b'2019 CONVENTION PREVIEW BY BEN QUIGGLEGlamping Summit/USA to Feature14 Seminars,senior director of public affairs and programadvocacy at the National Association of RVChance for Glamping, Park Owners to Connect Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC); and SarahDusek, founder of Under Canvas, a glampingpark developer and co-founder of the Amer-ican Glamping Association. Were so lucky with the quality of thespeakers weve been able to recruit, ex-plained Kruse. I think it says a lot about peo-ples enthusiasm.Sessions offered at the summit will include:Home Truths: Things I Wish Id KnownWhen Starting My Glamping Business, SarahRiley, Inspired Camping Events and Pop-Ups to Maximize YourRevenue, Kelsey Sheofsky, Shelter Co. How to Select the Best Structure for YourBusiness, Gary Flaks, Bushtec Adventure;Will Marquardt, Davis Tent Great Guest-pectations: Glamping With-out Differentiations, Steve Hurst, The Resortat Paws Up Integrating Glamping into your Camp-ground Offering, Toby ORourke Growing Unique: The Future of Alterna-tive Accommodation, Steph Curtis-Raleigh,International Glamping BusinessGlamping Summit/USA will feature more than 30 vendors, alongRegulations: Getting the Basics Covered,with 14 seminars that follow a growth or discovery track. Jeff Sims Winning Over the Millennial Customer,Kathleen Walsh, Advanced Outdoor SolutionsBuilding off the success of two glamping parks, according to David Korse, owner of Summits exposition. The Summit had also EnvironmentalSustainability:Corner-conferences in 2018one in Denver, Colo., Glamping Summit/USA.signed up more than 30 vendors.stone or Afterthought, Sarah Dusekand another in Long Beach, Calif.the Set for Oct. 22-23 at the Arapahoe County Right now, the numbers look fantasticMarketing for New Business Owners,Glamping Summit/USAin Aurora, Colo., is set Fairgrounds, the Glamping Summit/USA is a and we are finding a lot of enthusiasm is Robert Frisch, Firelight Campsto bring together owners of traditional camp- part of the Global Glamping Summit family, there for an annual trade event for the glamp-Customer Attraction Strategies Nobodygroundswiththoseofsmallerglamping which launched The Glamping Showin 2015 ing sector, Korse said.is Talking AboutYet!, Sarah Riley, Inspiredin the United Kingdom. It OntheeducationsideoftheSummit, Camping & Inspired CoursesSessions at the summit will be focused on helping attendees get alsopublishesInterna- Korse mentioned that the Summit has twoAn Eye for Design: What it Takes to Cre-the most out of their businesses.tional Glamping Business tracks people can choose to follow when de- ate a Successful Site, Will Beilharz, Artistreemagazine.ciding which of the 14 sessions they want toLand Use Options, Michael DAgostino,We had dozens of peo- attend. The discovery track is for people TentrrplecomingfromNorth who are new to glamping or are just begin-The Evolution from Glamping to OutdoorAmerica to the show in the ning the process of thinking about entering Luxury Hospitality, Peter Mack, CollectiveUnited Kingdom and asking thesector.Therewillalsobeagrowth Retreatswhy we dont do something track for people who have developed a Korse mentioned that attendees are notlikethisintheUnited glamping park and are looking to continue to locked into a particular track, but that theStates, explained Korse.grow their business.track system was designed to help guide in-In early September the Sessions are being led by people familiar dividuals toward sessions that might be aconference had more than to both traditional campground owners and better fit for them. 100confirmedattendees those with glamping parks, including Toby We are really trying to find ways to makeregistered, with more than ORourke,CEOandpresidentofKamp- this a value for people regardless of the depth50 slated to just attend the grounds of America Inc. (KOA); Jeff Sims, of their experience, he said. Withmoreparkownersincorporatingglamping accommodations at their parks,Korse said the Summit is really a way for in-dividuals in the outdoor hospitality industry,no matter what type of business they own, tocome together and learn from each other.Itreallygivesestablishedownersachance to see what glamping is all about andhow they can incorporate more glamping attheir parks, he explained. They can comesee the different ideas and learn why theyneed to be attracting these campers andwhat it takes to attract them. On the other side of the coin, for glampingpark owners or people who are looking at be-coming glamping park owners, this is an op-portunity to learn from campground ownerswho have a lot of experience with campers,Korse continued. It gives them an opportunityto learn some new ways of looking at thingsand learn from other peoples mistakes. On the expo side of the Summit, Korse saidthat attendees will be able to see a lot of theproducts the vendors are selling in person,offering individuals a chance to see accom-modation units or other products before de-ciding on whether they want to purchasesomething. For more information, go to www.glamp-ingsummitusa.com or for exhibiting and spon-sorship opportunities contact David Korse atdavid@glampingsummitusa.com. WCM22 -October 2019Woodalls Campground Management'