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 To Have 28 Vendor Training +Plus Sessions at Expo

Thu Oct 26, 2017

150056571218497.jpgFairfax, Va. – There will be 28 exhibitor-lead Vendor Training +Plus sessions at the 2017 RV dealers International Convention/Expo presented by well-known companies within the RV Industry.

Vendor Training +Plus is an educational program with practical, innovative ideas and solutions to help gear up dealership personnel for success. This program is specifically designed to help dealership management increase profitability and stay current with the latest products and services. The trainers are RV industry experts from companies that dealers trust and use. Full details about each session are on the convention website.

Vendor Training +Plus is free for all registered attendees.

Dealers walking the expo floor at the 2017 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo will notice two sold out exhibit halls and 30 brand new exhibitors. A searchable list of all exhibitors is available on the convention website. Wells Fargo CDF will host keynote speaker, Chris Helder, for a book signing at its booth in the expo following Helder’s opening general session presentation on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Doors to the expo will open at 4 p.m. and Helder will be in booth No. 202 to sign copies of his book, “The Ultimate Book of Influence.”

Attendees will also have the added benefit of exploring a brand-new Retail Tech and Idea Center, a model store that will showcase a variety of merchandising tools that improve how products are displayed and sold, imagined by NTP-STAG.

The expo opens with a reception from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7, and will span two halls filled with the leading manufacturers, suppliers and vendors serving the RV industry. At the entrance of the exhibit hall will be comedic celebrity artist Neal Portnoy, where attendees can have their caricature drawn.

The expo will be open again on Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch will be served in the expo both days.

“Gear Up for Success” is the theme for 2017 and the RVDA Convention/Expo Committee is working to provide an array of workshops and networking events that will help dealers build on an expanding market and interest in RVs and RV travel.

Because there is little space remaining, companies interested in exhibiting should contact Julie Newhouse as soon as possible. She can be reached at 703-364-5518 or jnewhouse@rvda.org. For more information, download the exhibiting prospectus at www.rvda.org/convention/exhibit.

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