2022 Rental Rally Tradeshow Recap

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The 2022 Rental Rally Trade Show
January 24 - 26
South Point Casino Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Rental Rally Tradeshow 2022 Review

The Opening Session started the show off on Monday with featured guest speaker, Tom Shay. Tom presented tried and proven ideas to assist owners, manages and staff with the day-to-day operation of their businesses.  The following session featured guest speaker, Kyle McLaughlin. Kyle provided an in-depth look at disruption proofing you business for the next global crises. Early reviews were very positive for both sessions.
The afternoon sessions took place at Dig This Vegas and featured lunch from Flat Top Burger & Shake. The first party session: “Stake N Stage: Drape It Up and Hold It Down! Draping ideas for Tent Rentals was presented by Dan Dunstan, Rainier Tent. The second party session: “Hold It Down!” A demonstration of efficient Anchoring Techniques was presented by Bryan Bolt, Top Tec Products. The Equipment session “Prepare for Tomorrow by Electrifying Today – Try It Before You Buy It” gave attendees the opportunity to demo Makita, Toro and Volvo battery powered equipment. The afternoon concluded with an exciting Excavator Basketball Competition with Jameson Pretti from All Star Rents winning the chance to crush a car!!

Preliminary numbers show approximately 244 attendees from 13 states as far away as Maine and Hawaii. The show floor held 225 booths featuring Equipment, Party and Service vendors. The evening “Opening Event” on the showroom floor was well attended.
The Diamond Jubilee Gala was a big hit and entertained attendees with Music, food, drinks, memories, magic and celebration. The Jubilee honored CRA and loyal members that have provided resources and service throughout the rental industry. We recognized outgoing Board members, long standing rental store and vendor members, as well as the recipient of the Gartland/Blackwell Memorial Award “Mitch Gutierrez of Orbit Rentals” and the recipient of the “W.E. “Bud” Loeber Friendship Award “John Frantz of California Portable Event Equipment Sales.”  A tribute followed to celebrate a rental industry legend “Dale Blackwell,” former Executive Director of the CRA. The generosity of our Diamond Jubilee Sponsors: Barreto, EPIC, Genie and LiftSmart. helped keep the costs down. “ANA” also sponsored the Commemorative Gifts.

All in all, it seemed the vendors and attendees on the showroom floor were happy to be back! Thank you to all who attended and participated in the 2022 Rental Rally, making it another successful show. A special THANK YOU to our sponsors, including Platinum Level Sponsor: “ANA”, Gold Level Sponsors: “Barreto” and “EPIC Insurance Services.”  Silver Level Sponsor: “Vanguard.”


Save the Date

We will be back at the South Point for our 2023 Rental Rally Tradeshow on Janury 23-25, 2023. 


About CRA

The California Rental Association (CRA), located in Sacramento, CA, is a nonprofit trade association representing the equipment and party rental industry since 1946.

CRA is governed by a Board of Directors composed of a 17 rental center members plus 5 Associate members.

Our member-led committees are charged with acting in the best interests of the association and shaping CRA’s programs and policy proposals.

The association staff is directed in these efforts by the Executive Director.