15 November 2017
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2017 National RV Trade Show focuses on Driving Dealer Value and Increasing Sales

The 2017 National RV Trade Show will be held November 27-30 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

The RV Industry Association (RVIA) has announced large-scale updates to the National RV Trade Show, focusing on creating more value for all buyer and dealer attendees. Following last year’s Trade Show, RVIA conducted a series of extensive research programs to determine dealer perspectives on the Show. The research showed that nearly 75% of attending dealers rated the show as excellent and would bring additional staff to future events. RVIA is focused on building greater value with a 2017 event that will feature all new events so dealers can engage with manufacturers, suppliers, aftermarket companies and campground managers from all over the World.

The show will feature over one million square feet of exhibit space filled with all the top manufacturer and supplier brands in the RV industry. Beyond being able to connect and engage with key industry stakeholders, this year’s show will be bigger and better than ever before with new outdoor industry exhibitors from verticals including camping and lifestyle accessory brands.

“The entire RV industry has come together to support the National RV Trade Show,” said Liz Crawford, RVIA Senior VP of Trade Shows and Events. “Dealer attendees will be able to check out the full line of products from all the top brands in the market in one place. Being able to comparison shop what’s best for their local and regional consumers, will help dealers sell more RVs.”

Attendees will be able to visit over 300 exhibitor booths featuring products including Motorhomes Travel Trailers, Campers, Park Models, RV Parts & Accessories and more!

Besides being able to compare nearly 1,000 of the latest RV models and floorplans from all the top manufacturers side-by-side, there are several new networking and educational activities for buyers at the 2017 event. Some of the highlights include:

The Inaugural RV Industry Awards, an event designed to bring recognition to the entire RV Industry, presented by RVIA, RVDA and RVBusiness.

Enhanced education with Tech Academy, onsite Power Talks, a Dealer Sales Bootcamp and a Dealer CEO panel

Recognition of future industry leaders at the first-ever 40 Under 40 Awards during the Outlook 2018 Breakfast.

Top Tech Challenge RV technician competition designed to bring excitement, fun and recognition to the top RV Techs in the industry.

Brand New Outdoor Lifestyle Pavilion exhibition showcase featuring outdoor products and accessories for the camping lifestyle that RV Dealers can carry in their stores.

Media Preview event to highlight the growing scope of the RV Industry and its Manufacturers, Suppliers and Dealers.

A Rock n’ Roll Celebration at 4th Street Live featuring a live band and plenty of entertainment after show hours.