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  • 2016 Monterey, CA Roadshow Agenda


    9:00 - 10:00am: Registration | Coffee | Exhibitor Showcase 


    10:00am: Introduction | David Keene, Executive Editor, NewBay Media; and Don Romeka, Intellievent


    10:15 - 11:15am: Keynote address: Gary Becker– Managing the Staging Company, Leadership for a New Staging Industry Landscape
    Gary Becker was the founder and owner of Nationwide Wholesale Video Equipment Rental, which ultimately he sold to Christie. He will share– from a veteran owner’s perspective–10 keys to successful management of a staging company– whether the goal is managing growth, increasing profitability, or preparing for a transition through sale or acquisition.


    11:15 - 12:00pm: Laser Phosphor vs. Conventional Projectors, for Stagers: the Myths and the Realities
    We’ve all heard the TCO (total cost of ownership) arguments for using solid state video projectors, as compared with conventional lamped projectors. The “lamp-free” nature of the new generation laser phosphor projectors mean that there are no lamp replacement costs over the life of that projector. But that TCO math is more applicable to the installed AV world where a projector is on and being used more hours than a stager would use a projector. Are laser phosphor projectors good for the staging side? To answer that, you have to look at the other features of solid state projectors and when and where they do or do not make sense for the rental & staging user. In this panel, both stagers and projector manufacturers will share their insight, dispel some myths, and teach you some things about new generation projectors you did not know.


    12:00 - 1:15pm: Networking Lunch & Exhibit Showcase Open 


    RSROAD16_10Years_Sign_200px1:15 – 2:15pm: Special 10th Anniversary Roadshow RoundUp
    A special panel of top stagers and top gear manufacturers reflect on 10 years of industry evolution, and look ahead to the next ten years. As we’re in the middle of another industry upswing and business is good– it’s even more important to plan now for the speed bumps ahead: Buying new gear for your inventory; company growing pains; and more.


    2:15 – 3:30pm: Roadshow Demo’s and Pro Mixer
    Exclusive to this Rental & Staging Roadshow– attendees will have a chance to see some of the latest Video and staging gear, hands-on, in special demo rooms. One demo will include live event technology for sports facilities, with invited guest from top California facilities. All demo room attendees will be entered for a drawing for special prizes.


    3:30 – 4:00pm: Rental Management Software Issues for the Growing Staging Company
    In this special session a panel of experts and staging company end users will discuss the challenges of finding and properly implementing the right rental management software package for your staging company. The emphasis will be on the staging company’s perspective, what works and what doesn’t, and how to sort out software that unlike hardware such as video projectors does not have “specs” to easily compare.


    4:00 - 5:30pm: Networking Reception & Exhibitor Showcase Open.
    This includes mixer with invited Meeting Planner industry guests