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The ARA Show resources

By Ashleigh Petersen

February 13, 2023

The ARA Resource CenterThe list of resources below is designed to help attendees make the most of their time during The ARA Show™ on Monday, Feb. 13. 

Today’s schedule: 
The location is the Orange County Convention Center North/South Building, Orlando, unless otherwise noted. Ticket information can be found here or by visiting Registration. 

7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Registration open 

7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Badge Pick-Up Kiosk open
Hilton Orlando & Rosen Centre Hotel 

8 – 9:30 a.m.
Keynote Session Presented by Daymond John
The Keynote Session is sponsored by ARA Insurance.  

9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Exhibit hall open 

5 – 6:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception
Tickets are $40 per person for American Rental Association (ARA) members; $50 per person for prospective members. The Welcome Reception is sponsored by Airstar America; ANA; Anchor Industries; Barreto Manufacturing; Bluebird Turf Products; Diamond Products; Ditch Witch; Fame Rental; Lew Hudson Sales; Record360; Tireboots by Universal Canvas; and U.S. Jack Co. 

7 – 9 p.m.
ARAPAC Reception
Tickets are $100 per person and must be purchased by members of ARA’s political action committee (ARAPAC). 

Shuttle schedule:
Throughout The ARA Show complimentary shuttle buses will be available to take attendees from official show hotels to the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), with the exception of the Days Inn, Hilton Orlando, Hyatt Regency Orlando and Rosen Centre which are within walking distance. 

Click here to view the shuttle bus service — sponsored by Dozr and LBX Co., Maker of Link-Belt Excavators.

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 is the same as the 2019-2021 shows and is available on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. 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 2023 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 create a schedule, bookmark which exhibitors you would like to visit, find event details and more. 

Where to find Wi-Fi: 
Free wireless for light web-browsing is provided in all public locations at the convention center. To access, select the network named: OCCC Free WiFi. No password is required. 

Where to eat at the convention center: 
Concessions will be available at the back of the hall Monday-Wednesday. 

Show Rest Stops: 
The Show Rest Stops are located on the show floor in the Construction, General Tool and Event sections. These areas provide comfortable seating, tables, water and a charging station for electronics. The Show Rest Stops are sponsored by Alert Rental Software; Genie; and Point of Rental Software. 

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

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 Orlando. 

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 Orlando.