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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 .

RVDA Convention/Expo Committee Asking for Proposals for Workshops

Wed Feb 22, 2017

148700543448595.jpgRVDA's Convention/Expo Committee is soliciting proposals from instructors for the concurrent 'track' education workshops, to be held at the 2017 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, Nov. 6-10 in Las Vegas. The 60-minute sessions are Wednesday, Nov. 8 - Thursday, Nov. 9. Compliance sessions are Friday, Nov. 10.

Themed "Gear Up for Success," the convention program is being designed to reflect the importance of training and education for all dealership staff positions. Complete details for submissions are on the convention website.

The selection committee welcomes submissions from 'in-the-trenches' training professionals, consultants, dealership professionals, vendors and others who support the RV industry. Individuals who can provide high impact programs with actionable strategies that will help dealers increase profitability and improve performance are encouraged to respond.

This is your chance to reach the retail powerhouses of the RV industry. The convention/expo is a focused, well-targeted event aimed at the most influential dealers in the RV industry. RVDA dealership members account for more than 84 percent of the RV sales in the U.S. market and 90 percent in the Canadian market. More than 300 U.S. and Canadian dealerships will be represented by dealer principals, general managers and other management personnel.

The convention is sponsored by RVDA – The National RV Dealers Association, RVDA of Canada and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center.

Follow these steps to submit your proposal

1. Review the Call for Workshop Proposals website for insight on the committee's vision for topics, submission guidelines and selection criteria.
2. Identify topics that (a) would benefit RV dealers and their key employees and (b) can be effectively covered in 60 minutes.
3. Gather the required information and submit your proposal using the online portal by March 17.

Direct questions about the Call for Workshop Proposals to Karin Van Duyse by e-mail to kvanduyse@rvda.org.

Visit www.rvda.org/convention and www.rvlearningcenter.com for regular updates. You can also get convention updates on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.