Conference Info


The Mobile Stage Conference is the world's premier trade show for the outdoor event industry. At MSC 2018, 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 mobile stage conference

 

Mobile Stage Conference 2018

The next conference will take place February 11-13, 2018 at Bahia Mar Hotel Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

  • Network with fellow industry professionals and gain exposure like nowhere else
  • Learn from the best mobile staging experts & case studies
  • Have dedicated 2-to-1 meetings with the experts
  • Reach more consumers for less by learning new digital media skills
  • Superior training on sales, rentals, safety and marketing

2018
February 11-13

Fort Lauderdale,
Florida

Limited
Registrations Hurry!

17
Speakers & More!

Registration & Pricing

$249

All Access
Includes access to all the sessions.



Don't Miss Your Chance To Network With Industry
Leaders From Around the World

$325

All Access
Includes access to all the sessions.

 

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Would You Like To Exhibit? Or Sponsor? Or Become A Media Partner?

Get maximum exposure for your brand in your targeted marketing arena at The Mobile Stage Conference.

MSC 2018 welcomes companies in the following qualified market categories:

  • Mobile Stage Sales / Rentals
  • LED Video Panels
  • Event Marketing Agencies
  • Power / Lighting / Audio
  • Fencing
  • Mobile Bars
  • Trussing & Rigging
  • Safety Products
  • Tour Bus Co.
  • Tents
  • Portable Restrooms
  • & other related business

Exhibiting Resources  

Event Schedule

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Speakers
(More to be Announced)


Jeff Reder

Clark Reder Engineering
Topic: Structural Engineering For The Outdoor Events Industry

Jeff’s personal design experience is in a wide variety entertainment structures such as performance and pavilion roof structures - both temporary and permanent, aluminum truss grids, temporary and permanent seating risers, sound delay and video wall support structures. Additionally, Jeff has extensive experience in the design and analysis of complex aluminum structures. In addition to his extensive experience with entertainment structures, he has personal design experience with structural steel, prestressed and post-tensioned concrete, masonry and wood framing.

Gennaro Scarpelli

Rooftop2 Productions
Topic: Streaming and Social Media From Your Mobile Stage

Gennaro Scarpelli has extensive experience going live professionally on all social media platforms via MMA and Metro PCS for their pre fight interviews and pre fight programming. Learning the Do’s and Don’ts of going live on social media and learn to utilize your mobile stage to enter this untapped market. Rooftop2 Productions is a full service multimedia and live event production company that specializes in elevating brands through creative platforms, such as live events, social media, video production and unique activations.

Thomas Mitchell

Reflections Productions
Topic: The Do’s & Don’t of Sending Your Equipment Abroad

Owner of a fleet of mobile stages, he recently sent his equipment to FYRE Festival in the Bahamas. As many of you might know this event turned out to be a logistical nightmare for attendees, but not for Reflections Productions. Their equipment arrived on time and was setup and ready to go on time. But when it came to canceling the event and getting their equipment back that was an experience many companies can never prepare enough for. Come and learn from an expert the Do’s and Don’ts of sending your rental equipment abroad, be prepared and stay protected. 

Alexander "Skinny" Winkler

SSS Production
Topic: Stage Down 911 Now WHAT?

SSS Productions owns 8 mobile stages and has been in the mobile stage side of the business for over 15 years. A natural audio engineer and event solutions guy Skinny will be on hand to explain to you what to do if you’re stage goes down structurally during the crucial busy season. Having experienced this first hand right smack in the middle of his season you will learn the do’s and don’ts of getting your unit back up and ready while maintaining and satisfying a long list of clients.

Nathan Borecki

NFP Property & Casualty
Topic: Entertainment & Stage Insurance

Nathan has been with Insurance West/NFP for 10 years now specializing specifically in entertainment insurance. Four years ago Mobile Stage Enterprises found me after searching for the correct insurance coverage. After a bit of work I was able to get a policy setup and designed for mobile stage companies. We can now offer full insurance packages, General Liability, Equipment Coverage, Auto Coverage, Excess/Umbrella, Workers Compensation, Health Benefits, etc.

Michael “BOZ” Bozworth

Music First Productions
Topic: Stage Down 911 Now WHAT?

Music First Productions a leader in event production has experienced stages going down on more than one occasion. BOZ’s quick action and tenacity has allowed him to quickly recover and get back online in a short period of time with out too much delay. Learn from the experience of others in a real life situation how to handle the worst case scenarios.

Steve Franseen

Mountain West Production Group
Topic: Reading the Sky - How to See the Wind Coming

Steve Franseen is an experienced production professional. With over 10 years of experience and 500 mobile stage events under his belt, Steve has been there when things go right and when things go wrong. Steve is also a fully licensed pilot and has advanced training in meteorology. This seminar is intended to showcase wind forecasting tools and techniques that pilots use to give advanced warning of high winds and inclement weather.

Jason Anderson

TruWeather Solutions
Topic: Reading the Sky - How to See the Wind Coming

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.

Andy Loddington

Hire-A-Stage.com
Topic: Reading the Sky - How to See the Wind Coming

Andy Loddington is from the United Kingdom and operates Hire-A-Stage.com. He is the inventor of the "Wireless Anemometer With Aluminum Mounting Brackets" a device used for measuring the speed of wind made for Mobile Stages.


Elizabeth Flynn

Mobile Stage Network
Topic: Women Who Make It Happen in the Mobile Stage Industry

Elizabeth 'Tish' Flynn has more than a decade of experience in planning events and developing corporate relationships. With a focus on nonprofit organizations and music based productions , she has managed teams producing events for NYC Pride, NYC's Village Halloween Parade, Women's March NYC, numerous Fortune 100 companies & more large scale music events than she can count. She has directed numerous high profile events with tremendous success including large conferences, fundraising events, festivals, education forums, corporate symposiums and corporate summits. She has been a part of the Mobile Stage Network/Parade Float Rentals family for about a year as their Director of Operations.

