RVDA convention logoThe Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) announced that Forest River Inc. is a Bronze Partner for the 2015 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, Nov. 2-6 at Bally’s on the Las Vegas Strip. The convention is sponsored by RVDA, RVDA of Canada and the RV Learning Center.

“We appreciate the support from Forest River because it gives dealers the chance to pursue high quality education at an affordable rate during our Convention/Expo each year,” said RVDA Convention/Expo Committee Chairman Ron Shepherd of Camperland of Oklahoma in a press release. “As a leading RV manufacturer, Forest River is really showing its commitment to maintaining an educated and professional dealer body.”

“Forest River is 100% committed to the joint industry effort to raise the bar in the area of overall customer satisfaction, and we’re proud to partner with the folks at RVDA for their upcoming convention in Las Vegas to further this effort,” said Pete Liegl, president and CEO of Forest River. “This totally falls in line with our overall company direction of focusing on the continued improvement in the satisfaction levels of our mutual end customers. This effort requires a commitment from us as an industry leader as well as our dealer, supplier, and campground partners and we’re happy to help lead the way.”

Forest River operates multiple manufacturing facilities throughout the Midwest and West Coast producing Class A, B, and C motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth-wheels, popup tent campers, park model trailers, destination trailers, cargo trailers, commercial vehicles, buses, pontoons, restroom trailers and mobile offices.

The week starts with Vendor Training +Plus on Monday and Tuesday and includes a general session, educational and networking programs for Young Executives, and track workshops designed to address the leading issues facing every department in the dealership. In addition, the Society of Certified RV Professionals will head into its second year with an event featuring recognitions, an education component, and networking opportunities.

Track workshops, condensed into shorter timeframes are being developed to respond to dealer demand for fast-paced, on target, and engaging presentations. In its planning, the convention committee focuses on dynamic presentations of the most current topics and strives to bring new presenters to the convention.

Beyond educational and networking opportunities, the convention offers a sought after location at the center of the Vegas strip at the iconic Bally’s hotel. Guest rooms at the convention rate are available at Bally’s and Paris.

The 2015 convention will also feature two exhibit halls filled with the RV industry’s top companies offering products and services to help dealers improve profitability. Companies interested in partnership and sponsorship opportunities and exhibitor information can contact Julie Newhouse at (703) 591-7130 ext. 103 or send an e-mail to [email protected].