caravan trade business


Reasons why caravan trade businesses SHOULD attend:

  • Visit an onsite dedicated and purpose-built Caravan Industry Manufacturing Hub to view the latest in CNC, laser cutter technology and 3D printing;
  • Learn what is happening around the world from association heads from Germany, UK and America;
  • Hear from Australia’s most high-profile computer Hacker on how to better protect your business;
  • Attend the great Lithium debate, hear about how Future Fuels will define Australian RV caravan designs, and what zero emissions means for the future of cars in Australia;
  • Better understand the elements of the RVSA – increased audits from the Federal Department, growing recalls activity (how to avoid it and what to do if forced upon you), and the importance of a living Quality Management System (QMS);
  • Get an update on the status of training from the National Caravan Industry Training College;
  • Hear about the future of Caravan Shows;
  • Get the latest on economic conditions and state of industry reports, and what this means for your future business;
  • Learn how to take your business to the next level through AI and chat bots; 
  • Attend a Masterclass on an ADR deep dive on issues identified during compliance inspections or learn about solving supply chain issues using industrial 3D printing; and  
  • Have access to industry experts in private one on one sessions in:
    • ADR compliance
    • ACL law
    • IR law
    • Artificial Intelligence and Chatbots
    • Additive manufacturing (3D printing)

Program at a glance (Tuesday 14th May – Friday 17th May)

  • Future Leaders Forum (Tuesday afternoon)
  • Golf Day (Wednesday morning)
  • Future Leaders Short Course Professional Development Program (Wednesday morning)
  • Conference open with keynote speakers, breakout workshops and trade exhibition (Wednesday afternoon – Friday afternoon)
    • Welcome event (Wednesday)
    • Economics breakfast (Thursday)
    • Offsite casual dinner (Thursday)
    • Research breakfast (Friday)
    • Gala Dinner (Friday)

Trade Full Program

  • Registration desk open (10.00am – 5.00pm)
  • Futures Leaders Event: Activity (TBC) followed by drinks (5.30pm – 7.00pm)
  • ModnPods Bar open (6.00pm till late)
Conference opening – Main stage (3.30pm – 6.00pm)
  • Welcome to Country
  • Conference opening – Grant Wilckens (Caravan Industry Association of Australia)
  • Keynote: Steve Sammartino – Futurist
Evening Socials
  • Welcome Cocktail function – Trade exhibition (6.00pm – 8.00pm)
  • Drinks and Rockaoke (Karaoke with the backing of a live band) in the ModnPods Bar (8.00pm – 11.00pm)
  • Yoga (6.00am – 6.45am)
  • Registration Desk Opens (6.45am – 5.00pm)
  • Investment Breakfast (Andrew Fisher) sponsored by Australian Retirement Trust (7.00am – 8.00am)
  • Trade Expo Open (8.00am – 5.00pm)
  • 1 on 1 Expert Sessions (8.30am – 5.00pm)
Main stage (8.30am – 10am)
  • Keynote: Bastien Treptel – Former Black Hat Hacker
  • Keynote: Lucy Bloom – Creative Thinker
Breakout 1 (10.30am – 11.30am)
  • Update from the National Caravan Industry Training College
  • Panel: Weight, Mystery Shopping and The Future of Caravan Shows
Breakout 2 (1.15pm – 2.45pm)
  • Hear directly from the Federal Department on the RVSA and compliance enforcement
  • How embracing your QMS can benefit your business
  • Case study: Understanding the recall pathways
Main stage (3.15pm – 4.45pm)
  • Panel – Demystifying Lithium Batteries
  • Keynote: Kitty Chiller – Former Olympian / Chef de Mission
Evening Socials
  • Offsite Casual Dinner at the Miami Marketta (including entertainment by the Blues Brothers cover band) (6.30pm – 10.30pm) – buses provided
  • Yoga (6.00am – 6.45am)
  • Registration Desk Opens (6.45am – 1.00pm)
  • Research Breakfast (Peter Clay) sponsored by DA Christie (7.00am – 8.00am)
  • Trade Expo Open (8.00am – 1.30pm)
  • Special Future Leaders  Professional Development Leadership Short Course – $99 per person (8.15am – 10.15am) or (10.30am – 12.30pm)
  • 1 on 1 Expert Sessions (8.30am – 12.00pm) 
  • Hair and Make-up (2.00pm – 7.00pm)
Breakout 3 (8.30am – 10.00am)
  • International Panel: Hear directly from the heads of global RV associations
  • Panel: New low emission targets and the new Efficiency Standards
Breakout 4 (10.30am – 12pm)
  • Navigating scams and how to protect your business
  • A live ACL interactive quiz – better understanding your financial and regulatory risk
Main Stage (1.30pm – 3.15pm)
  • Keynote: Rob Redenbach Former Security Consultant to Nelson Mandela
  • Keynote: Daniel Flynn – Co-Founder of Thank You
Afternoon and Evening Socials
  • BBQ & Drinks on the lawn (3.15pm – 5.30pm)
  • Gala pre-dinner drinks and fireworks (6.30pm – 7.15pm)
  • Gala Dinner (7.30pm – 11pm)


Take advantage of early bird pricing!