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August 2019


"The Show for the Tenting Professional" will be held in a brand new venue. Hosting us for 2019 is the Embassy Suites Raleigh Durham Research Triangle, Raleigh, North Carolina. This year's dates are from November 4th - 7th. You won't want to miss joining us for a little Southern Hospitality!  Registration is Open. Full information can be accessed at our conference page: The Tent Show 2019. Tent installations will all take place on Monday, November 4th.  All educational sessions will take place on Tuesday, November 5th.



Scholarship Recipients for 2019 Announced

by Butch Ruggiero, Chair

As Chair of the Scholarship Committee, I am pleased to announce that MATRA has awarded two scholarships for the academic year 2019-2020 in the amount of $5,000.00 each to Ms. Emily Ashworth and Mr. Luke Remsberg.

Emily Ashworth, from Ace Party and Tent Rental, attends the University of Florida where she just completed her Freshman year.  Currently, she is....

MATRA Nominations are OPEN
RENTAL- Board Nominations

As an Active Member of MATRA, you are eligible to participate in our Annual Nomination process for Board Elections.  Each year, MATRA accepts nominations for either the Rental Board positions or the Vendor Member Board positions. This year, we are seeking qualified candidates for a RENTAL Member Board positions.




Download the Nomination Form if you would like to be considered for a TWO Year Board position as a Rental Board Member.  All necessary information is located on the form.  All nominees must be current, Active Vendor Members of MATRA.  An Election Slate will be presented at our November 4th, 2019 Annual Meeting!  Help this Association continue to grow and participate on the MATRA Board of Directors.

Deadline for submissions is September 13, 2019!!

Conference 2019

"A Stake in the South"

Plan now to attend the amazing MATRA annual conference. We are pleased to offer all our attendees a contracted Room Rate of $159, for a standard room, plus tax.  Online Reservations for your hotel room is fast and easy or call Embassy Suites Reservations directly at 800-EMBASSY, referencing our Group Code Name:  TTS.  MATRA's room block expires on October 12, 2019 so book now before the block is full. Something exciting to note - all registered guests at Embassy Suites also include a complimentary daily breakfast and a complimentary one hour afternoon reception EACH day!!!!

Online Reservations

MATRA Peak Awards

New and Prestigious Award Recognizing the Best in Tented Events!!!


The Board of Directors of MATRA is excited to announce the MATRA Peak Awards!  In this inaugural year, we're inviting current MATRA Rental member to submit entries that best convey "Excellence in Tenting." Click HERE for full details and submission form.  Deadline for submissions is October 4, 2019.


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Phone:302.765.3945 Ext 2
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Mission Statement

The mission of MATRA is to uphold safe practices and promote the professionalism and integrity of the tent rental industry, through education, networking and leadership development.