The six speakers signed to speak at the ’09 Louisville RV Industry Business Seminars reiterated their commitment to contributing back to the RV industry during this tough economic period.
The speakers, Bert Alanko of MBA Insurance, Simon Hickey of RedZia RV’s, Jan Kelly of Kelly Enterprises, Hardee McAlheney of McAlheney Consulting, plus Roger and Sheril Vergara of RH Power & Associates Inc., will all share free relevant information, tips and advice to RV dealers and industry business personnel attending the seminars being presented during the 47th Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky. The seminars are not part of the show or endorsed by the show sponsor.
“It’s no secret that times are tough for our industry right now,” said Sheril Vergara of RH Power & Associates whose topic will be developing an effective Internet sales force. “We see dealers reluctantly cutting back on important business services that impact their growth and profitability. If we can give them a piece of that help back at no cost, then their chances for improvement and success are greatly increased for 2010”.
Each speaker will represent a different segment of RV business operations ranging from financial budgeting to internet lead and sales development, RV rentals development to retail advertising, and more. The seminars are each one hour in length and will be repeated several times over the course of the three-day period.
“We want to give attendees the greatest flexibility with their personal schedules,” said Alanko, who will show dealers new techniques on how to generate greater revenue through RV rentals. He added that “most are planning fewer days at the show, so repeating the seminars will allow them to attend at their convenience.”
The seminars will be held in the Madison/Oldham rooms at the Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport, formerly known as the Executive West Hotel on Phillips Lane in Louisville. Attendance is free and RV dealers and businesses may bring as many participants as they wish. Full details along with a schedule of all seminars and times can be viewed on the group’s website at www.rhpowerseminars.com which also features instant web-based registration. Alternatively, interested persons can also call (800) 552-1993 to register by phone.
Plans were confirmed today (Nov. 23) for a series of RV business services seminars to be held Monday through Wednesday (Nov. 30-Dec. 2) during the 47th Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky.
Billed as the “’09 Louisville RV Industry Business Seminars,” this inaugural collection of hour-long speaking engagements will feature a variety of relevant subjects presented by some of the best known experts in the RV industry, according to a news release. Categories include business industry statistics, RV rentals, F&I, Internet sales development and marketing/advertising. Prominent speakers include Sheril Vergara, Jan Kelly, Bert Alanko, Tom Walworth and others.
“It’s been a real tough year for us all in the RV industry,” said Roger Vergara of RH Power & Associates, spokesperson for the group and company host for the seminars. “Unfortunately, RV dealers and RV related businesses have all had to scale back on the business services and consulting that they normally rely on. With these special free seminars, we want to give attendees useful information they can take home and put to use immediately to energize operations, increase market share and re-grow their businesses.”
Roger added that the group felt strongly about giving back to the industry in trying times and stressed that the seminars are all no obligation, non-proprietary and no cost to attend. “If we can give RV dealers and RV businesses just one more reason to go to Louisville, then hopefully they’ll have one more important reason to attend the trade show,” he said. “Although our efforts are not directly connected, we feel it’s important for industry solidarity and redevelopment that show attendance is maximized any way possible”.
The seminars will be held in the Madison/Oldham rooms at the Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport, formerly known as the Executive West Hotel on Phillips Lane in Louisville.
Each seminar will be repeated over the course of the three-day period in order to give attendees the greatest flexibility with their personal schedules. Attendance is free and RV dealers and businesses may bring as many participants as they wish. Full details along with a schedule of all seminars and times can be viewed on the group’s website at www.rhpowerseminars.com which also features instant web-based registration. Alternatively, persons can also call (800) 552-1993 to register by phone.