Below you'll find a list of commonly asked questions about The ARA Show. If you have additional questions, please call ARA at 800.334.2177, option 1, or email email@example.com.
When will I receive the show planner that helps me organize my trip to the show?
We’re going digital! In order to be more environmentally friendly, the digital show planner will be available under the Register & Plan tab of our website in mid-September. If you prefer a print version, you can download it and print at your convenience. Content will also be updated on the website, so check back for updates.
What is the convention center address?
The address is:
Orange County Convention Center
9899 International Dr.
Orlando, FL 32819
What is the difference between full registration and exhibits only registration?
Full registration allows you to attend the education on Sunday, the Keynote Session on Monday, and all three days of the trade show from Monday-Wednesday. Tickets for other show events are not included but can be purchased for an additional fee.
Exhibits-only registration includes all three days of the trade show from Monday-Wednesday. Education, the keynote session, and other show events are not included but can be purchased for an additional fee. Pricing information will be released leading up to registration opening in October.
When will the show app be available for download?
The app will be available in early January. This ARA Show app for Apple and Android will help you plan for and navigate the show. It includes an exhibitor list, show floor map, schedule and much more. The app will be available using the same platform from previous shows, so you will not need to download a new version for the 2023 show.
When will I receive The ARA Show Directory?
The ARA Show Directory will be mailed with the February issue of Rental Management magazine. This resource will provide a comprehensive list of exhibiting companies to help you prepare for your trip to the show.
The online exhibitor search, which allows you to search for exhibitors by company name, product name or category, city/state or website will be available in late fall. You also will be able to search for exhibitors using the show app, which will be available in January 2023.
Where will ARA be on the trade show floor?
Once booth space assignment takes place, we will share the booth number. This is your one-stop shop for everything related to ARA including membership, products and services, education and more. For more information on booth space or exhibitor questions, please contact Jennifer Belzer at 309.277.4233 or Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org
Will education sessions be recorded for access later?
Attendees with full registration for The ARA Show will be able to listen to recordings of most education sessions after the show. An email link will be sent out to all attendees with full registration. In addition, education handouts will be available for those with a full registration to download before The ARA Show so you can print out the ones you need and bring them along. You also may access the handouts through The ARA Show app. NOTE: No printed handouts will be available on site.
Is wheelchair or scooter rental available for The ARA Show?
Yes, ScootAround is the official scooter and wheelchair rental company for The ARA Show. To reserve a scooter or wheelchair in advance, please call 888-441-7575.
Can I attend the keynote session?
Those with full registration, exhibitors and IMR’s can use their badge for admittance to the keynote session. A keynote session ticket can be purchased by those who have exhibits only registration.
Will shuttle buses be available at The ARA Show?
Yes, there will be shuttle bus service from all official show hotels that are not within walking distance of the Orange County Convention Center. Shuttle service will also be available from all official show hotels to ARA’s Tuesday Night event.
Is parking available at the Orange County Convention Center?
Parking is available off Universal Blvd. or International Drive for the Orange County Convention Center, North/South Concourse. Parking is subject to fees.
Photography at The ARA Show
Show photographers and ARA staff members may take photos of all participants at the ARA Show – such as on the show floor, in seminars, at events or at other functions. These photos are for use only by the American Rental Association and may appear in Rental Management, ARA newsletters or brochures, ARA’s media outreach efforts, ARA’s social media accounts, future show promotions and on all ARA’s websites. Your attendance constitutes your permission and consent for this photography.
Note: No photographs can be taken by attendees or exhibitors in a particular booth without that exhibitor's permission.