The 2013 Big Book of AV Tour kicks off today in New Orleans, Louisiana, and it promises to be nothing short of a blockbuster start to the new roadshow season with the announcement that Stampede Presentation Products, Inc. is teaming up with the International Technology Rental Association (ITRA), the world’s largest technology rental association.
According to Stampede President & COO Kevin Kelly, “By partnering with the ITRA our goal is to provide their members and our manufacturer partners with an unprecedented opportunity to meet and discuss the latest Pro AV products and technologies. The ITRA is holding their annual membership meeting in New Orleans, at the Crowne Plaza Astor New Orleans, at the same time as our tour stop. By partnering with the ITRA we are therefore able to schedule an ITRA Members Only afternoon session at no additional cost to our exhibiting partners.”
According to Kelly, over the course of the 2013 BBOAV tour Stampede will partner with other vertical market associations and organizations in order to take the impact of our shows to the largest possible audience of dealers and end users.“Our goal is to expand the size of the overall ProAV market by identifying and reaching out to new vertical markets that can immediately benefit from the products and systems solutions offered by our manufacturing partners.Our commitment to expand the size of the overall market for ProAV solutions is, I believe, unmatched by any other distributor in the industry today.”
The New Orleans BBOAV event will take place at the New Orleans Crowne Plaza Astor Hotel (739 Canal Street).The regular exhibit hours will run from 9:00AM until 1:30PM.The ITRA exhibit hours will run from 2:00PM until 5:00PM, which will be followed by an ITRA Member Reception that all BBOAV exhibitors are invited to attend.To find out more about the event, and the 2013 tour season, visit www.bigbookofavtour.com.
Known for its value-added distribution, Amherst, New York-based Stampede is the leading distributor of presentation equipment including LCD/DLP projectors and flat panel displays. Stampede provides a complete range of brand name presentation equipment to a variety of audio/video, computer, and home theater resellers and integrators in the United States, Canada and Latin America. These resellers rely on Stampede for value-added services in distribution, marketing and solution- based sales. Stampede annually produces the “Big Book of AV,” a 1000-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 5,000 SKUs. For more information on Stampede, log onto www.stampedeglobal.com.