Choose from 50 Seminars

Tuesday through Thursday

All educational seminars are Outdoor Hospitality Education Program (OHEP)-approved and presented by nationally recognized speakers and leaders in the industry. Full schedule coming soon.

 

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NEW THIS YEAR!
Half Day Workshops

Tuesday, December 2 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Workshop #1: Towers, Routers, and Clouds –WiFi Systems that Work - Learn what is required to successfully meet the WiFi needs of not only your business, but your customer. In today’s world of technology, customers arrive with high expectations that their electronic devices will have access to the internet anywhere. If you don’t have the right framework set up in your park, or the right service coming into your park, you will end up with customers who leave unsatisfied. During this workshop you will learn how to evaluate the wireless infrastructure you currently have and how to talk to providers so you get what you need and not just what they want to sell.

arvc Member: $99
Non-Member: $149

Workshop #2: Securing a Business Loan - Have you ever applied for a business loan only to find out you don’t have the information you need to get the loan? Or the lender doesn’t understand the outdoor hospitality industry so won’t award you the loan? In this workshop you’ll learn how to educate those that have the power to give you a loan, and how to put together the information you need to have a greater chance in getting the loan. Whether you need to make some minor capital improvements, a major expansion, or are trying to get your first loan for your first park – this workshop is for you.

arvc Member: $99
Non-Member: $149

Space is limited for these workshops, so sign up early!


Successful Park Operations Tour (SPOT)

Monday, Dec. 1 and Tuesday, Dec. 2

Join us for a full day on Monday or for the morning on Tuesday (or both days!) as we tour parks and hospitality operations in the area to give you new ideas you can take back home and apply at your park.

Monday, Dec. 1 - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (times are approximate) - Visit several parks in and around Las Vegas, and be back in time for dinner. Learn from parks about what makes them successful, gain ideas that you can take home and use in your own park, brainstorm how to adapt something that “can’t work at your park” to something that could, and spend the day with your peers as you explore parks in the area.

Tuesday Dec. 2 - 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (times are approximate) – Take this unique tour and get a peek behind the scenes at an RV Park at one of Las Vegas’ hotel casinos. Discover how this RV Park manages the business of the hotel and the RV Park. With more and more RV Parks introducing alternative lodging rentals, learning how they manage items such as reservations, food service, laundry, and housekeeping can provide you with many great ideas to make your business run smoother.

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Opening Luncheon/Keynote Address

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 12:00 p.m.

“It’s Not Who You Know, It’s Who Knows You! How to Build Your Business by Raising your Profile” - David Avrin, President of The Visibility Coach and Internationally Renowned Marketing
and Branding Professional

With so many choices confronting your prospective customers and clients, the question is: Why should they choose you? In his eye-opening, energetic and entertaining signature-presentation, internationally-renowned business marketing speaker and expert David Avrin – The Visibility Coach, will reveal what it truly takes to recognize and promote your true competitive advantage while building a category-leading brand identity. Based on the lessons in his breakout book: It’s Not Who You Know, It’s Who Knows You! (©John Wiley & Sons) David’s engaging business marketing presentation will leave you with a new perspective of what it takes to stand out and a head full of new ideas and actionable strategies to become top-of-mind with your top prospects.



Expo

Wednesday through Friday

The Expo will open its doors with a welcome reception on Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with food, drinks and camaraderie. The Expo will be open again from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 4 and from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Friday, December 5. This is your chance to find the products and services you need for your park all in one convenient place. More than 100 exhibitors will be on hand to answer your questions and provide you with valuable information and money-saving incentives.


Annual Membership Meeting & Breakfast

Thursday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

This Thursday morning breakfast and gathering is a great time to network with your fellow arvc members while you learn about the latest industry trends and how to take full advantage of your many arvc benefits. Make plans to join us!


NEW THIS YEAR!
Awards of Excellence
Reception, Dinner
& arvc Foundation Auction

Thursday, Dec. 4 at 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Join us for this fun, casual evening as we celebrate another successful year in the RV park and campground industry. Help congratulate our arvc Awards of Excellence winners on their special achievements, then stay and bid on your favorite auction items to support the arvc Foundation.


Support Those Affected
by Natural Disasters!

Friday, Dec. 5 at 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Join the arvc Foundation on Friday morning at 7 a.m. for the annual Walk for Disaster Relief* to help raise funds for your fellow park owners that have been impacted by national disasters.

*Separate registration fee required.


Closing Luncheon

Friday, Dec. 5, 12 p.m.

Insights into the American Leisure Traveler – Peter Yesawich, Vice Chairman of
MMGY Global

All too soon, our 2014 OHCE will come to an end. Join us one more time as we conclude another successful conference with lunch and a presentation by Peter Yesawich, a renowned expert on the habits and preferences of American travelers. Peter will be presenting the results of an arvc-sponsored survey of U.S. active leisure travelers and outdoor enthusiasts. You’ll walk away from the presentation with fresh new insights into the kinds of camping experiences active leisure travelers and outdoor enthusiasts are looking for and the factors that drive their choice of a destination. You’ll be able to use this valuable information to better serve the needs of your current campers and attract new campers to your park.




Contributing Sponsors: Cruise Inn RV Parks, RMS North America, Leisure Systems, Inc.