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The Annual REV Summit 2018 Recap

BY REV Group
January 25th, 2018


RINGING IN THE NEW YEAR AT THE ANNUAL REV SUMMIT 2018 – “THE DRIVE FOR GREATNESS”

THE ANNUAL EVENT FEATURED SEMINARS, KEYNOTE SPEAKERS, AND SUMMIT-EXCLUSIVE CELEBRATIONS

January 14th to the 16th, the Annual REV Summit 2018 was held in Orlando, Florida, hosting REV top suppliers, dealers and spouses, as well as analysts, investors, and REV executives throughout REV Group’s 30 specialty vehicle brands. With a strong focus on innovation, quality, and partnerships, and having taken place during the NFL playoffs, the REV Summit 2018 title, “The Drive for Greatness,” was a natural fit, and a theme that carried throughout the three-day event.

THE ANNUAL EVENT ROLLED OUT THE RED CARPET FOR DEALERS 

With more than 1,000 attendees, guests and their spouses experienced an array of 51 vehicles on display, including; emergency vehicles, RVs, mobility vans, buses, sweepers, and yard trucks, as well as recently acquired Lance campers, Setra coaches, and E-ONE’s all-new aircraft rescue fire fighting (ARFF) vehicle. Held at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, attendees learned about the newest industry innovations, attended workshop sessions, and heard from REV Group, Inc. President and CEO, Tim Sullivan.
 
Over the course of the three-day event, and with the help of over 60 select sponsors, family members were able to participate in various activities, including NFL Sunday Playoff viewing parties for both spouses and children, as well as yoga and Zumba, spouse-only, sessions.
 
After a full day on Monday, transportation was provided to the nearby House of Blues where dealers, sponsors, and their spouses, were treated to a concert night featuring rock ‘n’ roll legends, Chicago.

INDUSTRY-EXPERTISE WAS IN FULL FORCE AT THE ANNUAL REV SUMMIT 

Amidst the jam-packed schedule of events, closed-door divisional breakout sessions proved to guests once again why the Annual REV Summit is a must-attend event. These sessions provided valuable insights, including spotlights on the new REV Rental program, financing assistance, news from REV Parts, dealer support initiatives, as well as sales objectives and innovations for 2018.
 
The Annual REV Summit event schedule offered dealers a chance to break away to enjoy breakfasts, coffee breaks and lunches, where they were able to meet and greet fellow top dealers, employees, and brand influencers during sponsored networking sessions. On Monday, attendees enjoyed a Q&A with Penske drivers, including racing stars Helio Castroneves, Ryan Blaney, and Josef Newgarden.
 
In addition to the closed-door sessions, open roundtable discussions were held to address comments and concerns that dealers are facing, as well as sales objectives for the new year. These discussions marked a great opportunity for dealers to gain can’t-miss expertise and guidance from REV Group; a demonstration of the commitment REV has towards making lasting partnerships with its dealer network.
 

On Monday, esteemed Keynote Speakers addressed the crowds as part of the Diamond and Platinum Sponsor Presentations. These sponsored guests included:
 
DIAMOND

Meritor: Jim Kean, Director & Jeremy Tertzakian, Sales Manager
AkzoNobel: Doug Holmberg, Business Director, North America
 
PLATINUM
Premier Truck Group:
Ron Long, VP Sales & Marketing
Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation:
Tony Sippel, Director of Sales & Marketing

THE SECOND ANNUAL REV SUMMIT HIGHLIGHTS KEY PERSONNEL WITH THE FIRST-EVER DEALER AWARDS 

During lunch on Tuesday, the 16th, the Annual REV Summit held its very first Dealer Awards. A particularly big hit with attendees, these were presented for each division, with a total of 29 awards being handed out. Some of the top honors included:
 
Top Dealer 2017
Top Salesperson 2017
Top Parts Sales 2017
Largest Growth of Sales 2017
 

Showcasing the best the market has to offer, and celebrating REV’s commitment to quality, customer service, and innovation, the Annual REV Summit 2018 – “The Drive for Greatness,” gave executive attendees valuable brand exposure, rare networking opportunities, and insightful sessions that are sure to assist them in their businesses throughout the new year.
 
Checking off another successful year at the Annual REV Summit, Tim Sullivan’s speech was a particular highlight, as he spoke of REV’s goals, company values, and the future of REV Group in 2018, including what the new year holds for each of its 30 specialty vehicle brands.
 
In the coming days, make sure to follow REV Group on their Facebook page for pictures, videos and recaps from this year’s event.


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