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  • 11/20/2019 12:00:00 AM
  • Harneet Kaur

EXETER, PA – NTP-STAG is pleased to announce Airxcel as the title sponsor of the upcoming NTP-STAG EXPO on January 13-14, 2020 at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas. A recognized leader in RV and Industrial HVAC solutions for over 50 years, Airxcel is parent company to a number of celebrated brands, including Aqua-Hot, Coleman-Mach, Dicor Products, United Shade, Vixen Composites, MAXXAIR Ventilation Solutions, MCD Innovations and Suburban.

“As the industry’s largest wholesale buying show, The EXPO offers exhibiting companies an invaluable opportunity to better connect with dealers through product demonstrations, training seminars, and educational programs,” said NTP-STAG President, Bill Rogers. “Having a sponsor like Airxcel, that is committed to creating a supportive environment for dealers, is another signal that The EXPO 2020 will be a very successful event.”

“Airxcel is proud to sponsor the 2020 NTP-STAG EXPO. As a committed partner to our employees, customers, suppliers, financial partners, and the communities in which we operate, we value trade events like The EXPO for creating a space where those relationships have room to grow,” says Harold Ogden, Airxcel’s Director of Global Marketing. “At Airxcel, we provide product expertise with each of our brands while delivering exceptional customer service to our OEM, distributor, and dealer partners. Our continued success is contingent on understanding the nuanced needs of today’s dealers.”

The EXPO kicks off Monday, January 13 with a breakfast sponsored by DISH, followed by a day of education through the RV University PRO business development seminar series presented by Valterra. Qualified registered attendees can partake in dozens of continuing education courses, covering retail trends, business acumen, leadership skills, supplier training, and more.

The show floor will open at 4 p.m. on Monday, with over 250 exhibitors ready to share new products, technology, and sales advice followed by a 7 p.m. opening reception. Tuesday is reserved for a full day on the show floor from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. followed by a closing reception at Texas Live! in Arlington, next door to the home of the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers.

“We have tons in store for this year’s show,” says Melissa Holland, Events Manager. “From interactive walls, engaging dynamic PRO speakers, and a fantastic offsite venue for the closing even, not to mention the jaw-dropping deals, this is an event you don’t want to miss.”

For more information on the 2020 EXPO, including exhibitor lists, sponsorship guides, and travel recommendations, interested customers or suppliers can visit expo.ntpstag.com or contact their NTP-STAG representative.

About NTP-STAG

For more than 50 years, NTP-STAG has been serving fellow enthusiasts and professionals across the industry. Today, as a division of Keystone Automotive Operations, the company is highly regarded as the leading distribution company across the recreation vehicle market and is uniquely positioned to offer customers and suppliers substantial scale, the most comprehensive inventory selection in the industry, high levels of customer service, and innovative marketing support. NTP-STAG is committed to expanding its offerings to meet the ever-growing needs of its customer base, providing them what they need, when they need it most.

About Airxcel

Founded in 1991 with the acquisition of two business units of the Coleman Company, Airxcel has grown to become a leading designer and manufacturer of climate control solutions and complementary products for a variety of end markets throughout the world. The company’s products include air conditioners, furnaces, water heaters, cooking appliances, rooftop products, sealants, window coverings, fiberglass reinforced plastic, and ventilation systems for recreation vehicles; and climate control equipment for telecommunication shelters, educational, residential and industrial/commercial markets. Airxcel's 1,200-plus employees are based in eight facilities across the U.S. and Europe, and design, manufacture and distribute products all over the world.

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2022 NTP-STAG Expo is Here

Exeter, PA (January 21, 2022) – The 2022 NTP-STAG Expo, Presented by Airxcel, is coming to the new, state-of-the-art Caesars Forum in the heart of the Las Vegas strip, January 25-26, 2022. The event features a full two days of manufacturer product showcases, educational seminars, exclusive promotions, special events, and industry networking opportunities. The adjacent, newly renovated Harrah’s Hotel, part of the Caesars Entertainment group, will serve as the host hotel. NTP-STAG will then present its week-long, follow-up virtual event January 31 - February 4, 2022.

