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FEBRUARY 2014 issue of
Rental Management

How to keep up with The Rental Show
01/31/2014

Whether it’s on Facebook, TheRentalShow.com or the Rental Pulse Daily e-newsletter, there are several ways to keep up with what’s happening at The Rental Show while you’re in Orlando, Fla.

If you have a smartphone, iPad or other tablet, you can download The Rental Show app from Apple’s App Store or Google Play — search for “The Rental Show 2014.” You’ll also be able to download it on site via a QR code posted at registration. Features include:

  • A searchable exhibitor directory that allows you to create a list of exhibitors you want to visit, add notes and find their location on the show floor.
  • Show floor map.
  • Show schedule — including seminars, Events & Tents and show events.
  • Customizable schedule, where you can add seminars and events as well as your own appointments and export it to your calendar.
  • A link to The Rental Show Twitter feed.
  • Updates from the American Rental Association (ARA), including any last-minute changes on site.

New features that will be beneficial on site include:

  • Express barcode if you’ve already registered, which you can scan at the Already Registered counter to print your badge.
  • A “Scan Exhibitor” QR code feature you can utilize on the show floor to scan the code on an exhibitor’s badge so you can keep track of who you’ve visited.
  • The ability to mark a booth on your “My Exhibitors” list as visited, to help you keep track on the show floor.

To fully utilize all features of the app — including the express barcode and creating your own schedule — you will need to be logged in with the email address used for registration and your registration confirmation ID. Your registration confirmation includes this information.

The Rental Show 2014 app is sponsored by Rouse Analytics.

For questions about the app, contact ARA at 800-334-2177, option 3, or email registration@therentalshow.com.

For contests, registration updates, news links and fun photos, you can head over to facebook.com/TheRentalShow. You’ll need a Facebook account to log in, but even non-Facebook users can keep up with the public page. You also can follow
@TheRentalShow on Twitter.

If you spend more time on LinkedIn, log in and request access to The Rental Show group page for more updates. If you’ve never been to the show, or you want to catch up on videos, check out The Rental Show’s YouTube page at youtube.com/user/TheRentalShow.

For daily updates and news articles from The Rental Show, there is Rental Pulse Daily, which will be published Feb. 10, 11 and 12 from the show floor and automatically sent to all Rental Pulse subscribers. Check out RentalPulse.com, and subscribe to the weekly e-newsletter and to receive Rental Pulse Daily.

Rental Management staff members also will be on site during the show, covering events, taking photos and writing articles for Rental Pulse Daily and for news coverage to appear in the March issue of Rental Management.
 

Show resources

Show resources available in Orlando

The Rental Show Directory and The Hot List new product supplement will be available at Registration with additional copies available on the exhibit show floor and publication bins during The Rental Show 2014 scheduled for Feb. 9-12 at the Orange County Convention Center North-South Building.

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 2014, products — new, enhanced or redesigned — must be new to the rental industry from the previous show. The 147 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. The Hot List was distributed with the January issue of Rental Management and copies will be available on site at The Rental Show.

The Rental Show Directory contains everything attendees need to know in order to make the most of their experience at The Rental Show in Orlando. In addition to a complete listing of exhibitors, their booth numbers and Show-Only Specials, the Directory includes a comprehensive schedule of events and descriptions of the educational sessions as well as maps of the Orange County Convention Center and information about navigating the Convention Center and Orlando attractions. It also contains details about Events & Tents, the ARA Foundation Auction and the keynote session. The Directory contains additional information that can be used after the show, such as exhibitor contact information and the products they offer, and information about American Rental Association (ARA) board members, committee members and staff members. The Rental Show Directory is magazine-size this year and will be handed out at Registration with additional distribution on the show floor.


Show news available through Rental Pulse Daily

Rental Management Group will publish its annual special editions of Rental Pulse Daily from the show floor at The Rental Show 2014 in Orlando, Fla., at the Orange County Convention Center scheduled for Feb. 9-12.

The special editions of the e-newsletter will be delivered to subscribers’ inboxes early in the morning on Monday, Feb. 10; Tuesday, Feb. 11; and Wednesday, Feb. 12. The regular edition of Rental Pulse on Sunday, Feb. 9, will include expanded special preview coverage of the show in addition to the news and information subscribers expect.

Rental Pulse Daily will keep attendees connected through coverage of the latest news from the show floor as well as the daily schedule and valuable information to help make the most of all The Rental Show has to offer.

To subscribe to Rental Pulse, visit RentalPulse.com and click on the subscribe button in the upper right-hand corner of the home page. To ensure proper delivery to your email inbox, please add Rental Pulse, Rental Management and ararental.org to your “Safe Sender” list.

 

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