AMHERST, NEW YORK, December 5, 2017 — With its sound infrastructure, highly educated workforce and low cost of living, Montreal provides the ideal setting to nurture technology startup growth and development. Recognizing the growth potential in the area and the opportunity that it presents to the commercial AV community, Stampede, the global leader of value-added distribution, is making the city the final stop of its 2017 Big Book of AV Tour & Conference Series on December 14th. The day-long event will be held at the Hotel Sheraton Montreal Airport (555 McMillan Blvd. Montreal, Quebec H9P 1B7 Canada) from 9:00 AM-2:00 PM. Attendee registration is now open here.
“In the past few years, Montreal’s technology scene has increased significantly, with the city pumping out new startups and introducing more tech events each year,” Stampede President & COO Kevin Kelly said today. “This, along with the city’s diverse community and substantial government backing, make Montreal a desirable location for startups and an important stop on our Big Book of AV Tour. Here we’ll have the opportunity to provide resellers and customers in the area with the opportunity to experience the latest innovations and meet one-on-one with manufacturers showcasing their newest products and technologies.”
The day will begin at 9:00 AM with a dealer panel discussion, followed by the Tech Showcase Exhibit where attendees and manufacturers will meet one-on-one to discuss the latest products, systems and services. A complimentary breakfast will also be served during the showcase.
The day will also feature a series of on-site presentations that include: Overview of the Drone/UAS Industry and Business Potential and Drone Video Systems: A New AV Category for a New Age of Opportunities, both of which will be led by Dean of the School of Flight Training at Unmanned Vehicle University, Paul Dragos. Additional presentations include: NEC 10 Steps to a Successful Video Wall and wePresent Presents: Cut the Cords: BYOD and Wireless Presentation from Any Device. The NEC presentation has been approved by AVIXA for .5 CTS RU.
Each event includes an information-rich schedule of exhibits, training sessions, product introductions, and networking opportunities. Participating exhibitors on the Stampede Big Book of AV Tour & Conference Series include AEE, Atlona, AVTEQ, Casio, Chief, Christie, dji, Display Ten, Epson, FireFX, Hitachi, HuddleCamHD, Jelco, Just Lamps, Ken-a-Vision, LG Business Solutions, Luidia, Lumens, Luxul, Mustang, NEC, Oklahoma Sound, Optoma, Peerless, Philips, Planar, Premier Mounts, revolabs, Samsung, Sharp, Stampede University, Stewart Filmscreen, TAG Global Systems, TAP-it, TSI Touch, Unmanned Vehicle University, Vidyo, wePresent, Wilson Pro, and Yamaha Commercial Audio. Exhibitors may vary based on location.
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.
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.