Hundreds of rental organizations gathered to network, attend workshops, and research new products and technology from over 675 vendors at the 2015 ARA Rental Show. This year the show was held in New Orleans, LA and once again exceeded expectations in terms of level of attendance and a busy tradeshow floor.
The exhibitor hall was overflowing this year with equipment and great innovations of the rental industry. In the technology space, new ideas such as Telematics, which remotely tracks the usage and maintenance condition of the equipment, can be transformational. New ideas can also be a creative niche solution such as the small, daisy-chaining conveyor system from the booth next to us. Either way, it is an example of what makes the rental industry great – creativity and hard work.
This was our third time exhibiting at the Rental Show and we had many types of companies cross our path. Some were rental companies who were just starting out and others were large, proven organizations. All were looking for new software systems capable of tracking information vital to the successful operations of a rental company and making their lives easier. A number were looking for integration to leading edge technology including telematics and mobility. Some viewed software systems as being capable of generating a competitive advantage while others only wanted systems as good as the “next guy’s”. Either way, we had many interesting discussions and made new friends.
We weren’t the only ones who had a successful show, the American Rental Association reported that many attendees and vendors were busier than ever.
We hope to see you next year in Atlanta, GA as the rental industry continues its amazing growth.