Al Hesselbart, RV/MH Hall of Fame & Museum historian, curator and librarian, has been invited to be one of the keynote speakers at the 1st National China RV Show in China. The event will be held at the Xiedao Resort in Beijing Sept. 12-16.
The show is sponsored by the FICC Asia-Pacific Commission, the China Tourism Automobile and Cruise Association and the China Tourist Attractions Association, according to a news release.
Hesselbart intends to present an illustrated lecture on the evolution of the U.S. RV industry through its first 100 years. “I hope to amaze, educate and entertain the Chinese audience on the rich and varied history of industry products,” he said.
Hesselbart’s appearance was arranged through the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). Several Chinese business people who are sponsoring the event had contacted RVIA about providing a speaker on the evolution of the RV industry in the United States.
Ed Han, director of the RVIA Asia Project, put Hesselbart in contact with the show staff in China.
Besides his duties at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Ind., Hesselbart is a frequent speaker at RV rallies and events across the United States. This trip to China will not be his first. In 2010 he was one of four U.S. representatives who participated in the 3rd Annual Hangzhou China Outdoor Lifestyle Show in support of the growing Chinese RV industry.