Photo Gallery: Inside Self-Storage World Expo, Las Vegas, March 14-16, 2012
To the Polls We Go ... At the Self-Storage Q&A
The Self-Storage Q&A, moderated by industry veterans Mel Holsinger (left) and Jim Chiswell (middle) is always an extremely popular event of the ISS Expo because it allows attendees to get answers to their most pressing questions and carry on candid discussion about their challenges and successes. Folks also love that Mel and Jim give out great prizes during this event, including free registration to future shows, books by industry experts, gift cards and more.
This year's Q&A included two special features. First, Mel and Jim did some audience polling whereby attendees could submit their answers by cell phone and see the results instantly reflected on the overhead screen. (In this photo, attendees are sharing their expectations for facility occupancy in 2012.) In addition, Self-Storage Talk Community Manager John Carlisle demonstrated the power of the ISS official online forum, asking questions of community members who were not present in Las Vegas and almost immediately getting answers from operators nationwide.