RVDA Seeking Convention/Expo Workshop Ideas

April 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

2010_go_to_grow_jpeg(1)RV sales are revving up and it’s time for RV dealers to do their part to help make the 2010 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo a success, the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) said in a news release.

The Convention/Expo Committee is designing an event that will be jammed with vital information that will help dealers and their management team take advantage of new opportunities in today’s RV market. Through the Call for Proposals process, the committee solicits workshop proposals with the goal of building a well-rounded education curriculum for the convention.

RVDA urged  dealers to encourage their business partners and consultants to submit a proposal that will offer fresh ideas for solving today’s business challenges.

The association asked members of the Committee on Excellence Task Forces to consider sharing industry best practices, dealer case studies and the recommendations they help develop by offering a workshop. Through their experience with the development and implementation of the recommendations, they can help parts, service and warranty managers increase efficiencies and increase profits at their dealerships. Click here for the Final Reports of the Task Forces.

RVDA further said, “Subject Matter Experts/DACUM Participants — put your experience from the DACUM development process at The Ohio State University/CETE to good use. Present a workshop that will help parts, service, and warranty staff implement best practices and prepare for certification. You will receive personal satisfaction, recognition from your peers, and the opportunity to refresh the knowledge learned during the DACUM process.”

Suggestions for workshop topics and information about the submission and selection process are provided in the submission form. Download the submission form as a MS Word or pdf document.

For more information call (703) 591-7130, or e-mail Click here for additional information about the event.

The deadline for submissions is April 7.

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Registration Now Open for RVDA Convention

March 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

go_to_grow_websiteRegistration is now open for the 2010 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., Oct. 4-8, sponsored by the National RV Dealers Association (RVDA), RVDA of Canada and the RV Learning Center.

Themed “Go to Grow – Innovative Ideas, Revolutionary Results,” the convention will be filled with vital information that will prepare RV dealers and their employees to take advantage of new opportunities in today’s RV market, according to a news release. The education program will include workshops on wholesale and retail financing options, new inventory management strategies and how to reach new customers through innovative marketing communications.

The 2010 convention will also feature an exhibit hall filled with the RV industry’s top companies 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 and results of RVDA’s Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI).

Peter Albano

Peter Albano

“The RVDA convention offers a tremendous opportunity for dealers to get ready for growth as RV sales improve,” said RVDA Convention/Expo Committee Chairman Peter Albano of American RV in Olive Branch, Miss. “The Convention/Expo Committee and RV Learning Center are working on some exciting new workshop formats that will deliver a fresh education experience for key RV dealership employees.”

RVDA, RVDA of Canada and the RV Learning Center will have a series of announcements on specific speakers, workshops, and special events planned for the convention in the coming months.

To make the convention as affordable as possible, RVDA is offering special registration plans including an “Easy-Pay” plan of four payments and the ability to “lock-in” early bird savings for additional employees with one paid convention registration submitted by May 31, 2010.

Companies interested in sponsorship opportunities and exhibitor information can contact RVDA at (703) 591-7130, ext 103 or send an e-mail to

Visit or to register for the convention and for regular updates about the convention. You can also get updates by following the convention on Linkedin and Facebook.

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