ARVC’s Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo 2023

Fall is conference season for the outdoor hospitality industry, and next month you’ll find the NAI Outdoor Hospitality Brokers team at the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) their annual Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo in Kansas City, MO. This year’s Expo is taking place at the Kansas City Convention Center and spans four days packed with informative panels, networking opportunities, and an expo with more than 130 registered outdoor hospitality industry exhibitors.

Our team will all be in attendance this year and would be happy to meet to answer any outdoor hospitality industry questions. Founder and managing broker, Bob Kaplan, will be presenting in his third annual Industry Economic Outlook For 2024 on Wednesday, November 8th during the 3:15 pm breakout session. The presentation will review the economic trends that have occurred over the past few years and from reviewing that information, better understand and predict what lies ahead in 2024 and beyond for the economy and the Campground Industry in particular. We will review trends in general economic indicators including: inflation, fed funds and treasury rates, unemployment, job openings, fuel prices, labor costs, GDP, savings rates and more and then jump into campground industry specific indicators including industry growth, camper demographics and travel trends. We will then look at investment indicators such as capital available to invest, commercial real estate sales transactions and From exploring these topics and understanding the changes that have occurred, we will be able to have more insight into what 2024 and beyond will hold for the economy and this industry.

Visit the whole team during the expo at Booth #616 or contact us to schedule a time to meet with our knowledgeable associates.


Schedule At A Glance

Monday, November 6th

Registration Opens 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Takeaway Tours A & B 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Welcome Reception: College Basketball Experience 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM


Tuesday, November 7th

Registration Opens 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Opening Keynote-Choose Your Story, Change Your Life: Rewriting the Stories You Tell Yourself 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Outdoor Hospitality and the Future With Paul Bambei 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Lunch Masterclass: Your Campground’s DEI Roadmap  11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Outdoor Hospitality Industry Outlook Report/Generational Camping Report Panel1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Masterclass: Guest Experience Design 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Breakout Sessions: Cracker Barrel Sessions 3:00 PM. – 3:45 PM 

Hosted Buyer Meetings & Reception  4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

YP Reception 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Networking Among the Stars at The Midland Theater 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM


Wednesday, November 8th

Registration Opens 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Hosted Buyer Meetings 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Advocacy Panel 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Ethics of Radical Hospitality 9:45 AM – 11:30 AM

Breakout Sessions 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM

Breakout Sessions 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Awards Luncheon 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Breakout Sessions: Cracker Barrel Sessions 2:00 PM. – 3:00 PM 

Economic Outlook for 2024 With Bob Kaplan 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Around the Campfire – Closing Session 4:30 PM – 5:10 PM

Introduction to ARVC 20 Groups 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM

YP Meeting 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM

EXPO Opening & Reception 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM *Come visit NAI OHB at Booth #616!


Thursday, November 10th

Registration Opens 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Annual Meeting/Breakfast 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

EXPO 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM *Come visit NAI OHB at Booth #616!

Hosted Buyer Meetings 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Puppy Cuddling at the EXPO 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Expo Hall Lunch 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Closing Reception: Oklahoma City 2024 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM