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Jill Newman

Tent Conference 2020

January 22 – 24, 2020
Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo – River Ranch, FL


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

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Noon - 5 pm Registration Open
1 - 4 pm

Take a thrilling, guided airboat ride along the beautiful Kissimmee River, view a plethora of wildlife in its natural setting during a rugged ride on a swamp buggy through Westgate River Ranch’s wooded trail and practice your firearm skills at the trap and skeet range.

6 - 8 pm

Sponsored by Aztec Tents & Olympic Tent

Enjoy a good old fashion cookout in the, equipped with picnic tables, fire pit and authentic food.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

8 am - 5 pm Registration Open
8 - 9 am Continental Breakfast
9 - 10 am

Presentation and discussion with industry representatives of different ways new information technologies are changing the way we do logistics.

  • Deliveries and transport: See how GPS tracking can help you manage deliveries and travel time in a more efficient way.
  • Inventory management: See how RFID can facilitate inventory management.
  • Staff tracking: Simplify staff assignment and tracking of labor on sites by using new info technologies.
10:15 - 11:15 am

Nick Deninno, B & R Innovations
Michael Tharpe, Rainier Industries Ltd.

This session will focus on Safe Tenting and Anchoring to keep your tents from blowing away.  Should inclement weather occur the latest tips in evacuation planning will be covered to assure a proper and safe tent installation and keep your code officials happy.

11:15 am - Noon

Come hear what TRD has been up to this past year and what is on the horizon for the next year.

Noon - 1:15 pm Lunch with the Sponsors
1:30 - 4:30 pm

Sponsored by Losberger 

Groups of 8 will embark on a trek around the Westgate River Ranch & Rodeo by golf cart. Where they will complete fun challenges, some which will be tent-related! Be the first group to arrive at the final destination to claim the title “IFAI Tent Masters.”

5 - 7 pm

Sponsored by Rainier Industries

Kick back in your cowboy/girl boots and network while eating a great meal in the western themed Saloon. Mechanical bull riding optional!

7:30 - 8:30 pm

Sponsored by Eureka! and Fred’s Tents & Canopies

Come see the Rodeo arena come alive for a private TRD Westgate Rodeo! Prepare to have the time of your life at this thrilling event that boasts bull riding, trick riding and barrel racing. There may even be a TRD surprise or two.

Friday, January 24, 2020

8:30 - 9:30 am

Sponsored by Herculite

9:30 - 10:30 am

Town hall discussion on how the “Labor Crisis” is effecting the tent rental industry and what we can do about it.

10:45 am - 12:30 pm

Paul Armstrong,PACCS

This session will address how the adoption and enforcement of building codes affect the tent industry. The code development, adoption, and enforcement of codes will be discussed with experiences given. This session will also identify new code requirements and trends occurring in the code enforcement community that affect the design and installation of tents.

12:30 pm

Sponsored by Charnecke Tents/CCC Washers, Inc. and Keder Solutions

*schedule subject to change