The ARA Show provides numerous networking opportunities
By Ashleigh Petersen

The ARA Show provides numerous networking opportunities

Building connections

The ARA Show™ will be held Feb. 11-15 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Each event will be held at the convention center, unless otherwise noted.


Sunday, Feb. 12

ARA Industry Awards Lunch

11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

This break between the morning and afternoon education sessions will provide an opportunity for attendees to meet others during lunch. This event will recognize American Rental Association (ARA) members for their contributions, including recognizing those earning the industry’s highest honor, induction into the Rental
Hall of Fame. Tickets are $40 per person.


ARA Young Professional Network (YPN) Reception

6-9 p.m.

Two great events come together with this gathering of YPN members — those between the ages of 18 and 40 — and a chance to watch the big game with the full country experience in Ole Red, Blake Shelton’s latest bar in the heart of Icon Park. Tickets are $100 per person.


Monday, Feb. 13

Welcome Reception

5-6:30 p.m.

ARA’s 10 regions will host a reception, and a leader from each region will be recognized for their contributions to the rental community. Tickets are $40 per person.


ARAPAC Reception

7-9 p.m.

Members of ARA’s political action committee (ARAPAC) and their guests are invited to gather at Topgolf, across the street from the convention center for a night at the driving range. Tickets are $100 per person and must be purchased by ARAPAC members.


Tuesday, Feb. 14

Women in Rental Breakfast

7:45-9 a.m.

Keynote speaker Connie Podesta will lead this engaging opportunity to network and learn from leading women in the rental industry. Podesta is known worldwide for her innovative and out-of-the-box creativity and incredible stage presence. Tickets are $40 per person.


Show Floor Reception

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Raise a glass with exhibitors and network with fellow attendees as you enjoy complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks at bars located throughout the show.


ARA Foundation Charity Auction and Reception

5-6:30 p.m.

This popular live auction is returning for 2023. Give back to the equipment and event rental community by bidding on equipment and other items. Proceeds support the ARA Foundation’s initiatives, including scholarships, employee training assistance, disaster relief, community improvement, mentoring and more.


ARA’s Tuesday Night Event at Universal Studios Orlando

7:30-10:30 p.m.

Tickets are $100 per person. 

Ashleigh Petersen

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Ashleigh Petersen is the digital communications manager for Rental Management. She writes news and feature articles, plus coordinates the monthly Safety Issue and several sections in the magazine. Ashleigh loves spending time with her husband and young son, baking, gardening and listening to true crime and comedy podcasts.

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