showcase Exhibits at 10:00 AM where attendees will get the chance to meet one-on-one with the top ProAV Manufacturers showcasing their newest products and technologies. The first presentation, “Overview of the Drone/ UAS Industry and Business Potential” by Rob Luther, Drone Video Systems, will begin at 10:15 AM. Other presentations include: “NEC 10 Steps to a Successful Video Wall” by Mark Weniger, Account Manager, Channel Sales, NEC; “Drone Video Systems: A New AV Category for a New Age of Opportunities” by Rob Luther, Drone Video Systems; and “Cut the Cords: BYOD and Wireless Presentation from Any Device” by Cary Benjamin, Regional Sales Manager, WePresent.

Each event includes an information rich schedule of exhibits, training sessions, product introductions, and networking opportunities. Participating exhibitors include Christie, Hitachi, DisplayTen, Dynascan, Calibre, SY, Draper, Vogel’s Products, eBeam, Vivitek, Vidyo, Panacast, PTZ, TeamMate, DJI, and Yuneec.

Every attendee of the 2017 Big Book of AV Tour & Conference Series will receive a $500 Stampede credit, a $50 American Express gift card, and will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win a free drone.

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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