Show space allocations at the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) 50th California RV Show, Oct. 11-20 at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif., and the 40th National RV Trade Show, Dec. 3-5 at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center (KFEC) in Louisville, have again rivaled recent years’, reflecting the steady rebound and overall optimism of the RV industry during 2002.
The California RV show will outpace 2001 by more than 100,000 square feet and the National RV Show has surpassed the 2000 mark of 741,000 square feet — and both still have supplier space available.
“It is very encouraging to see the positive momentum experienced by the industry during 2002 expressed in terms of near record show space allocations at both of RVIA’s annual shows,” said RVIA President Dave Humphreys. “We look forward to the state-of-the-art exhibits and top-notch industry representatives fostering a vibrant business environment for attending dealers that will propel the industry into the coming year.”
Manufacturer exhibits at the National RV Trade Show will total 78, covering more than 670,500 square feet of the KFEC. With supplier exhibit space still available, the show currently features 265 companies occupying 76,100 square feet of space. Interested companies should contact RVIA’s Meetings and Shows Department at 800-336-0154, ext. 324.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the California RV Show will host a record 54 manufacturers on 768,515 square feet of exhibit space with 83 suppliers showcased on more than 13,600 square feet. Supplier space is still available by calling the Western Region Office at 909-274-0696.
This year’s show will feature a special display of vintage RVs, ranging from 1950 to 1970, to celebrate the show’s 50th anniversary. Provided by RV manufacturers, the display will be hosted by RVIA spokesperson and noted RV historian David Woodworth.
The National RV Trade Show and California RV Show are two of the RV industry’s biggest events. Representatives are encouraged to make plans now to attend both events.  For registration information contact RVIA at 800-336-0154, ext. 324, for the National RV Trade Show and at 909-274-0696 for the California RV Show.