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Rental and Staging Network Members and Vendors Focus on Growth and Collaboration at Leadership Symposium

At the third annual Rental and Staging Network (RSN) Leadership Symposium, at the Omni Houston Westside Hotel from July 23 - 26, members from 22 companies across the US had the unique opportunity to network with the industry's leading audio visual equipment and technology providers in a "laser" focused setting.

Themed "Focused and Getting Things Done," the Leadership Symposium affords RSN members -- representatives from the industry's best live event rental and staging companies -- the opportunity to share growth strategies and best practices for sales, operations, and executive management. Seven vendors were given an opportunity to showcase their capabilities in a live setting in front of key purchase decision makers. They included Nationwide, AV Stumpfl, Christie, IML, Ingram Micro, L-Acoustics, and LED-3.

"Our vendor partners are a key component of the symposium and a highlight of this event. The opportunity for a more personal one-on-one discussion and hands-on interaction with the gear is so valuable to our membership," said Donald Guzauckas, Jr., president of RSN.

In addition to vendor networking, the Leadership Symposium also features breakout sessions divided into three groups of attendees -- executive management, operations, and sales. Breakouts are used for group discussion around best practices and critical issues that impact the companies' daily operations.

"The symposium allows for each of the member companies to include employees from their management, sales, and operations teams. This expands the involvement of key employees, making RSN an even more effective resource for each of the member companies, thereby making them a more valuable asset to their clients," added Guzauckas.

Since its inception in 2007, RSN has aimed to bring the industry's best live event rental and staging companies together to provide nationwide service with the benefit of local contacts, eliminating the need for clients to spend valuable time verifying the competence and capabilities of multiple companies. Additionally, RSN is a proactive resource for the principals and staff of its non-competitive members for training, exchanging knowledge, enhancing professionalism, and engaging in business referrals and cross-rental opportunities. RSN also has a vendor partner program that offers vendors opportunities to network and present to members at three meetings each year.


(6 September 2013)

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