The 33rd annual Mid-Atlantic Campground Conference & Trade Show (MAC Conference) happening in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, from February 19 to 21, 2024 promises an exciting lineup of speakers and educational topics that are set to empower campground owners and managers.
The MAC Conference will unfold at the Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs Resort Area, a resort situated just across from Disney Springs and in close proximity to Disney Theme Parks. This prime location offers an ideal setting for professionals from the Mid-Atlantic states and beyond to gather, share insights, and explore opportunities for growth in the campground industry.
Joann DelVescio, the conference coordinator, encourages attendees to arrive a day early and participate in the special tour of Fort Wilderness, Disney’s Camping Resort, scheduled for Sunday, February 18.
“Based on initial feedback I’ve gotten, the tour is going to be a popular activity, as we visit this premier camping facility set in 750 acres of forest land. People should definitely register early and check this off on their form to guarantee a spot on the tour,” DelVescio said.
For those seeking additional attractions in the area, the Daytona 500 Weekend, located approximately 1.5 hours away from Lake Buena Vista, precedes the conference. Attendees can explore options for entertainment and relaxation in this dynamic region.
VisitOrlando, an invaluable resource, has dedicated a page specifically for conference attendees. This platform offers the opportunity to purchase discounted attraction tickets, locate ‘show your badge and save’ locations, and access a convenient visitors app.
One of the core attractions of the MAC Conference is the impressive lineup of speakers. The event organizers have curated a schedule of educational seminars, featuring renowned experts from various sectors of the industry.
Notable speakers include Christine Taylor, Esq. of The Towne Firm, P.C., Ross Godwin of CampgroundViews.com, Mia Caetano Johnson of Northeast Campground Brokers, Donald Bennett, Jr. of Merchantry Tourism, LLC, and representatives from the Recreational Vehicle Technical Institute.
These experts will delve into a wide array of topics that hold significant relevance for campground owners and managers. The educational sessions will touch on crucial aspects such as success tips for campground operators, legal insights specific to the campground industry, future trends and innovations, effective strategies for handling influencers, maximizing return on investment through social media-focused marketing, and discussions on policies and government affairs at the national level.
Apart from the enriching educational content, the MAC Conference provides a conducive environment for attendees to network and socialize with fellow campground operators and managers. This presents a valuable opportunity to exchange ideas, best practices, and foster collaborations.
Event registration is now open, with an early bird registration option available for the full conference at just $250.00 per person. In addition, day rates cater to those with specific scheduling needs.
The 2024 Mid-Atlantic Campground Conference & Trade Show promises to be a pivotal event for campground operators, glamping enthusiasts, and outdoor hospitality professionals.
With a prime location, an exceptional lineup of speakers, and a diverse range of educational topics, this conference is set to empower attendees and equip them with the knowledge and insights needed to thrive in the competitive campground industry.
Featured image from MAC Conference.