Image Gallery: Happenings and Highlights From the 2013 Inside Self-Storage World Expo
The Inside Self-Storage World Expo takes place annually in Las Vegas, attracting thousands of facility owners, managers, developers, builders and potential investors. While the overriding theme of last year's event seemed to be industry recovery, in 2013, the pervasive sentiment was an eagerness to learn and move forward in the business. After a difficult recession, everyone is raring to go.
“Recovery mode is past. We’re into opportunity mode,” says Steve Hajewski, marketing manager for Trachte Building Systems, which designs, manufactures and erects pre-engineered and customized steel self-storage systems. “Customers are now looking to expand and take advantage of pent-up demand due to the lack of construction for the past five years.”
The 2013 event took place over April 2-5 at the Paris Hotel & Resort, featuring more than 40 education seminars, four workshops, three evening cocktail receptions, more than 130 exhibits, and multiple other learning and networking opportunities.
“The show started and ended with a bang,” says Troy Bix, vice president of Inside Self-Storage (ISS). “Investors are ready to jump into this industry, and owners are ready to amp up their operations.”
View the image gallery to see hot happenings and highlights from the industry's largest conference and tradeshow of the year!