Due to the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic the RV Industry Association leadership, in conjunction with the Aftermarket Conference Task Force, has come to the difficult decision to cancel the upcoming RV Aftermarket Conference, scheduled for August 10-13 at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina in San Diego, CA. As the event draws near, public health conditions surrounding COVID-19 in California have not improved as hoped. Southern California in particular is experiencing a rapid expansion in cases. The health and safety of our members and staff are our primary concern as an organization, and there are simply too many unknowns and uncertainties to safely move forward with the event as planned.
For more than six months the RV Aftermarket Conference Task Force has worked diligently to add value to the conference. We want to thank them for their continued dedication on behalf of the membership and will look to redouble those efforts into making the 2021 event in Atlanta the best conference ever– and a celebration truly befitting of the 50th anniversary of the Conference. In the time between, the Aftermarket Conference Task Force will be discussing how we may take proposed educational content from this year’s event and offer that up as webinars for the Aftermarket segment of the RV industry.
A note has gone out to all registered attendees to inform them of the refund process. We thank you for your understanding and continued support, and share in the disappointment that this event ultimately had to be cancelled.
Please stay safe and healthy.
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 2020 RV Aftermarket Awards:
Product of the Year: The Product of the Year, recognizes new products in the RV aftermarket industry that have entered the marketplace since the last conference. A panel of select dealers and distributors considered innovation, functionality, value, quality of product and technology to determine the winners.
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. For a complete list of all Jim Barker Lifetime Achievement winners click here.