An expert in lean manufacturing techniques and a business analyst with public and private sector experience will be two of the featured speakers during the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) Annual Meeting in Maui, Hawaii, March 6-10.
The meeting will be “business-packed” and will include a presentation by John Shook of the Lean Enterprises Institute titled “Best Practices in Lean Manufacturing.” Shook will deliver his presentation during the RV Manufacturer/Supplier Forum from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 8.
Meanwhile, Peter Ricchiuti, assistant dean of the Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, will provide advice on investment strategies during a speech titled “New Economy/Old Economy: What’s In It For You.” His presentation will begin at 10:45 a.m. on March 8.
Ricchiuti founded the Burkenroad Reports, an equity research program at Tulane specializing in small and midcap companies in six Southern states.
The annual meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6, with a “Welcome to Hawaii” reception.
Golf and tennis are scheduled for Friday, March 7, along with an RVIA Executive Committee Meeting and Island Dinner Party.
An economic forecast will be presented from 9 to 10:15 a.m. on March 8 and the RVIA Board will meet from noon to 5 p.m. on that day.
On Sunday, March 9, there will be a general RVIA membership meeting from 8 a.m. to noon.
The gathering in Maui will be the first of two RVIA annual meetings conducted this year. The second will take place sometime during September at a yet-to-be-determined location in the Midwest.
Beginning next year, the RVIA’s annual meeting will take place in September to occur closer to the end of the association’s fiscal year each Sept. 30.