Arizona Self Storage Association to Hold Conference and Trade Show

Posted on Mar 28 2012 - 2:59pm by Kim Kilpatrick

The Arizona Self Storage Association will hold its 14th annual Conference and Tradeshow in Mesa, Arizona. It will run from May 7 through May 9th, 2012. It will be held at the Phoenix Marriott Mesa at 200 North Centennial Way.

The theme for the conference is ‘Back to Basics.’ Organizers of the event feel that sometimes the fundamentals in the self storage industry take a back seat to innovation in technology. It’s easy to spend a lot of focus, time, and energy on developing a good web page or time updating your technology to allow for customers to go online to rent units or pay monthly bills.

The conference will provide attendees with a laser focus on business fundamentals: accounts receivable, revenue growth tactics, and merchandise sales. Attendees will also learn how customer service and superior maintenance is the first line of marketing and learn about the 3-5 mile micro market that surrounds every facility.

New this year to the conference is the virtual facility tour. This virtual tour will showcase marketing efforts of facilities nationwide. It will demonstrate how to take customer service to a higher level, how to add new streams of income, and how to use new tactics and technology to conquer some of your daily challenges.

Brad North of Advantage Consulting and Management will lead an interactive workshop which focuses on operational effectiveness, marketing tips and profitability through sales.

Conference organizers listened to the feedback from previous conference attendees and selected the same location for the conference. Room rates for the conference will be $99 instead of $160 as in past years. There will be the same affordable pricing structure for the conference with no increase in registration price.

The conference runs daily from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The conference will have separate owner/operators and manager tracks and round table discussions on various topics. The tradeshow will present over 50 exhibits from vendors of product and services for the self storage industry.

Attendees can also participate in the golf tournament if they so desire. The golf tournament will start May 7 at 8:00 a.m. and cost $135 per player. This includes greens fees, cart, range balls, baggage handling, and a buffet lunch.

To register, go to the Arizona Self Storage Association Home page or call Anne Mari DeCoster, AZSA Executive Director, at 602-374-7184.

Sources Used:

“Arizona Self-Storage Association Announces 14th Annual Conference and Tradeshow.” Mini-Storage Messenger.

14th Annual Arizona Self-Storage Conference & Trade Show.

Arizona Self Storage Association to Hold Conference and Trade Show

About Kim Kilpatrick

Kim Kilpatrick has recently taken a break from the corporate world where she was a marketing director. She now enjoys reading, writing and blogging about things that interest her including pets and pet care (she shares her home with her beloved 8-year-old Chesapeake Bay retriever, Chester), pop culture, history and music. Kim is a "veteran" of relocation, so she also has a great deal to say on the topics of moving and self storage as well.