RV Industry Expects Strong Louisville Show

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December 2, 2013 by   - () Leave a Comment

About 12,000 visitors are expected to attend the 51st Annual National RV Trade show Tuesday (Dec. 3)) through Thursday at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

The Associated Press reported that the three-day show, an industry-only event, usually translates into an economic boost of nearly $8 million, Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau officials estimate.

The show traditionaly draws RV dealers, manufacturers, distributors, campground operators and exhibitors to see the latest industry products, accessories and services.

Fifty-eight manufacturers and nearly 200 suppliers will occupy nearly all of the 1.2 million square feet of space at the Exposition Center.

The national RV industry has seen four consecutive years of growth and is nearing pre-recession business levels, according to the host Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). In addition, the show hosts seminars focused on RV sales.

“This year’s show demonstrates the strength of our industry’s recovery,” said RVIA President Richard Coon. “Shipments are up, employment is up, and optimism is up because our industry has shown its resilience. Louisville offers a one-stop site where attendees can see our industry’s best products, meet colleagues, and, most importantly, conduct business.”

The show also offers attendees opportunities to learn about resources available to help them build their business. Industry members can visit the Go RVing booth to find out more about the industry’s national “AWAY” advertising campaign, as well as how to use the program’s materials to bolster their own local promotional activities. For more information about RV technician education initiatives and certification, attendees can visit the RV Education booth.


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