The 2015 Stampede Big Book of AV (BBOAV) Tour & Conference Series, the ProAV industry’s largest annual traveling roadshow, will commence its Fall tour of stops at Herndon, Virginia’s Hilton Washington Dulles hotel on September 17th from 9:00AM to 2:00PM. Headlining the Herndon stop is the introduction of the next generation commercial communication platform, Drone Video System solutions, and a CTS-certified InfoComm Roundtable discussion moderated by John Woodstock, InfoComm International’s Director of Business Development.
At 9:00AM, the day begins with Stampede’s introduction of their revolutionary new revenue-generating communications platform: Drone Video System solutions. By integrating drone hardware and videoconferencing software with mobile devices and desktop computers, a 360° HD aerial perspective of any situation is streamed instantaneously to any connected mobile device or computer – anywhere in the world.
“A recent Marketwatch study forecasts that by 2021, the commercial drone market will be valued at $4.8 billion,” said Kevin Kelly, President and COO of Stampede. “This presentation will explain how ProAV dealers can intelligently introduce drone-based products, like DVS, into their portfolios to best take advantage of this multibillion dollar profit opportunity.”
Complementing the Drone Video System introduction, the Herndon stop offers two additional drone presentations entitled “Overview of the Drone/ UAS Industry and its Business Potential” by Paul Dragos, Dean of Flight Training at Unmanned Vehicle University, and “How to Legally Use Drones in the US” by Christina Engh, COO of UA Solutions Group.
“Now is the time for forward-looking, opportunistic ProAV dealers to learn how best to integrate drones into their product portfolios to tap into new sources of revenue,” emphasized Kelly. “We’re here to provide those dealers with the information, tools, and resources they need to get a leg up on the competition and stay ahead of the herd.”
In addition to the three drone-focused presentations, the Herndon stop will also feature three more training sessions entitled “What is New With Projector Illumination” by John Glad, Product and Business Development Manager at Optoma, “Maximize Your Profits With Hitachi Projectors” by Steve Schafer, Business Development Manager at Hitachi, and “Cut the Cords: BYOD and Wireless Presentation From Any Device” by Heidi Mercer, Business Development Manager at WePresent.
“These training sessions will serve attendees with all the knowledge and understanding they need in the ProAV field, specifically with tapping into potential business opportunities, trends and profitability” commented Kelly. “Our presenters are some of the best in the country and will provide dealers and their customers with networking connections, open discussion forums and an amplified product portfolio for their businesses.”
Concluding the information-packed Tour Stop is a two credit CTS-certified InfoComm Roundtable Event entitled “An Exceptional Experience: A Fantastic Journey and Workshop.” Moderated by John Woodstock, Director of Business Development at InfoComm International, the afternoon roundtable will discuss how today’s ProAV dealers need to go beyond solely offering customers equipment and begin offering “exceptional experiences” – ones that combine technology, content, and space to craft an event, communicate a message, and/ or solicit a response.
Furthermore, 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 42” LED HDTV.
From Herndon, the 2015 Big Book of AV Tour & Conference heads North of the Border to Toronto, ON, on September 22nd and Montreal, QC, on October 22nd, and then back south to Atlanta, GA, on November 5th, Cleveland, OH, on November 17th and Phoenix, AZ, on December 10th.
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.