The Hot List is an annual product supplement to Rental Management and is designed to highlight products and services from The Rental Show exhibitors that are new to the rental industry or are redesigned to include new enhancements that deliver an improved level of performance.
To qualify for The Hot List 2013, products — new, enhanced or redesigned — must be launched between Feb. 9, 2012, and Feb. 13, 2013. The 115 products and services listed this year were selected from a record number of those submitted by The Rental Show exhibitors to Rental Management for consideration. The participating company must be the manufacturer or exclusive distributor of the product. Products with cosmetic changes, new packaging or graphics are not eligible.
Products in The Hot List are grouped according to the area of the exhibit floor where the company is located — Construction/Industrial, General Tool/Homeowner and Party/Special Event — in addition to pages specifically for those offering software products or new services.
Also included in The Hot List is The Rental Show Essentials section, designed to help attendees get the most out of the show, which has moved to The Sands Expo and Convention Center close to the center of the famous Las Vegas Strip.
We offer articles about what to expect at the show, what you can do in Las Vegas, suggestions on places to eat, how to get around Las Vegas, what you can find at the American Rental Association (ARA) Resource Center Booth No. 828 in the general tool/homeowner section of the show floor, the show schedule, lists of The Rental Show exhibitors, those offering “Show-Only Specials, anniversary exhibitors, first-time exhibitors and those whose products are part of The Hot List. In addition, there is a general map of the exhibit floor, a look at the ARA Foundation Charity Auction and a preview of Events & Tents.
We hope you find The Hot List new product supplement to be a useful tool as you prepare to attend The Rental Show 2013 in Las Vegas and as a valuable companion to help you find new products while walking the trade show floor.
— Editors of Rental Management