“This is an exciting time for the industry to come together in Las Vegas,” said NTP-STAG President, Bill Rogers. “It’s a new year, and Expo provides dealers and suppliers an outstanding opportunity to connect in person to explore new products and ideas while we collectively set our sights on the upcoming year. We’re looking forward to spending time together and having some fun with our customers as we partake in the full agenda of Expo activities throughout the two days.”

Those activities kick off with Monday afternoon’s RV Women's Alliance (RVWA) Reception sponsored by Thetford, bringing together members of the organization dedicated to fostering the next generation of female RV Industry leaders and innovators. Tuesday marks the event’s opening with Valterra, introducing a day of exclusive RV University education and informational seminars including PRO speaker presentations by nationally recognized social media expert, Corey Perlman, as well as marketing and customer experience pro, Kelly McDonald. Later in the day, attendees will have their first opportunity to preview the Expo show floor before partaking in the day’s opening reception presented by DISH Outdoors.

Wednesday will begin with the Carefree of Colorado Keynote address delivered by acclaimed speaker and best-selling author, Joey Coleman leading into a full day on the show floor featuring show-only specials, manufacturer exhibits and the engaging Overlanding Experience display, featuring vehicles and products tailored for the biggest trend in self-contained outdoor adventure travel. Visitors will also have the opportunity to meet NASCAR’s national ARCA Menards series driver, Amber Balcaen courtesy of ICON Direct. The event concludes with the evening reception at nearby Allegiant Stadium, home of the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders, Sponsored by Dometic.

“From the educational programs and speakers of RVU and PRO, to the opportunity to engage with some of the industry’s leading manufacturers and the exclusive savings offered, Expo offers something for everyone in a relaxed setting,” added Rogers. “The stage is set; the team has put together a wonderful program and we’re ready to have a fantastic show with our customers and suppliers in Las Vegas.”

NTP-STAG continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and are in constant communication with the host venue and local authorities.
For more information about Expo, please visit: https://expo.ntpstag.com

About NTP-STAG
For more than 50 years, NTP-STAG has been serving RV dealers, retailers and service professionals across the industry. Today, as a division of Keystone Automotive Operations, the company is highly regarded as the leading distribution company for the recreational vehicle market and is uniquely positioned to offer customers and suppliers substantial scale, the most comprehensive inventory selection in the industry, high levels of customer service, and innovative marketing support. NTP-STAG is committed to expanding its offerings to meet the ever-growing needs of its customer base, providing them what they need, when they need it.

NTP-STAG 2022 Expo Keynote Speaker Announced

Exeter, PA (January 11, 2022) – Today, NTP-STAG, the leading distribution company for the recreational vehicle aftermarket, announced nationally and internationally acclaimed speaker, Joey Coleman will present the Keynote Address at Expo 2022, Presented by Airxcel, to be held in person January 25-26 at the Caesars Forum Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV and virtually January 31 – February 4.

Coleman, a recognized expert in customer experience design and an award-winning speaker at national and international conferences, is known for creating unique, attention-grabbing customer experiences while working with companies ranging from small start-ups to large Fortune 500s. The author of Wall Street Journal #2 best-selling book, Never Lose a Customer Again, will deliver his Keynote, “WHAT’S NEXT?! How to Navigate Customer Interactions in a Pandemic (and Post-Pandemic) Era.” In his presentation, Expo attendees will learn how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted businesses around the world - with a specific focus on changes in the expectations and experiences of customers and employees alike. His insightful discussion will provide a unique perspective on how the best organizations are figuring out “what’s next” to acknowledge the new reality, adapt to a shifting landscape, and thrive in this new environment.

“The current business landscape continues to evolve and Joey Coleman, with his success in guiding leading organizations, is an invaluable resource to understanding customer needs and expectations while maximizing interactions and retention,” said NTP-STAG President, Bill Rogers. “In addition to all of the fantastic manufacturer exhibits, promotions and receptions that comprise the show, we are proud to present outstanding educational opportunities and speakers at Expo with our PRO (Professional Retail Organization) Education Seminars and the Keynote address.”

