Tent provided easy installation and near-perfect cut and stability in very windy conditions.
Modern, temporary structure provided space for a celebrity dinner with 400 VIP guests.
Made by Serge Ferrari and available from Keyston Bros.
PVC-coated polyester with acrylic finish is designed to withstand extreme environments.
TUUCI custom structure included 32 cantilevered shade structures and provided a high-tech aesthetic look.
Vinyl fabrics offer flexibility and less permanent creasing at a competitive price.
Fabric specialist, Base Structures, displays portfolio of temporary Olympic structures.
Project required ground-breaking concepts, including a three-day install and two-day takedown time.
Scaling down on size can offer more options to customers in the tent market.
Free-standing structure provides unique shelter at Envision Festival.
The prototype's cantilevered ceiling allows the breeze to filter through.
Fred Tracy brings creative solutions to his work in the tent industry.
Tent projects show off their creativity, reach for new heights and get big results.
Fabric structures give the people of East Japan places to work and gather as they rebuild.
Location helps when responding to hurricanes on the Atlantic, Gulf and Florida coasts.
There is likely to be a reduction in the number of events throughout the first half of 2009. People will still want to hold events, but they will try to save costs wherever they can and avoid extravagant expenditures. Party events held steady in 2008 but may slow slightly in 2009, while corporate events (especially trade shows) are down.
According to the American Rental Association's "State of the Equipment Rental Industry Report," tent rentals remain a leading revenue generator for event professionals. One nationally operated U.S. tent rental company reports that it is doing fairly well, and feels that the party and event rental industry is not that much affected by the economy. Their market niche includes many events that are grand openings or annual events-from golf tournaments to graduations-and many life events like weddings. The company doesn't do a lot of corporate events and trade shows.
Some established event rental firms that serve the corporate market report that they are not really feeling a credit crunch, but they do see its impact affecting them for the first half of 2009. This is a very fragmented, competitive market, with thousands of companies trying to serve the event market with rental tents and tent-related equipment. The companies that have been and still are struggling will have a difficult time in terms of sales and profitability in 2009. Being flexible in serving different markets and different kinds of events will be key for growth and profitability in 2009 and beyond.
From the 2009 State of the Industry Report. Purchase a complete report at the IFAI Bookstore.