By American Rental Association
Oct. 3, 2013 - The 2014 Rental Show, Feb. 9 - 12, will mark the 58th annual convention and trade show for the American Rental Association, and its return to its most popular destination for the first time since 2010. Here’s a look at the highlights of The Rental Show 2014 that the ARA is calling “the show for people serious about profit.”
By American Rental Association
Oct. 3, 2013 – The 2014 Rental Show, Feb. 9 – 12, will mark the 58th annual convention
and trade show for the American Rental Association, and its return to its
most popular destination for the first time since 2010. Here’s a look at the highlights of The
Rental Show 2014 that the ARA is calling “the show for people serious about profit.”
A full day of
seminars, with 23 total educational sessions available throughout the show.
Speakers include returning favorites like Steve Abercrombie, Don Hutson and
David McBee, while seminar topics will focus on hiring, conflict resolution,
social media, healthcare, finance and more. The popular Rental Town Halls also
will return, along with the “Wednesday Wake-Up Session” on The Rental Show’s final
construction education track for those in construction or general tool rental
with seminars on Tier 4, DOT safety regulations, and regulatory compliance.
session with baseball icon Billy Beane, general manager of the Oakland Athletics
and subject of the movie “Moneyball.” Considered one of the most progressive
and talented baseball executives in the game today, Beane has molded the A’s into a perennial postseason contender since becoming
the general manager after the 1997 season. In his keynote, he will share his
unforgettable underdog story, along with his winning leadership style of
identifying undervalued assets to create and sustain a competitive advantage
Three days of
trade show, with more than 625 exhibitors and the latest rental equipment in
construction/industrial, general tool/homeowner and party/special event.
Splash at SeaWorld” is a special evening exclusively for Show attendees and exhibitors
at SeaWorld Orlando.
events including Lunch With ARA, regional receptions, the international
reception and the ARA Foundation Charity Auction and Reception. Also, the ARA
Young Professionals Network Reception will be held for those between the ages
Tents on Saturday, Feb. 8, with a full day of education and networking
specifically for those in party and special event rental. It includes a kickoff
breakfast with a 2014 trends forecast; 16 educational sessions; a new lunchtime
Inspiration Challenge design competition; a closing keynote session with
celebrity wedding planner, author and wedding business consultant Susan
Southerland; and a closing reception at Café Tu Tu Tango with its eclectic
décor based on a Spanish artist’s loft.
The chance to
win $2,500. ARA members will be receiving a special show-branded coin in the
mail in late September to bring to the ARA Store on site in Orlando and enter
into a drawing for $2,500.
Registration for attendees is now open,
with a special Internet only rate of $119 available for a limited time. The rate
includes all three days of trade show, the keynote session and educational
seminars on Feb. 9, 11 and 12, and is only available through Oct. 31.