Curtis Hemmeler, from the RV Industry Association (RVIA), gave the keynote at the 2023 OCOA conference. Credit: Alex Burkett

The Ohio Campground Owners Association kicks off its Spring Conference & Trade Show today (March 1) at the Embassy Suites Columbus—Airport in Columbus, Ohio.

The annual conference brings in dozens of park owners and vendors for two days of education and a tradeshow.

This year’s event will kick off with a keynote presentation from Amir Eylon, the president and CEO of Longwoods International, a marketing and travel research firm.

Eylon is also set to host an educational session later in the day.

Day one will also include updates from TourismOhio, the OHIO EPA, the Ohio Department of Health and an update from OHI, formerly the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds.

The conference’s tradeshow will run from 3:30-6:30 p.m. today and from 9-11:30 a.m. on Saturday.

To learn more about the OCOA, click here. The conference’s full agenda is below.