The Mid-Atlantic Coastal States Campground Conference and Trade Show offers owners a chance to gear up for an expected busy summer season.

Campground owners and managers along the Mid-Atlantic states region can enjoy the sunshine when they attend the 31st Annual Mid-Atlantic States Campground Conference and Trade Show (MAC) from Feb. 28-March 2, at the DoubleTree by Hilton near the Entrance to Universal in Orlando, Fla., according to a press release.

The three-day conference will feature eight educational seminars, networking opportunities, and a variety of industry-specific exhibitors at the trade show on Tuesday, March 1.

“The planning committee enjoyed being in Florida so much in 2021 that they selected to return,” noted Joann DelVescio, the event’s organizer and executive director of the New Jersey Campground Owners & Outdoor Lodging Association. “The main reason was the nice weather and the ability to move outside for socializing and networking.”

DelVescio pointed out that the annual conference will welcome campground owners and managers from all over the U.S. to attend the conference.

“The MAC Conference and Trade Show is a great option for campground owners who may not be able to attend the larger conferences. MAC offers an affordable option,” she noted.

Attendees will have many opportunities to socialize and network during meals and downtime. Tuesday’s Exhibitor Luncheon offers attendees and trade show exhibitors to meet before the trade show. On Tuesday evening the Annual Banquet will be held.

“This is an enjoyable evening where everyone, including the exhibitors, are invited to socialize, share stories, reconnect with old friends and make new friends,” DelVescio remarked.

The conference offers campground owners a chance to relax before the start of the season. If you are interested in attending or would like more information, contact Joann DelVescio at 609-545-0145 or by email at NJCOA@CampNJ.com.



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