RVIA logoThe Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) announced that the association’s Annual Meeting, scheduled for March 1-3 in Boca Raton, Fla., will be relaunched as the RV Leadership Conference.

According to a press release, the new event will be a members-only forum for RV industry leaders looking for expanded and impactful networking and educational opportunities. It is designed to encourage both top level management as well as the next generation of leaders to attend.

“RVIA is a leading voice of the RV industry,” said Liz Crawford, RVIA’s senior vice president of trade shows and events. “As such, the events we host are critical in helping develop future leaders, nurture talent and provide a place to share best practices and network. The RV Leadership Conference will bring together members and help develop a deeper understanding of critical industry and association issues by engaging the key players from all segments of the association. We hope to help members reach into their companies and provide those ‘next-gen’ leaders with the keys for success.”

The event opens on March 1 with meetings of RVIA’s Executive Committee from 8 a.m. to noon and the board of directors from noon to 6 p.m. A gala welcome reception for all attendees is scheduled for 6-7:30 p.m.

RV Leadership Day will take place March 2 and will be the central event of the day. RVIA’s membership meeting takes place from 8:15-10:30 a.m., featuring reports on association activities from RVIA Chairman Bob Parish and RVIA President Frank Hugelmeyer.

The afternoon session will feature two seminar presentations, including featured speaker Charles Payne, founder and CEO of Wall Street Strategies. He is widely recognized as a thought leader on stock markets and politics and is the best-selling author of “Be Smart, Act Fast, Get Rich.” He hosts “Making Money with Charles Payne” daily on the Fox Business Network and can also be seen on “Varney & Co.,” “Cavuto on Business,” and “Your World.”

The Boca Raton Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, will host the RV Leadership Conference. Nestled in a Mediterranean-inspired historic village the facility is just a few steps from the South Florida coastline. Many of the hotel’s guest rooms come with a view of the Atlantic Ocean, intercoastal waterway or marina, and all guest rooms offer the latest amenities.

Registration is now open with early-bird discounts available before Jan. 13. RVIA members can visit prod.groupandevent.net/register/RVIA17 and use the password BOCRVIA to register. Sponsorships are also available and are expected to sell out quickly. To reserve a sport of for more information, contact RVIA’s Liz Crawford at [email protected]ia.org.