Tent Expo 2019

January 23-25, 2019
Rosen Shingle Creek Resort – Orlando, FL

Tent Expo is the biggest show of its kind in North America for the tent rental and supply industry. Every two years, hundreds of CEOs, colleagues, installer and suppliers come together to network, learn, stretch their thinking and revel in new product innovations and techniques under awe-inspiring tent displays.

Registration opens late August 2018


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Schedule at a Glance

Monday, January 21 & Tuesday, January 22, 2019
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tent Installations
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Registration Open

Sponsored by Olympic Tent

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tent Installation
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM Golf Tournament

Sponsored by Aztec Tents

Tee up to extra-long par 4s and par 5s surrounded by enchanting flora and wildlife. Face exciting hazards, twists, and bends. Explore the new championship course that challenges your entire game yet rewards the diligent player.

12:00 PM – 4:30 PM Andretti Indoor Karting & Games
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Exhibit Set-Up
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Sponsored by Losberger Deboer

Young or Young at heart? All are welcome to join the conversation. Interact, share ideas, find common interests in a casual atmosphere.

Thursday, January 24, 2019
7:30 AM – 6:00 PM Registration Open

Sponsored by Olympic Tent 

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

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

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Exhibit Set-Up
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Come learn tricks of the trade during five hands-on short courses. Courses taught will be:

Stake Puller and Usage
Scott Woodruff, TentOx
Dan Dunstan, Rainier Industries

Basic Tent Repair
Bryan Bolt, Top Tec Event Tents
Joseph Holder, Top Tec Event Tents

Understanding Ballasting
Rob Roberts, Big 4 Party Rentals Inc.
Nick Deninno, B&R Innovations

Job Site Product Logistics
Steve Belliveau, Anchor Industries
Tommy Wilson, All Occasions Event Rental

Stake Driver Trouble-Shooting
Pete McVey, McVey Tent and Expo

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Sponsored by Guangzhou New Shelter Tent Technology Co., Ltd.

Grab a bite to eat and join past NFL player, Ben Utecht, on an emotional journey through the valleys of injury to the heights of a championship. He will inspire you to find the value in every moment and discover a renewed sense of purpose.

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Jim Reyen, Eureka!
Michael Tharpe, Rainier Industries

Hands On: Learn the tips, techniques and tools for safe installation of this popular tent style. Ballasting techniques and tips are covered as well to assure safe installation.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Bobby Braun, Braun Events

Get a brief explanation on how power works, generator sizes and type of electrical distributors. Also learn what to plan for and basic HVAC principles of A/C and heat in a tent.

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Barbara Scull, CPA, The Alleen Company
Alex Renaud, Fiesta Tents Ltd.

This session aims to simplify the task of job costing as well as provide the knowledge needed for establishing baseline figures and ratios for developing job costing tools internally. An overview of basic accounting notions to approach job costing. Understanding and identifying fixed and variable costs, gross marginal contribution and net profit. Real life examples of how others approach job costing and how you can apply this to your organization.

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Exhibits/Tent Displays Open

Sponsored by Anchor Industries

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Sponsored by Fred’s Tents and Canopies

Kick-off Tent Expo 2019 by reconnecting with old friends and meeting new ones!

Friday, January 25, 2019
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Registration Open

Sponsored by Olympic Tent

8:30 AM – 10:30 AM Breakfast with the Vendors/Exhibits Open

Sponsored by Anchor Industries

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Tour of the Tents
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Break for Lunch on Your Own
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Equipment Demos
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Come hear about what the TRD code committee has been working on, recent happenings in the industry and share your challenges with your fellow peers. Come prepared with any questions!

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM Exhibits/Tent Displays Open

Sponsored by Anchor Industries

6:30 PM – 10:00 PM Party on the Pad

Sponsored by Eureka!

Saturday, January 26, 2019
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tent/Exhibit Dismantle

*schedule subject to change

What Our Members Say

“The Tent Expo is the only venue in North America that brings manufacturers and tent renters together from such a wide international group … It is always a highlight of our year. As a manufacturer we are able to try new ideas, display new concepts and listen to the needs of the industry.”
— Alex Kouzmanoff, Aztec Tents


“I feel strongly that attending and bringing our team members to experience Tent Expo has been a worthwhile experience. Being able to take advantage of the various educational sessions and walking through the display of tents helps us inspire them. It also allows them the opportunity to meet and speak directly to our suppliers and to begin to network with others in our industry.”
Kevin Moore, COO, Ultimate Events Inc.


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