April 16 - 18, 2023 | Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino | Las Vegas, NV


Sharky Laguana

Sharky Laguana

ACRA President | ACRA President & CEO of Bandago Van Rental

ACRA President - Bandago, Chief Executive Officer

Sharky Laguana came to the car rental industry via an unusual path: he was a musician in a critically acclaimed music group (Creeper Lagoon) when the van they were touring in broke down in the Nevada desert. Laguana decided to start his own van rental company, Bandago, to better serve touring musicians. Starting with a single van parked in front of his basement apartment, Laguana grew Bandago over the next decade to hundreds of vehicles, with locations in cities across the country. Bandago’s focus expanded to include families, churches, tourism, and government agencies. Laguana joined ACRA as a member in 2005, became a California ambassador for ACRA in 2014, and was voted to the board of ACRA in 2017. In 2019 Laguana launched a camper van rental company, Campago, and was appointed to the San Francisco Small Business Commission by Mayor London Breed.

Session Archive

ACRA Legislative Update and Town Hall

October 19, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PT)

The American Car Rental Association will dissect perhaps the most disruptive year in the history of business, let alone car rental. More Info

Electric Cars Are Coming, Are We Ready?

April 25, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PT)

In a fireside chat format, ACRA representatives & policymakers will discuss electrification from public policy, regulatory, and funding perspectives on the federal, state, and local levels - and how ACRA is actively involved in these plans.  More Info

Closing Keynote Panel: The Future of Car Rental - If You're Not Hertz, Enterprise, or Avis

April 26, 2022
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PT)

Our panel of independent operators will discuss the building blocks to a successful car rental operation in this new era. More Info

Survival & Revival - ACRA presentation

August 16, 2021
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM (PT)

The American Car Rental Association will present "Survival and Revival" – most ACRA members survived the worst industry downturn many have ever – and hopefully will ever – see. Let's discuss what we learned and where we're headed! AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND TUES 8/17 More Info

Independent's Roundtable

August 16, 2021
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM (PT)

While the major brands shape the national conversation, the independents must adapt an entrepreneur’s mindset to prevail in their local markets. Join us for this candid discussion with heads of four established & emerging independent car rental companies. AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND TUES 8/17 More Info

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