RVDA passport to excellence logoThe Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) announced that Bank of America Merrill Lynch is a Bronze Partner for the 2015 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, Nov. 2-6 at Bally’s in Las Vegas. The convention is sponsored by RVDA, RVDA of Canada, and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center.

“We appreciate Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s strong relationship with dealers and their commitment to an educated and professional industry,” said RVDA Convention/Expo Committee Chairman Ron Shepherd of Camperland of Oklahoma in a press release. “When our industry partners support education, they support prosperity and growth for the industry.”

“Bank of America Merrill Lynch and our dedicated RV banking team are pleased to support the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo,” said Derek Comestro, senior vice president of dealer financial services at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. “We are long-time supporters of RVDA and believe the educational resources they provide make the industry stronger for all of us. BofAML has been committed to the industry for more than 40 years, and we looking forward to the continued success of the industry and RVDA.”

The convention theme is Passport to Excellence: Education & Training. The 2015 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo offers outstanding training, education, networking, and leadership development for the entire dealership staff.  Low early-bird registration rates are available online at the convention website.  Dealer members who register by June 30 pay only $599 to attend and lock in the early bird rate of $549 for the rest of their staff — even those who register at later dates.

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.

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]. Visit www.rvda.org/convention to register and for regular updates. You can also get convention updates on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.