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2021 Florida and Alabama ARVC
Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo
May 11-13, 2021 • Orlando, FL Doubletree Orlando Hotel at SeaWorld
May 11-13, 2021 • Orlando, FL Doubletree Orlando Hotel at SeaWorld
The 2021 Florida and Alabama ARVC Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo will be held in Orlando FL, May 11-13, 2021. The conference is a multi-day event bringing together RV Park and Campground owners, operators, managers, staff, and industry suppliers. This is a must attend event for anyone who is currently in the industry or wanting to get involved. Attendees will be treated to a wide-variety of professional speakers, industry experts, valuable education seminars, networking opportunities, and fun sessions that will improve your business, cut your expenses, promote your park, and motivate and train your staff. And last but not least, the conference features one of the best Supplier Expos in the nation showcasing the top products and services available today for the RV Park and campground industry. You can’t afford to miss this important event. Register Today!
Janine has been featured on every major television network, and appeared on national news shows including: TODAY Show, Fox & Friends, NBC Nightly News, and Fox News @ Night. She can be heard every Thursday morning on Sirius XM’s 60’s on 6 with Phlash Phelps.
In her keynote speech, “Discover Your Mission” – she takes the audience along on her journey. Through stories that are both comical and moving, Stange identifies the pitfalls to goals – and shares four life lessons that helped her navigate through and realize her 50-state goal. Ultimately Janine Stange helps others uncover their own unique life mission and activates them to do what they can, with what they have, where they are.
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Michael Hannon founded HANNON LAW GROUP in May of 2006 to expand the range of legal resources available to his clients. He is an experienced trial and appellate attorney, and former federal prosecutor.
Mike is now actively engaging as legal counsel for OHG and their team. When management meets legal, Mike’s years of experience guides the team through the often confusing issues facing our parks. Federal law, land use issues, code language, and HR matters are just some of the areas where he lends a helping hand.
Kathleen Walsh has been at the forefront of the Outdoor Hospitality since 2003 when she developed her first multi-million dollar beachfront property. She has since developed and managed over $180 million in RV Park and Campground investments across the country. Kathleen served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer for a large RV development company before branching out on her own. She currently serves as the CEO and Founder of Advanced Outdoor Solutions, a full-service management company specifically focused on the Outdoor Hospitality Industry. She is a highly sought-after speaker and thought leader in the industry.
Stephen co-founded Digital Mark Company, LLC with his wife Trudy. Their company focuses on website development and consulting and providing high quality digital marketing services such as explainer videos and animation, SEO (search engine optimization), social media management, and business listings management. They also provide aerial drone video and photography services.
Stephen is a professional drone pilot and holds an FAA Part 107 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drone) Pilot’s license. He loves teaching and is an adjunct professor for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, teaching courses in Aeronautical Science and Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Stephen holds a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a master’s degree in Internet Marketing from Full Sail University. He is very active in his community and Church and serves on the Board of Directors for St Johns County Chamber of Commerce. Stephen loves spending time with his wife and 6 children on the beaches of Florida and golfing when he can.
Poisson began her industry career as an insurance professional, traveling across the U.S. visiting with campground owners – both branded and independent – assessing their risk and consulting on how to best manage it.
In her position with Kampgrounds of America Inc. Poisson is a Franchise Development Manager, consulting with independent campground owners interested in joining the 524-location KOA system in North America. Kampgrounds of America is the world’s largest system of family friendly campgrounds and is celebrating its 58th year in 2020.
Poisson received her bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Maine. She holds the OHE designation through the Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC), a nationally recognized designation for outdoor hospitality industry professionals. She also holds various professional certifications including charter property and casualty underwriter (CPCU), Accredited Advisor in insurance and an Associate’s Degree in Insurance
On a personal level, David is a former triathlete, former marathon runner, loves Lotus sports cars, sailboat racing and skinny water fishing by kayak and bay boat, recently developed a startup retail import clothing outlet with his wife and enjoys rehabbing properties when there is a good deal out there.
While well known as a writer for RV and campground industry publications, Jeff is also a seasoned public relations professional with experience supporting regional and national media relations campaigns for a variety of state and national campground industry associaions as well as the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). Jeff is frequently quoted as an expert source on camping by major news organizations because of his extensive travel experience and publicity work on behalf of campground industry associations.
An award-winning journalist prior to founding his PR practice, Jeff knows how to identify and pitch solid news angles to reporters. He has secured story placements for campground industry clients in hundreds of media outlets, including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Dallas Morning News, The Associated Press as well as National Public Radio’s “Marketplace” program. Jeff is also fluent in Spanish and has successfully pitched some of the nation’s best-known Spanish language newspapers and broadcast media.
Prior to launching his independent writing and public relations practice in 2002, Jeff was director of media relations for San Diego, Calif.-based Stoorza Communications. He launched his public relations career in 1998 by serving as public relations manager for United States Filter Corporation, a Fortune 500 company based in Palm Desert, California which, at that time, was the largest manufacturer of municipal water treatment systems in the world with operations in more than 90 countries.
As a working journalist, Jeff was employed by three California dailies, including The Press-Enterprise in Riverside; The Desert Sun (Gannett) in Palm Springs; and the Imperial Valley Press in El Centro. He launched his journalism career with United Press International in Los Angeles. He has received business writing and reporting awards from the California Newspaper Publishers Association, the Associated Press News Executives Council, Gannett and the Inland Empire Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Jeff holds a double Master of Arts degree in Spanish and Hispanic Studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and a double Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and European Studies from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He studied in Madrid, Spain during his junior year of college. His passions include camping, backpacking, traveling, photography and volunteering as a Spanish language interpreter for U.S. doctors on annual medical humanitarian missions to Central and South America.
Come and see the best products and services available to the RV Park and Campground Industry. Over 60 vendors will be exhibiting and will be able to assist you with any questions you may have. There will be many “trade show specials”, so this is a great opportunity to purchase the products you need at exceptional prices. Whether you are ready to buy, or are just planning for the future, don’t miss this rare opportunity to see and meet all the suppliers you need in one room at one time.
Tuesday, May 11th
Conference Registration (Majestic Foyer)
Wednesday, May 12th
Breakfast on your own
9:00 – 11:00 am
11:00 am – Noon
Opening Session – “Discover Your Mission” with Janine Stange
12:15 – 1:30 pm
Keynote Luncheon – “Why You Park is Important to RV Industry Ecosystem”
1:45 – 3:15 pm
Everything RV Park operators need to know about ADA, Permitting, Maximizing Revenue, and Governmental Processes
3:30 – 4:15 pm
Important RV Park Legal Issues | Legislative and Political Update | Q & A
4:15 – 5:15 pm
Industry Panel Discussion and Cracker Barrel
Discover How Easy it is to Reuse Your Electricity with Peak Energy Saver and Save 15-20% on your Electric Costs
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Reception and Banquet
Thursday, May 13th
8:00 – 9:30 am
Annual Meeting Breakfast and guest speakers
9:30 – 10:15 am
The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing
10:15 – 11:15 am
How to Create and Implement Effective Marketing and Social Media Campaigns for Your Park
11:15 am – Noon
Lunch with guest speaker – How to create maximum exposure for your park
12:00 – 4:00 pm
SUPPLIER EXPO and LUNCH
4:15 – 5:30 pm
Building, Buying, Expanding or Investing Group Panel and Discussion
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