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Stampede Set to Kick Off 2011 Tour

Stampede, a value-added distributor of professional AV solutions, has announced the locations for its 2011 Big Book of AV Tour.

Stampede, a value-added distributor of professional AV solutions, has announced the locations for its 2011 Big Book of AV Tour. The company said it is increasing the number of stops on the tour from five to 14 and it expected attendance of more than 8,500 dealers. Stampede has dubbed the 2011 version the "Even Bigger" Big Book of AV Tour.

At each stop on the tour, AV dealers can see live projector and display shootouts; take part in Stampede University training events on topics such as touch technology, digital signage, and 3D; and gain industry news and analysis from pro AV media, analysts, and consultants. Stampede officials said dealers who attend this year's tour stops will also have a chance to become CTS and DSCE certified.

The 2011 tour will kick off March 16 with a stop in New Orleans. Other spring shows will include Miami, Cleveland, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Vancouver. The fall tour will hit Washington D.C., Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Montreal, and Toronto.

"Our dealers across North America couldn't get enough of the Big Book of AV Tour in 2010," said Kevin Kelly, president and COO of Stampede, in a statement. "So for 2011, the tour is even bigger than last year, up from five cities to 14. We will still hold the shows in live-music venues and we will still have tons of valuable information for our dealers. Our goal is to keep the atmosphere fun and energetic, to remind everyone how much fun our products deliver to the end users."

Each show will allow dealers to meet with their local Stampede representative, as well as representatives of InfoComm, and more than 40 of Stampede's partners, including NEC, Hitachi, Amplivox, Atlona, Canon, Sharp, Casio, Chief, Luidia, Epson, Infocus, Lumens, LG, Mitsubishi, Mustang, Optoma, Peerless, Denon, Pinnacle, Samsung, Xpand, Bretford, Kramer, and more.

"Strong product knowledge is a core value at Stampede," Kelly said. "The Big Book of AV Tour enables us to bring valuable Stampede University training directly to thousands of dealers. This training helps our dealers to better serve their customers and grow their business. It's a win for everyone."

In 2010, Stampede University trained more than 1,000 dealers through training events, webinars, Stampede dealer shows, and more. Stampede officials said the company's own sales force invests 20 percent of its time in training through Stampede University in order to help specify the right products for the right jobs. The entire Stampede sales team is DSCE (Digital Signage Certified Experts) certified and many are CTS certified.

Registration for the Big Book of AV Tour 2011 is open now at www.bigbookofavtour.com.

 


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