The Mobile Stage Conference is the world's premier trade show for the outdoor event industry. At MSC 2020, 500+ of the most influential, brightest, and most innovative outdoor event professionals will gather at the Bahia Mar Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to connect for a fun and intensive learning experience. For three exciting days, leading-edge companies, groundbreaking new technologies, and never-before-seen products will be showcased. MSC connects you with both new and existing partners and provides unprecedented exposure to emerging markets. Get training on sales, rentals, safety and more. MSC is where your evolution happens.
The next conference will take place February 11-13, 2020 at Bahia Mar Hotel Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The 2020 conference will feature a major expansion focused on industry-related topics.
For 2020 the The Mobile Stage Conference will be exhibiting multiple Mobile Entertainment Vehicles. These vehicles are designed for clients who want it all for local, regional or national events or out of this world transportation options. Check out our current vehicle exhibitors and what their bringing to this years conference.
Available til Dec. 2019
Includes access to all the sessions.
Includes access to all the sessions.
Get maximum exposure for your brand in your targeted marketing arena at The Mobile Stage Conference.
MSC 2020 welcomes companies in the following qualified market categories:
Jürgen is the managing director and owner of the company Stagemobil Eckart Fahrzeugbau GmbH. As a graduate of mechanical engineering and an expert welding engineer, he holds the reins of the company, covering everything from incoming orders to delivery. Stagemobil Eckart Fahrzeugbau GmbH is a family business that is engaged in the area of vehicle construction since 1926. The first Stagemobil was developed and delivered in 1997. Since then the company has specialized in the “mobile event systems” field and today employs more than 25 people.
In his fourteen years with Stageline, Pierre-Luc Rompré has seen it all—and made sure it was all safe for others to see as well. Educated in a combination of engineering and business, he has a truly complete understanding of the whole industry of event staging, from the technical to the administrative. Accordingly, he’s the guy clients ask about how to turn a piece of their imagination into an event that audiences will remember. Does the client want a mobile stage they can set up in the middle of a stadium in under twenty minutes? How about a stage they can ferry out by barge to a festival on an island—would that work? Can the client hoist a stage into an amphitheatre with a crane? Pierre-Luc’s the guy with the answers (which are almost always “Yes!”).
Jeff Hess is the sales executive at Apex Stages who will be administering the live demo of the stages from Apex at this year's conference. Apex Stages are the most user-friendly and high-quality stages on the market today. With very little training, 2 to 4 people can set up any one of our APEX stages in an hour and they can be taken down in less than 45 minutes-including our largest stage, the 5040. With our exclusive innovation - the Tower Shuttle - the APEX 3224 and APEX 2420 are simple enough to be set up by only one person!
A native of Panama City Florida with a technical engineering design background moved to Southern Indiana in 2002. She has been with Century Industries for 16 years as the regional sales manager and assists with new product development and has successfully built an outstanding corporate presence within a niche market. She is passionate about the needs and goals of customers starting out in the staging industry. A decade of working in PR and marketing brands and startups, she has learned it’s not mastering the marketing flavor of the week; it’s how well you meet the needs of the people you’re trying to help.
This new to the industry mobile stage was engineered and built by Tom Wilson and certified by Clark Reder Engineering. Come and see this stage deployed and built-in minimal time right in front of your own eyes. The Great Lakes Stage 16x24 most significant feature is the ultra low profile trailer. The unique, patent-pending, design allows the deck wings to be stored flat directly on top of the main trailer. At Great Lakes Stage Co, there is a market for sturdy small stages that are affordable. As rental owners, your ROI depends on the ratio between purchase cost and rental revenue. A low-cost stage will change that dynamic for your business. As a renter, the barrier to owning a stage is usually the price of entry vs. renting. Our low-cost stages change that dynamic.
Doing business with a municipality can be a challenge if you’re not fully prepared. Learn from a real municipality leader from The City of Rivera Beach Florida who sets the standard for vendors to do business with the City. Learn about what a municipality looks for when its time for specific needs. Kenny Payne handles events for The City of Riviera Beach and book stages, audio, parade floats, lighting, power and many other event related services for the City.
