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GE Capital signs on as Platinum RVDA expo sponsor

FAIRFAX, Va. — The RV Dealers Association announced today that GE Capital Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF) is a Platinum partner of the 2014 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, to be held Nov. 10 to 14 at Bally’s on the Las Vegas strip.

This is the 11th consecutive year Commercial Distribution Finance has sponsored the event. The convention is organized by the RV Dealers Association, RVDA of Canada, and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center.

“The ongoing support of GE Capital and our other partners enables RVDA and the RV Learning Center to keep pace with dealers’ continuing education needs,” said RVDA Convention/Expo Committee Chairman John McCluskey, of Florida Outdoors RV Center in Stuart, Fla. “GE has continued to stand behind its dealer business partners over the long haul and we are grateful for that unwavering support.”

“We continue to sponsor the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo because of the excellent educational opportunities for dealers,” said Tim Hyland, president of the RV group at CDF. “The RV industry is thriving, and providing dealers with access to relevant and timely business knowledge will help to keep the industry strong.”

CDF has supported the RV industry with flexible inventory financing products for more than 30 years, said McCluskey, noting that inventory financing, also known as floorplan financing, allows dealers to stock, market and sell a wide variety of products from RV manufacturers. It provides manufacturers and their dealer customers with a robust array of performance statistics, which are available via CDF’s proprietary online business intelligence tools, he added.

The conference remains affordable with an advance registration rate of $599 for members and a lower rate of $499 for additional registrants from the same dealership. RVDA also offers special registration payment plans, including an easy-pay plan of three payments and the ability to lock in early bird savings for additional employees with one paid convention registration.

Themed “Passport to Excellence: Education & Training,” the convention will provide relevant learning opportunities for dealers and key members of their staff, said McCluskey. Workshop tracks are in place for dealer/GMs, sales staff, parts and service managers, and rental professionals. New this year, is a marketing track focusing on social and digital outlets. Vendor Training +plus will return for its second year, to provide extended training during the first day and a half of the convention and it is included in the regular registration fee.

The 2014 convention will also feature an exhibit hall filled with the RV industry’s top companies offering products and services to help dealers improve profitability, he added.

Companies interested in partnership opportunities, sponsorships, and exhibitor information can contact RVDA at 703.591.7130, Ext.103 or send an e-mail to jnewhouse@rvda.org.

Visit www.rvda.org/convention to register for the convention and to get regular updates.

SOURCE: RV Dealers Association press release

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