Phoenix to be the Next Stop on Stampede’s Big Book of AV Tour The Day-Long Event will be Held at the Sheraton Grand PhoenixBy RS Staff Published: December 7, 2017 ⋅ Updated: April 15, 2019 In the past five years, the number of emerging tech companies in downtown Phoenix has nearly quadrupled, making the city an up-and-coming player in the competitive tech scene. With a strong workforce and cost-effective landscape, Phoenix has become a desirable location for the flood of startups and tech industry leaders looking to expand. Recognizing this growth and the opportunity that it presents to commercial AV resellers and customers, Stampede, the global leader of value-added distribution, is taking its 2017 Big Book of AV Tour & Conference Series to Phoenix, AZ, on December 7. The day-long event will be held at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix (340 N 3rd Street Phoenix, Arizona 85004) from 9:00 AM-2:00 PM. Attendee registration is now open. “Once dominated by law firms and government offices, downtown Phoenix is quickly becoming an epicenter for technology innovation with promising financial advantages,” said Kevin Kelly Stampede president & COO. “The recent tech boom in the city, along with its lively business climate, makes it an ideal next stop for our Big Book of AV Tour. The informative conference will offer a host of great incentives for the total business needs of all our attendees.” The day will begin at 9:00 AM with a dealer panel discussion, followed by the Tech Showcase Exhibit where attendees and manufacturers will meet one-on-one to discuss the latest products, systems and services. A complimentary breakfast will also be served during the showcase, and guided tours of The Samsung Experience Demo Room will begin at 10:00 AM, occurring every 30 minutes for the duration of the event. The day will also feature a series of on-site presentations that include: Overview of the Drone/UAS Industry and Business Potential and Drone Video Systems: A New AV Category for a New Age of Opportunities, both of which will be led by director of engineering at Unmanned Vehicle University, Paul Dragos. Additional presentations include: NEC 10 Steps to a Successful Video Wall, wePresent Presents: Cut the Cords: BYOD and Wireless Presentation from Any Device, Samsung QLED: The Next Generation of Commercial Display Technology, and Key Digital’s Enterprise AV Over IP Systems. The NEC presentation has been approved by AVIXA for .5 CTS RU. Each event includes an information-rich schedule of exhibits, training sessions, product introductions, and networking opportunities. Participating exhibitors on the Stampede Big Book of AV Tour & Conference Series include AEE, Atlona, AVTEQ, Casio, Chief, Christie, dji, Display Ten, Epson, FireFX, Hitachi, HuddleCamHD, Jelco, Just Lamps, Ken-a-Vision, LG Business Solutions, Luidia, Lumens, Luxul, Mustang, NEC, Oklahoma Sound, Optoma, Peerless-AV, Philips, Planar, Premier Mounts, Revolabs, Samsung, Sharp, Stampede University, Stewart Filmscreen, TAG Global Systems, TAP-it, TSI Touch, Unmanned Vehicle University, Vidyo, wePresent, Wilson Pro, and Yamaha Commercial Audio. Exhibitors may vary based on location. Every attendee of the 2017 Big Book of AV Tour & Conference Series will receive a $500 Stampede credit, a $50 American Express gift card, and will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win a free drone. SubscribeFor more stories like this, and to keep up to date with all our market leading news, features and analysis, sign up to our newsletter here.