RV industry members assembled last week in Aurora, Colorado, at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center for the 2023 NTP-Stag Expo, presented by Airxcel. It was the first time the show was held in Colorado.
The two-day event, held in the facilities’ lodge setting, showcased manufacturer product displays, educational seminars, show-only promotions, exclusive special events, and industry networking opportunities. NTP-Stag welcomed dealers from across North America.
Early attendees to the two-day Expo took part in Sunday’s welcome reception sponsored by Lippert where they had the chance to meet Monday’s Pro Kick Off Breakfast speaker, Brian Billick. Billick, Super Bowl XXXV Champion Baltimore Ravens head coach for nine seasons, recounted stories of his career, posed for photos with attendees, and spent the evening engaging with guests.
Billick opened the show Monday by sharing his Twelve Principals of Success. Afterward, participants attended RV University PRO educational seminars presented by industry manufacturers and suppliers.
“With playoff games in the background and Coach Billick in attendance, the opening reception was a perfect opportunity for everyone to arrive in Colorado and enjoy the atmosphere of the wonderful facility. This was the first year we have hosted this activity the evening before the show and it was a tremendous success,” NTP-Stag President Bill Rogers said. “As the kickoff speaker, Billick engaged the audience with anecdotes and philosophies that can only be gained from reaching the pinnacle of his profession, which provided an outstanding introduction to the day’s activities.”
The day concluded with a Expo show floor preview, providing attendees with a chance to socialize and walk the expansive hall.
Tuesday’s Keynote Breakfast Address, sponsored by Carefree of Colorado, featured 12-year NFL veteran and Super Bowl XVII champion Joe Theismann as he shared his first-hand knowledge on how to adapt to change. Theismann, who has parlayed his on the field achievements into a successful career in business and broadcasting, engaged with attendees for photos and autographs as the show doors opened for a full day of manufacturer showcases and product sale opportunities.
“Joe Theismann is a champion in every sense of the word who presented Expo attendees with his captivating story of overcoming adversity, finding humility and adapting to transitions throughout his extraordinary career,” Rogers said. “The professionalism and graciousness he exemplified while engaging with Expo attendees was a wonderful addition to a show that offered something for everyone.”
The event’s activities concluded with a closing reception sponsored by Dometic at the Mountain Pass restaurant and adjacent grounds. Attendees socialized while sharing in RV industry comradery.
“From the RVU presentations to the energy on the show floor, it was a busy few days with exceptional enthusiasm for the RV industry reflected by dealers throughout the event,” Rogers said. “Working alongside the Gaylord staff, our team presented an outstanding Expo. We are grateful to our events team, activity and event sponsors, our manufacturer and supplier partners and most of all the RV dealers from across the U.S. and Canada who took time out of their busy schedules to join us in Aurora.”
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