THE 2018
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Enjoy three days of learning, camaraderie, and relationship-building in Fort Worth, Texas, with rental leaders from throughout the world.

When?

November 04 – 07, 2018

Where?

Worthington Renaissance Hotel
Fort Worth, TX

What is The International Conference?


“Point of Rental’s International Conference to me, is community. It’s a couple hundred users from different stores, meeting people I would never have met otherwise – it’s a great opportunity.”Jonas Hutchinson, Party Reflections

Point of Rental’s International Conference is a three-day forum designed for our Rental Expert and Rental Elite users to better utilize their software. Complete with round table discussions, one-on-one time with Point of Rental staff, customized training sessions, industry partner presentations, and great networking evening events, this conference provides a valuable learning experience for users year after year. Space is limited and every year, this event has sold out! Register now to secure your seat. 

Enhance your knowledge, share your ideas, and help guide the future development of your software. If you’re ready to increase your bottom line and network with other professionals, register today to reserve your spot!

Our Sponsors


PLATINUM

GOLD

 

3 Full Days of Training and Networking


Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm | Room: Outdoor Terrace
Happy Hour & Early Registration sponsored by Rouse Analytics
Join us on the outdoor Terrace of the Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel for drinks, appetizers, mixing and mingling while overlooking Fort Worth.

*Support Bar available from 10:00am to 11:30pm & 1:00pm to 4:45pm at the Sky Bridge. By appointment only.*

Time: 7:00 am – 8:00 am | Room: Brazos I&II
Continental Breakfast & Registration


Time: 8:00 am – 8:30 am | Room: Brazos I&II
Opening Remarks: Wayne Harris, President and CEO, Point of Rental Software


Time: 8:30 am – 8:50 am | Room: Brazos I&II
Partner Presentation: Hilti


Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am | Room: Brazos I&II
Version Two Thousand and GREATeen (All)

How is Point of Rental’s 2018 update going to help you get more out of your business? Explore the new functions within the program with trainers Earl and Lynne.


Time: 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Breakout Sessions:

Take a trip through the system from “You’re hired” to “Thank you!” You’ll see each part of your business a contract entry affects, and how the information is filtered throughout the system to where it needs to be.
Take a trip through the system from “You’re hired” to “Thank you!” You’ll see each part of your business a contract entry affects, and how the information is filtered throughout the system to where it needs to be.
Keep track of the human side of business – you’ll learn about valuable tools that can quantify your sales staff’s contributions and manage day-to-day staff.
Value Your Business: The Stansberry Firm teaches the basics of evaluating the full value of a rental business, whether you’re looking to buy, sell, or just fully understand what you have on hand.

Time: 11:30 am – 12:45 pm | Room: Brazos I&II
Lunch & Partner Presentation: TSO Mobile


Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Breakout Sessions

You’ve just acquired a brand-new item to rent. Let’s set it up properly in the system, from adding it to inventory, setting up depreciation, and figure out when it’s time to dispose of it (and how to do so). Class does not come with an actual free item.
You’ve just acquired a brand-new item to rent. Let’s set it up properly in the system, from adding it to inventory, setting up depreciation, and figure out when it’s time to dispose of it (and how to do so). Class does not come with an actual free item.
You might have heard that Point of Rental acquired PartyCAD in 2018. What does that mean for you? Find out more in this high-level overview of the software.
Basic System Maintenance: Prepare for the worst with our best practices for server, network, and data management.

Time: 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Breakout Sessions:

Rental software isn’t just for the front office. Learn best practices for contract fulfillment, inventory preparation, and Mobile Workforce usage in the warehouse, as well as how to access the information provided.
Set up maintenance schedules. Run reports for maintenance due. Keep track of your maintenance costs. Know when to cut bait on old equipment and when to hold on just a little longer.
Expanding your business? New Pointer Josh Nickell has been through it all and has picked up a few tips and tricks.

Time: 3:30 pm – 3:45 pm | Room: Brazos I&II
Platinum Sponsor Presentation (SmartEquip)


 

Time: 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm | Room: Pecos I&II

Meet your fellow conference attendees and discuss your business and the industry. Learn some software tips, store tips, and best practices. A Point of Rental representative who will help guide the conversation if your group needs it.
Meet your fellow conference attendees and discuss your business and the industry. Learn some software tips, store tips, and best practices. A Point of Rental representative who will help guide the conversation if your group needs it.

Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Evening Event:
Wild Acre Brewery
1734 E. El Paso, Ste. #190
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Enjoy the tunes of Live Oak Jess Band as you tip back a few local brews with dinner catered by City Kitchen. We’ll dance, laugh and enjoy a night of surprise entertainment.

Visit

*Support Bar available from 10:00am to 11:30pm & 1:00pm to  4:00pm at the Sky Bridge. By appointment only.*

Time: 7:30 am – 8:30 am | Room: Brazos I&II
Continental Breakfast & Registration


Time: 8:30 am – 9:30 am| Room: Brazos I&II
Keynote Speaker: Ruth Bloom, Peer Executive Groups

Ruth, who was a Director of State and Local Programs with the ARA for nine years, will teach attendees how to benchmark their companies effectively, choose the right benchmarks, and identify resources that will get you working on your business, rather than in your business.


