The RV Industry Association's annual industry conference focused on the RV aftermarket segment is back! Join us in Atlanta, August 9-12, 2021.

During the event suppliers and distributors meet in one-on-one "appointment sessions" to pitch new products while taking advantage of key networking opportunities. In addition to networking with colleagues with a proven track record in the industry, attendees will hear from thought-leaders on the state of the RV industry. And with the latest RV Industry Association economic impact study finding the RV aftermarket contributes 3,187 jobs, $272 million dollars in wages and over $750 million in total economic output on a yearly basis, the event is the perfect opportunity to develop strategies for expanding the market segment and discuss opportunities for future growth.

The conference, focusing on supporting a great parts and accessory purchasing experience that will benefit supply chain members and the RV consumer, is open to all RV Industry Association members.

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Registration/Pricing

  • Supplier Meeting Room: $1,500 per company. Includes access to meetings application and 4 night hotel room. 
  • Supplier Attendee: $800 per person. Includes breakfast and lunch all days and access to meetings application.
  • Distributor Attendee: $475 for 1st company attendee, $200 for each additional attendee. Includes breakfast and lunch all days and access to meetings application.
  • Agent / Rep Attendee: $475 per person. Includes breakfast and lunch all days.
  • Media/Marketing Services Attendee: $250 per person. Includes breakfast and lunch all days and access to meetings application.

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Event Schedule

Monday, August 9, 2021

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

  • Breakfast
  • Morning Appointment Sessions: 8:20am - 11:30am
  • Lunch / RV Aftermarket Awards: 11:45am - 1:15pm
  • Afternoon Appointment Sessions: 1:40pm - 5:30pm
  • Explore Atlanta On Your Own

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

  • Breakfast
  • Morning Appointment Sessions: 8:20am - 11:30am
  • Lunch: 11:45am - 12:45pm
  • Afternoon Appointment Sessions: 1:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Supplier-Focused Educational Workshop: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
    • With the influx of new customers to the RV Lifestyle, the RV Aftermarket Conference will be debuting a NEW 90-minute session designed to help our members bridge the knowledge-gap between the new RV consumers and how Aftermarket products are applied. The optional session, will focus on three key areas, Data, Connection and Dealer Feedback. Go RVing's RV Owner Demographic Study features consumer preferences, purchasing intent and satisfaction. The session will explore the study and offer interpretation on how this effects the Aftermarket segment. The session will also cover how Social Media can be employed to help Suppliers, Distributors and Dealers connect to consumers on how to use and apply Aftermarket products. Finally, the session will feature a live discussion with dealer leaders on how to best serve tomorrow’s consumer.
  • Explore Atlanta On Your Own

Thursday, August 12, 2021

  • Breakfast
  • Morning Appointment Sessions: 8:20am - 11:30am
  • Lunch: 11:45am - 12:45pm
  • Afternoon Appointment Sessions: 1:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Closing Reception: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

 

Housing

The event location for the 2021 RV Aftermarket Conference will be the Embassy Suites by Hilton Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park. Located on the edge of downtown Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park, and steps from Georgia World Congress Center and Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the Embassy Suites is a preferred hotel of the Georgia Aquarium, and just a five-minute walk. Enjoy free breakfast, complimentary evening receptions, and an on-site Starbucks. A fitness center and outdoor pool complete your city escape.

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Suppliers, to book your meeting space please proceed through the Event Registration Process.

Distributors, Manufacturing Agents, Media and Suppliers seeking sleeping accommodations only are able to book their room at our discounted rate ($189/night + tax). Reservations can be made by calling Hilton reservations at 1-800-445-8667 and requesting the RV Aftermarket Conference rate or by booking online here.

The cut-off date for accepting room reservations is July 15, 2021. Reservation requests received after 5:00pm local time at the Hotel on the cut-off date will be accepted at the group rate, based on room availability.

