RVIA Town Hall Meeting to Address Hot Topics

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May 1, 2014 by   Comments Off on RVIA Town Hall Meeting to Address Hot Topics


The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) will host a Town Hall Meeting that will focus on several timely topics immediately following the RV Industry Power Breakfast on May 8 at the Northern Indiana Event Center at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Ind.

The RVIA session is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. in Ingram Hall and will feature the following presentations:

• “RV Driver Transport Update” — Jay Landers, RVIA’s senior director of government affairs, and Maryellen Adams with The Employment Network will report on initiatives being explored to address expediting the shipment of RVs from manufacturers to dealers.

• “The National RV Trade Show (Louisville)” – This discussion with James Ashurst, RVIA’s vice president of communications and marketing, and Scott Graham, national show director, will examine new show features that are under consideration, analysis of the show’s location, and reorganization of show staff.

• “RV Service Technician Training Pilot Program” – RVIA Director of Education Sharonne Lee and Airxcel President Mel Adams will update attendees on the pilot program findings, touch on the program’s successes and hurdles, and preview the direction of the effort.

• “Trends in Extended-Stay Camping” – RVIA President Richard Coon and KOA CEO Jim Rogers will update attendees on extended-stay and destination camping trends and identify opportunities to capitalize on through the coordinated initiatives of private and public campgrounds.

• “Vehicle Titles for Park Model RVs, RV-Specific Franchise Laws and GSP” – RVIA Vice President of Government Affairs Diane Farrell will provide a briefing on these critical legislative and regulatory issues affecting the RV industry.

All attendees of the RV Industry Power Breakfast, facilitated by RVBusiness magazine, are invited to the RVIA Town Hall Meeting as part of their event registration.

“We look forward to seeing a lot of our members at this event and sharing information in a setting where we can enjoy a productive dialog with them on issues critically important to the association and the RV industry,” said Coon.


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