RVDA Providing Matrix of ’13 Convention Events

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August 12, 2013 by   Comments Off on RVDA Providing Matrix of ’13 Convention Events

A complete matrix of all events for the 2013 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo is available on the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) website.

According to a press release, it’s a useful planning tool for all convention registrants and for dealers who are still deciding which staff they will bring to the convention. The convention, sponsored by RVDA, RVDA of Canada and the RV Learning Center, is set to run Sept. 30–Oct. 4 in Las Vegas.

The theme of the convention/expo is “Education: Your Competitive Advantage” and that idea was the basis for creating an event “completely focused on building an educated dealer body that can compete in a fast-paced economy,” according to RVDA.

This year’s edition will provide more chances to bring additional dealership staff for meaningful education, numerous new presenters on the program, and a strong emphasis on fresh topics that give dealers a competitive advantage. There is also a new tool to help dealers make the most of the convention week as RVDA launched a free mobile app that puts convention information on a smartphone or tablet.

Track workshops for dealer/GMs, parts, sales, service, and rentals are easily identified on the color-coded matrix and there’s a new logo designating which education workshops are recommended for young RV executives attending the convention. The matrix offers information about expo hours, Partners in Progress Brand Committee meetings, annual meetings, and all education events including times and room assignments.

Dealer demand for increased staff training at the convention has been met through the addition of Vendor Training +plus and increased proprietary workshops scheduled for Sept. 30 and Oct. 2. For staff that cannot be spared from the dealership for the entire convention, these two days of education offer a rate of $179 for any dealership already sending a full registrant. Vendor Training +plus is new this year, offering longer training sessions from IDS, Blue Ox, and NCompass RV.

The 2013 convention will feature an exhibit hall filled with the RV industry’s top suppliers offering products and services to help dealers improve profitability. RVDA’s Partners in Progress Brand Committees will also meet to work on important dealer/manufacturer issues.

Companies interested in partnership or sponsorship opportunities and exhibitor information can contact RVDA at (703) 591-7130 or send an e-mail to Julie Newhouse at To register and find more information on the Convention/Expo, visit


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