The previously announced 2022 Expo speaker PRO lineup features nationally recognized social media expert, Corey Perlman along with one of the nation’s top experts in leadership, marketing, the customer experience and consumer trends, bestselling author, Kelly McDonald.

“We are looking forward to sharing this compelling roster of entertaining, interesting and informative speakers with attendees in Las Vegas,” concluded Rogers.

NTP-STAG continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and are in constant communication with the host venue and local authorities.

For more information about Expo, please visit: https://expo.ntpstag.com

About NTP-STAG
For more than 50 years, NTP-STAG has been serving RV dealers, retailers and service professionals across the industry. Today, as a division of Keystone Automotive Operations, the company is highly regarded as the leading distribution company for the recreational vehicle market and is uniquely positioned to offer customers and suppliers substantial scale, the most comprehensive inventory selection in the industry, high levels of customer service, and innovative marketing support. NTP-STAG is committed to expanding its offerings to meet the ever-growing needs of its customer base, providing them what they need, when they need it.

NTP-STAG Expo Announces 2022 RV University PRO Speaker Lineup

Exeter, PA (December 21, 2021) – Today, NTP-STAG, the leading distribution company for the recreational vehicle aftermarket, announced the RV University (RVU) Professional Retail Organization (PRO) Education Speaker Lineup for Expo 2022, Presented by Airxcel, to be held in person January 25-26 at the Caesars Forum Convention Center and virtually January 31 – February 4.

Bestselling author and nationally recognized social media expert, Corey Perlman will be returning for his second year as a PRO Speaker, providing valuable insight on creating and publishing compelling social media content that sparks engagement, fuels interest and drives results. As he addresses opportunities to connect with today’s RV customer, spanning multiple generations and lifestyles, Perlman’s presentation will guide attendees on how to deliver a mix of content categories across the most popular social media platforms. This highly respected speaker’s message delivers the best practices in this highly dynamic medium required to harness important tools to communicate with multiple audiences efficiently and effectively across the social media landscape.

Considered one of the nation’s top experts in leadership, marketing, the customer experience and consumer trends, bestselling author, Kelly McDonald will be making her first appearance as a PRO speaker at EXPO 2022. Her presentation, “How to Market to, Sell to and Serve People Not Like You” will demonstrate how to recognize the different things that resonate with all types of customers and tailor your message and marketing efforts to reflect their values, and how marketing to these values will lead to greater sales, profits and customer loyalty. While learning the do’s and don’ts of marketing to different customer segments, tailoring your service or sales approach to be relevant to a new customer group and communicating in a relevant manner to stand out from your competition, her engaging and interactive session will show you how to create a deep, values-based connection between you and your customers and prospects.

“Through the PRO education series, we have had the opportunity to share important business insight from a compelling roster of well-regarded speakers,” said NTP-STAG President, Bill Rogers. “Now with the PRO series in its twelfth year, we are proud to include Corey and Kelly’s informative and actionable presentations to the library of more than 60 courses available to industry professionals of all levels. We know EXPO 2022 attendees will benefit from what they have to say while their perspective will provide essential tools that effectively reach new customers and maximize customer interactions.”

The RVU PRO business development seminar series presents free, in-person and web-based continuing education courses to RV Industry professionals. Launching each year at Expo, quarterly supplemental education series webinars provide instruction on a variety of subjects including store readiness, customer and team member relationship management and e-commerce and salesmanship.

The speaker lineup is selected by NTP-STAG to provide attendees with compelling, impactful, results-driven content.

 

Cory Perlman

Corey Perlman
Bestselling author and top-rated speaker Corey Perlman helps businesses succeed through digital marketing. He teaches well-tested and current social media strategies. As owner of Impact Social Inc., Corey Perlman has been at the forefront of digital marketing for over 10 years. He started his career with the eCommerce Division of General Motors, before launching his consulting and speaking business in 2009. Since then, he’s worked with such notable brands as Sysco Foods, The American Healthcare Association, Dale Carnegie Training and The PGA Tour.

