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Registration for RTO World 2019: The National Rent-To-Own Convention and Trade Show hosted by APRO and TRIB Group August 6-8 in Louisville, KY is open!

RTO World in 2018 was a resounding success as rent-to-own professionals from around the globe gathered for the first-ever convention expansive and exciting enough to be called RTO World. The energy and excitement continues into this year’s 2019 convention. You can bet across the board that this year’s RTO World at the newly remodeled Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville will give last year’s a run for its money!

Rental Dealer Registration in TWO Steps:

STEP 1 – Book your hotel room by July 5 at either of RTO World’s host hotels, the Marriott Downtown Louisville or at the Hyatt Regency. You will need your hotel confirmation number to receive the significantly discounted convention registration rate. Note: Any offers from other hotels and/or travel agencies are not endorsed by RTO World and do not qualify for discounted registration rates.

STEP 2 – Click here to register online
Note: This is the Rental Dealer Attendee Registration form. Exhibitors will receive a link to the Exhibitor Registration form via email.

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Click here to get maximum exposure at RTO World 2019 by sponsoring the industry’s biggest event of the year!

Missed the show last year? Take a look at the links below for a recap of the industry’s biggest event of the year.

First Ever RTO World: Resounding Success

APRO’s 2018 Hall of Honor

RTO World 2018 Photo Album

Fish Eye Fun Photo Album – Photos taken at the St. Louis Experience Party

RTO World 2019 Schedule and Social Events

This year’s schedule introduces a new condensed program specially crafted for store managers! The Small Batch Managers’ Experience contains a dozen educational sessions to choose from, a facilitated store managers’ meetup, an invitation to the RTO World Hot Show and Welcome Reception, followed by the Emerging Leaders Networking Social, and an exclusive store managers’ sneak peek of this year’s tradeshow prior to its official opening. See below for the schedule.

Monday, August 5

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Early Registration
3:00 pm – 8:00 pm Exhibitor Early Set-up
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm APRO Board Meeting
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm TRIB Group Board Meeting

Tuesday, August 6

7:30 am – 5:00 pm Registration
Refreshments sponsored by GE Appliances
8:00 am – 10:00 pm Exhibitor set-up
8:00 am – 9:00 am State Association Meetings
9:00 am – 10:30 am TRIB Group Membership Meeting
10:45 am – 11:45 am Peer Group Meetups

  • Marketing Professionals
  • I.T. Professionals
  • District Managers
  • Owners/Dealers
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm APRO Awards Luncheon & Business Meeting
1:45 pm – 4:35 pm RTO Education breakout sessions – all tracks
Sponsored by High Touch Technologies

  • 1:45 pm – 2:35 pm: Breakout 1
  • 2:45 pm – 3:35 pm: Breakout 2
  • 3:45 pm – 4:35 pm: Breakout 3
4:15 pm – 4:45 pm Vendor Meeting
4:45 pm – 6:45 pm Hot Show Welcome Reception & Sale
Sponsored by Whirlpool
9:00 pm Emerging Leaders Networking Social
Sponsored by RentDirect Nationwide

Wednesday, August 7

7:30 am – 5:00 pm Registration
Refreshments sponsored by GE Appliances
7:00 am – 8:00 am Exhibitor final set-up
8:00 am – 8:30 am RTO Education Continental Breakfast
8:30 am – 9:50 am RTO Education General Session
9:00 am – 9:30 am APRO Vendor Advisory Committee Meeting
10:00 am – 5:30 pm RTO World Trade Show
Snacks and refreshments sponsored by Coaster
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Networking Luncheon in the Exhibit Hall
Lunch sponsored by Byrider
Ice cream break sponsored by Ideal Software Systems. Inc.
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm APRO Board Meeting
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Fourth Street Live Party!

Thursday, August 8

7:30 am – 12:00 pm Registration
8:00 am – 9:00 am Coffee Talk continental breakfast in Exhibit Hall Food Court
8:00 am – 12:30 pm RTO World Trade Show
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm APRO Advisory Committee Meeting and Lunch
12:30 pm – 6:00 pm Exhibitor and Decorator Tear Down


Small Batch Managers’ Experience

Tuesday, August 6

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Store Managers’ Registration Check-in
1:45 pm – 4:45 pm RTO Education Sessions
Sponsored by High Touch Technologies

  • 1:45 pm – 2:35 pm: Store Managers’ Meetup
  • 2:45 pm – 3:35 pm: Breakout 1
  • 3:45 pm – 4:35 pm: Breakout 2
4:45 pm – 6:45 pm Hot Show Welcome Reception & Sale
9:00 pm Emerging Leaders Networking Social
Sponsored by RentDirect Nationwide

Wednesday, August 7

8:00 am – 9:45 am Store Managers’ Expo Pre-show Sneak Peek and Breakfast
10:00 am – 1:00 pm RTO Education Breakout Sessions
Sponsored by High Touch Technologies

Lanyard/Badges sponsored by Aaron’s
RTO World App sponsored by Benefit Marketing Solutions

*This schedule is tentative and subject to change

Are you interested in holding an event in conjunction with RTO World 2019? Please read this policy.

