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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.

NOTE: The Rental Show is a closed show, meaning only those involved in the equipment rental industry are eligible to register and attend.

The Rental Show Facts

  • The Rental Show 2014 will be the American Rental Association's 58th annual convention and rental trade show. It is the rental industry's premier event.
  • 2014 marks ARA’s sixth time in Orlando, Fla. Previous conventions were in 1989, 1998, 2001, 2006 (the 50th anniversary of The Rental Show) and 2010.
  • In 2013, The Rental Show 2013 marked the fourth straight year of increased attendance growth. The number of rental businesses represented increased this year as well and was the highest total since 2006.
  • There were 616 exhibitors at the 2013 Show in Las Vegas. The trade show floor sold out for the first time since 2008 and had 254,100 net sq. ft. of exhibit space.
  • One manufacturer, Clarke, has exhibited at every Show, while 19 additional companies have exhibited for 50 years or more.
  • The 10 companies that have exhibited the longest have a combined 555 years of history at The Rental Show.
  • Attendees at the 2013 Show came from all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, all Canadian provinces and from more than 30 countries including Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, the Russian Federation, South Africa, Sweden, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.
  • ARA members consistently rank the Show as one of the top services offered to them.
  • The Rental Show 2012 is one of the 50 fastest growing trade shows in the U.S. as determined by Trade Show Executive magazine. Their Fastest 50 list ranks the top 50 trade shows in each of three categories: growth in total attendance, number of exhibiting companies and net square feet of exhibit space. The Rental Show was on all three lists, one of 16 shows to appear on each, and saw double-digit increases in all three Fastest 50 categories in 2012.
  • Also, The Rental Show 2012 is ranked on the Trade Show New Network (TSNN)  list of the top 250 trade shows in the U.S. For the second straight year, the Show is in the Top 100 on the list and ranks in the top third of all shows for 2012.






Why I Go

  • Why I Go


     Whether it’s free freight or an extra five percent off or something else, every year I save enough with the Show-Only Specials to pay for my trip to The Rental Show. You can’t beat the deals. I go to the Show with a plan for what to buy. We’ve gotten input from everyone in the business on what we need, what’s been requested and check out what companies are offering specials. The major benefit of going to the Show is that savings you can only get from being there in person.  

    Mike Baartman

    The Rental Show Task Force

    Sioux Center, Iowa

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