Connect at The ARA Show

The ARA Show – The only annual convention and trade show serving the equipment and event rental industry.

Connect with other rental professionals

At the American Rental Association, we encourage our members to engage and collaborate with each other. Your knowledge and experience can be more beneficial than you know and we are proud to facilitate the conversations.


Learn from each other with our member supplied educational content


Online and in-person, there are many ways to talk with other members


Whether it’s Women in Rental or our Young Professional Network, we are here for you.

State and Local Associations

State and local associations are driven by members who graciously volunteer their time and expertise to better the industry.

Active state associations
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Young Professional Network

The future of the American Rental Association and the equipment and event rental industry is in the hands of our young professionals. Through networking, educational programming, and mentorship, ARA’s YP Network has grown to over 1,000 members.

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Volunteer and support the community

Interested in volunteering your time to advance the industry by serving on a state board or committee?

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I volunteer because one of the benefits of being part of ARA is the ability to network with industry professionals. I am passionate about the industry and eager to share my ideas with others.
Jared Medaris, CERP
Expo Party Rentals, Fresno, California
I became a volunteer leader in ARA when I was 24 or 25. I did it to network and catch an idea, bounce an idea and meet new people. The experience also helped me gain credibility and friends with others in the industry.
Brandon Hanson
Rent-It, Monroe, Wisconsin
Volunteering has allowed me to meet and learn from experienced rental community peers and find new ways to support the rental industry.
Dominique Maas
Temp-Power, Inc., Manassas, Virginia
Volunteer service is so important to me that I got involved in ARA service to act as a liaison and bridge the gap between the organization and its members.
Kerrigan Ambers
United Rentals, Hot Springs, Arkansas
I became a volunteer leader because I saw it as an opportunity to help educate so many people in the rental community, especially younger people, on regulation and legislative issues.
Bob Garrett
Indian Peaks Rental, Tabernash, Colorado
The more I get involved, the more I fall in love with our industry. Volunteerism helps you to ‘pick the brains’ of industry veterans, who have more knowledge than you will find elsewhere.
Lindsay Smith, CERP
Abbey Tent & Party Rental, Fairfield, Connecticut