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Frequently Asked Questions Print
What are the dates of The Rental Show 2014?
Sunday, Feb. 9, through Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the North/South Building of the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla. The trade show is Feb. 10-12. Events & Tents, an educational program specifically for those in party and special event rental, is Saturday, Feb. 8.
How do I register?
You can register for The Rental Show in one of three ways.
  1. Complete the online registration at www.TheRentalShow.com
  2. Complete the registration form and fax with credit card payment to 309-277-4208.
  3. Complete the registration form and mail with payment to ARA, 1900 19th St., Moline, IL 61265-4198.
To download an advance registration form, please click here.
Can I register over the phone?
No, registrations will NOT be taken over the phone. You can register online by clicking here.
Who can attend The Rental Show?
ARA welcomes the following to attend The Rental Show:
  • Equipment rental businesses owners and personnel (current and retired)
  • Manufacturers and suppliers of rental equipment, products and services.
  • Industry trade press
You must be registered, and registered in the appropriate business category, for admittance to The Rental Show, which is a trade show for the equipment rental industry only. Individuals who cannot document a direct, professional affiliation to the industry are not qualified to attend The Rental Show. Proper business identification such as business cards, corporate identification number, business advertisement, etc., may be requested.

PLEASE NOTE: The Rental Show is for trade only and not open to the public.
Can children attend The Rental Show?
Children are allowed to attend the trade show and ticketed events. ARA discourages children under 12 years of age from attending educational seminars. Children must wear youth badges for their safety. Please register children on the registration form. For safety purposes, children are not permitted in the exhibit hall during show move-in and move-out.
Do I have to be an ARA member to attend?
No, but you must be affiliated with the equipment rental industry.

Membership in ARA is for a rental business, not an individual. Therefore, all employees of an ARA general member business can register for The Rental Show at the member rate. Not all branch operations of a general member business are automatically members, however, there are separate branch memberships, either complimentary or with a fee, based on the size of the general member operation. For clarification of your operation's status, contact ARA Member Services at 800-334-2177, option 1.
How do those not from rental stores register?
Exhibitor and independent manufacturer representative registration information is available online in the Registration section at www.TheRentalShow.com. Press registration information is available online in the Press section.
What about registration for non-exhibiting suppliers, manufacturers or distributors?
Suppliers of equipment, products or services to the rental industry may have interest in attending The Rental Show but not as an exhibitor. ARA offers a specific Show registration for non-exhibiting suppliers with the primary goal of protecting exhibitors and their Show investment. The registration fee for associate members is $1,250. Prospective member cost is $1,750.
  • Non-exhibiting suppliers (NES) are limited to two years of attendance at The Rental Show, both company and person.
  • NES registrants cannot participate in The Rental Show events or activities.
  • NES registrants are strictly prohibited from soliciting business or distributing promotional material of any kind to either rental store attendees or exhibiting companies.
Any non-exhibiting supplier who is observed to be soliciting business in the aisles or in other public spaces, in another exhibitor's booth, or in violation of any of the rules and regulations for the Show will be asked to leave immediately. Additional penalties may apply.

This registration policy has been established with the primary goal of protecting The Rental Show exhibitors under the direction of the ARA Exhibitor Advisory Committee and the ARA Board of Directors.

If your purpose for attending is to assess the Show to determine if you want to exhibit the following year, ARA will apply 50 percent of your non-exhibiting supplier registration to The Rental Show 2015 in New Orleans (based on availability). You must contract for space by May 30, 2014; fees will be non-refundable if space is cancelled.
How do I make hotel arrangements?
Hotel arrangements for The Rental Show can be made through Travel Planners, the official housing company, by visiting the Hotel and Travel section of our website.
Who should I inform about my special needs?
Check the appropriate box on your registration form if you have a disability that requires special transportation. You also can contact ARA at 800-334-2177, option 3, or email registration@therentalshow.com.

Scootaround http://www.scootaround.com/rentals/t/therentalshow is ARA's official scooter and wheelchair company for The Rental Show. Scootaround will be offering scooter rentals starting at a daily rate of $50 and wheelchairs at a daily rate of $15.