Time: 9:45 am – 10:00 am | Room: Brazos I&II
Partner Presentation: TSYS (Formerly Cayan)


Time: 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Breakout Sessions:

When you’ve overbooked and you choose to subrent, see how to not only handle the subrental, but how to understand and analyze subrental reports to improve your business.
See how to use the Purchase Order Module to not only handle the purchase order when acquiring new gear, but also control and track your rental and sales inventory spending.
The Inspection App can take all the paperwork out of your inspection process, so why not learn how to maximize its impact in your business? We’ll show you how to create checklists, assign them, how your team will complete checklists, and basic reporting.

Time: 11:30 am – 12:45 am
Lunch – Platinum Sponsor Presentation from Rouse Analytics


Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Breakout Sessions:

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Dispatch Center connects with Counter System and Mobile Workforce to make deliveries efficient and easy to track. We’ll show you how it works and give tips and tricks to make your deliveries more efficient.
If you’re the place everyone goes to get their items fixed (or even if you just fix an occasional item here and there), you’ll need to know how Work Orders…work. Learn how to get the most out of the process in Point of Rental in this class!
You can capture high-quality video without spending a lot on video equipment or hiring a videographer. We’ll show you how to create beautiful video that will impress potential clients using tools most people own (like your smartphone).

Time: 2:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Sponsor Breakout Sessions:

TSYS (formerly Cayan) is the leading provider of payment technologies that give businesses a competitive advantage. From simple and reliable payment processing, to fully integrated, multi-channel customer engagement platforms, Cayan is continuously developing new ways for businesses to unlock the power of payments. https://cayan.com/
TSO Mobile is an innovative leader in GPS Vehicle Tracking, Fleet Management and solutions for businesses with rental vehicles and equipment. Established in 2002, TSO Mobile has continued to provide cutting-edge web-based software solutions to commercial and consumer markets. http://www.tsomobile.com/
Rouse Analytics’ Rental Metrics Benchmark Service is a groundbreaking innovation in business intelligence for the equipment rental industry. This powerful reporting tool is the exclusive source for Cat-class level comparisons of rental rates and key performance metrics. Companies of all sizes can now compare their performance to peers in their market. http://www.rouseservices.com/analytics
RentalHosting specializes in designing and hosting integrated websites for Point of Rental Software customers including optional services such as integrated mobile website designs, custom mobile apps and integrated customer portals that allow your account customers to view their account summary, statements and more. http://rentalhosting.com/
Hilti On!Track asset management software helps construction companies manage their assets across job sites.
SmartEquip is an eCommerce parts support network that connects fleet owners to suppliers and dealers with realtime access to parts and service information.

Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Room: Brazos I&II

Tips to keep your system working at top form and speed up your processes, especially in the Calendar and Employees sections.
Where do the numbers come from? Where do they go? Master the Reports and Accounting features in Point of Rental.
Josh Nickell talks about how successful cultures are created in the rental industry and beyond.

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Room: Brazos I&II
Industry Panel
Industry experts answer your questions and discuss issues facing the rental industry. (features a Platinum Sponsor Presentation from RentalHosting.com)


Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Evening Event:
Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar
621 Houston St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Back by popular demand, we’ll all visit Pete’s Piano Bar for a night of food, drinks, comedy, singing along with our favorite songs, and dancing.

Visit

*Support Bar available from 9:00am to 11:00am at the Sky Bridge. By appointment only.*


Time: 8:00 am – 9:00 am | 
Room: Brazos I&II

Breakfast Snacks & Registration


Time: 9:00 am – 9:45 am
Breakout Sessions:

How do you protect your data from internal and external threats? Here you’ll learn how to manage your security settings, set security levels, and assign levels of access to each individual employee based on role.
What reports help your business the most? We’ll explore Point of Rental’s most popular reports and show you how to find them, read them, and understand how they’ll help you implement better practices.
Putting the customer’s needs at the forefront of every interaction cultivates a customer-centric culture that increases profitability and fosters customer loyalty. Learn key concepts that turn good customer interactions into great, memorable customer experiences that help your brand outshine the competition.


Time: 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Look like a wizard to your team when you return – You’ll answer the most commonly asked support questions, and see how you stack up against the experts!

Time: 11:00 am – 11:30 am | Room: Brazos I&II
Closing Remarks


POR Adventures

Join us for a rental tour starting with lunch at Point of Rental’s headquarters where you will meet the team behind the software. The learn all about the newest technology with hands on workshops! Those who have reserved a seat on the bus will have an airport stop at 4:30 with a final destination at Grapevine Mills Outlet Mall just north of the airport. If you need to be at the airport prior to bus drop off time, the airport is only a 10 minute drive to DFW airport from our offices. Please arrange a ride or ask one of our staff to help you!

  • 11:30 am – Meet in hotel  Lobby if you’re riding the bus
  • 12:00 pm – Buses depart from hotel
  • 12:30 pm – Lunch and tours at Point of Rental’s head office
  • 4:30 pm – Buses drop off at the DFW airport
  • 5:00 pm – Final bus stop at Grapevine Mills Outlet 

Worthington Renaissance Hotel

200 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102


This year we’re at Worthington Renaissance. If you joined us in 2017, you’re aware of how fun downtown Ft. Worth can be. We’re still finalizing night events, but you can bet they’re going to be full of laughter, great food, and time spent with fellow industry experts.

Images from #PORIC17

Want to know what to expect in 2018? Here’s some of what we did in 2017


Reserve Your Spot Today!


Early Bird Rate 02/01/2018 ~ 04/30/2018

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Advanced Rate 05/01/2018 ~ 06/30/2018

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Please note that any cancellations within 30 days of the start of the conference are non-refundable.

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