The Global Rental Alliance held its eighth annual meeting last month in Orlando, Fla., where representatives from 37 countries were in attendance for The Rental Show2010. Discussion focused on the current economic environment and future projections for rental businesses represented by each of the organizations. Additional topics included insurance, safety/risk management, sustainability and corporate social responsibility, and equipment theft prevention and recovery, areas in which the organizations share information and work together for the collective good of their members.
The Global Rental Alliance is a partnership among seven rental/hire organizations throughout the world, including the Canadian Rental Association, DLR (France), European Rental Association, Hire & Rental Industry Association (Australia), Hire Association Europe, Hire Industry Association of New Zealand and American Rental Association. The purpose of the alliance is to increase the profile of equipment rental worldwide and build global understanding.
The alliance organizations meet as a group formally on a semi-annual basis and share information on initiatives throughout the year. This has brought about an increased awareness of overall priorities internationally, which serves to strengthen both the strategic outlook and the collective resources of each association within the alliance.
“ARA has gained substantial understanding of rental priorities around the globe that are pertinent within the program work of the association,” said Chris Wehrman, executive vice president and CEO of ARA. “The alliance has developed into an excellent forum for our associations, providing leadership for the industry on a global platform.”
For more information about the Global Rental Alliance or the International Rental Exchange Program, visit www.GlobalRentalAlliance.com.