A first of its kind virtual convention for the outdoor hospitality industry is planned for November 1st through November 3rd to anyone with an internet connection.
The Virtual Outdoor Hospitality Expo, which will be held entirely online, will have all the components of a live convention, including a registration area, exhibit halls, a conference center for webinars, a lounge and a press room.
The Expo will target RV parks, campgrounds, resorts, lodging cabin parks, marinas, state and national parks, dude ranches, outfitters and guiding companies, canoeing, paddlesports, fishing and hunting camps. Since it will all take place online, it's also the first international outdoor hospitality event.
Organizers say that live show hours are from noon to 6 p.m. on the days of the expo, but that the virtual exhibit booths will remain open for several months following the event.
The expo is being produced by a new company called Campground Expositions. The organizers say the event is being backed by several influential businesses in the campground industry, and that they will announce their corporate sponsors and other exhibitors soon.