Peyton Manning, one of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of the National Football League, will be the keynote speaker at The Rental Show, the American Rental Association's annual convention and trade show, in New Orleans, Feb. 23, 2015. Manning, current quarterback of the Denver Broncos and the NFL’s only five-time Most Valuable Player, will talk about developing qualities of leadership, making the right decisions and what it takes to become a champion in our own lives.

The convention will be ARA’s 59th annual show, Feb. 22-25 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

“From the latest rental equipment on the trade show floor to the full day of rental-specific educational seminars and networking with those who know the rental business best, The Rental Show is the only place to find all these resources in one location,” said Christine Wehrman, ARA’s CEO.

More than 675 exhibitors will have booths at the show, with three main categories: construction/industrial; general tool/homeowner and party/special event. Many exhibitors will offer show-only specials to help save on equipment purchases. A full day of seminars will be offered on Feb. 22, with 23 total educational sessions throughout the show. Topics will include cash flow, communication, online video, workplace safety and more. Morning sessions will be held on Feb. 24 and the “Wake-Up Session” on Feb. 25 will be on “Gen-Power: Unleashing the Potential of Every Generation.”

The keynote session, sponsored by Ditch Witch, will include association highlights from ARA officers and the Rental Hall of Fame induction prior to Manning’s presentation.

Manning, a New Orleans native, is a 13-year Pro Bowl selection and after a remarkable career with the Indianapolis Colts, has led the Broncos to consecutive 13-win seasons while throwing for an NFL-best 100 touchdowns in the regular season and playoffs. During his 14-year career in Indianapolis, he led the Colts to its first World Championship in 36 years, earning Super Bowl MVP honors.

Only those with full registration for The Rental Show will receive a ticket for the keynote session. Full registration will be available to ARA members at a special rate of $119 for a limited time, with online registration opening in early September at