The Toronto stop will also showcase the latest ProAV solutions from leading manufacturers and feature presentations by Luidia, WePresent, Christie, Panasonic and Atlona.
Canadian ProAV dealers and systems integrators will have their very first opportunity to see and learn about the business building capabilities of Drone Video Systems (DVS) if they take the time to attend the Toronto stop of the Stampede Fall 2015 Big Book of AV (BBOAV) Tour & Conference Series. The event, which will include a daylong conference with industry insights, technology updates and training forums, will be held at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Center on Tuesday, September 22 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Registration is now open here.
“Drone Video Systems (DVS)- comprised of the drone hardware, video conferencing software, and expert consultative services- empowers ProAV dealers to serve as the complete customer resource for equipment, services, and knowledge to benefit from all that drones have to offer,” Kevin Kelly, COO & President of Stampede said today. “On this tour, opportunistic ProAV dealers can learn how best to integrate drone video systems in their product portfolios to tap into new sources of revenue.”
“Additionally, Stampede’s fall Big Book of AV Tour features a new and enhanced ProAV conference style format comprised of leading industry executives, subject matter expert keynote speakers and, of course, leading industry manufacturers from every product category,” Kelly said. “Our Toronto training sessions will tap into potential business opportunities, trends and profitability, allowing attendees to ultimately increase their margins.”
The day will commence at 9 a.m. with the opening of the Tech Showcase Exhibit, in which attendees can meet one-on-one with leading ProAV manufacturers who are showcasing their newest products and technologies. “Dealers work with these manufacturers every day, and we want to give them the opportunity to meet face-to-face,” Kelly emphasized. “Here, they will be able to see the latest technologies for audio, video, display, projection, lighting and staging, digital signage, conferencing, digital content creation, networking, signal distribution and much more.”
Following a complimentary breakfast from 9-10 a.m., presentations will commence. Sessions include, “Improving the Way of Doing Classes & Business Meetings, and Grow Your Business” by Ramon Zatarain, Vice President of Sales – Americas at Luidia; “Overview of the Drone/UAS industry and business potential” by Paul Dragos, Dean of Flight School Training at Unmanned Vehicle University; “Cut the Cords: BYOD and Wireless Presentation from Any Device” by Ed Pham, Business Development Manager at WePresent; “Transport Canada Drone Regulations” by Robert Gillespie, Technical Team Lead – Flight Operations at Transports Canada; “Your Space: Captivate Your Audience” by David Heeg, Distribution Channel Sales Manager at Christie; “Your Projector/Video Wall Display Set-Up, Simply, Quickly and Perfectly” by Yuji Kurahashi, Product Manager at Panasonic; “UAV Design and Construction” by Eric Jameson, Stampede Product Manager, Drones; “Five Things You Need to Know Before Installing 4K (Resolution, Bandwidth, Cable)” by Amelia Vrabel, National Sales Manager- Commercial at Atlona and Drone Video Systems: A New AV Category for A New Age of Opportunities” by Eric Jameson, Stampede Product Manager, Drones.
“Our presenters are some of the best in North America and will provide dealers and their customers with networking connections, open discussion forums and an amplified product portfolio for their businesses,” Kelly added. “Their expertise truly enhances the Big Book of AV Tour experience.”
What’s more, Stampede is offering event incentives such as a $500 Stampede credit to qualified attendees and a $50 Amex gift card to all in attendance the day of the Tour and Conference. Every attendee will also be entered into a drawing to win a DJI drone.
From Toronto, the 2015 Big Book of AV Tour & Conference heads to Montreal, QC, on October 22, and then back south to Atlanta, GA, on November 5, Cleveland, OH, on November 17 and Phoenix, AZ, on December 10.
Tour exhibitors participating in the 2015 Stampede Big Book of AV Tour & Conference include AEE, Atlona, AVTEQ, Cassio, Chief, Christie, DJI, Epson, Hitachi, HuddleCamHD, JELCO, Just Add Power, Ken-A-Vision, LG, Luidia, Lumens, Luxel, Mustang, NEC, Oklahoma Sound, Optoma, Peerless AV, Philips, Planar, Premier Mounts, Ricoh, Samsung, Sharp, TAP it, TSI Tough, Unmanned Vehicle University, Vidyo, WePresent WiPG and XFOLD.