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Saturday, October 15, 2016
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Registration (Rotunda)
Sunday, October 16, 2016
8:00 am - 5:00 pm  Registration (Rotunda)
9:00 am - 3:30 pm Golf Tournament (Site TBA)
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm State Assn. Meetings (Idaho, Montana, Oregon &Washington)
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Cocktail Party (Rotunda)
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Welcome Dinner (Rotunda)
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm Hospitality Room Open
Monday, October 17, 2016
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration (Rotunda)
8:30 am - 9:00 am Opening Session (Rotunda)
9:15 am - 10:15 am Seminars:
- How Tier 4 Engine Technology is impacting the Rental
  Equipment Industry (Bitterroot A)
      Learn exactly “what is Tier 4” and what it means to our
      businesses. Learn how Tier 4 impacts equipment
      purchasing, equipment maintenance
and the customer
      experience.


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Mobile Marketing and Social Media Strategies (Bitterroot B)
     More and more, the smart phone is becoming the leading
      access point to the web for consumers.  Learn how to
      implement a mobile marketing platform that will enable
      your prospects and customers to reach you in this new
      way.  Learn some of the latest trends in social media and
      how social media helps level the playing field when it
      comes to reaching your target market.
10:15 am - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Seminars:
- Using GPS Tracking Technology as a business and
   management tool (Bitterroot A)
     Learn how to track your fleet, better manage deliveries,
      decrease fuel expenses and recover stolen property using
      GPS Technology.


- Keep Your Tent in Tip-Top Shape: Learn how any size
  store can clean tents (Bitterroot B)
     Cleaning tents can be quite a hassle.  Ruining a tent top or
      sidewall because of some of the harsh chemicals in
      cleaners can be costly to your rental business.  Learn how
     
to properly treat and clean your tents - even if you don’t
      have a commercial tent washer.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch (Rotunda)
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open (Ballroom & Tent across from the Rotunda)
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Cocktail Party (Rotunda)
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Exhibitor Appreciation & Awards Dinner (Rotunda)
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm Hospitality Room Open (Bitterroot B & C)
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
8:00 am - 1:30 pm Registration Open (Rotunda)
8:30 am - 9:30 am Seminars:
-      Battery Technology for Rental Equipment (Bitterroot A)
     Learn about emerging battery technologies and why battery
      selection is becoming a critical element in ensuring reliable
      equipment operation – from hand tools to forklifts, AWP’s
      and other lift-access rental equipment.


-      Qualifying the customer & building the order (Bitterroot B)
     Nothing is more important than qualifying our customers
      for the equipment or party rental items they are looking to
      rent.  Learn tips and strategies from your rental peers on the
      process of qualifying the right equipment for the customer’s
      job and how to build that order to ensure an exceptional
      customer experience.
9:30 am – 9:45 am Break
9:45 am – 11:00 am Seminars:
-      Workplace Safety and Risk Management (Bitterroot A)
     Accidents and safety related claims continue to increase in
      our industry – especially auto related claims.  Learn how to
      create a “safety culture” in your workplace to ensure that
      everyone in your company feels responsible for safety and
      pursues it on a daily basis.


-    Understanding our Customers – ARA Consumer Research Study (Bitterroot B)
     For both Party & Event and Equipment Rental Companies:
      
The study, conducted recently by the American Rental
      Association, provides some insightful answers to questions
      such as:  What sales & marketing actions can I take to
      increase my bottom line?  Is rental on the rise today, or
      not?  How satisfied are people with equipment rental?  Who
      is involved in the decision-making process?  What age group
      is most likely to rent?
11:00 am – 3:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open (Ballroom and Tent across from the Rotunda)
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Lunch (Rotunda)
2:47 pm NWRC 16th Anniversary Prize Drawings
Must be present to win. (Ballroom Entrance)
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