RVX: The RV Experience, held March 12-14 in Salt Lake City, Utah, drew numerous key state and federal policymakers.
According to a release, guests of the RV Industry Association’s (RVIA) government affairs team included Utah Gov. Gary Herbert; directors from the entire Utah congressional delegation, including the offices of Sens. Mike Lee and Mitt Romney and Reps. Rob Bishop, Chris Stewart, John Curtis and Ben McAdams; Office of Outdoor Recreation directors and their staff from Colorado, North Carolina, Utah and Wyoming; the California New Motor Vehicle Board Executive Director; staff from Georgia’s Office of the Attorney General; the Wyoming Business Council and staff from Utah’s Office of Economic Development.
Gov. Herbert not only welcomed dealers to RVX with a VIP reception on the eventing of March 11, he also returned to RVX the following day to get a sneak peak of the exhibit floor as well as attend the Reveal. In addition to taking in The Reveal, policymakers from across the country were given tours of the exhibit floor where they got an up-close look at the products being built by the RV industry. Policymakers were also introduced to senior staff of manufacturer, supplier and dealer companies creating the foundation for relationship building and follow-up on the industry’s key legislative priorities.
“The RV camping industry is a big part of the outdoor recreation economy, supporting millions of jobs and billions in consumer spending. Many Utah families travel our beautiful state and neighboring states in their RV or camping trailer, creating memories that last a lifetime,” said U.S. Rep. Ben McAdams (D-UT-4). “I appreciate the outdoor recreation industry’s support on bipartisan issues, including the recent landmark public lands bill that helps preserve the beauty of these places for future generations.”
Stakeholders from the wider outdoor industry also made the trip to RVX, including leadership from the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable, the Motorcycle Industry Council, the National Marine Manufacturers Association and the National Association of Trailer Dealers.