Has been with FMCSA for going on 10 years. She started out as a contract secretary, then on to Safety Auditor, Program Analyst, Investigator and currently as the Florida Field Supervisor. Grew up in a small town in South Georgia, and moved to the south Florida area about 6 years ago. And has loved every minute of it. Has been around the industry the majority of life due to family and friends being in the industry.
These days municipalities can make the process of obtaining a mobile stage permit difficult. Learn from someone who has experience and has dealt with rules and regulations that don’t make sense and how these rules and regulations can be changed to make the process go smoother. Furthermore, learn about how to comply and pass onsite inspections done by municipality professionals. This session is hosted by Steve Franseen owner of Mountain West Production Group Denver Colorado and Dave Girardi owner of American Mobile Stage Chicago Illinois.
Larry Ward of Stage For Rent will host a session about the opportunities to increase your income with services that compliment your mobile stage service. From offering barricades, generators, VIP areas, and more Larry is an industry veteran with extensive experience of building mobile stages, repairing mobile stages and operating his mobile stage business nationwide. Larry Ward is an inspiration and super hardworking individual who is always constantly giving back to our industry and his community. This is an education session the producers of this conference are looking forward to and everyone can absolutely learn something from Larry Ward.
RCF has become a leader in live audio reinforcement and their position in the market place has become stronger and stronger over the years. Come and listen to their audio systems on 2 separate mobile stages and hear why the RCF speaker product is a great choice for live events. Tarik Solangi VP of Sales and Marketing will be on hand with RCF South Florida product distributor Quest Marketing to give a full demonstration of their line array and conventional audio speaker products. RCF is also a sponsor of our Wednesday, February 12th evening outing with food and open bar on the beachfront in Fort Lauderdale.
Meet with Nathan Borecki of NFP during exhibitor move-in from Noon to 5 pm. We only have 10 30 minute blocks available on a first-come-first-serve registration basis. Bring your policy with you for a full evaluation. Don’t wait spots are filling up quickly. Nathan will also be hosting a conference session where he will present regarding best legal client-vendor agreement practices, over insured and underinsured policies.
Many mobile stage owners and employee operators have never attended a rigging class and have only learned by watching others. This session was designed to teach the basics of rigging so that we all as an industry can have better safer results at events. Michael Matthews M.F.A. A 20 year veteran in the entertainment industry is an authorized OSHA trainer for the general industry and an ETCP recognized trainer and currently serves as an expert for the ETCP entertainment electrician exam.
Joe Kraut has 15 years of experience working in the outdoor event industry at NorthCoast Banners. Beginning in 2005, he worked with founder David Abramson to establish and grow the company’s customer base. Joe has worked with hundreds of customers including stage rental companies, festival producers as well as radio promotions managers and non-profit executives. Joe loves making it easy for his customers to secure beautiful, top quality banners to command eyeballs and complement their events. Joe began his career as a mechanical engineer, working with companies including General Motors, Ford and Sun Microsystems.
Jason is a professional forecaster working in the field since Oct 2007, with a B.S. in Meteorology from the State University of New York, College at Oneonta. Jason has worked in the field for 9 years providing actionable decision support for a variety of clients in the live event, oil & gas, sports, entertainment, energy, transportation, military, and other high-value clients across the globe.
Jack is the owner of Vinyl Works Inc. and is a graphic designer, fabricator, print operator, and head installer. He has 22 years of experience in the sign industry and 19 years of experience in the production industry. He has worked with almost every type of material and substrate that can be printed on or fabricated and is a go-to man for any job small or large.
Michael is a graphic designer, media manager, web developer, animator, photographer, videographer, sound engineer and print operator. He will be running all the media and conference updates up till and during the conference as well as after. He will also be live streaming the conference.
MobileStage1.com are the leading mobile stage rental company in America. With 114 mobile rental stages in our inventory in the US and over 200 units worldwide we a have a mobile stage for rental near you. 17 years of mobile stage events, festivals, concerts, tours, corporate clients, and block parties, live TV Broadcast, Fan fairs, political speeches, Church fund raisers, Concerts, World DJ showcases, Parades, Parties, and more. Renting a mobile stage with sound, lights offers great value to our clients. Every stage requirement varies, budgets, size and purpose, we rent mobile stages of various sizes, manufacturers, offering our clients the largest stage rental fleet in USA
Patrick Kelman is the president, CEO and founder of Mobile Entertainment Venue and his goal to turn your vision into a reality. He will be bringing MEV's 40 ft. Entertainment Trailer to this years conference.
