The 3rd Annual Campground Owners Expo is happening
Nov. 29 – Dec. 2, 2023 in Branson, MO at the
Hilton Branson Convention Center!
Click the buttons below to register now for the 3rd Annual Campground Owners Expo in Branson, MO! We work hard to keep this experience affordable for campgrounds of all sizes! Your $200 registration fee covers up to FIVE people from your park, access to two days of educational seminars, our exclusive “behind-the-scenes” events, dinner program Friday night of the event, and of course, the top-notch trade show!
Click the black button below to download a paper copy of the registration form to mail or fax in!
Click the green button to register and pay online!
What To Expect
We had such an incredible response to our first two years in 2021 and 2022, so we are excited for an even bigger and better 2023! Click the link below for our event program! Check back often for more updates as we continue to update with more exciting events!
COE Exclusive – ‘Behind The Scenes’ – 2023 event information coming soon! Check out what we did in 2022…
This “lunch-and-learn” session is an add-on, ticketed event for COE registered attendees only, and will feature the owner of Dick’s 5 & 10, Steve Hartley speaking about how his family got into this retail/tourism business, how they choose items to sell in their store, how they decide the best ways to display merchandise and how they continually redesign the store, keeping it appealing for locals and tourists to come back time after time! Many campgrounds have camp stores, and big or small, this a great opportunity for you to learn how this family-owned store, that began as only 1,500 square feet of retail space, grew to 10,000 square feet over 60 years later!
Who We Are
The Campground Owners Expo (COE), owned by Severson & Associates, a Management, Training and Consulting firm, was formed to give campground owners numerous networking opportunities. Lori Severson, Owner of Severson & Associates and Bud Styer, from Bud Styer Associates, Camping for the Fun of It, have successfully participated in hundreds of shows with a combined 50 years of industry, campground association, and trade show experience!
Our Mission with the Campground Owners Expo
To provide you with the information and knowledge we have acquired for campgrounds around the USA. Whether you already have a State Association and need help growing it or don’t yet have an association in your State, participate in the COE and network with other campground owners who want to take their business to the next level! You’ll find an inviting environment with forward thinking campground owners just like you who are looking to improve their bottom line! We will help you grow your business.
Why Should You Participate?
Your COE experience is built on three pillars – learn, grow, inspire!
LEARN from other owners and managers in 28+ states. What worked, what didn’t, and what haven’t you tried?
GROW your business, your bottom line, your supplier connections and your network of peers!
INSPIRE other owners and managers with your stories of success and lessons learned from failures.
Our event and group lodging block is located at the Hilton Branson Convention Center. Located in historic downtown Branson, connected to the Branson Convention Center. Shops and restaurants at Branson Landing are just across the street, and it’s less than 15 minutes from the Titanic Museum and Branson Hills Golf Club. The hotel features golf packages, both an indoor and outdoor pool, fitness center, and spectacular views of Lake Taneycomo.
For more information on group block rates for the COE event, booking deadlines and to book your stay online, click here to visit our lodging page!
Why Branson, MO?
Not only is Branson magical at Christmas, but it also allows us the opportunity to offer attendees something unique to any other expo experience! Much like many campgrounds, several of the Branson shows are family businesses! So we’re taking you “behind-the-scenes” to see how these families make the business work and create exceptional guest experiences that bring people back time and time again! Come learn how to grow your business while you network with other campground owners, and bring the family for a little magical getaway!
No meeting space? We can help!
Does your State Association currently not have a meeting space or dedicated Annual Meeting? Maybe its been a while since your company had a strategic planning session? Reach out to our COE office to learn about FREE MEETING SPACE options available to your group!