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Education Shines at Inside Self-Storage World Expo in Tacoma, Wash.: Attendees Eager for Information on Operations and Marketing

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In addition to the education program, the ISS Expo also included several networking events. On the first day of the show, expo attendees enjoyed a lively Q&A session with industry experts Mel Holsinger of Professional Self Storage Management LLC and Jim Chiswell of Chiswell & Associates LLC. The interactive session allowed operators, investors, builders and other industry professionals to discuss the issues they face today. The show also featured four workshops, a Buyers & Sellers Meeting on the tradeshow floor, and roundtable discussions. The ISS Expo also included two days in the exhibit hall with more than 50 self-storage vendors.

The show’s 50-plus exhibitors included developers and builders, brokers, financiers, insurance experts, door manufacturers, software vendors and many others. The opening of the exhibit hall coincided with the ISS Expo cocktail reception, allowing attendees and vendors to meet and greet in a relaxed setting. “ISS always brings quality prospects for vendors to talk to,” says Tron Jordheim of PhoneSmart. “The solid education sessions taught by industry pros is a great draw.”

Las Vegas 2012

Attendees and exhibitors are already buzzing about the much-anticipated annual ISS show in Las Vegas. The industry's largest conference and tradeshow is slated for March 14-16, 2012, at the Paris Hotel & Resort. “The ISS Expo in Las Vegas will be the premier show of the year,” Bix says. “There will be industry leaders and new vendors, innovative products and services to explore, and an outstanding education program. It’s the one show self-storage professionals cannot miss.”

The education program will feature the industry’s top consultants, developers, marketers and online experts addressing topics such as management, marketing, financing and more. The show will also feature two days of exhibits, add-on workshops and more. Details about the show will be available at

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