image003The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) Convention/Expo Committee is soliciting proposals for education workshops for the 2014 convention, which will offer more than 50 opportunities for speakers to present  before the top RV retailers in North America.

According to a report in RV Executive Today Online, this year’s event, which takes place Nov. 10-14 at Bally’s on the Las Vegas Strip, is  themed “Passport to Excellence: Education & Training.” RVDA noted, “First-time speakers are especially encouraged to make proposals, because dealers come to this event seeking fresh ideas and new perspectives. In fact, the committee limits workshops from speakers who present year after year, since member surveys show one of the top reasons dealers choose to attend is the number of workshops with new topics and new speakers.”

The committee is especially interested in workshops that address inventory management, finding the profit in cash transactions, advanced topics for the service department, customer loyalty, key results areas and metrics, social media and digital marketing, market trends, leadership, succession planning, employee motivation, and compliance.

The event is open to a wide spectrum of speakers from within and outside the RV industry. RVDA will promote speaking engagements through email, its website, print, telemarketing, social media and other campaigns, providing exposure for both the education program and individual speakers and sessions.

The workshops will be Tuesday afternoon through 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11-14. The deadline for submissions is May 12 and full information about the submission process is provided on the RVDA convention website.