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Tent Conference 2018

January 18 – 19, 2018
Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrigleyville West Mesa, AZ


IFAI Tent Conference is the leading event promoting the advancement of the commercial tent rental industry. This biennial event features:

  • A robust educational component designed to grow businesses
  • Valuable networking opportunities
  • Access to the industry’s top material suppliers
  • TRD’s annual business meeting

Suppliers will

  • Have access to a targeted customer base in a single location
  • Strengthen relationships with existing customers
  • Gain inside information on what your customers need
  • Discover a new client base

* Schedule at a Glance

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Thursday, January 18, 2018
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Registration Open
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Paul Armstrong, PACCS
Ron Anstey, State of New Hampshire Department of Safety

This session will be an overview of the basic codes and standards development process with a specific intention to encourage involvement. Come to this session with questions and see how you can get involved.

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Gary Stansberry, The Stansberry Firm, LLC

Discussion of the status of the current industry consolidation and what it means for the industry. Will it work this time after Classic’s failure? Some points to think about if you are considering selling your business. How the process of selling works. Some steps you should take now whether you are considering selling your business now or at some point in the future.

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM TRD Business Meeting
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch with the Sponsors
1:30 PM –   5:30 PM Apache Trail Tour: 4×4 off-road desert tour combined with the scenic Apache Trail canyon route
1:30 PM –   5:30 PM Golf Tournament at Longbow Golf Club
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Opening Reception
Friday, January 19, 2018
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM Registration Open
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Steve Rizzo was a national headline comedian with opening acts such as Drew Carey, Rosie O’Donnell and Dennis Miller, and has shared the marquee with Ellen DeGeneres, Rodney Dangerfield, Eddie Murphy and Jerry Seinfeld. He has starred in his very own Showtime comedy special earning him honors as a Showtime Comedy All-Star.

Then, at the pinnacle of his stand-up career, Steve walked away from comedy to pursue his true purpose and passion—to teach people how to be happy and successful no matter what their circumstances are. He is a member of the Speakers Hall of Fame, an honor bestowed upon on fewer than 200 speakers worldwide since 1977.

Steve is the author of the bestselling book, “Get Your SHIFT Together” and is a regular contributor to SUCCESS MAGAZINE. He is often called upon as the “go-to” guy on the topic of personal development for many network, cable and radio media outlets, including FOX NEWS, MSNBC, NBC, and CNBC. His immensely popular PBS special revealed why he’s an expert on Attitude, Humor and the Power of Positive Thinking.

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
What every rental operator needs to know to protect his/her business
Join us for a session with nationally renowned attorney and author James R. Waite as he discusses:

  • How to protect your business with your RENTAL CONTRACT and how to avoid LEGAL DISPUTES
  • How to properly implement DAMAGE WAIVER so that it helps YOU and YOUR CUSTOMER
  • Evacuation Plans-WHO is responsible, and WHAT should rental operators do?

ALL IFAI members are welcome to send their rental contracts to Mr. Waite’s office for a free contract analysis.  We will tell you what is good about your contract and where important provisions are lacking.  Please email copies (both front and back) to:

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Arnulfo Hinojosa, Vice President, Federation of Employers and Works of America (FEWA)
Having a hard time finding temporary help? Taking the first step to employing legal temporary labor can be tough, especially in the tent rental industry. Don’t let that prevent you from getting the reliable workforce you so desperately need!
This seminar focuses on the current H-2B environment including:

  • How to manage your company’s H-2B efforts.
  • What is happening in D.C.
  • How to ensure your company is compliant with federal regulations.
  • How the program can become part of the solution to your labor demands.
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Snacks to Go

*Schedule subject to change