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Your 3-Day Caravan Conference Experience

The 2021 Caravan Industry National Conference is the perfect opportunity to reconnect after a hard year, and our program is sure to impress.

Alongside our innovative and inspiring speakers, we will have a range of practical workshops, social functions and masterclasses for you to get involved in.

At a glance

Wednesday 5th May

  • Future Leaders Forum
  • Masterclasses and Workshops
  • Conference Opening and Trade Exhibition
  • Welcome Cocktails and Concert
At a glance

Thursday 6th May

  • Economics Breakfast
  • Conference and Trade Exhibition
  • Tailored Breakout Sessions
  • Gala Dinner and Industry Awards
At a glance

Friday 7th May

  • Research Breakfast
  • Conference and Trade Exhibition
  • Tailored Breakout Sessions
  • Afternoon Tea on the lawn
  • Closing Drinks
Choose Your Own Adventure

Each Day

Australia’s caravan and camping industry is diverse and so are your reasons for participating in the conference. That’s why we have created an event that can be tailored to your interests and business priorities.

Whether its reconnection, inspiration, practical insights or personal development that you are seeking, we have you covered with break out sessions for Caravan Parks, Dealers and Retailers, Manufacturers as well as Women in Business.  This is in addition to our tailored masterclasses, social events, extensive trade expo and opportunities for you to meet up in person with both current and new business connections.

What’s on for

Parks Sector

Featuring topics important to you, break out sessions specifically tailored to Caravan and Holiday Parks businesses:

  • Insurance,
  • Defibs and pool safety,
  • The future of the industry through the eyes of Corporates,
  • Crisis management,
  • How to attract and retain key operational staff, and
  • Case studies of infrastructure projects.

These sessions run throughout the day on Thursday 6th May and Friday 7th May.

What’s on for

Trade Sector

Featuring topics important to you, break out sessions specifically tailored to Caravan Trade and Manufacturing businesses:

  • Vehicle Safety Standards (VSS),
  • Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC),
  • National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR),
  • The impact of the Royal Commission on insurance commissions,
  • The looming impact on European emission targets,
  • The risk of weight on the industry, and
  • What is going to happen when the “wheels fall off”.

These sessions run throughout the day on Thursday 6th May and Friday 7th May.

HANDS ON PRACTICAL OUTCOMES

Masterclasses

Facilitated by subject matter experts, you won’t just have the opportunity to hear from them, but you will also get hands on experience. They will show you how to apply their ideas and concepts to your business successfully and provide one on one mentoring.

Topics include

  • Creating Social Media Friendly Visual Content
  • Employment Law
  • Cyber Security
  • Making Money out of Insurance
  • Contract Law
  • RMS Workshop
  • Newbook Workshop

All masterclasses are free to attend, running on Wednesday 5th May, places are limited, register below.

Build your business

Reconnect and Engage

Catching up with colleagues and making new connections is a vitally important part of your conference experience, with 63% of delegates in 2019 saying that this was the one number reason why they attended.

After being deprived of social interaction and face to face business deals for a large part of 2020, this event is a must attend to reconnect with decision makers and industry leaders.

Welcome Cocktails and Concert: Wednesday 5 May 2021

Dance into the Night

At the end of day one we start networking at the Welcome Cocktails. This is followed by a stand up dinner.

After enjoying cocktails and dinner, relive your retro days with cover bands for ABBA and The Beetles.

Gala Dinner on Thursday, 6 May 2021

The Industry’s Night of Nights!

The culmination of the National Conference is always a spectacular Industry Gala Dinner, giving us all a chance to get dressed up and celebrate everything our industry has to offer.

A stellar three-course meal will be served, you’ll be treated to fantastic live entertainment, and we’ll all toast the Award Winners.

Under 40?

Future Leaders

For every full delegate to the National Conference, the business is eligible to have one Future Leader (anyone under 40) come along to the Future Leaders Forum for free, and attending the social is only $50 extra.

  • Future Leaders Social will be held onsite on Tuesday 4 May 2021
  • Future Leaders Forum begins at 9am on Wednesday 5 May 2021 and ties in with the masterclasses running that day