As a keynote speaker, Corey Perlman delivers results with his engaging interactive talks that are always tailored to serve his client’s individual needs. He is continually rated as a top speaker by companies big and small.

The celebrated author of two bestselling books, Perlman’s most recent, Social Media Overload! Simple Social Media Strategies for Overwhelmed and Time-deprived Businesses is ranked #1 on Amazon.com in every major business category and has been called engaging, relevant, a must-read, and spot-on marketing advice for any business. Close to a decade of keynote speaking has produced a long list of highly satisfied clients.

 

 

Kelly McDonald

Kelly McDonald
Considered one of the nation’s top experts in leadership, marketing, the customer experience and consumer trends, Kelly McDonald’s client experience includes brands such as Toyota, State Farm, NASA, Kimberly-Clark, Nike, Harley-Davidson, Great Clips, Miller Beer, and Sherwin-Williams.

Kelly was named one of the “10 Most Booked Speakers in the U.S.” and ranked #1 on the list of “25 Hot Speakers” by Successful Meetings Magazine and has been featured in Forbes, INC. Magazine, BusinessWeek, CEO World, Fast Company, on CNBC and more.

The author of four bestselling books lives in Denver, Colorado and when she’s not on the road speaking, she enjoys boxing (yes, boxing, not kickboxing) – and shopping for high heels.

 

PRO LMS Platform
Launched in January 2020, the user friendly NTP-STAG PRO Learning platform is accessible while logged into VIAntp.com under Partner Central. The platform offers access up to over 60 courses that also qualify learners for Mike Molino RVDA CEUs. Register for an NTP-STAG PRO account today!
NTP-STAG continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and are in constant communication with the host venue and local authorities.

For more information about Expo, please visit: https://expo.ntpstag.com

About NTP-STAG
For more than 50 years, NTP-STAG has been serving RV dealers, retailers and service professionals across the industry. Today, as a division of Keystone Automotive Operations, the company is highly regarded as the leading distribution company for the recreational vehicle market and is uniquely positioned to offer customers and suppliers substantial scale, the most comprehensive inventory selection in the industry, high levels of customer service, and innovative marketing support. NTP-STAG is committed to expanding its offerings to meet the ever-growing needs of its customer base, providing them what they need, when they need it.

NTP-STAG 2022 Expo | Dates and Location Announced

NTP-STAG will be hosting Expo 2022, its annual dealer event, live in Las Vegas at the new, state-of-the-art Caesars Forum in the heart of the strip, January 25-26, 2022. The adjacent, newly renovated Harrah’s Hotel, part of the Caesars Entertainment group, will serve as the host hotel for the two-day event. NTP-STAG will then present its week-long, follow-up virtual event January 31 - February 4, 2022.

“Expo has always been about bringing the RV industry together for networking, fantastic promotions from some of the best manufacturers in the business and fun. We can’t think of any place more exciting to celebrate together than Las Vegas.” said NTP-STAG Vice President, Sales, Fred Petrivelli. “Las Vegas is opening for business, and we are excited to be coming to town with the complete Expo experience in 2022,”

Day 1 of Expo 2021 features RV University which includes PRO (Professional Retail Organization) Education Seminars followed by an opening reception on the show floor.
The following day will be highlighted by a full day on the exhibit floor and special closing reception. The NTP-STAG Expo will showcase exhibits from selected leading industry manufacturers to invited NTP-STAG customers from across North America.

The virtual event will then present the same great promotions as the in-person event along with dynamic presentations and educational opportunities.

“Due to the tremendously enthusiastic response from our customers and suppliers, we have now incorporated the virtual show format into our Expo event programming,” added Petrivelli. “This will allow our suppliers to interact with an even greater percentage of our customer base while providing a convenient opportunity for dealers to stock up on the once-a-year, show-only deals.

Learn more about the NTP-STAG Expo 2021 at expo.ntpstag.com

You can find more information about Caesars Health & Safety Protocols for their hotels and public spaces by visiting caesars.com/health-and-safety.

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