New York (July 28, 2008)–The Rental & Staging Roadshow goes back to where it all began: Last July, the first in a successful series of Roadshows was held at Altman Rentals, and now the event will return to the venue this Wednesday, July 30, 2008. A number of new seminars have been announced, and now Roadshow attendees receive an InfoComm CTS Renewal Unit.
The Rental & Staging Roadshow covers the most important issues in both the business side and the technical side of the industry. New to the NY Rental & Staging Roadshow is a Lighting Seminar featuring Brian Dowd of ACT, Andrew Nikel of City Theatrical, and Gary Raymond Leonard of Altman Lighting discussing GrandMA Control, SHoW DMX and SmartTrack and how they work together.
Other highlights of the Roadshow will include:
• A Keynote & Sponsor Presentation: Tom Stimson, CTS, will present his keynote on The One Trend That Really Matters and how that trend affects the way Rental & Stagers will be doing business for the foreseeable future.
• IntelEvent Presentation: IntelEvent, the leading provider of Inventory Control Event Management Software, hosts a user group presentation conference to conduct a meeting to serve as a forum to: Discuss the benefits of IntelEvent Express Software; Provide a demonstration on Express key functionality; Question and Answer Session; Foster and improve relationships and communication with customers; and Gather and disseminate helpful information on the use of Express.
• “The Staging Technician as Project Manager”–presented Joel Rollins, CTS-R. The demise of Project Management meetings means that the staging technicians are now, essentially, the project managers. Project management meetings are history. Project management now is: “didn’t you get my email about that?” and “oh, yeah, here’s the latest file, I go on in 5 minutes, can you update that section?” So IMAG and other staging tech crew are now doing project management on the fly-yes, even after the show starts (because they know you can). How do you keep your sanity in the face of this brave new world where the show is not nailed down until, well, until it’s over?
• “The R&S Business Survival Kit”–presented Tom Stimson, CTS. A look at some of the best practices and biggest mistakes of AV Rental & Stagers. Tom will share some of the insights he has picked up visiting and working with staging companies across North America. Topics range from Sales compensation to equipment utilization approaches and will highlight the good and the bad of both common sense and outside the box solutions.
With three informative tracks, cocktail hour, manufacturer demos, and a product showcase, the Rental & Staging Roadshow packs a ton of information into a single day.
Admission is free, but space is limited; interested parties can register at http://www.rentalandstaging.com/roadshow/registration.php