The Canada Self Storage Association (CSSA) is hosting the 2011 Conference and Trade Show in Edmonton, Alberta, Oct. 12-14. The event is being held at the Delta Edmonton South Hotel, 4404 Gateway Blvd.
The three-day event will include a certification course for operators, seminars, one day in the exhibit hall and facility tours. Two segments of the Operators Certification Course will be held on Wednesday. Operators need to complete four segments to achieve full certification.
The show begins Thursday with a continental breakfast served in the exhibit hall. In addition to exhibit hall hours, the CSSA event will also include several educational seminars. Kim Sterling, owner of StoreSmart Self Storage in Red Deer, Alberta, will give attendees an update on the progress of the Alberta Lien Law Project.
Robert Madsen, president of the U-Lock Mini Storage Group and a CSSA director, will present “Storage Wars: Riding the Bull!” The seminar will explore how the popular reality show has changed self-storage auctions and the public’s perception of the industry.
Tom Garden, president of Syrasoft Management Software, will present "Technology Affecting the Self Storage Workplace: From Digital Cameras to Social Media.” The day will also include roundtable sessions on a variety of topics and a cocktail reception. Friday’s agenda includes a tour of Edmonton-area self-storage facilities.