Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) will hold its 2013 Annual Meeting from March 4–7 at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando, Fla.

According to a press release, the event provides members the opportunity to learn more about association activities, attend informative seminars and network with business colleagues.

“I encourage all of our members to plan on attending this important association event,” said RVIA President Richard Coon. “We’ve compressed the schedule this year to minimize the time away from the office while maintaining a compelling agenda featuring instructive seminars and association reports as well as entertaining social and networking events.”

Monday is the major arrival day for attendees with the RVIA board meeting in the afternoon and a Newcomers and Welcome Reception scheduled for the evening.

Tuesday will start with an Alumni Breakfast followed by a series of in-depth seminars from 8 a.m. to noon focusing on topics impacting the RV industry. RVIA will host the Annual Membership Meeting that afternoon from 1–4 p.m. This will include reports on association activities from key officials including RVIA Chairman Doug Gaeddert and Coon along with the presentation of association awards. The day concludes with the Chairman’s Reception and Dinner where Past Chairman Gregg Fore will be honored for his service in the association’s top volunteer position.

Annual meeting attendees will have the option of playing golf or taking tours of Universal Studios or Disney World on Wednesday. Staff will assist attendess to obtain tee times or schedule the tours. These activities are optional and not included in the meeting registration. Attendees will depart on March 7.

RVIA’s Strategic Planning Committee and Executive Committee will convene prior to the the Annual Meeting in sessions on March 3-4.

Located in Universal’s Orlando Resort, the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel lets guests experience the sights and sounds of the Italian Riviera while providing AAA Four Diamond Award winning accommodations, amenities and exclusive resort benefits.