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More To See At RVIA’s Expanded National RV Trade Show

Invigorated by six consecutive years of growth in shipments, the RV industry will meet at RVIA’s 53rd National RV Trade Show where “There’s Always More To See.” The industry-only show, held at the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC) in Louisville, KY., Dec. 1-3, 2015, will highlight every manufacturer’s latest models and accessories, plus offer unparalleled networking opportunities and more training than ever.

The RV industry’s premiere trade event features 60 manufacturer and 232 supplier exhibitors displaying the latest RV products across 755,000 square feet of exhibit space. More than 7,500 attendees, including RV dealers, warehouse distributors, accessory store owners, campground operators and exhibitor personnel, are expected to be on hand for the RV industry’s premiere event.

“After getting to know RVIA members, I am extremely optimistic about the industry’s future and excited about our time together in Louisville,” said RVIA’s new president, Frank Hugelmeyer. “Shipments are rising, the industry is creating jobs, and consumers are responding enthusiastically to new models and features. Our Louisville show offers the opportunity to see our industry’s best products, meet colleagues, and make deals – all in one place.”

Outlook 2016: More to See

“Outlook 2016: More to See,” sponsored by Truma, will launch RVIA’s 53rd National RV Trade Show on Tuesday, Dec. 1, with an informative multi-media program that offers an overview of the industry’s successes over the past year, as well as a look at the future.

The free event for registered attendees begins at 7:30 a.m. with a breakfast in the KEC South Wing Mezzanine Ballroom. More than 1,000 RV dealers and show exhibitors are expected to be on hand for entertaining and insightful presentations.

Hosted by RVIA Chairman of the Board Derald Bontrager, “Outlook 2016: More to See” will feature RVIA President Frank Hugelmeyer’s thoughts on the state of the industry and his vision for the future.

The industry’s Go RVing and media relations team will deliver a multi-media presentation highlighting the most impactful advertising and public relations achievements in 2015, while previewing what’s in store for 2016. The presentation will be led by Go RVing Co-Chairs Bob Wheeler and Tom Stinnett as well as RVIA Public Relations Committee Chairman Chad Reece and RVIA Vice President of Communications and Marketing  James Ashurst.

The program will also feature special guest Peter Sheahan, founder and group CEO of Karrikins Group and a world renowned thought leader, discussing how to turn disruption into an advantage. With vast experience in accelerating transformation in the world’s most innovative companies, he will explore best-practices from multiple industries that have experienced transformative change and share key insights on those profiting from change rather than becoming victims.

The “Outlook 2016: More to See” program and breakfast are free for attendees on a first-come, first-served basis. All National RV Trade Show attendees are welcome, and no reservations are necessary. Show registration will be available in the South Wing Lobby C Entrance prior to the event.

Seminars & Learning Opportunities

Attendees are offered an expanded slate of educational seminars designed to help dealers boost sales and improve service. This year’s sessions include:

Tuesday, Dec. 1

Wednesday, Dec. 2

Thursday, Dec. 3

For more information, contact RVIA’s Huyen Dang at (703) 620-6003, ext. 305 or hdang@rvia.org.

The show also offers attendees opportunities to learn about resources available to help them build their businesses. Industry members can visit the Go RVing booth to find out more about the industry’s national “AWAY” advertising campaign, as well as how to use the program’s materials to bolster their own local promotional activities.

For more information about RV technician education initiatives and certification, attendees can visit the RV Education booth. 

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