To make your reservations in advance, please call 888-441-7575 or to receive a quote go to http://www.scootaround.com/rentals/t/therentalshow/rentalform.htm.
What are the deadlines for registration?
  • Internet Special Registration:Sept. 3 to Oct. 31
  • Discount Registration:Nov. 1 to Dec. 9
  • Advance Registration:Dec. 10 to Jan. 31
  • On-Site Registration:Feb. 1 to Feb. 12
How much does registration cost?
All registrations are subject to change upon verification by ARA.

The Rental Show offers the following registration options:
  • Rental Business - Full Registration
    Includes
    • Seminars
    • Keynote session
    • Exhibits
    Internet Special Registration
    Attendees from ARA member rental businesses* can register via the Internet for the special full registration price of $119. To receive this special, registrations must be completed online on or before Oct. 31.
    * Subject to verification by ARA.

    DISCOUNT: $175 (ARA members) $300 (prospective members)

    ADVANCE: $250 (ARA members) $350 (prospective members)

    ON SITE: $275 (ARA members) $375 (prospective members)

  • Exhibit Floor Only Registration
    Rental Business Exhibit Floor Only
    Rental business attendees who wish to visit the trade show floor, Feb. 10-12, may register for $60 per person (ARA members) or $120 per person (prospective members) on or before Jan. 31, 2014. On-site registration is available after Feb. 1 for $90 per person (ARA members) or $150 per person (prospective members). The Rental Show seminars, keynote session and other Show events are not included. Tickets may be purchased separately for Show events.

    Exhibitors
    Exhibitor badges are for use by exhibiting company employees. Please click here to read the important exhibitor registration policies.

    Exhibiting companies are allotted four complimentary badges for the first 100 sq. ft. of exhibit space and one complimentary badge for every 100 sq. ft. thereafter at no charge prior to Jan. 31. All complimentary allotment badges must be registered for in advance. On-site badges within the allotment can be purchased for $25 per badge. Exhibitors who exceed their badge allotment can purchase additional badges at $50 per badge for advance registration or $75 per badge for on-site registration.

    Exhibitors are invited and encouraged to take part in seminars as well as events and other networking functions that are part of The Rental Show. Event tickets can be purchased when registering for badges or on site on an availability basis.

    To register, visit the Registration section at www.TheRentalShow.com. To download an exhibitor registration form, please click here. For exhibit-related questions, please contact Alice Conwell at alice.conwell@ararental.org or 800-334-2177, ext. 233.

    NOTE: Business cards inserted in badge holders will not be allowed; any such badges will be confiscated and replacement badges will not be printed.

    Manufacturer Representatives
    Independent Manufacturer Representatives must be working in an exhibiting company's booth. To eliminate duplicate badges, manufacturer representatives are encouraged to register under their own agency name. Reps will receive only one badge per person. Cost for ARA members is complimentary for all agency personnel in advance and $25 per person on site. Prospective member cost is $50 per person in advance and $75 per person on site. To register, visit the Registration section at www.TheRentalShow.com. To download an independent manufacturer representative registration form, please click here.

    Manufacturer representatives are invited and encouraged to take part in seminars as well as events and other networking functions that are part of The Rental Show. Event tickets can be purchased when registering for badges or onsite on an availability basis.

    ARA Non-Exhibiting Supplier Fee and Policy
    Suppliers of equipment, products or services to the rental industry may have interest in attending The Rental Show but not as an exhibitor. ARA offers a specific Show registration for non-exhibiting suppliers with the primary goal of protecting exhibitors and their Show investment. The registration fee for associate members is $1,250. Prospective member cost is $1,750.
    • Non-exhibiting suppliers (NES) are limited to two years of attendance at The Rental Show, both company and person.
    • NES registrants cannot participate in The Rental Show events or activities.
    • NES registrants are strictly prohibited from soliciting business or distributing promotional material of any kind to either rental store attendees or exhibiting companies.

    Any non-exhibiting supplier who is observed to be soliciting business in the aisles or in other public spaces, in another exhibitor's booth, or in violation of any of the rules and regulations for the Show will be asked to leave immediately. Additional penalties may apply.

    This registration policy has been established with the primary goal of protecting The Rental Show exhibitors under the direction of the ARA Exhibitor Advisory Committee and the ARA Board of Directors.

