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Don’t Miss the Hottest Events at RTO World 2019

You’re invited to…

two awesome social events at RTO World 2019! You won’t want to miss this year’s offsite party at Fourth Street Live! for the full Louisville Experience or the second annual APRO Awards Luncheon and Business Meeting. Keep reading for more details on each and join the fun with your peers August 6-8 in Louisville, Kentucky!

The Louisville Experience | Fourth Street Live Party!
Sponsored by Ashley Furniture
RTO World
Wednesday, August 7
7:00 – 9:30 PM

The Louisville Experience Party will be held at the local premier dining and entertainment destination Fourth Street Live! This year we’re gettin’ down and derby and encourage you to join the festivities! Dress in your derby best with bowties and plaid, sundresses and hats! Dinner will be served, games will be provided, and fun will be had!

There’s more…

APRO Awards Luncheon and
Business Meeting

Sponsored by LG Electronics Corp, USA
RTO World
Tuesday, August 6
12:00 – 1:30 PM

Join us for the second annual APRO Awards Luncheon and Business Meeting at this year’s tradeshow and convention in Louisville, Kentucky. While the inaugural RTO World introduced many new and combined events last year, attendees were still able to enjoy APRO’s annual awards presentation only slightly modified. The traditional evening awards banquet transitioned into an informal awards luncheon and it was such a hit that we’re doing it again this year… with a few exciting additions!

The APRO Awards Luncheon and Business Meeting is a great place to have your midday recharge with colleagues consisting of good food, conversation, and celebrating those who have gone the extra mile in the industry. This year’s rockstars will be recognized with the following awards:

  • President’s Award of Excellence
  • Chuck Sims Rental Dealer of the Year
  • Norm Smith Vendor of the Year Award
  • Heritage Award
  • Ernie Talley Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Steve Kruse Award of Honor
  • Emerging Leader Award
  • Presidents’ Circle Awards
  • State Association Continued Excellence Awards
  • Legislative Achievement Award
  • Emerging Excellence Award
  • State Association of the Year Award


this year’s keynote speaker Kerry Lebensburger, Chief Revenue Officer of Ashley Furniture Industries. Lebensburger will bring high energy to the event with his talk regarding the future of RTO. In his presentation, No Turning Back: The Future of RTO, Lebensburger does not mince words about where he sees the direction of retail going, and in turn, exactly how he sees RTO’s role moving forward. We have told you before but we won’t hesitate to underscore that with fun incorporations like this one, RTO World 2019 will be the best year yet! 

Admissions to events are included with full 
RTO World 2019registration.

The cutoff date for RTO World hotel room blocks has now passed, but if you need assistance, contact APRO at 800/204-2776, Register for both your hotel and the convention now to secure your spot at RTO World

CHANGE OF PLANS? Do not contact the RTO World host hotels, the Marriott or the Hyatt, directly for room changes and/or cancellations. Contact APRO for assistance at 800/204-2776,

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