December '18

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rv-pro.com December 2018 • RV PRO • 19 This year's event is geared toward getting dealers to look at new ideas and new ways to do business and drive revenue as the face of RVing changes. From an opening breakfast by new sponsor DISH to new training opportunities at RV University classes, a mobile service concept vehicle, and even new crossover automotive products and ideas presented at NTP-STAG's model store, dealers will be challenged like never before with notions meant to help them grow their footprint and their revenue opportunities, according to John Spaulding, director of communications and events for NTP-STAG. "One of the themes of the show is finding new ways to help our customers grow their business," he says. Spaulding says the distributor is expecting about 200 exhibi- tors to fill the 100,000-square-foot space, and that dealer atten- dance is expected to be comparable to the past few years with dealers coming from across the U.S. and Canada. The bulk of the first day of the show will be taken up by edu- cational opportunities through RV University and NTP-STAG's PRO series. In addition, sessions will include a look at key initia- tives from association partners such as RV Industry Association and RV Dealers Association, and key NTP-STAG programs. In all, there will be 36 presentations and three PRO seminars before the exhibit floor opens at 4 p.m. on Jan. 22. But, starting with that opening breakfast, the theme of growth and new ideas for revenue will take the stage. "We've established a relationship with DISH satellite com- pany," Spaulding says. "We think the DISH service subscrip- Above: Dealers sign in at the registration desk for the NTP-STAG Expo. The 2019 show brings dealers to the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tenn. Right: The Zamp Solar team stands ready to assist dealers at the NTP-STAG Expo.

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