RVDA Convention/Expo Committee Seeks Workshop Submissions for 2024

Submission Deadline: April 17, 2024

(Fairfax, VA) – RVDA’s Convention/Expo Committee is seeking workshop proposals for the 2024 RV Dealers Convention/Expo, Nov. 11-15 at Paris Las Vegas. The committee-selected workshops will be held Tuesday, Nov. 12 through Friday, Nov. 15. Review the request for proposal document on the convention website for this year’s in-demand topics, submission guidelines, and link to the submission portal.

As the premier networking and education-focused event for North American RV dealers and dealership professionals, the event will feature 45 and 60-minute concurrent “tracked” non-promotional workshops for dealership principals, general managers, and top-performers in parts, service, F&I, sales, digital marketing, and business development centers.

In-demand topics for the committee-selected workshops include:
  • Dealer/GM

  • Talent management: how to retain top employees
  • An overview of successful management structures for multi-location dealerships
  • Effective communication and collaboration: department to department, location to location
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI): Practical applications/strategies for RV dealers

  • Legislation, and Compliance

  • Marketing and advertising compliance issues: what do recent FTC enforcement actions mean for RV dealers? (i.e., junk fees and illegal discrimination)
  • Labor Law - overtime, injury, and illness rules, plus worker classification
  • Dealer data and digital issues (issues when consumer order vehicles online, safeguards rule, state privacy laws, OEM data sharing principles, ransomware)

  • Fixed Operations (Parts, Warranty and Service)

  • What are the strategies and tactics top performing service departments employ to improve RECT?
  • Best practices to elevate service to industry-leading standards
  • Management strategies to expand service facilities/capacity
  • Parts & accessories – winning strategies for competing with Internet-based companies
  • Innovative training practices: what top performing companies do differently to retain talent

  • Digital Marketing/BDC/Social Media

  • Working with social media influencers
  • Content marketing: what is it, why it is so useful, how to create the content – quickly and cost effectively!
  • Reputation management

  • Business Innovation (Sales & F&I)

  • Closing the sale in the age of well-informed customers (appropriate for sales & F&I personnel)
  • Set yourself apart: creating your dealership’s competitive advantage
  • Building relationships with your customers
  • Seamless integration: sales & F&I

The committee welcomes submissions from “in-the-trenches” training professionals, consultants, dealership professionals, vendors, and others who support the RV industry.

The convention is sponsored by RVDA - the National RV Dealers Association, RVDA of Canada, and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center.

Follow these steps to submit your proposal

  • Review the 2024 RVDA Convention/Expo Call for Workshop Proposals website and submission guide.
  • Identify topics that (a) would benefit RV dealers and their key employees and (b) can be effectively presented in 45 or 60 minutes.
  • Gather and enter the information in the portal by April 17, 2024.

Direct questions about the call for workshop proposals to Karin Van Duyse by email at kvanduyse@rvda.org.

Companies interested in exhibiting, Vendor Training +Plus, or partnership and sponsorship opportunities can contact Julie Newhouse at (703) 364-5518 or send an email to jnewhouse@rvda.org.