Companies interested in doing business with New York campground operators are invited to register as trade show exhibitors and event sponsors at the 49th Exposition for the Outdoor Hospitality Industry, hosted by Campground Owners of New York (CONY), November 1 to 3, 2012, at the Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Water Park, Lake George, New York.

Donald G. Bennett, Jr. CONY President and CEO, says this will be a productive marketplace for doing business and developing new customers. “Exposition attendees include campground operators and their staff, as well as people buying, selling or developing campgrounds. Our members enjoy coming to the Exposition to find out the latest products and services they can use to improve their businesses, well ahead of the next season. They’re definitely interested in getting the best deals and fulfilling their shopping lists before they’re busy again prepping to open.”

The Exposition for the Outdoor Hospitality Industry is a three-day event featuring seminars and general sessions geared toward professional development and business improvement for campground operators. The Exposition also includes an awards banquet and the one-day trade show, slated for Saturday, November 3rd.

Bennett says a wide variety of businesses are represented at the trade show. “The trade show includes industry suppliers for insurance, retail products, graphic design, campground equipment and products, merchant services, you name it. Any company that has an interesting service or product, or could help improve the function and profitability of a campground is welcome to register for the trade show.”

Guy Gagnon, Senior Account Executive for Evergreen MGA, praises CONY’s Exposition, saying, “Evergreen always appreciates the opportunity to support and attend the CONY Exposition. The venue is great! It provides us an opportunity to meet with many of our clients and introduce ourselves to potential clients and new owners entering the industry.”

Evergreen MGA is the oldest continuously operating insurance program for campground and RV park owners in the nation. Evergreen MGA, a longtime and valued associate member of CONY, is a platinum sponsor of CONY’s 2012 Exposition, and will play host to the Steak and Lobster Bake to be held November 1st at the Lake George RV Resort.

Exhibitor booth space (10’x10’ with skirted table) is only $445 for associate CONY members, and $495 for non-members. Registration fee will also include dinner with attendees on Friday evening, and lunch on Saturday. For more details regarding exhibitor space or sponsorship, including event schedule, registration forms, and a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) booklet, contact the CONY office at 585-586-4360, or

Campground Owners of New York, founded in 1963, is an association dedicated to the promotion, growth, improvement and development of privately owned campgrounds in New York State. More information about the association and its campgrounds – including a free camping directory - is available at

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