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 .

RVIA Trade Show Will Kick off with Seminar from Former Harley Director

Thu Oct 6, 2016

147577257746209.jpgReston, Virginia – RVIA is kicking off the National RV Trade Show a day earlier than usual with legendary branding expert Ken Schmidt headlining an afternoon of informative, insightful seminars on Monday, Nov. 28, at the National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Kentucky.

Schmidt, the former director of communications strategy for Harley-Davidson Motor Company, will host the keynote session on Monday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. in the Kentucky Exposition Center. He played an active role in one of the most celebrated turnarounds in corporate history, and his vision helped transform Harley into one of the world’s most dominant brands. He is widely known as a provocative and engaging thought leader.

Prior to Schmidt’s session, RVIA will present three concurrent seminars from 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. tailored to RV dealers, campground operators and RV manufacturers and suppliers. These sessions are:

• “How RV Manufacturers and Dealers Can Become Invincible to Lawsuits & Save Thousands in Taxes” with Larry Oxenham, Author, Senior Advisor, American Society for Asset Protection (ASAP). Attendees will receive invaluable advice on protecting yourself professionally and personally against lawsuits; minimizing taxes and reducing liability insurance costs; and, crafting successful estate and business succession plans.

• “ARVC 101: The ADA, NFPA 1194 and Current Legislative & Regulatory Overview” with Jeff Sims, ARVC’s director of state relations & program advocacy, will focus on new policies affecting legal inquiries about service animals; developing an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance plan; using NFPA 1194 to work effectively with local authorities; and reviewing state-specific legislative and regulatory trends.

• “Common & Avoidable Standards Deviations” presented by RVIA Standards Inspection Team. This session will examine frequently cited standards deviations and how to address them as well as a “Q&A” with inspection pros.

“This new lineup of Monday seminars was added based on feedback from manufacturers and dealers who wanted more educational offerings at the show,” RVIA Senior Vice President of Trade Shows and Events Liz Crawford says. “Offering these sessions on Monday afternoon prior to the opening of the trade show floor on Tuesday gives attendees and exhibitors the opportunity to focus on vital education and best business practices.”

For registration and show information, visit www.rviashow.org. Exhibitors interested in sponsorship opportunities should contact the RVIA Sponsorship Sales Team at 703-594-6065 or RVIA@paisales.com.