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The 2016 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo will take place Nov. 7 - 11, 2016 at Bally's on the Las Vegas strip.

2015 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo Materials Available  

(Fairfax, VA) The 2015 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo may have closed on Nov. 6, but materials from the Las Vegas event are available online, including many speaker handouts and slide presentations.

For a review of convention highlights and the complete list of corporate partners, visit Selected workshop recordings are also available for purchase and presenters’ slides and handouts are being uploaded to the convention website daily, along with photographs from the convention/expo.

Overall, convention registration was 1,297, a four percent increase compared to 2014.  A total of 615 attendees were dealership personnel from the U.S. and Canada.

“Many of the nation’s top dealers recognize that investing in employee continuing education at the convention is a great way to keep the industry’s momentum going in the coming year,” said RVDA President Phil Ingrassia. “The workshops, Vendor Training Plus+ sessions, and information offered by exhibitors are great ways to prepare all areas of dealership operations for what’s ahead.” Dealership personnel who attended should check their email for an invitation to evaluate the convention/expo in an online survey. Survey results will play an important role in the planning process for 2016.

The next two convention/expos are scheduled to be held at Bally’s Las Vegas on the following dates:
  • Nov. 7-11, 2016
  • Nov. 8-12, 2017
The convention is presented by RVDA – The National RV Dealers Association, RVDA of Canada, and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center.  RVDA is the national association representing RV retailers. The association’s members include RV dealers, RV rental operators, and RV AfterMarket sales and service locations.

RVDA Chairman John McCluskey Wraps Up Year As Top Volunteer Leader

(Las Vegas) Wrapping up his term as RVDA Chairman of the Board John McCluskey of Florida Outdoors in Stuart, FL passed the gavel to Brian Wilkins of Wilkins RV, who will lead the organization in the coming year.
"As I look back over the past 12 months," McCluskey said, "it may have been a bit easier to lead in good times, but as we all know, prosperity can bring on a whole new set of issues, both good and bad."
McCluskey discussed the need to be vigilant about continuing to anticipate and overcome regulatory hurdles and the importance of maintaining strong ties within our industry.
In thanks for their assistance throughout his year as Chairman of the Board, McCluskey presented Chairman's Service Awards to Mick Ferkey of Greeneway Incorporated, Tom Stinnett of Tom Stinnett's Derby City RV, and Jeff Hirsch of Campers Inn. 

Commercial Distribution Finance Hosts Book Signing In Expo

Tim Hyland, president of the RV Group for Commercial Distribution Finance, hosted keynote speaker Scott McKain in the CDF expo
booth for a book signing (below), providing the first 150 copies free to convention registrants. 


Dealership staff can meet face-to-face with any of more than 100 vendors, suppliers, and manufacturers in the exhibit hall.


We'll be at the Center of the Action, Bally's on the Las Vegas Strip, with room blocks at both Bally's and Paris.


The Convention/Expo Committee chooses only the most dynamic presenters and hottest topics affecting your business.