Passport-6-transparentBetter timing, a new location and a fresh program of the hottest topics await dealers at the 2014 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo in Las Vegas, hosted by the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA). According to a press release, North American RV dealers will convene at Bally’s on the strip, Nov. 10-14, under the theme, “Passport to Excellence: Education and Training.”

Registration is open now on the RVDA convention website, www.rvda.org/convention.

“Shifting the convention to November is better for our dealers and will allow greater participation by more people at the dealership,” said RVDA Convention/Expo Committee Chairman John McCluskey of Florida Outdoors.  “Employee development opportunities will be expanded and we are aiming for maximum flexibility for dealers to plan their schedule for the convention.”

Vendor Training +Plus will be back again after its successful implementation last year, offering even more informative training sessions by industry suppliers and vendors on Monday andTuesday. Tuesday through Friday, educational workshop topics will target the burning issues affecting every department in the dealership and many will be repeated so participants won’t have to miss out on one great workshop to attend another. In addition, workshops will be shorter in duration so presentations remain both targeted and engaging.

A very big change this year will be the venue itself as the convention is moves to Bally’s. The venue is at the heart of the famed Las Vegas strip, surrounded by the most iconic casino properties, bright lights and street attractions that characterize Las Vegas. Convention registrants will have easy access to all the nightlife Las Vegas has to offer and be able to book rooms in blocks at Bally’s or Paris at low convention rates.

The 2014 convention will also feature an exhibit hall filled with the RV industry’s top companies offering products and services to help dealers improve profitability. RVDA’s Partners in Progress committees will also meet again this year to work on important dealer-manufacturer issues, but the meetings will be spread more evenly throughout the week to ease dealers’ schedules.

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.