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ELKHART, Ind. – A record-breaking crowd of more than 1,350 people gathered May 9 for the 2024 RV Industry Power Breakfast – the 12th such event hosted by RVBusiness – and were treated to a powerful lineup of speakers whose presentations ranged from Camping World’s growth strategies, to emerging camping trends from KOA, to a national expert’s mostly favorable economic forecast.

Held in the newly expanded Northern Indiana Event Center on the campus of the RV/MH Hall of Fame, the Power Breakfast has become a can’t miss trade-only event for the RV industry – and the 2024 edition proved to be memorable for several reasons, not the least of which was the candid insights provided by Marcus Lemonis and Matt Wagner of Camping World Holdings Inc. (CWHI).

“This industry is part of the fabric of the U.S. economy,” Lemonis said. “But more importantly, it’s part of the fabric of the U.S. culture. And everybody in this room is contributing to a lifestyle that allows people to affordably – more affordably than any other industry that provides leisure – to enjoy this great country, to spend time with their families and to do the things that we all want more of in our own lives. Are we perfect? No. But we’re pretty damn ****ing good.”

Emceed this year by RVBusiness Publisher & Executive Editor Rick Kessler, the 2024 RV Industry Power Breakfast was sponsored by Airxcel Inc., Cummins Inc., Dometic, Forest River Inc., KOA, RVIA, RVDA, Spartan RV Chassis, THOR Industries Inc., Wells Fargo CDF and Winnebago Industries Inc.

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0:17:10 – Welcome | Rick Kessler, Publisher & Executive Editor, RVBusiness

0:24:01 – Rod Roberson, Mayor, City of Elkhart

0:28:50 – Marcus Lemonis, Chairman & CEO, Camping World & Matt Wagner, COO, Camping World

0:57:42 – Gwynn Sullivan, Executive Director, Care Camps Foundation

1:05:00 – Pete McCown, President, Community Foundation of Elkhart County

1:13:57 – Rudy Yakym, United States Representative, Indiana 2nd District 1:16:50 – Phil Ingrassia, President, RV Dealers Association

1:20:38 – Ryan Horsey, Chairman, RV Dealers Association

1:24:27 – Craig Kirby, President & CEO, RV Industry Association

1:36:06 – Sherman Goldenberg, Partner/ Publisher, G&G Media Group

1:55:34 – Micah Shrewsberry, Men’s Head Basketball Coach, University of Notre Dame

2:08:10 – Toby O’Rourke, President & CEO, KOA

2:31:50 – Darryl Searer, President, RV/MH Heritage Foundation & Hall of Fame

2:34:58 – Bob Parrish, VP of Global Accounts, Wells Fargo Distribution Finance

2:36:35 – Bernard Baumohl, Chief Global Economist, The Economic Outlook Group

3:16:02 – Closing Remarks | Rick Kessler, Publisher & Executive Editor, RVBusiness

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