do not hesitate to contact me should you have any issues or suggestions.
A few weeks ago we held our 2013 RV Dealers Convention/Expo in Las Vegas. This year’s event saw an increase in attendees by over 9%. We are currently conducting an attendee survey to gain feedback from you on your overall experience at this convention. Make sure you take a few moments to share your opinions with us on the event. Your input is extremely important as we will utilize this data to begin the planning process for the next year’s event.
Speaking of next year’s convention/expo, we were very pleased to announce a pivotal change – a move of time and location – to early November and over on the Las Vegas Strip at Bally’s Casino. Many dealers had expressed the concern that the early October time-frame was difficult for them since their dealerships were still very busy. Therefore, a new schedule for future conventions was designed to give dealers more of a chance to take advantage of the October market and an additional break after other industry activities. Our 2014 convention will take place from November 10 – 14. We look forward to welcoming you over at Bally’s / Paris!
This October, we will be mailing to our members the most recent edition of the RV Compass magazine. This year’s edition features articles on compliance, including a piece on the new Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation coming into place in 2014. The legislation will oversee all commercial electronic email messaging and will require consent from customers and potential customers when communication occurs in an electronic manner. There are some important measures that you can put in place now, before the legislation is enacted so that your will not be at risk for non-compliance. If you need further information, please contact our national office.
I look forward to seeing many of you in Louisville at our Canada Night Dinner. As per usual, we will be holding this event at the Galt House Hotel. Registration details are on page 9 of this newsletter. This year’s speaker, Michael “Pinball” Clemons, is the current Vice Chair, former player and former head coach of the Toronto Argonauts. Pinball is truly a dynamic speaker whose larger-than-life personality will make for a very entertaining evening!
Have a successful fall season.
Kyle Redmond, Chairman of the Board
RVDA of Canada