SOURCE: Camping World & Good Sam

Camping World & Good Sam

March 31, 2016 14:54 ET

Camping World to Host Second Annual New Product Vendor Summit April 20-21 in Nashville

Event Allows Vendors to Introduce Their Products and Learn How to Get Onto the Retailer's Shelves

LINCOLNSHIRE, IL--(Marketwired - Mar 31, 2016) - Camping World, the nation's largest RV and outdoor retailer, and Good Sam, the world's largest RV owners organization, today announced its second annual New Product Vendor Summit. The Summit offers vendors and suppliers of innovative and new products to the RV and outdoor lifestyle market the opportunity to present their products to Camping World's team of merchandise buyers and for their products to be selected to be offered across Camping World's more than 115 retail stores and through CampingWorld.com.

"The objective of our annual summit is to create an efficient environment for vendors and suppliers to meet and communicate with our buyers," said Marcus Lemonis, CEO and Chairman of Camping World and Good Sam. "As we continue to grow our company throughout the United States, we are also growing our product offering and increasing our focus on finding fantastic innovative products that our customers will love."

Held at The Inn at Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee, the event will run from April 20-21 and will explore many of the trends and new product opportunities being offered by established and emerging vendors. The two-day event is free and open to all vendors, suppliers and manufacturers that have registered to attend the Vendor Summit. More information, including the event agenda, is available here.

"Our goal is to always keep up with the changing trends and offer the best RV and outdoor camping products to our customer base," states John A. Sirpilla, Chief Business Development Officer for Camping World and Good Sam. "So if you think you have what it takes to be the next Camping World vendor, come prepared to promote your product to our buyers with a 30-minute pitch."

Space is limited and available by appointment only. Those interested in attending are asked to register in advance by submitting their contact, company and product information here.

About Camping World & Good Sam

Both founded in 1966, Camping World is America's #1 source for RVs, camping accessories, RV maintenance and repair and Good Sam is the world's largest RV owners organization offering helpful technical tips, vacation planning, extended warranty, magazine subscriptions, roadside assistance and more to serve the outdoor enthusiast. Partnered together, Camping World and Good Sam offer more to those who love the RV lifestyle by offering one-stop shopping and resources for everything RV and outdoors.

Camping World features over 10,000 quality products located at over 115 SuperCenters nationwide, easy online and catalog shopping at www.campingworld.com as well as stocking a wide selection of new and used trailers and motorhomes from top RV manufacturers. Good Sam members receive cost-saving benefits and services, plus loads of valuable RV information and travel tips to get you ready for your next adventure. Additionally, Good Sam represents more than 1,500 local RV chapters designed to bring RVers together from similar geographic regions for group camping excursions. Camping World is the title sponsor of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™ in addition to the Official RV and Outdoor Retailer of NASCAR®.

Individuals interested in applying for a position with Camping World may visit http://www.campingworldgoodsamjobs.com/

About Marcus Lemonis

Marcus Lemonis is an entrepreneur, investor, television personality, and chairman and CEO of Marcus Lemonis LLC as well as Camping World and Good Sam Enterprises. Camping World is the nation's largest RV and outdoor retailer, and Good Sam is the world's largest RV owner's organization. Visit www.campingworld.com

Lemonis is also known as the "business turnaround king" and host of CNBC's prime time reality series, The Profit, in which he lends his expertise to struggling small businesses around the country and judges businesses based on a "Three P" principle: People, Process, and Product. The Profit airs Tuesdays nights at 10pm ET / PT on CNBC.

More about Marcus Lemonis can be found at http://www.marcuslemonis.com, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/marcus.lemonis and Twitter @MarcusLemonis

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