The SSA Announces Its Agenda for Their Fall Conference & Tradeshow

Posted on Aug 26 2013 - 8:21pm by Holly Robinson

Need a motivational ‘shot in the arm?’  Feel like you need to revitalize your self storage business? Are you new to the industry? Want to learn from the best in the business? Then, make sure that you put the Self Storage Association’s Fall Conference & Trade Show on your calendar!

The Conference & Tradeshow will be held in Las Vegas on September 24 thought the 26. A few optional activities will be held on September 23. Here is a list of the activities:

September 23
Canadian SSA Operators Certification Course
Social Media Master class with David Meerman Scott
Affiliated Associations Council (by invitation only)
Canadian SSA all Canadian Networking cocktail reception
Chairman’s VIP reception (ticketed event by invitation only)

September 24
Breakfast buffet and networking
Hot coffee/hot topics
Orientation for first-time attendees and new members
Direct member lounge (new event sponsored by Chateau Products)
Self Storage Markets in Latin America
Foundation forum panel session that discusses what the Affordable Health Care Act is and what it means specifically to the self storage operators
Managers’ summit
SSA Foundation Hall of Fame Inductions
SSA update
Trade show and lunch
Large owners council meeting (for members with 10 or more facilities)
Concurrent session for small facility operators and one for mid-sized facility owners
Educational session on trespassing and self storage
Education session on Nevada 2013 legislative update
Self Storage Hall of Fame reception

September 25
Breakfast buffet and networking
Hot coffee/hot topics
Direct Member Lounge (new event sponsored by Chateau Products)
Roundtable discussions on a variety of topics
Canadian topic panel discussions and CSSA annual general meeting
Keynote speaker
Current sessions about proven revenue management techniques to increase profits, tax savings, time management, learning the personality of your employee, understanding search engine optimization, and ‘dressing up’ if you’re ready to grow (financial operations)
Welcome to Las Vegas Reception

September 26
Breakfast buffet and networking
Cyber Café
Hot coffee/ hot topics
Special Panel session about maximizing tenant insurance as a revenue stream
Closing general session: the self storage legal network’s legal power hour

Christopher Lee will be this year’s keynote speaker. Mr. Lee is president and CEO of CEL & Associates, Inc., which is one of the nation’s leading real estate advisory firms. He will be speaking on the topic: A Futurist Perspective on Why Self Storage Will Prosper in the Years Ahead.

“We always look forward to our annual SSA Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas,” said Michael T. Scanlon, Jr., president and CEO of the Self Storage Association. “Our SSA meetings are the very best in our industry and represent the owners who have made more than $170 billion in real estate investment, and generate $22.5 billion in annual revenue, coming into this market each year.”

Sources Used:

“Self Storage Community Gathers for SSA Fall Conference Sept. 23-26 During Sizzling Period for the Industry.” Market Watch; 26 August 2013.

Self Storage Association Fall Conference & Trade Show.