TORONTO — Attendance figures for The Canadian Rental Mart, March 6-7, jumped 24 percent to a total of 855 rental professionals, a solid improvement over the 2010 total of 689. Of those, 488 were rental operators, which represented 225 individual companies. The show hosted 104 exhibitors.
“We felt we were optimistic in hoping for 300 to 400 attendees,” said show manager Ed Cosman. “As it happened, the show exceeded all expectations.”
Feedback from exhibitors on the show floor was overwhelmingly positive. “This is the best show we have had in 10 years,” said Paul Everitt, Rentquip sales manager.
The CRA Ontario will host its table-top show next year, and the Rental Mart returns in March 2014, with the exact date to be determined.
Canadian Rental Mart is Canada's only national trade show for equipment and party rental operators. It takes place on even years in Toronto. The show is owned by Annex Publishing, publishers of Canadian Rental Servicemagazine.