Photo Gallery: Inside Self-Storage World Expo, Las Vegas, March 14-16, 2012
The biggest industry show of the year drew hundreds of self-storage owners, operators, investors, builders and vendors from around the country—and dozens from around the world. The three-day event included education, exhibits, workshops and more. Hosted at the Paris Hotel & Resort in Las Vegas, the event drew a number of first-time attendees and exhibitors.
While many storage professionals relayed they’re still dealing with challenging markets, there was a renewed sense of optimism at this year’s ISS Expo. “As we move into 2012, the industry has some momentum and positive energy,” said Troy Bix, group publisher of Inside Self-Storage. “The attendees and the vendors have great attitudes about the industry and, this year, we’re really starting to move toward growth, operational efficiencies and profitability.”
New additions to this year's expo included a "View From the Top" opening session presented by some of the industry's leading operators, the International Summit, a Finance Symposium, sessions for Spanish speakers, an Owner/Operator Executive Workshop and more. Launched in conjunction with this year's show was the new Inside Self-Storage Store, which offers on-demand insight and education for the self-storage industry.
Please view the image gallery for expo highlights.