2023 Texas Association of Campground Owners Spring Meeting & Trade Show
NAI Outdoor Hospitality Brokers are hitting the road for our next regional conference, the 2023 Texas Association of Campground Owners Spring Meeting & Trade Show taking place April 25-26 in Conroe, TX as the Lone Star Convention & Expo Center. The 2023 Spring Meeting is full of networking, workshops, learning sessions, and trade show. Come join us for a prime opportunity to explore the outdoor hospitality industry space with the show catered to southwest campground owners and operators.
After the postponing of last year’s show, our team is looking forward to connecting with industry leaders and participants in the strong Texas RV park and campground market. The Texas Association of Campground Owners boasts over 400 private parks within their membership, leading to an exciting and educational show each year. This year’s show includes a host of informed speakers with their fingers on the pulse of the outdoor hospitality industry. These speakers include Ed. O Bridgman, with EOB Consulting, LLC, Jayne Cohen, with Campground Consulting, LLC, Randall Dally, TACO president, Ron Hinkle, TACO legislative consultant, and many more. Along with these instructive sessions, there will be industry updates, TACO awards, legislative and best practices guidance, and of course the trade show! The 2023 TACO Meeting & Trade Show provides a space for RV park and campground owners to dive into the regional market of Texas.
TACO’s last show in 2021 had over 300 attendees, the largest in the show’s 49-year history. This number included 192 park operators and 115 vendors who provide services for the outdoor hospitality industry. The spirited auction raised over $20,000 and the variety of workshop sessions kept the attendees excited and engaged. With the cancellation in 2022, the industry is abuzz with energy to dive back into the outdoor hospitality scene and connect with those we have missed over the last few years. Follow this link for more information.
Your NAI OHB team will be exhibiting this year. Please reach out to our associates Bob Kaplan or Jesse Pine who will be happy to meet and answer any outdoor hospitality industry questions.
Schedule At A Glance
Tuesday, April 25th
11:00am – 12:00pm Registration – View Auction Items
12:00pm – 1:00pm Welcome Comments, Show Review, Industry Updates, TACO General Meeting
1:00pm – 1:15pm Break
1:15pm – 2:15pm Class #1 – Kathleen Walsh – Advanced Outdoor Solutions “Forward Thinking in the Outdoor Hospitality Space”
2:15pm – 2:30pm Break
2:30pm – 3:30pm Class #2 – Jayne Cohen – Campground Consulting Group, LLC “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”
3:30pm – 4:00pm TACO Awards Presented
4:00pm – 4:15pm Break
4:15pm – 5:15pm Happy Hour with Vendors
5:15pm – 6:15pm Dinner
6:15pm – 7:30pm Fun TACO Auction (Bar is Open)
7:30pm – 8:00pm Settle Auction Payment & Buy More Raffte Tickets
Wednesday, April 26th
8:15am – 9:00am Breakfast
9:00am – 10:00am Class #3 – Jayne Cohen and Terry Munoz “Building/Expanding Your Park”
9:00am – 10:00am Class #4 – April Richardson – Alternative Fuels Safety Director at The Railroad Commission of Texas “Is Selling Propane Giving You Gas?”
10:00am – 1:30pm Trade Show *Come visit NAI OHB
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch with Vendors
1:30pm – 2:30pm Class #5 – Brian Schaeffer, Ron Hinkle, Randall Dally “Legislative Report, Best Practices & Updated Legal Handbook)
2:30pm – 2:45pm Break
2:45pm – 3:45pm Class #6 – Ed O. Bridgman – EOB Consulting, LLC “Developing an RV Destination for Tomorrow’s Guest”
3:45pm – 4:00pm End Of Show