In a significant development for Canada’s outdoor hospitality sector, Niagara Falls, Ontario, has been announced as the host city for CampEx 2024. This event, scheduled from November 17-19, 2024, at the Niagara Convention Centre, marks a major gathering in the industry, being the first national campground owners convention in Canada in over a decade.
Organized by the Canadian Camping and RV Association (CCRVA) and Camping In Ontario, CampEx 2024 is set to bring together campground owners, operators, vendors, and industry experts. This convergence is a unique opportunity for stakeholders to network, share knowledge, and explore new growth avenues.
The conference will showcase a comprehensive trade show, featuring suppliers with the latest products and services in the outdoor hospitality sector. This segment of the event is crucial for attendees to gain insights into new market trends and technological advancements, positioning them at the forefront of industry evolution.
Educational sessions form a core part of CampEx, designed to provide campground operators and their staff with the latest insights into industry trends and best practices. These sessions are instrumental in enhancing operational efficiency and guest experiences in campgrounds and RV parks.
Keynote speeches by prominent figures in the outdoor hospitality business are another highlight of the event. These sessions are expected to offer invaluable perspectives and experiences, contributing significantly to the professional development of attendees.
Guided tours of top campgrounds in the Niagara region will also be a feature of CampEx. These tours offer participants a chance to observe successful campground operations and management strategies firsthand.
Additionally, the conference will facilitate important meetings for provincial and national associations. These meetings are key to collaborative discussions on the future trajectory of the industry, allowing stakeholders to shape the direction of outdoor hospitality in Canada.
Alexandra Anderson, executive director of Camping In Ontario, emphasized the conference’s importance, stating, “CampEx represents a monumental leap forward for the Canadian outdoor hospitality industry. We are thrilled to partner with the Canadian Camping and RV Association to bring together industry leaders, experts, and enthusiasts in one place, fostering innovation, collaboration, and growth.”
Cara Csizmadia, president of the Canadian Camping and RV Association, also shared her enthusiasm. She remarked, “CampEx is not just a conference; it’s a celebration of the Canadian outdoor hospitality community. We look forward to welcoming campground owners from coast to coast to share their experiences and expertise, ultimately elevating the quality of camping experiences across our beautiful nation.”
For campground and outdoor hospitality operators, CampEx offers a unique platform to network, gain insights into industry best practices, and explore new products and services. This event is poised to be a crucial driver of innovation and growth in the Canadian outdoor hospitality industry.
As the outdoor hospitality industry continues to evolve, events like CampEx are essential in fostering a sense of community and collaboration among industry professionals. The conference promises to be a catalyst for growth, innovation, and enhanced guest experiences in campgrounds and RV parks across Canada.
Registration for CampEx will open soon, and industry professionals are encouraged to mark their calendars. For more information and the latest updates on the conference, interested parties can visit www.cohce.ca.