Ritz-Carlton Sarasota

Ritz-Carlton Sarasota

Registration opens this week for association members interested in attending the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) 2015 Annual Meeting, scheduled for March 10-12 at Florida’s Ritz-Carlton Sarasota.

According to a report in RVIA Today Express, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss association activities, attend informative seminars, and network with business colleagues.

“RVIA’s Annual Meeting is an ideal venue for our members to become more involved in the association and to participate in the discussions addressing both industry challenges and individual concerns,” said RVIA President Richard Coon. “This year’s event will feature a combination of committee meetings, seminars, presentations and networking events that will provide information and ideas to help members plan for 2015 and beyond.”

The schedule includes the arrival of Executive Committee and board members on March 9. The following day will be the major day of arrival for Annual Meeting attendees and will also include the Executive Committee and board meetings during the day as well as the popular Annual Meeting First Timer and Welcome receptions that evening.

Informative seminars will be on tap the morning of March 11. The sessions will feature “Marketing the Outdoors & RVs to the New American Mainstream Population” with Carlos Alcazar as well as an RV industry panel discussion that is being developed.

RVIA’s Annual Membership Meeting will be held later that afternoon and feature reports on association activities from leaders, including RVIA Chairman Derald Bontrager and Coon. The day concludes with the Chairman’s Reception and Dinner honoring Past Chairman Doug Gaeddert.

The Annual Meeting wraps up on March 12 with an activity day for attendees, who can enjoy a golf outing at the Ritz Carlton Golf Club, treat themselves to a relaxing day at the Ritz Carlton Beach Club, or tour the local attractions.

The Annual Meeting is also a tremendous marketing opportunity for companies to generate exposure among top executives at the industry’s leading RV manufacturing and supplier companies. Sponsoring companies are given recognition in the event program directory, on event signage, and in press releases and newsletter articles. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact RVIA’s Doreen Cashion at [email protected] or (703) 620-6003, ext 324.

The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota is a full-service resort property located on the waterfront of Sarasota Bay in a community that is rich with cultural and natural beauty. It offers state-of-the art meeting facilities as well as a wide range of activities and dining options.

For more information about the RVIA Annual Meeting, contact the association’s meeting department at (703) 620-6003, ext. 305.