Exploring Meet-and-Learn Events at the 2014 Inside Self-Storage World Expo

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You've heard the expression, "It's not what you know, it's who you know." The best bet is to cover both bases! Meet-and-learn opportunities, like the ones offered at the Inside Self-Storage World Expo, go beyond traditional networking. If you're a facility owner, manager or investor, join us at the Paris Hotel & Resort in Las Vegas, March 30-April 2, for events that will teach you about the industry and help you make valuable business connections.

Education Program

Throw out the notion of boring seminars. You won't find them at the ISS Expo! Our comprehensive line-up of classes includes engaging, interactive sessions that allow you to mingle, ask questions and explore in-depth topics. From our new "Game-Show Learning" track of seminars to panel discussions to roundtables, you'll have the chance to learn from peers as well as experts. The 2014 slate is both educational and entertaining!

Our game-show themed sessions, modeled on the popular TV programs "Celebrity Squares," "Family Feud" and "1 vs. 100," will allow you to explore industry information in a fresh way that stimulates your mind and encourages attendee communication. You can win great prizes, too. Come give them a try!

Now expanded and incorporated into the formal education package, the roundtable discussions are organized into three convenient sessions, each focused on a unique theme such as management software and add-on profit centers. These well-attended attractions allow you to talk one-on-one with well-known industry professionals and interact with colleagues in a  more intimate setting. It’s a true meeting of the minds.

Q&A

Be sure to arrive early if you want to find a seat! The popular "Self-Storage Q&A" always fills up quickly. Hosted by experts Jim Chiswell and Mel Holsinger, this no-hold-barred event is your chance to ask your most burning industry questions. You'll get answers from some of the brightest minds in the business, including fellow facility operators who face challenges similar to your own. Don't miss this event on March 31, 4-5:30 p.m.

Another notable opportunity that's sure to be a big draw is the Self-Storage Legal Q&A With Jeffrey Greenberger on April 1. This open forum is a precious occasion to address your legal concerns, from lien sales to tenant bankruptcy to lawsuits and more. You won't get another chance like this to garner free legal insight!

Expo Hall

Does your facility need a new security gate? A retail supplier? Some marketing assistance? Do you need to buy buildings or doors? What about financing or software? Get down to business in the ISS Exhibit Hall, featuring more than 120 of the industry's top product and service suppliers. Open on March 31, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and April 1, noon to 5 p.m., the expo hall is the ideal venue to meet vendors, try out products, and seek out references and referrals for the companies on your "hit list." You'll find some great "swag" here, too, so don't forget your tote bag.

Evening Receptions

This year's expo includes the annual ISS Cocktail Reception, open to all attendees, as well as several private parties for specific attendee groups. On the evening of March 31, join us in the expo hall for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, courtesy of ISS and Sentinel Systems Corp. The two-hour event kicks off at 5:30 and is included with all registration packages. Peruse the booths and set your plan for day two, or skip the business talk and just enjoy the camaraderie of fellow professionals.

Buyers & Sellers Meeting

If you’re looking to acquire or sell a self-storage facility, the Buyers & Sellers Meeting is the perfect place to locate available properties or advertise one for sale. You can check or list board postings, chat with brokers, and meet potential business partners. Held on the show floor on April 1, this is a special event for the real-estate-minded.

More Than Networking

Merriam-Webster defines networking as the “cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business.” The ISS Expo offers so much more. If you’re looking to shop for products, ask questions, gather information, make an investment or build connections, our show has a meet-and-learn opportunity that's just right for you.

For the complete agenda and details regarding events, exhibits, seminars, speakers, workshops and more, visit www.insideselfstorageworldexpo.com .

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