AMHERST, NEW YORK, September 5, 2019 — Fall has arrived with a bang as Stampede, the global leader in value added distribution, today announced plans to host no less than eight Big Book of AV Tour & Conference Series stops in the United States and Canada, one U.S. national sales meeting, and three summits for its United States, Canadian and Latin American vendor partners.
The Fall 2019 Stampede Big Book of AV Tour & Conference Series will make stops in Herndon, Virginia on September 5th; San Diego, California on September 19th; Montreal, Canada on October 17th; Chicago, Illinois on October 24th; Toronto, Canada on November 13th; Houston, Texas on November 21st; Miami, Florida on December 5th; and Vancouver, Canada on December 11th. Complete details on the fall tour can be found at www.bigbookofavtour.com.
The United States Vendor Summit will take place October 7-8 in Buffalo, New York, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, following on the heels of its United States National Sales Meeting on October 5-6. The Canadian Vendor Summit will take place on November 12th in Toronto, Canada at the Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport, and the Latin American Vendor Summit will be held in Miami, Florida on December 5th at the Intercontinental at Doral Miami.
“The future has never looked more promising or more profitable than it does today, as the market need grows for complex and integrated solutions that deliver compelling customer experiences that are unique to every vertical market,” Stampede President & CEO Kevin Kelly said today.
“The growing demand for solutions that generate better customer experiences and business outcomes is creating a new era of opportunity for us to move upstream and away from the mainstream of lower end, commoditized single product solutions. When it comes to profiting in today’s 21st century commercial AV market, complexity adds value, preserves margins, and creates the opportunity to sell more of both traditional and new product categories,” Kelly emphasized.
Showcasing examples of integrated systems that deliver better customer experiences and business outcomes in specific vertical markets is the main goal of the Fall Big Book of AV Tour & Conference Series. A record-setting eight stops will showcase specific bundled solutions for individual vertical markets and a focused effort will be made on educating resellers on how to best profit from creating better customer experiences. “In effect, we will take our Solutions Showdowns on the road to eight markets across the United States and Canada,” Kelly explained.
“This is our model for the future. We’re going to leverage the trade show programs we create for CES, ISE and InfoComm in smaller events throughout North America that enable us to take our value-added message to thousands more resellers.”
Headquartered in Amherst, New York, Stampede (www.stampedeglobal.com) is the global ProAV brand of the DCC technology division and is the industry 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, low-cost Video Conferencing and 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.