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 .
Wed Jan 11, 2017
The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association has announced that the association’s Annual Meeting, scheduled for March 1–3 in Boca Raton, Florida, will be re-launched as the RV Leadership Conference.
The new event will be a members-only forum for RV industry leaders looking for expanded and impactful networking and educational opportunities. It is designed to encourage both top level management as well as the next generation of leaders to attend.
“RVIA is a leading voice of the RV industry,” RVIA Senior Vice President of Trade Shows and Events Liz Crawford says. “As such, the events we host are critical in helping develop future leaders, nurture talent and provide a place to share best practices and network. The RV Leadership Conference will bring together members and help develop a deeper understanding of critical industry and association issues by engaging the key players from all segments of the association. We hope to help members reach into their companies and provide those ‘next-gen’ leaders with the keys for success.”
The event opens on Wednesday, March 1, with meetings of RVIA’s Executive Committee from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and Board of Directors from 12-6 p.m. A gala Welcome Reception for all attendees is scheduled from 6-7:30 p.m.
RV Leadership Day on Thursday, March 2, will be the central day of the event. RVIA’s Membership Meeting takes place from 8:15 – 10:30 a.m., featuring reports on association activities from RVIA Chairman of the Board Bob Parish and RVIA President Frank Hugelmeyer.
The afternoon session will feature two seminar presentations, including featured speaker Charles Payne, founder and CEO of Wall Street Strategies. He is widely recognized as a thought leader on stock markets and politics and is the best-selling author of “Be Smart, Act Fast, Get Rich.” He hosts “Making Money with Charles Payne” daily on the Fox Business Network and can also be seen on “Varney & Co.,” “Cavuto on Business,” and “Your World.”
The Boca Raton Resort & Club will host the RV Leadership Conference. Nestled in a Mediterranean inspired historic village just a few steps from the stunning South Florida coastline, Boca Raton Resort and Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, is a luxurious home away from home. Many of the hotel’s charming and sophisticated guest rooms come with a view of the Atlantic Ocean, Intercoastal Waterway or marina and all guest rooms offer the latest amenities for your comfort.
Registration is now open with early-bird discounts available before Jan. 13. RVIA members can visit prod.groupandevent.net/register/RVIA17 and use the password BOCRVIA to register. Sponsorships are also available and are expected to sell out quickly. To reserve a spot or for more information, contact Crawford at firstname.lastname@example.org.