Tickets for the 2019 RV Industry Power Breakfast, which is expected to draw a sellout crowd of early-rising civic and business leaders on Thurs., May 9, to the Northern Indiana Event Center, in Elkhart, Ind., are available today (3/25/19) through this link: https://rvbusiness.dhregister.com/.
The catered buffet at this year’s Power Breakfast, now in its seventh year, is scheduled to open at 6:45 a.m., while the program gets underway at 7:15 a.m. with keynote addresses from popular first-term Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and high profile University of Maryland economist Peter Morici, a frequent contributor to The Wall Street Journal, Fox News and CNN whose appearance is sponsored by Well Fargo CDF.
Also headlining the program will be RV Industry Association (RVIA) President Frank Hugelmeyer and Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) CEO Toby O’Rourke, both of whom are expected to deliver significant announcements with national industry impact.
Greeting the crowd with a timely message at the event center, part of the RV/MH Hall of Fame on the northeast side of the RV-building hub of Elkhart, will be Phil Ingrassia, president of the Fairfax, Va.-based Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA).
The Power Breakfast began in 2013 and was attended by close to 400 individuals representing the industry, local communities and area organizations, according to event administrator BJ Thompson, former long-term chair of RVIA’s Public Relations Committee. And the event, coordinated by an ad hoc committee of industry leaders and facilitated by RVBusiness magazine, grew over six years to last year’s standing-room-only crowd of close to a thousand diners. This year’s sponsors include RVIA, Airxcel, Wells Fargo CDF, Thor Industries Inc., KOA, Dometic, Winnebago Industries Inc., Forest River Inc., Spartan Motors Inc. and Cummins Inc.