Mid-Atlantic Conference Expecting Good Turnout (3/8/2019)

Story by Ben Quiggle

Attendees enjoyed educational sessions at last year's conference. Attendees enjoyed educational sessions at last year's conference.

The Mid-Atlantic Coastal (MAC) States Campground Conference and Trade Show is set to take place from March 11-13 in Dover Del., at the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, and Joann DelVescio, organizer of the event and executive director of the New Jersey Campground Owners Association, said that preregistration numbers have been strong. 

"We have officials from 37 different campgrounds planning to attend, with about 65 people currently registered," she noted to WOODALLSCM.com. 

On the trade show side, DelVescio currently has more than 30 vendors that are registered to show off their wares. 

The three-day conference will feature a keynote luncheon speaker, 10 educational seminars and more than 25 exhibitors.

“Each year the annual conference acts as a kick-off to the camping season. Campground owners gather and share ideas, network and prepare for the upcoming season," explained DelVescio. 

MAC has gathered a variety of industry speakers for educational seminars. Dave Basler, vice president of membership and marketing for the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds, will speak at the opening day luncheon. With Brian Searl, founder and CEO of Insider Perks Inc., set to speak during lunch on March 12. 

The conference isn’t all business, DelVescio said. During the evening of March 12 the annual banquet and auction will be held.

“This is a fun evening where everyone, including the exhibitors, are invited to socialize, share stories, reconnect with old friends and make new”, DelVescio noted.

DelVescio hopes to see many new campgrounds from New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland at the conference this year.

If you are interested in attending or would like more information please contact Joann DelVescio at (609) 545-0145 or at NJCOA@CampNJ.com.


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