More than 600 tent professionals gathered in Orlando, Fla., in January under more than 40 tents on display at IFAI Tent Expo 2017.
The two-day biennial event included Tent Rental Division (TRD) Boot Camp and Leadership Track training sessions, networking with fellow tent renters and vendors, equipment demonstrations, the Tour of the Tents, a campfire session discussion including owners and crew members and much more. Attendees had plenty of time to socialize as well, at the opening reception, the Brazilian Carnaval-themed Party on the Pad, and the preshow golf tournament and “Wild Florida Airboat and Gator Park” experience.
In his keynote address, Scott Burrows shared his story of overcoming a serious car accident that left him paralyzed, transcending his circumstances through the three principles of vision, mind and grit.
During the TRD Boot Camp, participants got hands-on experience in how to square a tent perfectly every time. Leadership sessions addressed how to prepare your business for a disaster, the fine art of job costing, TRD efforts in code revision and time management on complex projects.