The International Technology Rental Association (ITRA) will be hosting its first annual conference since the pandemic struck in 2020. Join us on February 2nd – 4th, 2022 for the opportunity to network with people in your industry from around the world. As the industry changes, the ITRA will be focusing on creating and maintaining personal and professional relationships with members across the industry.
- Share your ideas with people in your industry
- Find out new ways to do business during a pandemic
- Connect with new business partners
- Learn about what’s going on in the industry
What is the ITRA?
The International Technology Rental Association (ITRA) is the world’s largest association dedicated to synergy amongst technology rental companies. Formed in 2002 as the NCRA (National Computer Rental Association), the name was soon changed to the ITRA in 2005 to take into account its growing international memberships.
The ITRA is comprised of companies that rent, install, and support information technology (IT) products such as computers, laptops, iPads, copiers, printers, kiosks, and other office equipment as well as companies who rent audiovisual (AV) equipment such as projectors, sound systems, displays, and lighting, and even vendors that manufacture products used by the IT and AV rental/production member companies. The ITRA now has a membership of over 100 companies worldwide, which range in size from small regional rental offices to multinational firms with thousands of employees.
As a technology rental vendor or manufacturer, there are a variety of reasons to join the ITRA.
Expanded inventory – Some companies benefit most from the expanded inventory that is now at their disposal. For example, if your company needs 500 iPads but only has 200 in stock, you can simply ping the ITRA to work one-on-one with a fellow member who can best augment your inventory.
Expanded reach – Companies who only have equipment and labor available in limited areas can benefit from the expanded geographical reach provided by fellow members. For example, if you have a client that wants to do a conference in New York City but you only have rental products and/or labor available in Chicago, you can use your ITRA membership to find a member that can provide equipment, labor, or both, to the location in which your client needs assistance. This will not only improve your revenue and client retention from the job at hand but can also provide you with additional revenue in the future when other members seek equipment or labor in the locations in which you serve.
Expanded product offerings – As new products come onto the market, some members will be able to add them to their inventory, while some members won’t. For example, if your client wants to rent 4K projectors but you haven’t added them to your inventory yet, simply tap into your ITRA membership to find a fellow member that carries what you need at a price that creates a win-win situation for everyone involved and bolsters your client retention.
ITRA Sponsorship Opportunities
Are you looking to get your company’s name out there while taking advantage of all of the benefits of the ITRA? Here is the range of sponsorship tiers from Attendee to Platinum Sponsor:
Attendee (Member and Non-Member – $100.00) – Includes Wednesday-Friday Conference Activities, invitations to all networking and learning activities including Thursday night Happy Hour, access to the Election of Board Members. This fee will also cover Thursday morning snacks, lunch, and Happy Hour. Provides access to the entire conference for 1 person.
Bronze Sponsor ($500.00) – Includes Branding on the ITRA website, your logo on the agenda and welcome sign, your company brochures/business cards placed on tables, and all of the benefits of the Attendee tier. Provides access to the entire conference for 1 person.
Silver Sponsor ($1,000) – Includes Branding on the ITRA website, your logo on the agenda and welcome sign, your company brochures placed on tables, and a chance to present or host an offsite warehouse walkthrough. Provides access to the entire conference for 2 people.
Gold Sponsor ($1,500) – Includes Branding on the ITRA website, your logo on the agenda and welcome sign, your company brochures placed on tables, and a chance to present or host an offsite warehouse walkthrough. Provides access to the entire conference for 3 people.
Platinum Sponsor ($2,500) – Includes Branding on the ITRA website, your logo on the agenda and welcome sign, your company brochures placed on tables, and a chance to present or host an offsite warehouse walkthrough. Provides access to the entire conference for 4 people.
Rentacomputer.com and the International Technology Rental Association
In March of 1998, the company president of Rentacomputer.com met with 12 other company executives to form an industry organization called the National Computer Rental Association (NCRA). As a founding member company, Rentacomputer.com has been in the NCRA since its inception and was a part of the organization in 2005 when the name was changed to the ITRA. Today, Rentacomputer.com maintains business relationships with nearly all of the 100+ member companies in 7 countries on 4 continents and has 2 members that still sit on the ITRA Board of Directors.
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