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GE Capital, Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF) is a Gold Sponsor for the 2012 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) and the RV Learning Center.

“RVDA and the RV Learning Center are able to offer a wide range of continuing education sessions at the convention thanks to the support of GE Capital and other sponsoring companies,” said RVDA Convention/Expo Committee Chairman Peter Albano of American RV in Olive Branch, Miss. “GE has a long track record of standing behind its dealer business partners, and we thank them for their support.”

According to a press release, GE Capital provided nearly $32 billion in financing for more than 30,000 manufacturers, dealers and distributors across North America in 2011. Programs include inventory and accounts receivable financing, asset-based lending, private label financing, collateral management and related financial products.

“GE Capital is a consistent supporter of dealer education, and our support of the Convention/Expo is another example of our continuing efforts to strengthen RV dealers,” said Peter Lannon, managing director for CDF’s RV business. “We firmly believe that the RV industry in the United States and Canada will continue to be a vibrant sector of the North American economy. GE Capital is proud to continue its sponsorship of the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo.”

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]

Visit www.rvda.org and www.rvlearningcenter.com to register for the convention and for regular updates or receive convention updates on LinkedIn and Facebook.