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The ARA Show resources

By Ashleigh Petersen

The ARA Show floorThe list of resources below is designed to help attendees make the most of their time during The ARA Show™ on Sunday, Feb. 12. 

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. 

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 Orlando & Rosen Centre Hotel 

8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The ARA Show Education Sessions

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
ARA Industry Awards Lunch
Tickets are $40 per person for American Rental Association (ARA) members; $50 per person for prospective members. The ARA Industry Awards Lunch is sponsored by Ditch Witch; Perkins Engines; and Trime US. 

6 – 9 p.m.
ARA Young Professional Network (YPN) Reception
Ole Red at Icon Park
Tickets are $100 per person. The YPN Reception is sponsored by Ditch Witch; Perkins Engines; Steelpoint/MMDi; and Toro. 

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 plan which education sessions to attend, find session room numbers, 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: 
Today, concessions stands will be available on the South Concourse Level 2. 

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 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.