SmartSource named Official Computer and Technology Rental Provider for Prestigious Offshore Technology Conference
SmartSource recently served as the Official Computer and Technology Rental Provider for the 2012 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC, www.otcnet.org), the world’s foremost event for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production, and environment protection. This event, which is held annually at Reliant Park in Houston, Texas, attracts over 70,000 attendees and 2,500 exhibiting companies representing more than 110 countries. SmartSource has been supporting this prestigious conference for a period spanning almost a decade. It’s a role the company has built by serving OTC’s meeting management as a true business partner committed to the conference’s continued success.
According to SmartSource CEO and President Mike McClernon, “Gas has the potential to change the American economy for the next 50 years. This trade show is critical to bring equipment companies and oil and gas exploration companies together. We are pleased to have a central role in this vital exposition.”
SmartSource Vice President Chad Frank noted, “The history, knowledge of the OTC conference and the teamwork we and OTC’s meeting staff share with each other is second to none. OTC is an extremely well-executed event which we look forward to supporting each year.”
OTC/SPE Meetings Manager Chris Torsy added, “By working with SmartSource at OTC, we know our computer needs will be handled with the utmost care and precision. OTC and SmartSource have built a strong partnership and as OTC continues to grow that collaboration is very important to our success.”
Being a primary technology rental resource to OTC is a natural fit for SmartSource. The company has a proven track record meeting the needs of major conferences, trade shows, meetings and events spanning almost three decades. In addition to its traditional computer and audio visual products, SmartSource’s expanded line of interactive technologies is expected to be in high demand by both OTC conference planners and exhibitors. Included within SmartSource’s interactive product line are: iPads; SmartCharge™ Kiosks, Mobile Device Charging Stations; Friendlyway Kiosks; Touch Screens with software for Digital Document Libraries and Digital Signage; Audience Response Systems; Plasmas with Twitter feeds; Video Walls with different content on some or every screen; and a Lead Retrieval system with custom data selections. The company will also be rolling out iPads with self-service kiosks.
OTC 2013 is scheduled for May 6-9, 2013. For more information, visit: www.otcnet.org
About SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals
Founded in 1984 and formerly known as Rent-a-PC, Inc., SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals serves broad-based corporate IT, association, professional AV and trade show technology rental needs. The company is widely recognized for its outstanding customer service, technical expertise, geographic reach, breadth of product, and end-to-end solution. Its extensive line features brand name products from Apple, Dell, HP/Compaq, IBM, NEC, Eiki, Meyer, Stumpfl, and others. Among its products are computers, servers, copiers, professional AV equipment, LCD and plasma monitors, kiosks, digital signage and video walls. SmartSource employs over 250 including over 100 field technicians. Its 23 strategic locations are in: Anaheim, CA; Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; College Station, TX; Dallas, TX; Englewood, NJ; Eugene, OR; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Houston, TX; Las Vegas, NV; Long Island, NY; Los Angeles, CA; New Orleans, LA; New York, NY; Orlando, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; St. Louis, MO; and Washington, DC. Kirtland Capital Partners, a private equity firm in Cleveland, Ohio, holds a majority interest in SmartSource Rentals. For more information, visit: www.smartsourcerentals.com or call: (800) 888-8686.
Founded in 1969, the Offshore Technology Conference is the world’s foremost event for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production and environmental protection. OTC is held annually at Reliant Park in Houston, Texas.
OTC ranks among the largest 200 trade shows held annually in the United States and is among the 10 largest meetings in terms of attendance. Attendance consistently exceeds 70,000, and more than 2,500 companies participate in the exhibition. OTC includes attendees from around the globe, with more than 110 countries represented at recent conferences. OTC is sponsored by 13 industry organizations and societies, which work cooperatively to develop the technical program each year. OTC also has two endorsing organizations and ten supporting organizations. OTC is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of 13 representatives; 11 from OTC’s sponsoring organizations and two from OTC’s endorsing organizations.