rvaa-logoThe Recreational Vehicle Aftermarket Association (RVAA) announced that beginning April 13 members can register for its 2015 Executive Conference, which is Aug. 17-21 at the Pinnacle Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia.

RVAA President Jim Stark reported in an RVAA News bulletin that the organization will e-mail every company a registration/payment form. The deadline for registration is June 12.

The annual RVAA Executive Conference is a three-day event where suppliers and distributors in the RV industry meet to develop their strategies for expanding their business in the coming year. This conference allows one-on-one appointment sessions with select RVAA members, and provides many social opportunities through which participants can learn vital business information from RVAA members who have a record of success in the industry.

The RVAA Membership Committee will also be hosting its annual pre-conference webinar covering how people can maximize their 2015 conference experience at noon (CST), June 3. The webinar will review registration information together with sharing an overview of how to make changes to a participant’s schedule once they receive their final schedule on July 16.

“Additionally they will cover the ‘best practices’ to fully utilize all of the resources/meeting appointments during our three-day conference,” Stark added. “We encourage anyone attending our Executive Conference this year for the first time to join us for this excellent webinar. We also invite anyone that would be interested in a ‘refresher’ to also join us.”

George Grengs of Valterra Products, Rosie Hirsch of RV Lifestyle Inc. and Steve Johnson of Northern Wholesale from the Membership Committee will be serving as webinar hosts this year. The webinar will also be recorded and available on the RVAA website for future viewing.     

In related news, the RVAA announced it is accepting nominations for the Jim Barker Award, the association’s highest honor, through May 1. All of the nominations will be reviewed and judged by the 2015 Jim Barker Committee, which consists of past Jim Barker Award recipients. The award winner will be announced and presented at the 2015 RVAA Executive Conference Awards.

In addition, the RVAA Marketing Committee is accepting entries for the 2015 Product of the Year opportunity. The top three winners will be announced at the RVAA Executive Conference. Entries can be completed at the RVAA website and the deadline is June 5.