The Florida and Alabama Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds has postponed its May Conference and Expo due to growing concerns surrounding COVID-19 and escalating travel difficulties. The conference will be rescheduled and the new dates will be announced soon. Rest assured the conference will continue with the same great line-up of speakers, educational sessions, networking opportunities, and an amazing supplier EXPO. For those who already registered (as an attendee or exhibitor), your registration will automatically transfer. However, if you previously booked your hotel reservations you will need to call the Doubletree Orlando Hotel at 407-352-1100 and cancel your current room reservations. You will be able to re-book your hotel reservations when we work out the new dates and plans with the hotel. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Don't Forget to Attend This Event!

May 13-15, 2020 • Orlando, FL Doubletree Orlando Hotel at SeaWorld

SCHEDULE

Wednesday, May 13th

10:00-3:00 pm
Board and Committee Meetings

1:00-5:00 pm
Conference Registration (Majestic Foyer)

5:30-6:30 pm
Welcome Reception for all attendees and exhibitors (Majestic Foyer and Veranda)

Thursday, May 14th

Breakfast on your own

8:00-9:30 am
Conference Registration

9:30-10:45 am
Opening Session – “Discover Your Mission” with Janine Stange
Janine Stange is a motivational speaker, singer, and on-air personality. She is best known for her historic journey to sing the Star-Spangled Banner in all 50 states – a mission she embarked on to honor our brave. 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.

11:00-11:30 pm
Creating Maximum Exposure for Your Park and Raising your PR Profile – Jeff Crider

11:45-1:15 pm
Keynote Lunch & Presentation: “10 Things Every RV Park Must Do Now to Grow in 2020 & Beyond
featuring Rupesh Patel, an award-winning hotel owner, hospitality and social media influencer. Rupesh will teach you ten highly effective strategies that will make your guests love you, while helping you generate more business. Discover creative ways to combine customer service, operations and marketing to connect and grow!

1:30-2:15 pm
RV manufacturing and industry trends, what every RV park owner needs to know
by Bob Zagami

2:30-3:15 pm
The Importance of Visuals
presented by Nichole Poisson, KOA

3:15-4:00 pm
Important Legislative & Legal Issues Update and Q&A
presented by Marc Dunbar and David Eastman

4:00-5:15 pm
Group Cracker Barrel and Industry Supplier Panel Discussion:
Find the answers and valuable tips you need to run a successful RV Park. Topics include: New utility and electrical requirements, Reservation and Management Systems, Providing Access to campers with Disabilities, ADA and Service Animals, How to lower your taxes, Guest Ejections, Cable, WiFi, Food Service Requirements and more.

6:00-9:00 pm
Appreciation Extravaganza!
Reception, Live Auction, Dinner, Exhibitor Preview, and Entertainment.

Friday, May 15th

8:00-9:45 am
Annual Meeting Breakfast and guest speakers
Chairman’s report, board elections, ARVC benefits presentation, and preview of new programs and services – Featuring Thomas Sparrow and Jeff Sims

10:00 am-2:00 pm
SUPPLIER EXPO
(Lunch served from Noon-1pm)

2:15-3:00 pm
Make your mark on the digital world
Stephen Hudson, Digital Mark Co.

3:00-4:00 pm
Understanding the ins and outs of marketing and how to create effective advertising and social media campaigns for your park
Cindy Reynolds, Costa Creative Advertising & Marketing

4:00-4:30 pm
What’s new and what to expect in the Outdoor Hospitality and RV Industry
David Gorin, Gorin and Cohen Consulting

4:30-5:30 pm
Building, buying, expanding and operating a successful RV Park today – from 50 to 1,500 sites.
Panel discussion and Q&A – Learn tips of the trade – Including: Initial RV Park design and concepts, creating a business plan, financing, permitting, working with local government, hiring the right contractors, operations, keeping your sites filled, park expansion, and everything in between.

Wednesday, May 13th

10:00-3:00 pm
Board and Committee Meetings

1:00-5:00 pm
Conference Registration (Majestic Foyer)

5:30-6:30 pm
Welcome Reception for all attendees and exhibitors (Majestic Foyer and Veranda)

Thursday, May 14th

Breakfast on your own

8:00-9:30 am
Conference Registration

9:30-10:45 am
Opening Session - “Discover Your Mission” with Janine Stange
Janine Stange is a motivational speaker, singer, and on-air personality. She is best known for her historic journey to sing the Star-Spangled Banner in all 50 states – a mission she embarked on to honor our brave. 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.

11:00-11:30 pm
Creating Maximum Exposure for Your Park and Raising your PR Profile - Jeff Crider

11:45-1:15 pm
Keynote Lunch & Presentation: “10 Things Every RV Park Must Do Now to Grow in 2020 & Beyond
featuring Rupesh Patel, an award-winning hotel owner, hospitality and social media influencer. Rupesh will teach you ten highly effective strategies that will make your guests love you, while helping you generate more business. Discover creative ways to combine customer service, operations and marketing to connect and grow!

1:30-2:15 pm
RV manufacturing and industry trends, what every RV park owner needs to know
by Bob Zagami

2:30-3:15 pm
The Importance of Visuals
presented by Nichole Poisson, KOA

3:15-4:00 pm
Important Legislative & Legal Issues Update and Q&A
presented by Marc Dunbar and David Eastman

4:00-5:15 pm
Group Cracker Barrel and Industry Supplier Panel Discussion:
Find the answers and valuable tips you need to run a successful RV Park. Topics include: New utility and electrical requirements, Reservation and Management Systems, Providing Access to campers with Disabilities, ADA and Service Animals, How to lower your taxes, Guest Ejections, Cable, WiFi, Food Service Requirements and more.

6:00-9:00 pm
Appreciation Extravaganza!
Reception, Live Auction, Dinner, Exhibitor Preview, and Entertainment.

Friday, May 15th

8:00-9:45 am
Annual Meeting Breakfast and guest speakers
Chairman’s report, board elections, ARVC benefits presentation, and preview of new programs and services - Featuring Thomas Sparrow and Jeff Sims

10:00 am-2:00 pm
SUPPLIER EXPO
(Lunch served from Noon-1pm)

2:15-3:00 pm
Make your mark on the digital world
Stephen Hudson, Digital Mark Co.

3:00-4:00 pm
Understanding the ins and outs of marketing and how to create effective advertising and social media campaigns for your park
Cindy Reynolds, Costa Creative Advertising & Marketing

4:00-4:30 pm
What’s new and what to expect in the Outdoor Hospitality and RV Industry
David Gorin, Gorin and Cohen Consulting

4:30-5:30 pm
Building, buying, expanding and operating a successful RV Park today - from 50 to 1,500 sites.
Panel discussion and Q&A - Learn tips of the trade - Including: Initial RV Park design and concepts, creating a business plan, financing, permitting, working with local government, hiring the right contractors, operations, keeping your sites filled, park expansion, and everything in between.