Garrison Wynn Slated for RVDA Convention

May 27, 2011 by · Comments Off on Garrison Wynn Slated for RVDA Convention 

Garrison Wynn, best-selling author of “The Real Truth About Success,” will be the featured speaker during the opening general session of the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo on Oct. 5 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The convention is sponsored by the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA), RVDA of Canada, and the RV Learning Center.

With his background as a former Fortune 500 department head and professional stand-up comedian, Wynn excels in delivering a serious, business-based message in a humorous manner. He also hosts television specials and national radio programs and regularly contributes business articles to the Washington Post.

Among Wynn’s “truths” about success: It’s not about being good at what you do, it’s about consistently being chosen to do it. And geniuses with the best products don’t always win out over lesser mortals, he says. During his presentations he helps people understand how to go beyond merely being great at what they do and focus instead on what it takes to be chosen for the job.

“I think our members will find Garrison’s ideas both thought-provoking and helpful as they map out their business strategies for the coming months,” says RVDA Convention/Expo Committee Chairman Peter Albano of American RV in Olive Branch, Miss. “Garrison is sure to deliver a valuable and entertaining presentation to open the convention.”

Themed “ReVolution: Take Charge Today,” the convention will feature new, in-depth super sessions covering the top issues RV dealers and their employees are facing. The education program will include information on building sales through innovative marketing strategies to reach new customers and an overview of the short- and long-term trends that will affect the RV industry. The convention is scheduled for Oct. 3-7, with Partners in Progress Brand Committees and proprietary workshops set for Oct. 3-4.

To make the convention as affordable as possible, the registration fee for dealership employees is the same as last year. RVDA is also 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.

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

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Stat Survey’s Walworth to Lead RVDA Convention Panel

July 29, 2009 by · Comments Off on Stat Survey’s Walworth to Lead RVDA Convention Panel 

2009logo1The RV industry’s “retail scorekeeper,’ Tom Walworth of Statistical Surveys Inc., will lead a panel discussion examining the current economic factors affecting the RV industry during the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) International Convention/Expo Oct. 6-9 in Las Vegas.

The panel of industry experts will include Mark Beecher, Bank of the West senior vice president for sales and marketing,  and Derald Bontrager, president and COO of Jayco Inc. Panelists will focus on the mindset of today’s RV traveler and what products they will buy, how these trends will impact the market, and how dealers can better position their dealerships for success. 

The panel discussion, titled “RV Market Rebound, Are You Prepared?” is set for Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 2:30 p.m. Another high-profile panelist will be announced in the next few weeks, according to a press release.

“We are fortunate to have three of the most knowledgeable people in the RV industry join us for what will be an interesting and informative session as we prepare for the recovery that we know is coming,” said Rick Horsey, RVDA Education Foundation chairman.

This is one of the workshops that are planned for the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo featuring the RV Learning Center, which will be held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

For more information and to register, visit the convention section of and follow the RV Learning Center and convention on Facebook and Linkedin

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