    If your purpose for attending is to assess the Show to determine if you want to exhibit the following year, ARA will apply 50 percent of your non-exhibiting supplier registration to The Rental Show 2015 in New Orleans (based on availability). You must contract for space by May 30, 2014; fees will be non-refundable if space is cancelled. To register, visit the Registration section at www.TheRentalShow.com. To download a non-exhibiting supplier registration form, please click here.

  • Press
    The Rental Show welcomes pre-authorized industry trade press to cover the exhibits and seminars, including Events & Tents. Editors, publishers or editorial staff can attend at no charge. Media sales reps can attend at $250 per person. Tickets must be purchased to attend special events. Please contact ARA at 800-334-2177, ext. 266, to request more information. To register, visit www.TheRentalShow.com.
I completed my registration. Have you received it?
Registration processing takes one to two business days. You will receive a confirmation of receipt once your registration is processed. Your registration is not valid until you have received a confirmation. If you have not received a confirmation after two business days, contact ARA via email at registration@therentalshow.com or go to the Register section on the Show website at www.TheRentalShow.com and click on "Edit registration" to see your registration status."
How do I receive my badge and event tickets for The Rental Show?
ARA does not send out badges in advance. You will receive a confirmation after you register, as well as an express badge confirmation approximately two weeks prior to the Show via email or fax. You also can visit the Registration page at www.TheRentalShow.com to reprint your confirmation. Please bring the confirmation with you to pick up your badge at the express badge registration desk. Badges and tickets can be picked up on site at the Orange County Convention Center. Registration hours are:
  • Friday, Feb. 71 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 8:7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 9:7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 10:7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 11:7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb 12:7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
NOTE: The morning the trade show opens (Monday, Feb. 10) tends to be the busiest day for on-site registration. It is suggested that you register or pick up your badge prior to that morning, if possible. Photo identification may be requested for the pick up or reprint of badges.
What will ARA use my email address for?
ARA will use your email address to send a registration confirmation and important Show information. It also may be provided to Show exhibitors. If you would prefer not to receive emails from exhibitors, you can opt out of these messages on your registration form.
Will I be able to check luggage or coats?
Coat and luggage check will be available at the Orange County Convention Center.
How do I make changes to my registration?
Changes must be received in writing by Feb. 7, 2014. Send changes by email to registration@therentalshow.com; fax to 309-277-4208; or update online in the Registration section.
How do I cancel my registration?
For a full refund, the cancellation must be received by 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time on Jan. 31, 2014. Refunds will not be given after Jan. 31. To receive a refund, either cancel the registration record via the website prior to Jan. 31 at www.TheRentalShow.com or send a written cancellation request by Jan. 31 to: ARA, 1900 19th St., Moline, IL 61265; fax to 309-277-4208; or email: registration@therentalshow.com. Substitutions can be requested at any time.
How long does it take to walk the show floor?
Allow at least two days to adequately cover the entire trade show.
How many exhibitors will be at The Rental Show?
We expect more than 600 companies.
What are the exhibit hours for The Rental Show?
  • Monday, Feb. 10:10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 11:9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb 12:9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
When will the mobile app be available?
The Rental Show mobile app will be available in late 2013 and is available on either Apple (App Store) and Android (Google Play Store) products. To login and personalize the app you will need a user name (email address used during the registration process) and password (registration ID).
When will I receive my Show Directory?
The Rental Show Directory will be available at the Show beginning Feb. 7, 2014. Show directories are not available prior to the start of The Rental Show. To view exhibitors, please visit the Show website at www.TheRentalShow.com. The online exhibitor search will be available starting in mid-October.
Photography at The Rental Show
Show photographers may take photos of participants at The Rental Show such as on the trade show floor, in seminars, at events or at other functions. These photos are for use only by the American Rental Association and may appear in RENTAL MANAGEMENT, ARA Advantage and other membership newsletters, ARA Foundation Focus newsletter, brochures, ARA's media outreach efforts, future Show promotions and on ARA's websites, including www.TheRentalShow.com. Your attendance constitutes your permission and consent for this photography.
Need further assistance?     
For up-to-the-minute Show information, please go to www.TheRentalShow.com.
Show Information

Orange County Convention Center, North-South Building
9899 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819-8111