James Waller is the designer of Apex Stages and owner of StagPro. For over three decades they have provided unparalleled professional production support in North America. Centrally located just outside the KC/Metro Area, they are prepared to travel anywhere in the contiguous United States - and beyond - to bring your event to life.
The Adam Hall Group is one of the largest Event Technology companies in the world and manufactures the brands - LD Systems Pro Audio, Cameo Light, Gravity Stands and Defender Cable Ramps. All 4 of these brands will be on display and live in-use on mobile stages and throughout the event grounds during the conference. Steven Savvides, Director of LD Systems - William Brieva, Director of Cameo Light and Jonny Dive, Sales Manager will all be on hand to demonstrate LD Systems portable, powerful audio solutions and the comprehensive lineup of Cameo Lighting products. LD Systems will also be an audio sponsor for the conference and display the latest in powered column array technology at the February 12th Outdoor Lounge Party.
A life-long tech guy, John’s always been involved with the various markets we focus on today. From high school work in film and video, playing in the concert, marching, and jazz band, college studies in physics and engineering (NC State & UNCC), being FOH for a series of glam rock, punk, and metal bands (no pictures of any of that allowed!), various recording studio work, the prerequisite retail pro audio sales (at Reliable Music in Charlotte), all which led to being a manufacturer’s representative, first with an Atlanta based company, then later starting Quest. John is based in Miami Beach, and travels extensively through our entire region, plus attends an assortment of trade shows around the country.
Jerry is a guitarist and has played in bands for quite a while. He’s been on the equipment side of the music business for many years and has worked for a number of well-known companies, such as IMC, Jackson, and AKAI. He then decided to start his own company. Some of his key lines were shared by Quest, so it made sense to merge the organizations. Jerry joined us in 2008.
The Tour Xtreme is an obscene amount of fun packed into one crazy vehicle. Boasting over 8,800 watts of amplified power, dance club quality lighting, LCD TV for logo playback, photo booth and every song you can think of. You can use our DJ’s or hire your own for your event. This vehicle is designed for clients who want it all for local, regional or national events.
Gentech Generator Services was found by very smart Young man by the name Ian A. Lightbourne who had a goal when he came to America starting his own company. He started his journey off working in the rental business as a Lead technician in the Power and HVAC division. He had his mind on elevating to the next level which pertain him owning his own business .So by him learning the rental industry to his best ability. Knowing someday he will be the owner of his own rental company which pertains Generator’s ,spot coolers additional repaired chillers and creating modules. Gentech Generator’s is a company that shows respect love hard work and leadership and everything that we do. so when choosing us as your rental provider you would get the best service that any rental company has ever dream of giving you.
Kim came to the Mobile Stage industry with 15-years of experience in meeting and event planning. In 2017, she became one of only 10,000 professionals in the world to obtain her meeting and event planner certification. Around this same time, Kim and her husband, Jason, decided to take a leap of faith, started Go Stagestruck, and became the first company in Iowa to own and operate a certified mobile stage. Since that time, Go Stagestruck has added three additional mobile stages to its rental fleet. In 2018, Kim traded in her 40-hour work week for an 80-hour work week when she took over the stage business full time. She prides herself on being able to keep calm under pressure and understands the work that goes on behind the scenes to pull together a successful event. She is able to anticipate needs, provide support, and help guide clients through the planning process. Kim lives in Ankeny, IA, with her husband and three kids, a 6-year old future stage girl, an 11-year-old future LD, and a 13-year-old with lofty goals of playing in the NFL (preferably for the Chiefs).
Welder, Mechanic, Metal Solutions Specialist, Hot Rod Enthusiast. George got his start building and racing hot rods from the age of 10 years old. He has over 30 years repairing and building trailers and got his start in business on trailer repairs. After 20 years of fixing so many units he decided to make his own brand of trailers built to last with low maintenance. Come visit Trailer Manufacturers and George at the 2020 Mobile Stage Conference.
Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale
801 Seabreeze Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316 US