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RVIA announces dates, locations for aftermarket events

RESTON, Va. — The annual RV Aftermarket Executive Conference, a three-day event where prominent suppliers and distributors in the RV industry meet to develop their strategies for expanding their businesses, has secured dates and locations for the next two years. In 2019, the event will be held August 12-15 at the Embassy Suites Downtown Convention Center in Denver, Colo., and in 2020, the event will be held August 10-13 at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina in San Diego, Calif.

The conference, open to all RV Industry Association members, allows for one-on-one “appointment sessions” between RV suppliers and distributors. In conjunction with scheduled meetings, attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Get a firstlook at the latest products and services in the Aftermarket segment before the fall/winter RV shows.
  • Learn vital business information while networking with colleagues from around the country who have a record of success in the industry.
  • Hear from thoughtleaders on the state of the industry and discuss opportunities for future growth.
  • Experience the Dealer Council! Hear what’s on the mind of RV dealers and their thoughts about the aftermarket.

“The opportunity to host one-on-one meetings with business partners and top decision makers from both suppliers and distributors, as well as to network throughout the event, makes the RV Aftermarket Executive conference a must-attend for any company that is operating in the aftermarket space, or for those considering entering the marketplace,” said Steve Johnson, Northern Wholesale Supply vice president and co-chair of the RV Aftermarket Committee.

The 2018 conference, held in Bonita Springs, Florida, was the first year that the RV Industry Association managed the event, releasing findings from groundbreaking research examining RVers’ experiences and thoughts about purchasing aftermarket parts and accessories. That research included data on what the most popular outlets are to purchase parts and accessories, looked at the in-store versus online buying experience, examined what the most important elements of the buying experience are and measured the overall satisfaction with the buying experience.

“The RV Industry Association’s research was extremely beneficial for all attendees,” said Airxcel’s VP of Aftermarket and International Sales Piar Adams and co-chair of the RV Aftermarket Committee. “Moving forward, this event can not only continue to be a great place to do business and network, but also a forum where all of us can learn more about the ever-evolving consumer and how to best remain competitive in the years to come.”

A full schedule including speakers and sessions for the 2019 event in Denver, Colorado will be developed over the next few months and event registration will open in Spring of 2019. Contact AftermarketConference@rvia.org with any questions about the event.

SOURCE: RVIA News & Insights

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Ronnie Wendt is the editor in chief of RV Daily Report. She's been a writer/editor for more than 25 years, working in law enforcement, aviation, supply chain and now the RV industry. She's not a stranger to RVs, however. She grew up camping, and still camps as many weekends as she can every year.

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