Education the Focus of the 2011 Self Storage Expo

Posted on Nov 26 2010 - 6:09pm by Tony Gonzalez

When you think about an event being held in Las Vegas the first thought that comes to mind is not what the event is, but the fact that it is in Sin City, a place somewhat known for wild, crazy debauchery. However, when the 2011 Inside Self Storage World Expo comes to the Paris Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas during mid-March education will be taking center stage.

The Expo is a yearly event that gives members of the self storage industry a chance to network among the various different players in the industry from facility owners to managers to investors and suppliers. It is also a great chance to learn from each other as well as the many presentations that are made.

Over 30 different educational seminars
have been scheduled for the seminar, There will also be many chances to network, four workshops for some hands-on learning, and more than 125 different booths in the exhibit hall.

Keeping a business running and viable in a troubled economy is no easy task. The Expo is intended to help those trying to enter the self storage industry do just that and keep those that already are working in business.

Seminars will cover a myriad of different topic but all related to one of four different things. Newcomers to the industry will likely want to attend some of the ones involved with construction, development, real estate, and finance. Attendees can learn how to enter the industry by buying an existing one, how to build, and how to derive at an accurate value for one that is for sale and much more.

Veterans and newcomers to the self storage industry will be able to participate in seminars geared towards helping attendees learn new and better ways to market their facility and increases sales. Things like building a presence on the Internet and making the most out of the World Wide Web, do-it-yourself marketing, and creating the right mindset for growth are among the topics that will be covered.

Day to day operations and facility management issues will be covered at a number of the seminars like ‘Taking the Mystery Out of Mystery Shopping,’ ‘Critical Insurance Coverages for Self Storage,’ and ‘Cash Isn’t Always King: Manager Compensation and Incentives. Many of the technology related ones will be geared towards helping improve security as well as different ways to improve operations through automation and operational support.

Sources Used:

Education and Event Program Unveiled for Inside Self-Storage Las Vegas Expo 2011; Nov 24, 2010.

2011 Inside Self-Storage World Expo.