ARVC Announces 2010 InSites Schedule
InSites 2010 Convention & Outdoor Hospitality Expo will take place Dec. 1-3 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.
Set amid the backdrop of internationally renowned dining, abundant shopping, exciting live entertainment and the world’s largest array of gambling, InSites 2010 is “in the cards” for the 3,700 member parks of the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC), according to an ARVC news release.
At InSites 2010, members will have the opportunity to sharpen their skills through educational and networking events plus the chance to see the latest in products, services and technologies at the Outdoor Hospitality Expo.
“At InSites 2010, we want our members to get the most out of their time spent with us in Vegas. We have designed InSites to be three days of action packed information – education, networking and tradeshow time,” said Linda Profaizer, ARVC CEO and president.
InSites 2010 will kick off on Wednesday, Dec. 1, with educational seminars in the morning followed by the opening lunch and keynote address by Job Stetson. An internationally acclaimed “intuitionist,” Stetson will share his keynote presentation, “I Know What You Are thinking…Mastering the Art of the 4-Wall Experience.”
This dynamic address is great for anyone who has ever wondered how to better present themselves or their company to others. The 4-Wall experience addresses business interactions that everyone can relate to, including: one-to-one meetings, team dynamics, networking environments, and making your mark – branding opportunities. Attendees will learn how to sharpen five main areas of importance in the 4-Wall mastery including: the 4-Wall Fear Factor, making fear work for you; 4-Wall Silence, the perfectly orchestrated pause; 4-Wall Non-Verbal Communication, the mastery of your personal power zone; 4-Wall Memory Recall, the mastery of filing information for future use; and the 4-Wall Networking Strategy, plan your room, make your plan. InSites attendees will enjoy Stetson’s unique ability to share his gift of intuition and will have a better understanding of how to use their intuition to their advantage in their park businesses and personal lives.
Things heat up on Thursday with the annual meeting and breakfast. Following, attendees will have the choice to attend a wide array of educational seminars that range from ‘The Dynamics of Working with Your Family” to seminars on accounting, employee theft, emergency planning, customer service, and the model code, just to name a few.
This year the ARVC Foundation, which promotes the education and sustainability of the RV park and campground industry for future generations, will host its Foundation Auction during Thursday’s luncheon. The auction is the main fundraiser for the year and generates about $20,000 annually.
Expo is Free This Year
Following the luncheon, attendees will have the opportunity to scope out new products, services and technologies in the Outdoor Hospitality Expo. New for 2010, the expo is free to all attendees. Exhibitors and attendees are encouraged to invite any prospective buyers to the show. The expo opens at 4:30 p.m. with drinks and light hor d’oeuvres, and will give attendees a three-hour preview for browsing before the expo re-opens on Friday at 9:30 a.m. There will be no concurrent educational seminars going on outside the expo hall during expo hours.
However, new for 2010, attendees will be able to attend 20-minute exhibitor presentations in the expo hall to learn more about that company’s products and services. This, along with lunch in the expo hall, ensures attendees have the full use of time to buy products and services their park needs without having to worry about missing an educational seminar. The expo wraps up at 3 p.m. on Friday.
On Friday morning, attendees will have a chance to listen to a panel discussion by “movers and shakers” in the RV Park and campground industry. The panel will give an overview of how the industry is doing and where it’s headed.
InSites 2010 will wrap up Friday evening with a Las Vegas-themed dinner and awards banquet. The awards banquet honors individuals and companies that were greatly involved in the RV park and campground industry that year for their hard work and dedication.
“ARVC is really looking forward to InSites 2010. Make sure to take advantage of the Early-Bird package rate of $449, available to members who register before June 30, 2010,” said Profaizer.
For more information on InSites 2010, please visit www.arvc.org or call the ARVC office at (800) 395-2267.