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Stay informed while at The ARA Show

By Brock Huffstutler

February 18, 2024

The list of resources below is designed to help attendees make the most of their time during The ARA Show™ on Sunday, Feb. 18.

Today’s schedule:  
The location is the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, unless otherwise noted. Ticket information can be found here or by visiting Registration.

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Exhibitor move-in

7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Registration open

7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Badge Pick-Up Kiosk open
Hilton Riverside

8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The ARA Show Education Sessions
Sponsored by Ditch Witch

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
ARA Industry Awards Lunch
This lunch will be held between the morning and afternoon education sessions where attendees have the opportunity to meet others in the industry.  This event also will recognize ARA members for their contributions, including recognizing those earning the industry’s highest honor, induction into the Rental Hall of Fame. Tickets $40 per person. The ARA Industry Awards Lunch is sponsored by Ditch Witch, SANY America and Trime US.

5 – 7 p.m.
ARA Young Professionals Network (YPN) Reception
Fulton Alley
This event exclusively for YPN members — those between the ages of 18 and 40 — gives attendees the chance to build their network and discuss the rental industry in a casual environment while bowling, playing darts or competing in other games. Tickets are $100 per person. The YPN Reception is sponsored by Allen Engineering Corp., BOMAG Americas, Ditch Witch, Point of Rental Software and RubbleCrusher.

5 – 8 p.m.
Canadian Hospitality Reception
Generations Hall
Canadian rental industry professionals will gather for an evening of drinks and hors d’oeuvres. The Leadership Impact Award winner will be recognized for their contribution to the rental community at the event. Event is exclusive for ARA members residing in Canada. Tickets are complimentary, but registration is required. The Canadian Hospitality Reception is sponsored by Barreto Manufacturing, Chicago Pneumatic Power Technique, Ditch Witch, ERC Provider, Point of Rental Software, RubbleCrusher, Sullair – a Hitachi Global Air Power Brand, and Trackunit.

Shuttle schedule:
Throughout The ARA Show complimentary shuttle buses will be available to take attendees from official show hotels to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, with the exception of the Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans Convention Center, Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention Center, Hyatt Place New Orleans Convention Center, New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District Hotel and SpringHill Suites Convention Center, which are all within walking distance.

Click here to view the shuttle bus service — sponsored by Bluebird Turf Products; LBX Co., Maker of Link-Belt Excavators; and Perkins Engines.

The ARA Show app:
Attendees can get complete show details at their fingertips with The ARA Show app — sponsored by LBX Co., Maker of Link-Belt Excavators. The app can be found on the same app as the 2019-2023 shows. If you still see information from a past show when you open that app, tap the “Settings” icon in the top right corner then on “Exit to Show List.” From there, you’ll see the 2024 show in the list. Tap on it then on “Download” to open this year’s information.

The ARA Show app can be used to help you plan for education sessions, bookmark exhibitors to visit and find their booths, keep up with the show’s schedule of events and more.

Where to find Wi-Fi: 
Free wireless hot spot services are provided for individual users in all public locations at the convention center. To access, select the network named: MCCNOFREEWIFI. No password is required.

Where to eat at the convention center:  
Today, concession stands will be available in Lobbies E and H (Espresso #1 and #2), and Lobby F (Lagniappe Food Court).

Rental Management resources:  
The ARA Show Directory, The Hot List and the February issue of Rental Management will be available onsite near Registration.

The ARA Show Directory has full details on all the exhibitors and their products, Show-Only Specials, a show floor map, show schedule, education and event descriptions and more. A digital version can be found here.

The Hot List is a special issue that was mailed with the January issue of Rental Management and features exhibitor products that are new to the equipment and event rental industry. This supplement is available in a digital format and also is available onsite in New Orleans.

The February issue of Rental Management includes additional show information along with industry news, tips and advice articles and profiles on those in the equipment and event rental industry.

During the show, The ARA Show Daily — a special email sent each morning of the show — will give attendees and exhibitors the most up-to-date show information so they can hit the ground running each day in New Orleans.