An ICW (in conjunction with) meeting is any event affecting RTO World attendees that is outside the official RTO World program, including but not limited to:

  • Customer/Acquisition meetings, dinners or receptions
  • Company/franchise trainings
  • Social events/dinners
  • Staff meetings
  • Industry pre-conference and post-conference meetings

In general, the following activities are not permitted without express permission and coordination with the convention organizers:

  • External education, tours, demos, training
  • Content resembling existing RTO World Programs
  • Satellite events of any nature
  • Distribution of promotional material (e.g. fliers, room drops)
  • Sales presentations and equipment demonstrations

RTO World staff welcomes affiliated organizations to meet and host various functions during organizer-approved dates and times in conjunction with the 2019 RTO World Convention. 

We can provide many opportunities for sponsored events that could meet your same goals as an ICW event, and more effectively. We create custom events within the convention week that will ultimately serve you better due to the access of additional audiences and scheduling guidance that will result in the best attendance, and overall result.

If your company is interested in hosting events for its employees or franchisees, we can potentially provide you space and audio/visual at no cost. This is not guaranteed and handled on a case by case basis. All such trainings need to be coordinated with our RTO World meeting planning team. 

The RTO World organizers must review and approve any event involving convention attendees during the inclusive dates of RTO World Convention, whether held at an APRO/TRIB-contracted facility or in the same metropolitan area as the Convention.

All organizations and individuals seeking to host an ICW event must email us at expo@rtoworld.org to submit a request for the event/meeting, and receive an approval from the organizing team at APRO prior to promotion and implementation of the ICW Event.

 

RTO World 2019 Education Sessions

The RTO Education sessions are in the process of being finalized but here’s a sneak peek of some of the top rent-to-own industry speakers and major topic areas for 2019. This year will also include expertise from inside and outside the rent-to-own industry. Stay tuned for more announcements!

Confirmed RTO World 2019 Speakers

Rachel Casey
Regional Manager
Rent-2-Own

Dan Fisher
Owner
Majik Rent To Own

Troy Garris
Managing Member
Garris Horn PLLC

Michael Helton
CPA
Rivero, Gordimer & Company, P.A.

Chris Kale, Sr.
Owner
Rent King

Kelly Martin
VP Corporate Strategy and Culture
Rent One


Mike Tissot
Owner
Countryside Rentals

Ed Winn III
Legal Counsel
APRO

Session Topics will Include:

  • APRO Legal Update
  • Buying  & Selling RTO Stores
  • Branding & Marketing
  • Collections  & Write-offs
  • Driving Sales with Social Media
  • Leadership Training for Store Managers
  • Recruiting and Retaining Top Talent
  • RTO Dealers Panel
  • RTO Regional Managers Panel
  • RTO Success Stories
  • Sales Strategies & Servicing Accounts
  • Social Media for Stores
  • Staffing & Training Your Team
  • Winning Company Cultures

RTO World 2019 Trade Show

In addition to education, RTO World’s trade show will offer attendees an opportunity to connect with vendors, purchase inventory, and learn about the industry’s newest products and services. If your company is interested in exhibiting at the RTO World 2019 Trade Show fill out the booth reservation form and return it as soon as possible.

RTO World 2019 Booth Reservation Form.

RTO World 2019 Sponsorship Opportunities Are Here!

This is your opportunity to showcase your hottest products and newest technologies while making important connections that only RTO World can provide! Read through the 2019 RTO World Sponsorship Brochure to see what is available now.

2019 Sponsor Information

Are you interested in holding an event in conjunction with RTO World 2019? Please read this policy.

An ICW (in conjunction with) meeting is any event affecting RTO World attendees that is outside the official RTO World program, including but not limited to:

  • Customer/Acquisition meetings, dinners or receptions
  • Company/franchise trainings
  • Social events/dinners
  • Staff meetings
  • Industry pre-conference and post-conference meetings

In general, the following activities are not permitted without express permission and coordination with the convention organizers:

  • External education, tours, demos, training
  • Content resembling existing RTO World Programs 
  • Satellite events of any nature
  • Distribution of promotional material (e.g. fliers, room drops)
  • Sales presentations and equipment demonstrations

RTO World staff welcomes affiliated organizations to meet and host various functions during organizer-approved dates and times in conjunction with the 2019 RTO World Convention. 

We can provide many opportunities for sponsored events that could meet your same goals as an ICW event, and more effectively. We create custom events within the convention week that will ultimately serve you better due to the access of additional audiences and scheduling guidance that will result in the best attendance, and overall result.

If your company is interested in hosting events for its employees or franchisees, we can potentially provide you space and audio/visual at no cost. This is not guaranteed and handled on a case by case basis. All such trainings need to be coordinated with our RTO World meeting planning team. 

The RTO World organizers must review and approve any event involving convention attendees during the inclusive dates of RTO World Convention, whether held at an APRO/TRIB-contracted facility or in the same metropolitan area as the Convention.

All organizations and individuals seeking to host an ICW event must email us at expo@rtoworld.org to submit a request for the event/meeting, and receive an approval from the organizing team at APRO prior to promotion and implementation of the ICW Event.