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Advance Registrations for The Rental Show 2011 Surpass 2010 Total Attendance

The American Rental Association (ARA) reports pre-registrations for The Rental Show 2011 have surpassed the final attendance totals for the 2010 Show in both the number of rental business attendees and the number of rental businesses registered. In addition, Events and Tents, the educational program for party and special-event rental professionals, has sold out and will have its highest attendance since 2008.

Exhibitor interest in The Rental Show also remains high. ARA, Moline, Ill., reports 610 companies will be exhibiting, with nearly 110 of those at the Show for the first time.

“With The Rental Show only a few days away, we continue to hear optimistic and enthusiastic comments from those who will be attending and exhibiting,” said Christine Wehrman, ARA executive vice president and CEO. “There is a positive feeling leading into the Show as the economy starts to trend upward, which is an encouraging sign for the rental industry.”

Overall the rental industry is showing positive signs of recovery, according to the December 2010 data and forecasts from ARA’s Rental Market Monitor. Based on industry-specific data compiled by IHS Global Insight, Lexington, Mass., the forecast for 2011 is for rebounding construction activity, strong corporate profit growth, and increased consumer spending.

Final registration numbers for 2011 will be released after The Rental Show, which will be held February 27-March 2 in Las Vegas, Nev.


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