I had the opportunity to sit down and speak to Renee Jain (pictured left) of ICC Rents to discuss a little about what their company does and what they offer to convention, trade show and event planners. ICC Rents began as a family owned business as the vision of Ganpat “Jim” Jain, Renee’s father, in Chicago in 1979. The company began as a computer rental company and has exploded into one of the top rental companies in the trade show world. What was once only servicing the Chicago area and McCormick Place, now is nationwide and services all the major conventions centers from Orlando to Las Vegas to New York and L.A. Renee can recall the business in her father’s den when they first started and talks about the long hours it took her father, and later her brother Raj Jain, to build this business to its current state of a 24/7 full on customer service shop servicing the nation with over 100 employees.
ICC Rents is a company that can provide all of your technology needs from a laptop for your tradeshow booth to that 103″ Plasma TV or seamless Video Wall. They provide all the back end support as well. Once you rent a component, you can rest assured that it will be at your show, on time, working, and will be backed by support should anything go wrong. They have touch screen monitors, interactive kiosks and just about anything that will set your tradeshow booth apart from the competition. They can help get you noticed on the show floor.
I asked the simple question of “why can’t I just buy a television from the local store and use it?” She was well prepared with a response and raised many questions I had not thought of, like extension chords, cables, set up and delivery, and many other reasons why renting is a smart investment for using a company like ICC Rents to handle your needs. Technology becomes obsolete, many pieces of equipment break down and many other reason why having a support team is important in renting the proper equipment. There are many hidden costs that she discussed as well. They are truly knowledgeable in the industry and have become quite trusted in more areas than just for a tradeshow. They have corporate clients that use their services as well for onsite training and setting up meeting and events. I could not begin to cover all the areas where they can help you with your technology needs.
In addition, and because I am serial procrastinator, this statement she said stuck in my mind:
“We are the last minute provider” ~ Renee Jain
What she meant is that many people forget about something like a required hard case for that 50″ plasma TV for their wall, or they forget that they needed a wall mount for that television or of a cable needed to make it work. When this happens they can be there immediately to cure any forgotten item or to make sure your trade show booth comes off without a hitch. I think am going to put that number in my pocket for my future trip to Vegas in September as chances are I’ll need it. With 24/7 service such as theirs, I can rest easy because we all know I’ll forget something. They can help.
ICC Rents handles any type of tradeshow and not just the technical market. Everyone is needing technology to catch attention of convention attendees and tradeshow attendees. She mentioned the bridal industry and agricultural industries and many other areas where technology can enhance your tradeshow experience and produce more leads.
Back in March of 2008, ICC Rents was merged with Smart Source Rentals, a powerful partner that has taken their service and their ability to service trade shows and conventions to the next level. Give ICC Rents a call for your needs, be it a computer laptop to a wall mounted television to an interactive kiosk. Tell them Convention Insider sent you!
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