The outdoor hospitality industry is gearing up for one of its most anticipated events of the year: the 2023 Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo (OHCE2023).
This event promises to be a hub of collaborative learning, networking, and professional growth, tailored specifically for those who are deeply entrenched in the world of campgrounds, glamping, and RV parks.
Nestled in the heart of this grand event is the promise of not just learning from the best in the industry, but also the opportunity to mingle with fellow professionals.
These are the individuals who truly understand the nuances and challenges of the day-to-day operations in outdoor hospitality.
From marketing mavens to finance aficionados, from human resource experts to operational gurus, OHCE2023 promises a session for everyone. Each session is meticulously designed to resonate with the unique needs of your park, ensuring alignment with your goals, bottom line, and future aspirations.
One of the standout features of this year’s conference is its diverse range of sessions. These have been curated with precision, drawing from accumulated attendee feedback.
The organizers have identified the gaps in knowledge and have filled them with expert insights. Whether it’s about enhancing operations, leveraging the latest in technology, or diving deep into automation, every session at OHCE2023 is geared to offer actionable solutions to today’s challenges.
But the learning doesn’t stop at breakout sessions. Attendees will also have the golden opportunity to engage in riveting conversations that are shaping the future of the industry. These discussions will be led by top outdoor hospitality leaders, ensuring that every conversation is rich, insightful, and forward-thinking.
One of the highlights of this year’s OHCE breakout sessions is the Outdoor Hospitality and the Future Panel scheduled for Tuesday, November 7. Moderated by Paul Bambei, this panel promises an engaging conversation featuring industry stalwarts like Toby O’Rourke, Rafael Correa, Amir Harpaz, Ali Rasmussen, and Todd Wynne-Perry. This blue-ribbon panel will delve deep into the trajectory of outdoor hospitality, ensuring that members are well-prepared for the evolving landscape.
Another session that is generating buzz is the Outdoor Hospitality Industry Research Panel. Also scheduled for Tuesday, November 7, and moderated by David Basler, this panel will unveil two of the most awaited research reports in the industry. Attendees will gain exclusive insights from the 2024 Outdoor Hospitality Industry Outlook Report and the 2023 Generational Camping Report. These reports are treasure troves of data, offering critical insights that can shape smart business decisions for 2024.
Advocacy is a cornerstone of the outdoor hospitality industry, and the annual Advocacy Panel on Wednesday, November 8, promises to shed light on this crucial aspect. Moderated by Jaqueline Gloria, this panel will discuss the wins worth celebrating and the challenges that lie ahead in 2024. The panel will feature advocacy expert Jeff Sims, state executive Dee Witting, lobbyist Ed Hanes, and campground owner Sean Vidrine.
In the age of technology, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is making waves, and the outdoor hospitality industry is no exception. OHCE2023 will demystify AI with a special presentation titled Practical AI Applications for Your Campground. This session promises to be an eye-opener, revealing how AI can be a game-changer in saving time and boosting revenue.
The conference also boasts of unique educational sessions like the Masterclass on Campground’s DEI Roadmap by Tiffany Gholston and the Guest Experience Design session by Tom Owen. Other sessions include strategies to market your campground to Gen Z, defining and delivering utility WiFi, building a glamping & RV park, PR and managing incidents at your park, and the unique role of music as an amenity in campgrounds.
For more information, visit arvc.org/OHCE.