RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

2016 RVDA Convention Early Bird Registration Ends June 30

Fri Jun 24, 2016

146125008949210.gifFairfax, Virginia - The Early Bird registration for the 2016 RVDA Convention/Expo ends June 30, where dealers can get a lower rate to attend as well as an even lower rate for every other dealership employee they register going forward.

When dealers register by June 30, they will get a low rate of $599 to attend, while also locking in an even lower rate ($576) for every other dealership employee they register going forward. Online registration is available on the convention website, along with a fillable PDF that can be printed and faxed or mailed.

The convention/expo will be held Nov. 7-11 in Las Vegas and is the premier education event for dealers and their staff. The theme is “Gear up for Success.”

“These early bird rates are a tremendous value, especially with the program the RVDA Convention/Expo Committee has planned,” RVDA President Phil Ingrassia says. “The quality and content of the social media and e-marking track alone rivals the content of some stand-alone conferences on this very hot topic. The committee has secured top name trainers and focused specifically on the issues that dealers need to know about."

In addition to 50 education workshops separated by track, there are Partners in Progress Meetings, a mini-rental school, two packed exhibit halls, education and networking opportunities for Young RV Executives and two days of Vendor Training Plus. Convention registration includes two receptions and two lunches in the expo, an opening general session with keynote speaker Ryan Estis, and the RVDA annual membership meeting.

Video previews and full descriptions of many track workshops and the keynote speaker are available on the convention website.

The convention is sponsored by the RVDA, RVDA of Canada and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center. Each year, the Convention/Expo Committee focuses on featuring new presenters to keep the content relevant and fresh for dealers.

The convention also will feature an expo of the RV industry’s top companies offering products and services to help dealers improve profitability. Companies interested in partnership and sponsorship opportunities and exhibitor information can contact Julie Newhouse at (703) 364-5518 or send an e-mail to jnewhouse@rvda.org.