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Frequently Asked Questions

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. A full day of seminars is Feb. 9, while the trade show is Feb. 10–12. Events & Tents, an educational program specifically for those in party and special event rental, is Feb. 8. 


What is the convention center address?

The address to use for directional purposes is 9899 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819. Exhibitors, check the Exhibitor Service Manual for the proper address to use for shipping.


What is the typical February weather in Orlando?

The winter months generally provide the most pleasant temperatures in the Orlando area, with rainfall at a minimum. The average high during February is 73 degrees Fahrenheit and the average low is 50 degrees Fahrenheit. 


Is wheelchair or scooter rental available for The Rental Show?

Scootaround 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 click here to receive a quote


Will shuttle buses be available at the Show?

The following hotels are within walking distance of the convention center: Clarion Inn and Suites Orlando Hawaiian, Days Inn Orlando Convention Center, Hilton Orlando Convention Center and the Rosen Centre Hotel. There will be shuttle bus service from all other official Show hotels to the North-South Building of the Orange County Convention Center. Shuttle bus service also will be provided from all Show hotels for the Events & Tents reception on Saturday, Feb. 8, and from all ARA Show hotels on Tuesday evening, Feb. 11, for ARA’s Big Splash at SeaWorld®. 


What ARA booths will be on the trade show floor?

The ARA Resource Center will be available on the show floor and will include information on membership, products and services, the ARA Foundation, ARA Insurance, Rental Management and more. The ARA Store will be in the Orange County Convention Center lobby. 


If I can’t attend all the seminars I want, can I receive a recording of the sessions I miss?

Attendees with full registration for The Rental Show (and/or registration for Events & Tents) will be able to download podcasts of most seminars from this website after the Show. In addition, seminar handouts are available for those with a full registration to download before The Rental Show so you can print out the ones you need and bring them along – the same is true for Events & Tents. Attendees were emailed links to download the handouts the week of Jan. 27. Printed handouts will be available on site for Show seminars only (not Events & Tents).


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?

More than 675 companies. The trade show is sold out for the second consecutive year.


When will I receive my Show Directory?

The Rental Show Directory will be available at the Show beginning Feb. 7. Show Directories are only available on site. You can search online using the Find Exhibitors page. The January issue of Rental Management also has an exhibitors’ list. 


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. 


What is The Rental Show mobile app and when will it be available?

The Rental Show offers an all-new 2014 app for iPhone, iPad and Android to help you plan for and navigate the Show that is available now from Apple's App Store and Google Play. Find details on all the features here.

To log in and personalize the app, you will need a user name (the email address used during the registration process) and password (registration ID). You also will be able to download the app on site via a QR code posted at Registration. 


Where and when is The Rental Show in 2015?

The 2015 Show is Feb. 22 – 25 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. 


What are the rules for The Rental Show $2,500 prize giveaway?

The rules for the giveaway are available here.


What if I have additional questions?

Please call ARA at 800-334-2177, option 3, or send an email to


A note on 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 Your attendance constitutes your permission and consent for this photography.

Attendees cannot take photographs in an exhibitor’s booth without that exhibitor’s permission. 


Why I Go

  • Did you know...


    of attendees agree
    The Rental Show is a
    “must-attend event”

    Source: 2012 attendee surveys conducted by Exhibit Surveys


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