2009logo1The RV industry’s “retail scorekeeper,’ Tom Walworth of Statistical Surveys Inc., will lead a panel discussion examining the current economic factors affecting the RV industry during the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) International Convention/Expo Oct. 6-9 in Las Vegas.

The panel of industry experts will include Mark Beecher, Bank of the West senior vice president for sales and marketing,  and Derald Bontrager, president and COO of Jayco Inc. Panelists will focus on the mindset of today’s RV traveler and what products they will buy, how these trends will impact the market, and how dealers can better position their dealerships for success. 

The panel discussion, titled “RV Market Rebound, Are You Prepared?” is set for Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 2:30 p.m. Another high-profile panelist will be announced in the next few weeks, according to a press release.

“We are fortunate to have three of the most knowledgeable people in the RV industry join us for what will be an interesting and informative session as we prepare for the recovery that we know is coming,” said Rick Horsey, RVDA Education Foundation chairman.

This is one of the workshops that are planned for the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo featuring the RV Learning Center, which will be held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

For more information and to register, visit the convention section of www.rvda.org and follow the RV Learning Center and convention on Facebook and Linkedin