Premiere had the opportunity to attend the American Rental Association’s Rental Show in Orlando this past February. Every year, we have team members who go through and graduate from the Certified Event Rental Professional (CERP) program and attending ARA’s Rental Show serves as a little “treat” for making it through the program. This year we sent 6 team members to the show, 3 of which graduated from the CERP program at the show.
We had four team members attend the Events and Tents portion of the show, which took place on Saturday, February 25th. Each team member got to choose from a list of three or four class options for each time slot, picking what interested them and would be the most beneficial to them.
Sunday was another day full of classes and information. Much like Saturday, each team member was able to pick a class from each time slot that was going to be the most beneficial to them/their position.
Monday and Tuesday was the trade show portion. We were able to walk through hundreds of booths to look at new products to acquire.
Throughout the entire conference, ARA hosted several dinners and outings for us. One of which, and our personal favorite, was going to Orlando’s Islands of Adventure theme parks- Jurassic Park, Harry Potter and Kong Island.
If you have the opportunity to attend the rental show in year’s to come, we strongly encourage it. You learn from other event professionals and get to meet people from all over!
Below are some pictures we took from our time there. We hope to see you there next year!