Image Gallery: Happenings and Highlights From the 2013 Inside Self-Storage World Expo
You never know who you might meet at the ISS Expo. International attendees comprised 11 percent of this year’s show participants, with self-storage professionals arriving from 27 nations outside the United States and every continent but Antarctica. The growing international attendance is a testament to the global growth of the industry.
Pictured is Robert Madsen, president of U-Lock Mini Storage Group in Canada and director of the Canadian Self Storage Association. Madsen, who is also a Self-Storage Talk moderator, commanded attention during the Cocktail Reception as he walked the show floor in his space suit, garnering support for his quest to attend the Axe Apollo Space Academy Space Camp in Orlando, Fla. Madsen was also a panelist during the international session, “Self-Storage Around the World: Business Operation,” which provided an international perspective on operations in Australia, Asia, Canada and Panama. The expo offered five international education sessions, including one entirely in Spanish.