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The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) has added two well-credentialed speakers to the lineup for the association’s RV Leadership Conference, taking place March 1–3 at the Boca Raton Resort and Club in Boca Raton, Fla.

According to a release, Eugenio J. Alemán, director and senior economist at Wells Fargo, will provide attendees with an economic outlook to kick off the RVIA Membership Meeting at 7:45 a.m. on March 2. In his role at Wells Fargo, Alemán forecasts national, regional, and international economic trends with his primary focus centering on the United States economy and the global economy.

His expert economic commentary has appeared in national publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, and USA Today, as well as many national and international media outlets including the Associated Press, Reuters, and Bloomberg News. Alemán earned a bachelor’s in political science from the Universidad Del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina; an MBA with a concentration in marketing from the Inter-American University in Puerto Rico; and an M.A. and doctorate in economics with an emphasis in economic development and international trade and finance from Florida International University.

Innovative futurist Mike Walsh will put a cap on an insightful day of informative sessions with his talk at 2 p.m. on March 2. As CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy focused on designing business for the 21st century and the consumer innovation research lab, he advises leaders on how to thrive in this era of disruptive technological change. His clients include many of the global Fortune 500 companies.

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Walsh previously founded Jupiter Research in Australia, and has also held senior strategy roles at News Corporation in the Asia Pacific Region. He is currently a board member and strategic investor in the North Alliance, Scandinavia’s leading digital marketing group. His best-selling book “FUTURETAINMENT” was the winner of the design award by the Art Director’s Club in New York.

Formerly known as the Annual Meeting, RVIA’s RV Leadership Conference is 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.

The event opens on March 1 with meetings of RVIA’s Executive Committee from 8 a.m. to noon and 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 on March 2 will be the central day of the event. RVIA’s Membership Meeting takes place from 7:45-10:30 a.m., featuring Alemán’s talk; a session from Scott Bahr from Cairn Consulting on a recent survey of RVIA members’ thoughts on association activities; reports on RVIA programs and services; and the presentation of RVIA’s annual awards.

The morning concludes with a session from 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 is nestled in a Mediterranean inspired historic village 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 for your comfort.

To register for the RV Leadership conference, contact MAGIC Meetings and Incentives at 888-279-1343 or [email protected]