Attendence Grew at The Rental Show 2013 | Daily Construction News

The Rental Show 2013 in Las Vegas marked the fourth straight year of increased attendance growth. The number of rental businesses represented increased this year as well and was the highest total since 2006. The total number of attendees was 5,365 from 2,480 rental businesses.

 

Attendees came from throughout the United States, Canada, and more than 40 countries to The Sands Expo and Convention Center for the Feb. 10-13 show.

 

“Overall, The Rental Show reflects where this industry is headed. Everyone anticipated a great show because of the attitude, tone, and urgency we’ve seen from attendees on buying equipment,” said Christine Wehrman, CEO of the American Rental Association, organizers of The Rental Show.

 

ARA President Mike Blaisdell of Bunce Rental, Tacoma, Wash., also found this year’s show to be positive. “It was great to see so much positive energy at The Rental Show this year with both attendees and exhibitors very optimistic about 2013 and beyond,” he said. “Attendees and exhibitors alike felt like the show was well done and really enjoyed it. The educational sessions were well attended and received excellent reviews and, as always, the show offered a lot of value and provided many opportunities for networking and peer-to-peer discussions that are impossible to get anywhere else.”