Todd Buchholz

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) has added two speakers – a noted economist and an acclaimed futurist — to the RV Manufacturer/Supplier Forum, taking place the morning of March 6 at the association’s Annual Meeting,

According to a press release, Todd Bucholz will discuss his thoughts on the economy and where it is headed in the first session of the morning. He is a former director of economic policy at the White House, a managing director of the $15 billion Tiger Hedge Fund, and recently hosted his own special on CNBC. His editorials in the Wall Street Journal and commentaries on PBS correctly forecast the 2001 slowdown in the U.S., the 2008 pop in commodity prices, and the downgrade of the U.S. debt rating.

David Houle will talk about the mega trends and forces that will shape our collective future and examine specific trends that will affect the RV industry. He is one of the nation’s top authors and bloggers on future related topics and is often called “the CEO’s futurist.” Houle was part of the team that created and launched MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1 and CNN Headline News, has won two Emmy awards, and is a featured contributor on Oprah.com.

“These are two dynamic speakers that will offer Annual Meeting attendees valuable insight into the economic climate and future trends that will shape our industry,” said RVIA President Richard Coon.

RVIA’s Annual Meeting is taking place from March 4-8 at the Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad, Calif. Members interested in attending can contact RVIA’s Huyen Dang at [email protected] or (703) 620-6003 (ext. 305) for more information about the event.