Congress and Expo Features ‘The Neighborhood’ of New Homes, Keynote Panel with Top Builders
Manufactured housing professionals nationwide have waited more than two long years for an opportunity to see new homes on display, and the 2022 Congress and Expo in Orlando — April 11-13 at Rosen Shingle Creek resort — will provide that opportunity with “The Neighborhood”, sponsored by Clayton and Skyline Champion. The small but impressive collection of new homes will provide an outdoor gathering area where builders can show homes, answer questions, and learn what community owner/operators and retailers are looking to purchase.
“‘The Neighborhood’ is a new feature for the 2022 Congress & Expo,” MHI President Mark Bowersox said. “It’s a nicely designed outdoor area to feature staged manufactured homes, outdoor seating, games, and daily activities.
“Each day there will be special events for attendees in ‘The Neighborhood’, providing a fun and interactive way to catch-up with industry peers,” he said. “This is your go-to spot for a relaxing outdoor break during your busy meeting schedule.”
Riding the Wave
The manufactured housing industry had a stellar year in 2021, and consumer demand continues to surge. What does that mean for this year and the future of the industry? MHI has organized an opening keynote panel moderated by Craftsman Homes President and MHI Chairman Leo Poggione. He will be joined by leadership from the three top builders in the industry.
- Bill Boor, president and CEO of Cavco Industries
- Kevin Clayton, CEO of Clayton Homes
- Mark Yost, CEO of Skyline Champion Corporation
Among the other industry areas to be discussed at Congress and Expo are manufactured housing appraisal, business technology, community development, community ownership, marketing and sales, financial services, legal Issues, professional and personal development, research trends, retail-specific, marketing and sales, and tax and finance. In addition, MHI will honor a collection of industry organizations with its Excellence in Manufactured Housing Awards.