The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) announced that the 2018 Aftermarket Executive Conference will be held Aug. 14-16 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort, Bonita Springs, Fla.

As reported by RVIA Today, the annual Executive Conference is a three-day event where prominent suppliers and distributors in the RV aftermarket industry meet to strategize, introduce new products and services, write some business and network.

“The RVIA Aftermarket Executive Conference has long been the premier event in the aftermarket bringing together suppliers, distributors, manufacturers agents and associated members all in one place for three days of one-on-one meetings, group lunches and plenty of time for networking and socializing,” said Steve Johnson, co-chair of the RVIA aftermarket committee. “We also heard from several dealers regarding concerns that they may have relating to our industry, and ideas for how the aftermarket can better serve their needs. This is a great opportunity for all members involved in the aftermarket to meet and advance not only our own individual businesses but the entire aftermarket as well.”

The 2018 RVIA Aftermarket Executive Conference will be produced and managed by the RVIA events team. With RVAA members voting to join RVIA this past August, the 2018 Executive Conference will be the first official event planned by RVIA. RVAA members will have the opportunity to:

  • Schedule one-on-one, private meetings with top distributors and suppliers in the aftermarket industry.
  • Get a first-look at new products and programs before the fall/winter RV shows.
  • Hear what’s on the mind of RV dealers and their thoughts about the aftermarket.
  • Network and catch up with colleagues from around the country
    who are all learning new ways to navigate in today’s dynamic industry.

“We are thrilled to help the aftermarket community grow their event, while delivering value to members and the community,” said Senior Vice President of Trade Shows and Events Liz Crawford. “We will be sitting down with our RVAA colleagues at the National RV Trade Show to map out a future course for the event. RVIA will also be hosting RVAA members during a welcome reception on Nov. 29 starting at 7 p.m. at the Mercury Ballroom in downtown Louisville, prior to the RV Industry Awards.”

For questions regarding the 2018 RVIA Aftermarket Executive Conference, please email [email protected]