RVIA Today Express
November 22, 2011
In This issue
Industry Looks to Kick Start 2012 at National RV Trade Show
Go RVing’s “AWAY” Campaign Debuts at RVIA’s Outlook 2012
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar To Speak at Outlook 2012
Seminars Focus on Boosting Business for Dealers
Technical Seminars Set for National RV Trade Show
RVIA Schedules 2012 Annual Meeting for March
Save the Dates
November 29 - December 1, 2011
National RV Trade Show
Louisville, KY
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ASA Electronics
GEICO
GE Capital
Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company
Industry Looks to Kick Start 2012 at National RV Trade Show

With RV ownership at record levels, and consumer interest in RVing remaining strong, RVIA’s 49th National RV Trade Show brings together 2012 products, industry officials and RV dealers at the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC) in Louisville, Ky., Nov. 29 – Dec. 1, 2011.

“We are looking forward to a strong, productive show despite the uncertain economic environment that has hampered the RV market,” said RVIA President Richard Coon. “The National RV Trade Show is the showcase for the best that our entire industry has to offer and provides an unequalled opportunity for all industry members to meet, conduct business, and establish solid business relationships that are so important.”

More than 8,500 attendees including RV dealers, warehouse distributors, accessory store owners, campground operators, and exhibitor personnel, are expected to be on hand for the RV industry’s premiere event. The sold out show features 67 manufacturer and 250 supplier exhibitors displaying the newest product lines and latest RV products across more than 730,000 square feet of exhibit space.

In addition to the acres of the latest RVs and RV products that will be in display, the show will also offer attendees many informative programs and seminars. Below is the event schedule for the show.

                    49th National RV Trade Show Schedule 

 Tuesday, November 29 

 7:30 am 

 Outlook 2012: Up & Away  
 KEC South Wing Mezzanine Level Ballroom
 Complimentary Full Breakfast Served at 7:30 a.m.

 9:00 am

     To

 5:30 pm

 Exhibit Floor Open 

 2:30 pm

     To

 3:30 pm

 

 Zane Clark, SEMA
 Exploring Aftermarket Accessories – A New Revenue Source
 KEC South Wing Conference Room C108
 $60 On-Site 

 Wednesday, November 30

 8:00 am

     To

 9:00 am

 Jeff Cowan, Jeff Cowan’s Pro Talk, Inc.         
 How to Have Your Best Year in Service
 KEC South Wing Conference Room C108
 $60 On-Site (Breakfast included) 

 8:00 am

     To

 12 noon

 Walter Cannon, RV Safety Education Foundation
 Gary Bunzer, Bunzer Consulting
 RV Weight Presentation and Demonstration
 KEC West Hall
 $60 On-Site 

 9:00 am

     To

 5:30 pm

 Exhibit Floor Open 

 11:00 am

       To 

  12 noon

 Mel Adams, RV Service Training Council Co-Chair
 Bruce Hopkins, RVIA Standards & Education Vice President
 Career Ladder, Testing and Trouble Shooter
 Clinics Information
 KEC South Wing Conference Room C101
 No Charge to Attend

 11:00 am

      To 

 12 noon

 Jared Hamilton, DrivingSales.com
 Social Media 101
 KEC South Wing Conference Room C108
 $60 On-Site

 1:30 p.m.

 RVIA/RVDA Technician Certification Testing
 KEC South Wing Conference Room C101

 2:30 pm

      To

 3:30 pm

 Randy Sobel, Sobel and Associates, Inc.
 More Down Payments Equal More Deals Financed 
 KEC South Wing Conference Room C108
 $60 On-Site

 Thursday, December 1

 8:00 am 

     To

 9:00 am

 Randy Sobel, Sobel and Associates, Inc.
 New Ways to Increase Gross Profit and Closed
 Educated Buyers
 KEC South Wing Conference Room C108
 $60 On-Site (Breakfast included)  

 8:00 am 

      To

 12 noon

 Tony Yerman, The RV Damage Repair Estimator Author
 RV Body Repair
 KEC South Wing Conference Room C101
 $60 On-Site

 9:00 am 

      To

 3:30 pm

 Exhibit Floor Open 



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