b'Other topics that were discussedfor Day Two. during Kelleys session included ADAEducational sessions covered a variety of topics that were focusedWe could not be happier, she said issues,insuranceissues,disasteron helping attendees get their parks past the development phase.after Day One. We have already spo-planning and more. ken with hundreds of people. CampCalNOW also had a booth atDoyle noted that solar was on the the show and Kelley noted to WCM inminds of many of the anemailthatshefieldedplentyofpeopleshespoke questions on state associations andwith. was able to guide people from acrossWe have had a lot the U.S. to their respective state asso- ofpeopleasking ciations.aboutsolarlighting Other speakers at the workshop in- andpoweroptions, cluded David Smith,she said. of Seaforth Advisory,Korse said the ma-who spoke on Orga- jorityofthevendorsHeidi Doylenizing the Friends andwithwhomhetouchedbasesre-FamilyRoundofIn- mained busy throughout the confer-vestment;Shawnence and secured good leads.Bertini, of Four PointsIt was great to see the large num-Funding,whoad- bers of attendees that stayed through-David Smith dressedPitchingitout the second day, and many of the Right;andNathanvendors reported that they remained Self,ofTimberlinecourse of the two-day show. events to boost a parks bottom line.busythroughouttheshow,noted Glamping Company,The AGA hosted an industry HappyOn the expo side, more than 70Korse. Usually, you may have some whotalkedaboutHour at the Lazy Dog Restaurant andvendors took part in the show, withvendorsthatstartbreakingdown How to Wear All theBar on Monday evening.nearly 50 unique structures setup inearly, but that didnt happen with this HatsandMaintainOverthecourseofthetwo-daythe shows outdoor space. event.Itsjustatestamenttohow Your Sanity. eventTheGlampingShowUSAKorse explained that many of themanygoodconversationspeople Othertopicshigh- hosted four hour-long sessions pervendors he spoke with were able towere having. We have been getting lightedduringtheday and offered an hour-long breakclose deals at this conference, includ- very positive reviews from everyone. Shawn Bertini event included a ses- between sessions to allow attendeesing some of the outdoor vendors thatMoving forward, the show is return-siononpickingtheto peruse the expo floor, which washad unique accommodation units seting Oct. 4-5 at the same location in right glamping struc- open all day on both days of the show. up outside who were able to sell their2022. While Korse did tell WCM that tureandmaximizingThe format really allows people toshow displays.they had to make adjustments to the revenuebyofferingnetworkandvisitexhibitors,ex- It is a giant benefit for a lot of theshow floorplan due to the increased embeddedexperi- plainedKorse.Itsnotjustbeingvendors if they can sell the unit heresize of the 2021 event, he said there is ences. locked up in sessions all day.and ship it right to the park becausestill room to grow.KorsenotedthatSessions during the show includedthen they dont have to haul it back,I think we are good at our current thepreconferencea look at technology, government hur- he said.location for a number of years still un-workshopwasde- dles, land planning, creating an unfor- Heidi Doyle, of Utility Supply Group,less it gets silly, he explained. At that Nathan Self signed to give atten- gettableguestexperience,socialnoted that she ran out of printed collat- point, we will have to work on a Plan deesahead-startonthefloodofmedia strategy, how to use marketeral on Day One of the show and hadB, but we will cross that bridge when informationtheyreceivedovertheandfeasibilitystudiesandaddingto have FedEx deliver her more in timewe get there.WCM WOODALLSCM.comDecember 2021 17'