Stampede Transforms North American Vendor Summit into Virtual Event

Published: August 5, 2020

Stampede is turning its annual North American Vendor Summit into three days of virtual presentations, training, networking and entertainment events “to deliver a very real impact on partner sales for the rest of 2020 and 2021.”

The three-day event will take place Oct. 13-15 with the executive business session running from noon to 2 p.m. on Oct. 14, according to the Stampede announcement.

“These events offer vendors scheduled, high-quality engagements with the best-in-the-business and fastest-growing Stampede sales reps,” the announcement says.

The Vendor Summit speed-networking sessions “guarantee one-on-one meetings with the Stampede sales team to understand the market opportunity and insight to the decision makers from the nation’s top resellers — and delivers its vendors with detailed roadmaps to help move the needle on sales,” according to the announcement.

“The health and safety of our employees and partners remain our number one priority as we head toward the all-important fourth quarter sales season,” said Stampede president and CEO Kevin Kelly in the announcement today.

“While we will certainly miss the energy that naturally stems from live, in-person meetings, we’re very excited to present a full range of integrated program opportunities that are really going to help drive partner sales for the rest of the year and in 2021,” he said.

Beyond Stampede Virtual Vendor Summit

Stampede launched of the Stampede XtraCare Program, an AV industry-specific relief program, in May.

The Stampede XtraCare Program will “provide employees with much-needed extra protection and resellers with business relief and facilitation tools, as well as Personal Protective Equipment kits to enable them to complete projects in a safe and secure way,” the announcement says.

Stampede is making available to employees, resellers and manufacturer partners a comprehensive lifeline that includes SafeXSound Care Packages, a PROAVXchange online marketplace that can turn products into cash, and FleXFinancing.

For every kit purchased by a partner, Stampede will ship an equal number of care packages to the healthcare community. Stampede is also donating N95 masks it secured from its global supplier partners to New York healthcare workers, said Kelly in the announcement.

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