EDITOR’s NOTE: The following is an article by Nathan Hart, chairman of the RV Dealers Association (RVDA) board of directors, published in the July issue of RV Executive Today.
You want to attend the RVDA RV Dealers Convention/Expo, set to take place at Paris Las Vegas, Nov. 6-10, 2023.
As an essential and premier event in the RV Industry, this convention presents an unmatched opportunity to enhance your knowledge, expand your network, and stay ahead of the game.
This convention/expo is a must-attend event for dealers and professionals across the RV industry. Whether you’re a seasoned dealer, new to the scene, single location, or multi-location, the convention promises invaluable insights, cutting-edge strategies, and countless opportunities for growth and weathering the current market challenges.
Education Tracks: Unlock the Secrets to Success At the core of the RVDA RV Dealers Convention/Expo are its comprehensive education tracks, designed to equip you with the latest industry trends, best prac- tices, and innovative strategies.
With more than 40 educational workshops, panel discussions, and keynote presentations, there is something for everyone. Dealer/GM Track: Sharpen your leadership skills and enhance your dealer- ship’s performance through sessions explicitly tailored for dealership owners, general managers, and senior executives.
Gain actionable insights into management techniques, marketing strategies, and financial management that can drive prof- itability and long-term success. Sales Track: Discover the keys to effec- tive sales techniques, customer service excellence, and building lasting customer relationships. Learn from industry experts who will share their proven methods for increasing sales, conquering objections, and maximizing your dealership’s revenue potential.
Fixed Operations Track: Dive into the crucial aspects of running a successful service and parts department. Explore service advisor training, technician recruit- ment and retention strategies, parts management, and cutting-edge technol- ogies that can streamline operations and boost customer satisfaction by improving RECT.
F&I/Compliance Track: Brings together industry experts, thought leaders, and experienced specialists to deliver insightful sessions and workshops focused on finance and insurance best practices, regulatory compliance, and emerging trends. Digital Marketing Track: You will hear from industry experts, digital marketing gurus, and seasoned experts that deliver sessions and workshops on leveraging digital tools, techniques, and trends to drive online visibility, increase customer engagement, and boost sales.
Networking Opportunities: Connect and Collaborate In addition to the wealth of educational sessions, the RVDA RV Dealers Convention/Expo provides an unparal- leled platform for networking with industry peers, manufacturers, and service providers. The power of networking cannot be overstated, as it opens doors to valuable partnerships, collaborations, and knowledge exchange.
Exhibit Hall: Explore the expansive exhibit hall showcasing the latest products, services, and innovations from leading industry suppliers and manufacturers. Connect with representatives, discover new technologies, negotiate deals, and forge strategic partnerships that can propel your dealership to new heights.
Meet-Ups and Roundtables: Engage in informal and structured discussions with like-minded professionals facing similar challenges and opportunities. Exchange ideas, share success stories, and gain insights from experienced individuals who have navigated the same waters. Keynote Presentation and Receptions: Attend a captivating keynote speech from a thought leader who will inspire and motivate you.
Participate in networking receptions and social events that foster connections in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. The RVDA Convention/Expo is more of an investment in your dealership than an expense to attend. The “take-aways” from this event benefit all aspects of our dealership operations.
Our staff always gains valuable knowledge that creates new opportunities for our dealerships, meets new vendors/suppliers that help increase our efficiencies and profitability, and benefits from improved employee morale and relationships.
With early bird discounts available until Aug. 31 and hotel rooms filling up quickly, now is the time to secure your spot.