Inside Self-Storage (ISS) has formed a contractual partnership with the Rental Storage Association (RSA) of Japan. The partnership includes collaboration on ISS tradeshows and publications as well as general professional support for both entities.
As part of the agreement, the 2013 Inside Self-Storage World Expo, April 3-5 at the Paris Hotel & Resort in Las Vegas, will feature an education session discussing the nature of self-storage in Japan. Though the presenter has not yet been determined, RSA Managing Director Tatsuya Saji and other association representatives plan to attend the conference. The session will be delivered in Japanese and translated into English. Language availability for sessions will be listed in the education agenda.
"We are honored to forge a relationship with the Japanese association,” said Troy Bix, publisher of ISS. “This partnership is a huge step in our goal to grow our connection with the international self-storage audience.”
The RSA officially registered with the Japanese government on Oct. 28, 2010. According to the organization's website, it is the only self-storage association endorsed by Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation. More information is available in English and Japanese at www.rentalspace.org.
Held each spring, the ISS Expo is the largest event in the self-storage industry. It attracts thousands of participants, including attendees and exhibitors. The education program includes seminars, workshops, product and service exhibits, and peer-to-peer networking events.
For more than 20 years, ISS has provided informational resources to self-storage owners, managers, developers and investors. Its educational offerings include a monthly magazine, annual tradeshows, an extensive website, an education institute, an online store and Self-Storage Talk, the industry’s largest online community.