Five companies have added sessions to the Vendor Training +Plus opportunities at the 2020 RV Dealers Virtual Convention/Expo. Each of the five also has stepped up as a valued sponsor of the virtual event. Scheduled for November 9 through 20, the event will be hosted online by RVDA, RVDA of Canada, and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center.
The five sponsors and their scheduled workshops are as follows:
Coach-Net – “Enhancing the Roadside Experience” presented by Shannon Boudreaux, client sales manager for Coach-Net.
Coach-Net’s roadside assistance and RV tire and wheel plans go hand-in-hand to bring customers the ultimate carefree RVing experience. Join this session to find out what makes Coach-Net different from other providers and learn how their tire and wheel program have redefined the industry standard.
Those who attend will learn:
- Who Coach-Net is and a peek inside its culture.
- Why partners and members prefer Coach-Net’s roadside assistance program.
- How Coach-Net’s tire and wheel program is different than the RV-industry standard programs and better for customers.
- How pairing roadside and tire and wheel completes the coverage and gives RVers a true carefree RVing experience.
Level 5 – “Solve-A-Palooza: What’s on your Whiteboard?” presented by Budd Blackburn, president, and Todd Wilkins, CBO of Level 5.
The workshop will examine how to overcome current challenges facing RV dealers today with innovative ideas and state-of-the-art technology and data powered solutions. Those who attend will learn to solve leading challenges of low inventory, expensive video ads, cancelled show seasons, lead generation, prioritization, nurturing and creating an overall frictionless experience for customers.
Morgan Stanley – “How Premier Dealers Avoid Pitfalls and Maximize Wealth in Today’s Unpredictable World” presented by Brad Stanek, financial advisor and senior vice president of The Stanek Group at Morgan Stanley.
Many dealers have heard the traditional Chinese curse before, “may you live in interesting times.” We do live in very interesting and unpredictable times politically, economically, and socially. For many, much of their wealth is tied up in the dealership and real estate. Financial security highly depends on the success of a business, and it is crucial to make the right financial decisions during these unprecedented times.
Stanek will share how top dealers are protecting and growing their total wealth during these uncertain times and how they effectively handle key issues such as:
- Reducing what they pay in tax
- Making even smarter decisions with the liquid wealth they have generated
- Better protecting themselves and their families against future lawsuits and divorce
- Maximizing the after-tax value of their business for when they are ready to exit
Motility Software Solutions – “Master Productivity and Create Actionable Intelligence with DMS” presented by Brad Rogers, CEO, and Lance Zumwalt, director of sales at Motility.
Pickup, delivery, or curbside? It’s a question we’ve all grown accustomed to during the coronavirus pandemic and is shaping our industry for good. Consumers want to be able to choose how much or how little of the buying process they conduct online. More importantly, it should result in less time at the dealership and flexible low-touch options.
Today’s complex network of buying and selling has grown infinitely more complicated. Dealers must invest in digital tools to streamline their selling process.
Dealers will learn:
- What uncertain times can mean for your business.
- Procuring the right tools to help your dealership grow.
- The endless possibilities of remote deals.
Supra – “Enhancing RV Dealership Operations and Customer Experience” presented by Scott Westfall, national sales director, and Kevin Walters, regional accounting manager for automotive with Supra.
As RV dealership traffic increases, providing a high level of customer service is crucial. Customers will expect a lasting impression from their RV purchase experience.
Dealers will learn:
- How to manage and track keys as customer traffic increases.
- How to improve lot efficiency and customer service.
- Ways to collect insights and drive actionable data.
- About Supra and TRACcess key management solutions.
Vendor Training +Plus is an educational program presented by real organizations in the RV industry with practical, innovative ideas and solutions to help power up your business. VT+P workshops are designed to help dealership management increase profitability by staying current with the latest products and services available to them on the market.
Over 60 Vendor Training +Plus and educational sessions will be available on-demand and live starting Monday, November 9th and available through January 31, 2021. RV industry companies interested in reaching dealers during the event can contact Julie Newhouse at [email protected] to explore Vendor Training +Plus workshops as well as partnership, sponsorship, and exhibiting opportunities.
Follow the convention on social media using #RVDAConEx. Visit www.rvda.org/convention for more information. Convention registration is priced to make it affordable, with discounts for multiple attendees from the same dealership. To register, click here.