The American Rental Association last week announced that when The Rental Showreturns to Las Vegas in two years, it will be to a new venue: the Sands Expo and Convention Center. The Venetian and The Palazzo will be the headquarters hotels.
The Rental Show2013 will be Feb. 10-13, keeping with the current Sunday through Wednesday schedule.
“The new site at the Sands Expo will be a more convenient location for everyone, since it’s more centrally located in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip and will offer more dining and entertainment options both in the headquarters hotels and in the immediate vicinity,” said Allison Box, senior administrative director for association services at ARA.
The Sands Expo provides sufficient space for the trade show, educational seminars and other events The Rental Show will continue to offer to all attendees, Box said. “The hotels and the Sands Expo are one campus complex, providing easy access among the three properties.”
The past three timesThe Rental Showhas been in Las Vegas — 2005, 2008 and 2011 — it was held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, which was not available going forward.
“We have specific criteria for selecting convention dates,” Box said. “The Rental Showis held in February because attendees and exhibitors have indicated this time works better for them, so those are the dates we need. We also want to stay in a warmer climate. Las Vegas is a very popular convention city, especially in the winter months, which can make getting specific dates a challenge.”
The Rental Showis returning to Las Vegas in two years, instead of the three years that had been the rotation of cities. “We are able to accommodate the frequent request from our construction exhibitors to be in Orlando, Fla., every three years when ConExpo-Con/Agg is in Las Vegas,” Box said. “The Rental Show2014 will be held in Orlando and every three years after that until at least 2029.”
The future dates for The Rental Show are:
- 2012: Feb. 5-8 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, La.
- 2013: Feb. 10-13 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, Las Vegas
- 2014: Feb. 9-12 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla.
The American Rental Association is headquartered in Moline, Ill.