Bank of the West is a Gold Sponsor for the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, Oct.1-5, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The convention is sponsored by the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA), RVDA of Canada and the RV Learning Center.

“We thank Bank of the West for demonstrating its commitment to the Convention/Expo and supporting continuing education for RV dealers and their employees,” said RVDA Convention/Expo Committee Chairman Peter Albano of American RV in Olive Branch, Miss. “Through the years, Bank of the West has been a leader in providing dealers and their customers with financing that is such an important part of the RV business.”

“We at Bank of the West are pleased to, once again, be a major sponsor of the RVDA Convention. We encourage dealers to come by our booth during the convention to discuss all their commercial and retail financing needs. Most of our management team will be there and are honored to speak with the attending dealers,” said Mark Beecher, Bank of the West’s senior vice president of sales & marketing, Consumer Finance Group.

San Francisco-based Bank of the West is an FDIC-insured bank that customers have entrusted with their money for over 135 years. Through holding company BancWest Corp., the bank is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, one of the six highest rated banks in the world.

To make the convention as affordable as possible, the registration fee for dealership employees is the same as last year. RVDA is also offering special registration plans, including an easy-pay plan of four payments and the ability to lock in early bird savings for additional employees with one paid convention registration.

Themed “The Road to Opportunity,” the convention will feature educational super sessions designed to help dealers navigate the issues and opportunities they face today, strategies to reach new customers through new technology and to harness the power of social media, and a new series of fixed operations workshops for service and parts managers to improve efficiency and profitability.

The 2012 convention will also feature an exhibit hall filled with the RV industry’s top companies offering products and services to help dealers improve profitability. RVDA’s Partners in Progress Brand Committees will also meet to work on important dealer-manufacturer issues.

Companies interested in sponsorship opportunities and exhibitor information can contact RVDA at (703) 591-7130, ext 103 or send an e-mail to [email protected]




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