Adriana Laino

Mobile Stage Network
Topic: Women Who Make It Happen in the Mobile Stage Industry

In all production companies, there is someone who has to stay behind to hold down the office while everyone's out on all the fun gigs. At Mobile Stage Network, this person is Adriana Laino. After working the Mobile Stage Conference in 2015, her uncle, Mike Laino, decided to promote her full-time as the office manager of MSN. This year she celebrates 4 years with MSN. Her goal in 2018 is to attend more events and learn hands on the production side of the bussiness.

Michelle McRae

Century Industries
Topic: Women Who Make It Happen in the Mobile Stage Industry

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 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.

Becky Guthrie

Jee Biz Total Event Services
Topic: Women Who Make It Happen in the Mobile Stage Industry

Becky Guthrie is of Jee Biz Total Event Solutions who provide Mobile Stages, Event Power Generators & Distribution, and now Portable Toilets & Event Sanitation Services! Becky is also the president of Jee Biz Event Marketing, Started with one County Fair and moving forward with a new Sporting event, International Fair, and of course a Magical Night of Lights! Jee Biz is your one-stop shop for Events, bookings, show representations, staffing and venue consultations, and event marketing and operations.

Diana Lage

Iowa Mobile Stage/M&D Sound
Topic: Women Who Make It Happen in the Mobile Stage Industry

Diana and her husband own a Mobile Stage/Production Company in North Central Iowa. They have mobile stages, stage decks, audio, video and lighting equipment to be able to do full production. Her job is primarily working with customers and suppliers, and keeping the accounting up to date. But during the busy summer season, I help set up stages or production, load and unload trailers, sometimes even cover a show myself if her husband needs to cover a separate event. Basically I do whatever needs to be done.

Jakoni "Jack" Ortega

Abstract Vinyl Works
Topic: Why Signage is a Must (Printing & Banners)

Jack is the owner of Abstract Vinyl Works a large format printing sign company. Specializing in event production signage. Manufacturing branding from banners ,vinyl wraps, decals, aluminum signage, neons and much more. Jack has been in the sign industry since a child while working at his fathers sign company. With 22 years of hands-on experience he knows everything about signs. Since high school he has also been part of a production company on the weekends since 1999 that has now allowed him to hold a second position of event production manager. Understanding the needs of events from punctuality ,effectiveness, safety and so on.

Alexander Mazzei

Alexander Mazzei Photography
Topic: Lead Generation | The Importance of Marketing Your Website

Alexander's professional career brought him worldliness as he traveled across the continents to the multi-cultural cities of Milan, Los Angeles, New York, London, Warsaw and many more.  With every shutter click exposing Alexander to the world of photography, his love of the art grew more and more. He specializes in creating a compelling, interesting, emotionally engaging storytelling in less than a minute when ever second counts. He also mastered the same day edits. Videos are a valuable, powerful way to tell your brand's story, and to engage with your target audience. Videos done right can make your business unforgettable.

Jeff Hess

Apex Stages
Topic: Apex Stage Live Demos

Jeff Hess is the sales executive at Apex Stages who will be administering the live demo of the stages from Apex at this years conference.

Michael Laino

Mobile Stage Network
Master of Ceremonies

Michael Laino is the founder of the Mobile Stage Conference and will be the Master of Ceremonies for this years MSC as he has been for all past conferences.

Event Partners

 

 

Own a stage from one of the brands below? Then you must attend and enjoy very personalized information!



 

 

Participants of the Mobile Stage Conference


Live Sound & Stage

Mobile Stage Rentals
Seattle

Performance Marketing Group

PMGIncorporated.com
Indiana

American Concert & Entertainment Services

ACESNY.com
Troy, NY

Image Production Services

ImageProductionServices.com
Boston

SSS Productions

SSSProductions.com
Denver

NPI Audio Visual

NPIAV.com
Cleveland

Ambro Sound

AmbroSound.com
Tennessee

Super Stage and Lighting

SuperStage.com
Chicago

Stage Music Arts

StagesMusicArts.com
Baltimore

Mobile Stage Network

MobileStageNetwork.com
New York, NY

Mobile Stage1

MobileStage1.com
Miami

High Peak Sounds

HighPeaksSound.com
Saratoga Springs, NY

Jee Biz Total Event Solution

JeeBiz.com
Atlanta

Mobile Event Professionals

OrlandoMobileRental.com
Orlando

Stage For Rent

StageForRent.com
Milton, FL

Stage Guys

StageGuys.com
Florida & San Diego, CA

Live Demos & Displays

Live Demo

Mobile Stage Manufacturing will be exhibiting the StageMobil XXL Stage.
Made in Germany, this StageMobil product is the largest Non-CDL Stage Available!



APEX Mobile Stage will be exhibiting their 42' x 40' Mobile Stage unit.



Century Industries will be exhibiting their 24' x 24' Concert Mobile Stage.



Past Events

MSC 2015 - Fort Lauderdale, FL • MSC 2016 - Orlando, FL

Event Location

Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale
801 Seabreeze Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316 US
Phone: 1-954-764-2233


 

 

More About The Venue

The Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale

  • The perfect vacation launch spot
  • Water taxi
  • Stylish Fort Lauderdale accommodations, some with ocean views
  • Sailing, scuba diving, snorkeling and yachting center
  • Beautiful Fort Lauderdale event venues for up to 900 people
  • Adjacent to the International Swimming Hall of Fame