Millions of people from around the world flocked to the country of Brazil for the 2014 World Cup earlier this summer. Come fall there will not be millions of people–likely not too many from outside of Brazil and neighboring countries—heading back to Brazil, but not for a soccer tournament
No, they’ll be going to the Second Annual Latin America Self Storage Expo in São Paulo, Brazil’s largest city.
“With the overwhelming turnout at last year’s show, we all knew that this would become an annual event,” said David Blum, president of Better Management Systems LLC, a U.S.-based consultant and one of the event’s producers. “The structure and content of this year’s show has been designed to address Latin market issues specifically. We all look forward to a marked increase in participation.”
The event will be held at the São Paulo State Housing Syndicate’s (Secovi-SP) convention center on Novemmber 12 and 13.
“…Today, more countries around the world are picking up on this trend, and nowhere is that more evident than in the Latin American countries. Investors now see great potential in Central and South America as host locations for new facilities…”Blum said.
As good an indicator as having a thone last year is for the self storage industry in Latin America, having a second one says even more. It says that it is quite possible that those that came last year learned from the Expo and improved their business.
Maybe the people are simply starting to recognize the value and benefit in self storage.
It was a pretty big deal last year when it was decided to hold the first self storage expo. Nancy Torres, President of the Latin American Self Storage Association was excited for the first expo.
“I am very excited to see the growth of the self-storage industry in Latin America,” she says. “The first Latin American trade show and education expo in Brazil will benefit all members of LASSA as it will offer educational sessions aimed at the unique nature of our market, as well as the opportunity to learn from other operators in the region and to see firsthand the products and technologies developed specifically for our industry.”
Topics are expected to touch on all aspects of the self storage industry in Brazil including marketing, security, and insurance (and much more), but have yet to be finalized.
“Latin America Self Storage Trade Show and Education Event Planned for São Paulo.” Inside Self Storage; 25 July 2014.
“First Ever Self-Storage Expo To Be Held In Sao Paulo.” PRWeb; 29 July 2013.