ELKHART — Indiana Governor Mike Pence will keynote the first half of this year’s 4th Annual RV Industry Power Breakfast, RV Business announced today.
The fast-paced, information-rich event catering to early-rising RV industry professionals features presentations from several civic and business leaders. The Power Breakfast is slated for May 12 from 7 to 9:45 a.m. at the RV/MH Hall of Fame’s Northern Indiana Event Center in Elkhart.
Anchoring the second half of the program are Forest River CEO Pete Liegl and Thor Industries Chairman Peter Orthwein, who will step up for a “fireside chat” touching on an array of topics.
In addition, Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) President Frank Hugelmeyer will address industry trends, while RVIA Vice President of Communications and Marketing James Ashurst updates the national Go RVing marketing program.
Toby O’Rourke, chief of franchise operations for Kampgrounds of America, will reveal the latest intelligence in American camper trends.
Invited for teleconference remarks (because Congress is in session), U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, a Republican from Indiana’s 2nd district, and U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, a Democrat from South Bend, are also expected to join the conference.
The early morning event, which last year drew a capacity crowd of about 750, strategically caters to manufacturing and supplier companies concentrated in and around Elkhart County, but increasingly draws from outside the immediate “Elkhart RV Zone” and from a variety of business sectors that fuel RV sales throughout the country, said Sherman Goldenberg, publisher of RV Business.
Tickets for the event will go on sale soon.
SOURCE: RV Business press release