Nov. 15, 2020
Point of Rental (POR), Fort Worth, Texas, recently held its 2020 virtual International Conference. The four-day event included dozens of live webinars and several volunteer projects.
Nearly 1,200 rental professionals from throughout the world attended the company’s first-ever virtual conference, where they were able to watch more than 250 training videos created to guide users through each Point of Rental product.
“2020 has been all about adapting,” said Wayne Harris, Point of Rental CEO. “Fortunately, being able to have a virtual conference allowed us to still share a sense of community with the rental — or hire — world for a few days. I don’t think it’s possible to replace face-to-face interaction but being able to empower nearly 1,000 more people than we’re able to handle in-person was wonderful.”
The virtual attendees were able to check out live webinars and guest panels, participate in focus groups designed to help the company understand how best to support emerging rental processes, and network with one another privately and in conference-only forums.
“I loved that it was virtual. I've never been to the real conference in all the years we have had POR, so this year was a real win for me,” said Lacey Wright, CERP, Celebrations! Party Rentals and Tents, Roseville, Calif.
Point of Rental employees and users also spent more than 250 documented hours performing various services throughout their communities. They stocked food pantries, taught children to garden and bake, delivered personal protective equipment (PPE) to remote communities, landscaped a widow’s backyard and more.
Point of Rental’s next International Conference is currently scheduled for early 2022.
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