After a jam-packed Monday (Jan. 15), RV industry executives look to wrap up the 2018 Leadership Conference today before giving way to the Florida RV SuperShow. Hosted by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) at the Marriott Tampa Waterside Hotel & Marina, the conference was to conclude with a board of directors meeting before most attendees made their way across town for Trade Day of the annual consumer RV show hosted by the Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA). (To view a slideshow scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page).
Following committee meetings on Sunday, conference attendees were treated to a slate of presentations Monday, including from RVIA President Frank Hugelmeyer who spoke on industry and association accomplishments over the past year as well as a look ahead to consumer demographic trends members should be paying attention to.
Economist Peter Morici and innovation expert Josh Linkner provided additional insight in their keynote addresses, and the luncheon event included group discussion with members of the 2017 “40 Under 40” class to gain their unique perspective.