AMHERST, NEW YORK, October 18, 2017 — With more and more international technology start-ups setting up operations every year in the greater metropolitan area, Miami is rapidly heating up as the country’s next hot technology zone. Now, commercial AV resellers and their customers will have the strategic opportunity to experience the latest in the integrated audiovisual and communications technology that supports this zone when Stampede, the global leader in value-added distribution, brings its Big Book of AV Tour & Conference Series to Miami on October 26, 2017 at the Mayfair Hotel & Spa. Attendee registration is now open here.
“Miami is rapidly becoming the launch pad for many international technology start-ups either for their United States operations or for their Latin American operations,” Stampede President & COO Kevin Kelly said today. “And this explosion in tech start-ups is creating sustained demand for both traditional and new products and systems throughout the entire economy. “The Miami stop of our tour will be the one strategic opportunity of the fall season for resellers and customers to come out and experience the latest innovations in AV, IT, digital signage, unified communications, drones, and more.”
According to Kelly, the daylong conference is designed to provide industry insights, technology updates and training forums for the totality of a reseller’s business needs and will feature the latest technologies for audio, video, display, projection, lighting and staging, digital signage, conferencing, digital content creation, networking, signal distribution, and much more.
The day will begin at 10:00AM with the Stampede Tech Showcase that brings attendees and manufacturers together in an exhibition environment that allows manufacturers to present and demonstrate their latest product, systems and services. A complimentary breakfast will be available throughout the Stampede Tech Showcase, providing attendees with additional ‘food for thought’ while they meet with manufacturers!
Open throughout the day is The Samsung Experience Demo Room, which is designed to ask the question we all ask each and every day: What does the future look like? Samsung Electronics understands that the future holds endless potential and exciting possibilities. At Samsung, the future is now, and it comes to life through a range of innovative display solutions. Displays tell our stories, amplify ideas and improve life. We have the power to turn vision into reality, showcase a world of action and shape the future. Guided tours will begin at 10:00AM and will occur every 30 minutes for the duration of the event.
The day will also feature a series of on-site presentations that include an Overview of the Drone/UAS Industry and Business Potential and Drone Video Systems: A New AV Category for a New Age of Opportunities. Both presentations will be led by Drone Video Systems expert Rob Luther. “A recent Market Watch study estimates that by 2021, the commercial drone market will be worth $4.8 billion dollars. Understanding the opportunity this reality presents to ProAV resellers is becoming more and more urgent every day if resellers want to be prepared with the right mix of products, education and insurance to capitalize on this historic business opportunity,” Kelly stressed.
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.