The 4th annual Campground Owners Expo (COE), a pivotal event in the campground and outdoor hospitality industry, has officially opened its registration.
Scheduled from December 4-7, 2024, at the Hilton Branson Convention Center in Branson, Missouri, the expo is set to be a significant gathering for campground owners and managers across the United States and Canada.
Last year’s event saw nearly 500 participants from approximately 200 campgrounds in 33 states, including Canada, and over 120 exhibitors.
This year, the organizers, Severson & Associates, a renowned management, training, and consulting firm, anticipate an even larger turnout. The expo, known for its extensive networking opportunities, is a crucial event for those in the campground and outdoor hospitality sector.
The COE offers a comprehensive experience designed to foster growth and learning in the campground industry.
The event offers various sponsorship levels and new advertising options, providing businesses with a unique opportunity for exposure. This year’s expo schedule has been refined based on feedback from the 2023 show, allowing more time for attendees and exhibitors to engage and explore.
Lori Severson, the owner of Severson & Associates, and Bud Styer of Bud Styer Associates, Camping for the Fun of It, bring a wealth of experience to the event. With a combined 50 years in the industry, their expertise in campground association management and trade show organization is unparalleled.
A key focus of the COE is to enhance the profitability and operational efficiency of campgrounds.
The event is designed to help owners and managers increase revenue, avoid common pitfalls, and grow through networking. It also introduces participants to suppliers offering products and services essential to the campground industry.
Whether attendees are part of an established state association or are looking to create one, the expo offers invaluable resources and networking opportunities. The environment is tailored for forward-thinking campground owners who aim to improve their bottom line.
The COE’s significance extends beyond just the immediate campground community. It plays a vital role in the broader outdoor hospitality industry, offering insights and strategies that are crucial in today’s dynamic market. The expo will showcase latest trends, technologies, and best practices.
For new participants, the COE presents an opportunity to learn from seasoned professionals and to understand the nuances of campground management and operation. For veterans in the field, it offers a chance to share experiences, insights, and forge new partnerships.
For more information, visit https://www.campgroundownersexpo.com/.
Featured image from Modern Campground.