Hilton CleanStay

Hilton is as excited to welcome back travel, even if it looks a little different these days as guest expectations for cleaning and disinfection have changed. Hilton has partnered with RB, makers of Lysol® & Dettol®*, to help deliver an even cleaner stay for guests with the creation of the Hilton CleanStay program and 10 Point Checklist. Using the same quality brands you trust in your home, Hilton CleanStay builds on their already rigorous cleaning standards to provide complete peace of mind when you stay with any of Hilton’s 18 brands.

 

RV Aftermarket Awards

The RV Aftermarket Awards program was designed to honor and recognize individuals, suppliers and distributors, who are committed to excellence and growth in the aftermarket industry, as well as highlight the newest and most popular products available in the aftermarket industry. All winners will be announced during the Conference. Below are the categories for the 2021 RV Aftermarket Awards:

Product of the Year: The Product of the Yearrecognizes new products in the RV aftermarket industry that have entered the marketplace since the last conference. A panel of RV parts/accessories experts from leading RV dealerships and a select group of RV distributor judges will evaluate all products submitted with the ultimate winner announced on Tuesday, August 10 at the 2021 RV Aftermarket Conference in Atlanta, GA. Judges will be evaluating products based on Innovation, Attraction, Endurance, Value, Visibility and Usability.

Distributor of the Year: All Aftermarket distributor members in good standing with the RV Industry Association are eligible to win this award.

Supplier of the Year: All Aftermarket supplier members in good standing with the RV Industry Association are eligible for this award.

Jim Barker Lifetime Achievement: Judged by previous winners, this award recognizes individuals who have significantly contributed to the success of the RV aftermarket industry.

  • Click here for a complete list of all Jim Barker Lifetime Achievement winners

 

Sponsorships

Event sponsorships are available for every budget and provide a great opportunity to build brand recognition in front of the top Suppliers and Distributors in the RV industry. Please review the sponsorships available as some provide the opportunity to purchase a meeting room suite at the event Hotel. For sponsorship questions, or if you would like to secure an opportunity, please contact Jeremy Greene, Sr. Director, Events & Marketing.  

Check out the complete lineup of available sponsorship opportunities.

 

COVID-19 Preventative Measures & Attendee Responsibilities

As we prepare for the upcoming RV Aftermarket Conference in Atlanta, GA, we will be following CDC and state guidelines. In order to provide a safe and healthy meeting environment, we are requesting that all attendees regularly and thoroughly wash or sanitize their hands throughout the event, observe social distancing guidelines whenever possible, and properly use facial coverings. In addition, the RV Industry Association will be providing the following:

  • Personal-sized hand sanitizer for all attendees and hand sanitizer stations positioned throughout the conference center
  • Responsible seating for meeting spaces that can accommodate social distancing
  • Appropriate signage/floor decals to reinforce spatial distancing and safety reminders
  • Physical distancing & flow control measures

2021 RV Aftermarket Conference attendees agree to abide by and engage in certain health and safety beneficial conduct while attending the event. We cannot ensure a virus-free environment. It is recommended that 2021 RV Aftermarket Conference attendees engage in appropriate physical distancing measures, and avoid handshakes and hugs. RV Industry Association members are encouraged to find nonphysical ways to greet and show excitement for being around our friends and colleagues again.

You should not attend the RV Aftermarket Conference if you are experiencing, or within the 10 days prior to the event experienced symptoms associated with COVID-19. You also should not attend the RV Aftermarket Conference if you believe that you may have been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are not yet cleared as non-contagious by state or local public health authorities or the health care team responsible for your treatment. In addition, attendees should self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and are asked to contact the RV Industry Association if they experience symptoms of COVID-19 within 10 days after participating in the RV Aftermarket Conference. Any private health or personal data that may be received by the RV Industry Association in connection with such measures and precautions will be treated as confidentially as possible.

 

Contact Us

Event Management: Jeremy Greene / 571-665-5871
Registration and Sponsorships: Kelly Smith / 571-665-5872
Hotel and Supplier Meeting Space: Michelle Biersner / 303-868-2787