Spader has worked with individual businesses in a variety of industries around the world as a small business management resource provider and Spader 20 Group facilitator. He has also consulted and worked with associations and manufacturers.

As the former chief marketing officer at Beats by Dre, Omar Johnson helped take the company from $120 million to a $1.1 billion-dollar global icon and category leader, becoming the No. 1 premium headphone in North America and much of the rest of the world.

March 13 from 1 to 1:30 p.m., Jill Nickels will review top trends in retail design that enhance the buying experience consumers are looking for as they make the decision to purchase an RV.

RVers regularly drive down National Scenic Byways, like Historic Route 66, Skyline Drive, or the Blue Ridge Parkway. National Scenic Byways are some of the most beautiful roads in the country, however, Congress stopped funding the program in 2012, RVIA noted.

Combining digital and traditional ads with RV dealer point-of-purchase materials and public relations, the local tie-ins will amplify the message and further increase consumer awareness, RVIA noted.

The RV Industry Association, along with other members of the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable, are advocating for these reforms on Capitol Hill, but the group needs people to urge their senators to cosponsor S.47 and include the Recreation Not Red-Tape Act (RNR) in this legislative package.

According to reports from large and small manufacturers exhibiting at the event, some brands have been working on concepts for over three years and the companies are excited to finally show them off to dealers at RVX.

The vision of the alliance is to elevate the roles and contributions women make to the RV Industry by promoting diversity and providing programs, resources and a collaborative environment, said Carpenter.

“Having such and amazing group of talent creating a real difference in their organizations means the future is very bright for our growing industry,” said Crawford.

Wholesale shipments ended 2018 with 483,672 units, down -4.1% compared to the 504,599 units in 2017. However, the shipment total for 2018 was still the second highest on comparable record.

“This is a showcase of what the industry is destined to become, and the industry’s leaders have some new and exciting ways to display their latest products,” said Crawford.

“I spend my work life on the road at so many events that surround the RVing life style. I’m so excited to be a part of The Reveal and see all of the newest and greatest RVs this industry has to offer!” said Wood.

“The entire industry has come together to use this amazing platform to show off their best new products, write orders, and kick off camping season across the country,” said Crawford.

RVX Live will feature one-on-one interviews with notable industry leaders and outdoor celebrities conducted by Alan Taylor as they discuss the changing landscape of the camping and RV lifestyle, as well as the latest trends on new RVs and outdoor gear.

“It was clear from our meetings that we have members of Congress who are willing to support fixing the floorplan tax issue and interested in working with the RV Industry Association and Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) on including a recreation title in any infrastructure package or other appropriate legislation.”

RVIA will be hosting a panel of expert executives discussing the dangers of not moving at the speed of innovation and why being on the front edge of change can be advantageous to growing your business.

RV manufacturers submitted products into nine lifestyle categories. The consumer-focused judging panel will now evaluate and determine the top entries to represent each category.

(Dec. 21, 2018) — U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski applauded House passage of legislation making important tax-related changes, including a commonsense fix Walorski championed to provide fair tax treatment for the recreational vehicle (RV) industry.

(Dec. 19, 2018) — The RV Industry Association (RVIA) is urging members to act immediately and tell Congress to restore the floorplan interest deductibility in this week’s Continuing Resolution (CR).

(Dec. 17, 2018) — Curt Hemmeler has been hired to lead the Elkhart, Indiana-based RV Technical Institute’s (RVTI) technical training and education teams.


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