The annual industry conference focused on the RV aftermarket segment kicked off Monday (Aug. 12)  in Denver, Colo., marking the first year that the conference will take place with RV aftermarket companies together as full members of the RV Industry Association.

RVIA News & Insights reported that during the event suppliers and distributors meet in one-on-one “appointment sessions” to pitch new products while taking advantage of key networking opportunities. Attendees will also be learn about the RV Industry Association’s (RVIA) consumer purchase research, providing a glimpse into the aftermarket consumer’s mindset.

In addition to networking with colleagues with a proven track record in the industry, attendees will hear from thought-leaders on the state of the RV industry along with a review of the RVIA economic impact study showing the RV aftermarket contributes 3,187 jobs, $272 million dollars in wages and over $750 million in total economic output on a yearly basis.

The conference, open to all RV Industry Association members is sponsored by Dometic, Cummins, RV News Magazine, B&W Trailer Hitches, Adco Products, Atlas Trailer Coach Products, Geocel/Koolseal, Marshall Excelsior, MORryde International, Progress Manufacturing, Propak, Samlex America, Southwire Company, Stromberg Carlson Products, Thetford/Norcold, Trailer Valet, Valterra, VIAIR Corporation and Winegard Company.