Stampede Kicks Off Spring 2015 Big Book of AV Tour in New York City

Tour and conference series partners with InfoComm Roundtable Events in 2015, makes first stop of the second quarter at New York’s Roosevelt Hotel on April 23.

CI Staff

Each year Stampede hosts the Big Book of AV Tour & Conference Series, a traveling roadshow dedicated to bringing the company’s top resellers together to learn the latest tech trends and best business practices.

The 2015 tour will partner with InfoComm‘s Roundtable Events to feature an enhanced conference style with leading industry speakers, executives and manufacturers.

Stampede kicks off the spring quarter of stops at New York City’s Roosevelt Hotel on April 23. The event begins with a business-building panel discussion on drones and video surveillance moderated by Kirsten Nelson of Systems Contractor News and a keynote presentation by InfoComm VP Duffy Wilbert.

The New York stop will set the tone of the rest of the year, according to Stampede president and COO Kevin Kelly.

“The success of the first leg of the 2015 tour was fueled both by a renewed interest in our manufacturing partners’ core AV/IT solution offerings as well as by a growing dealer and end user interest to learn more about how to incorporate drones into their businesses,” says Kelly.

“In fact, the decision to incorporate drones into their businesses is helping to drive sales of all of the other related AV/IT solutions that are necessary to realize the full benefits of drones. It’s like we have always said: the advent of the new helps to revitalize the mainstays of our industry.”

The New York stop is the first time Stampede will present with its new parter XFLY Systems, which will introduce a new line of ultra-professional multi-rotor platform drones.

In addition, the New York event will include the following training sessions:

  • “10 Steps to a Successful Video Wall” by Mark Weniger, Channel Sales Account Manager for NEC
  • “Sorting Out Media Players for Digital Signage” sponsored by Samsung
  • “Overcoming Projector Installation Challenges” by Robert Guentner of Optoma Technologies
  • “Digital Signage with Brightsign” by Tom Mendoza
  • “Overview of the Drone/ UAS Industry and Business Potential” by Paul Dragos, Unmanned Vehicle University’s Dean of School of Flight Training
  • “Drone Aerial Cinematography” by ZM Interactive (ZMI)
  • “xFold Drone Technical Configuration Training” by TJ Diaz, CEO of XFLY Systems

“Our seven training sessions will equip attendees with the knowledge to understand and take advantage of future product and market trends,” says Kelly. “Couple that knowledge with connections made and insight shared through the open roundtable discussions and we’re ensuring that attendees leave with what’s needed to enhance their product portfolio and grow their business.

“We are excited to have our resellers learn how to build and configure the xFold drone system and have it ready to shoot major motion picture video,” Kelly continues. “This will be a hands-on demonstration and training session that is not to be missed.”

Stampede will also offer incentives like a $500 Stampede credit, $50 Amex gift card to all in attendance on the day of the tour and conference, and instant entrance into a drawing to win a 42” HD TV.

After New York, Stampede’s Big Book of AV Tour & Conference Series will continue to Vancouver, Canada on May 14, and Nashville, Tenn., on May 21.