Minister For The Hunter Joins Caravan And Camping Celebrations

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22nd July 2009, 04:09pm - Views: 472
Minister for the Hunter Joins Caravan and Camping Celebrations

Jodi McKay, Minister for the Hunter and Minister for Tourism will join some 200 delegates at Cypress Lakes Resort on 29 July 2009 for the Caravan and Camping Industry Association of NSW's (CCIA) annual Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner.

Barry Baillie, CEO of the CCIA says that the Awards of Excellence recognises caravan and holiday parks, manufactured home villages and estate, caravan and RV manufacturers and dealers as well as industry suppliers for business excellence.

"The Awards of Excellence is the industry's highlight event which recognises business excellence in the caravan and camping sector and is the highest accolade that a caravan, RV or camping business can achieve."

"We are pleased that Jodi McKay is able to attend our Awards of Excellence and present the Gumnut Awards to members of our industry who have shown exceptional environmental excellence," said Mr Baillie.

The prestigious Awards of Excellence showcase caravan, RV and camping businesses across 22 categories that excel in areas of customer service, quality product and professionalism.

"Some 50 submissions have been entered into the Awards of Excellence with the Best of the Best park and trade members in NSW announced at end of the event."

"Over 200 attendees are expected at the Gala Dinner at Cypress Lakes Resort for a magical themed night with Frankie J Holden and wife Michelle Pettigrove as masters of ceremonies."

The Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner coincides with CCIA's Annual Conference which will also be held at Cypress Lakes Resort in Cessnock from 27 to 30 July.

The CCIA has coordinated an expert line up of speakers at the conference in addition to incorporating extra curricular activities for delegates to attend within the Hunter Valley.

"Staging the Annual Conference in the Hunter Valley offers delegates the beauty of Australia's leading wine region as well as wonderful extra curricular activities such as wine and cheese tasting, afternoons of Golf and visits to the Hunter Valley Gardens."

"The 2009 CCIA Annual Conference themed 'Unity makes a great industry stronger' will attract some 160 members to learn new tactics to improve their businesses in addition to networking with others in the industry," said Mr Baillie.

CCIA members from across NSW attending the Annual Conference consist of caravan and holiday park owners, owners of caravan, motorhome, camper trailer and other recreational vehicle dealerships and manufacturing businesses as well as other suppliers to the industry.

Maria Crema
[email protected]

SOURCE: Caravan & Camping Industry Association of NSW

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