The Rental Show is the American Rental Association's annual convention and trade show for the equipment rental industry. It features construction/industrial equipment, general tool/homeowner equipment and party/special event equipment, as well as rental-specific seminars and industry networking.
Education and Networking Events: Two Strong Show Traditions
Running a successful business takes more than the right equipment - you also need the knowledge to make it profitable. The Rental Show delivers 22 educational sessions on everything from Internet marketing and managing finances to motivating employees and delighting customers, so you can focus on what’s important to you.
Then there's networking. Attendees have counted on The Rental Show as the place to connect with their peers since the very first Show in 1956. Today, Show events continue to provide the opportunities you’re looking for to meet and connect with rental professionals from around the world. Take advantage of these opportunities to meet more people and learn more ways to help your business grow.
What is the one source the equipment rental industry relies on for new products, the latest revenue-generating trends and trusted vendors? The Rental Show, of course. And The Rental Show has been the gathering spot for the rental industry since the American Rental Association began with 21 business owners back in 1955. The Show is currently riding a six-year wave of continued attendance growth, which reflects the dynamic of the industry during this decade.
The Rental Show's trade show floor includes the following departments:
Construction/Industrial Equipment is almost exclusively rented by construction firms or contractors and is normally towed or driven to a job site. Examples include earthmoving equipment such as backhoes, excavators and trenchers; access equipment such as aerial work platforms and telehandlers; and large generators.
General Tool/Homeowner Equipment is usually rented by small contractors and do-it-yourself (DIY) homeowners and most can be transported by car or in the back of a pickup truck. The equipment is used for light construction, including building renovations and additions, concrete work and landscaping.
Party/Special Event Equipment covers rental of products to consumers for celebrations such as weddings, graduations and parties, and to corporations for promotional, recreational and special events. It includes such items as tents, tables and chairs, linens, tableware and other equipment specifically rented for parties or events.
The American Rental Association (ARA), located in Moline, Ill., is the international nonprofit trade association for equipment rental businesses and manufacturers and suppliers of rental equipment.
Our members are located in every U.S. state, every Canadian province and more than 30 countries worldwide.