AMHERST, NEW YORK, December 5, 2016 — Closing out a terrific year of growth and expansion, Stampede, North America’s largest high value added distributor of ProAV solutions, today announced that its 2016 Big Book of AV Tour & Conference Series will make its final stop of the year in Los Angeles, California on December 8th at the Marriott Los Angeles Airport, from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Registration is now open here.
“We’re glad to close out a successful 2016 tour in the great city of Los Angeles,” Stampede President & COO Kevin Kelly said today. “This has been a year of enormous growth for Stampede, and we’ve seen this growth reflected in the record number of dealers and end user customers who have come out to connect and engage with our manufacturer partners who put so much time and effort into making this tour a key part of their annual marketing program.”
New to the Los Angeles stop is an exhibit by VRstudios, the industry’s premier global VR company offering unique VR content, experiences and solutions to the entertainment and commercial enterprise industries. Los Angeles attendees will have the opportunity to experience VRstudios’ leading virtual reality technology firsthand during the event’s Tech Showcase.
“Stampede partnered with VRstudios earlier this year because we know that virtual reality is going to have a profound impact on the ProAV industry,” Kelly explained. “The platform and products developed by VRstudios make it possible for our 20,000 resellers to help end-user customers across all of our vertical markets to make virtual reality an integral part of their enterprise. We are very much looking forward to the demonstration of their cutting-edge technologies at our final 2016 stop in Los Angeles.”
The Los Angeles agenda will begin at 10:00 AM with the opening of the Tech Showcase Exhibits. 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, Dean of the School of Flight Training, Unmanned Vehicle University; “Yamaha Commercial Installation Solutions Overview”by Julian Williams, District Manager – Commercial Installation Services, Yamaha; “Drone Video Systems: A New AV Category for a New Age of Opportunities”by Paul Dragos, Drone Video Systems; “Understanding MagicInfo 4.0 – Samsung” by Jonathan Brawn; and finally, “Epson High Lumen/ Laser Projector Training” by Franklyn Miller, Senior Technical Sales Support Specialist, Epson.
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 2016 Big Book of AV Tour & Conference Series will receive a $500 Stampede Credit, $50 American Express Gift Card, and be entered into a drawing for the chance to win one of two DJI drones.
Headquartered in Amherst, New York, Stampede (www.stampedeglobal.com) 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 (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.