Exhibit space for The Rental Show 2014 in Orlando, Fla., sold out months ago and more exhibitors continue to sign up to offer Show-Only Specials, heightening the anticipation of buyers and sellers headed to the world’s largest equipment rental-specific convention and trade show organized by the American Rental Association (ARA).
There will be more than 675 exhibitors at the Orange County Convention Center’s North-South Building, an increase of 10 percent over The Rental Show 2013 in Las Vegas. Of the 2014 exhibitors, more than 80 will be brand-new to The Rental Show, scheduled for
Feb. 9-12 with the trade show Feb. 10-12.
The first-time exhibitors cover all three trade show departments — construction/industrial, general tool/homeowner and party/special event — and will be displaying products such as generators, access equipment, pumps, drywall equipment, tools, lawn and garden equipment, software, furniture, games, dinnerware, centerpieces and more.
In addition to what’s offered from these first-time companies, many exhibitors debut new products at The Rental Show each year. More than 140 exhibitors submitted products for inclusion in The Hot List, a new product supplement produced by Rental Management and distributed with the January 2014 issue. The Hot List also will available on site in Orlando.
Show-Only Specials are incentives for purchasing that are available just to attendees at The Rental Show, a benefit many attendees take advantage of each year. This year, more than 170 exhibitors have signed up to offer specials to date.
The exhibit floor will open at 10 a.m. on Feb. 10, following the keynote session featuring Billy Beane, general manager of the Oakland Athletics as the keynote speaker, and will stay open until 5 p.m.
Show floor hours on Tuesday, Feb. 11, will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12.
For complete details online, visit TheRentalShow.com.
FIRST-TIME EXHIBITOR CORRECTION:
Hunter Warfield, Booth No. 2679, a first-time exhibitor at The Rental Show 2014 in Orlando, Fla., is based in Tampa, Fla. The company is a revenue recovery collection agency. The company’s location printed in the first-time exhibitor article in the January 2014 issue of Rental Management on page 65 and in The Hot List on page 11 was incorrect. Rental Management regrets the error.
ARA’s Big Splash
Those attending The Rental Show 2014 in Orlando, Fla., have the chance to touch a stingray, watch dolphins play or ride a floorless roller coaster at the show’s biggest networking event, ARA’s Big Splash at SeaWorld® Orlando on Tuesday, Feb. 11.
The long-time Orlando attraction will be open exclusively for The Rental Show guests from 7:15 p.m. to 10 p.m. to enjoy thrill rides, shows, gardens and marine animals. Attendees will be able to explore the park with food and beverages provided throughout the event.
At 8:15 p.m., everyone is invited to the Dolphin Theater for the Blue Horizons® dolphin show featuring dolphins, tropical birds and acrobats.
Tickets are $50 per adult and $25 per child ages 6 to 12. Food and two drink tickets will be included with the evening’s admission. Shuttle bus service will be provided from all show hotels to and from SeaWorld®.
There are nine areas to explore at SeaWorld® Orlando:
- Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin
- Blue Horizons Dolphin Show™
- Dolphin Cove®
- Journey to Atlantis®
- Manta®: Aquarium
- Stingray Lagoon®
The event is sponsored by the ARA Foundation; ARA Insurance; Cushman; John Deere; Kohler Engines; LBX Co., Maker of Link-Belt Excavators; Ninja Jump; Rental Management; Subaru Industrial Power Products; and Takeuchi.