The 2019 the National RV Dealers Convention/Expo is being called an unqualified success by attendees. The event concluded last November 15, 2019 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.
With a final attendance announced at 1,701 people, this year’s Con/Expo represents a 4.7% increase over what had been a record total last year. Beyond that, though, was the very tangible enthusiasm, energy and activity on display throughout the week, an assessment that was related to RVBUSINESS.com by several dealers and exhibiting vendors.
“The event got off to a great start with the Vendor Training Plus+ supplier-led workshops that flowed into an energetic keynote presentation by innovation expert Josh Linkner, which rolled into the management education workshops developed by the RV Learning Center,” said RVDA President Phil Ingrassia. “In the Expo, many vendors have picked up on the Repair Event Cycle Time issue and demonstrated solutions that can help get consumers back on the road more quickly when they need service.”
The convention wrapped up with its final workshops on compliance issues facing dealers. In addition to thirty-one exhibitor-led Vendor Training +Plus workshops, the event featured six educational tracks covering key aspects of dealer operations, including F&I, eMarketing, business development, fixed operations, sales, rental, and general management issues.
Sponsored by the National RV Dealers Association (RVDA), RVDA of Canada, and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center, events included general membership meetings of both associations, the Expo trade show and the RVBusiness Top 50 Dealer Awards presentation reception along with several other auxiliary events, meetings and receptions.
(Excerpts from RV Business news)