Inside Self-Storage (ISS) will host a pavilion of self-storage exhibits and a full day of industry education, Nov. 4-5, at the BMO Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, as part of BUILDEX Calgary, Alberta’s largest conference and tradeshow for the architecture, construction, interior-design, property-management and renovation industries. The annual event draws more than 4,000 attendees and will feature more than 225 exhibits and 35 educational seminars. The inclusion of ISS in 2015 is an opportunity to “bring information regarding the rapidly expanding and highly profitable self-storage industry to the Canadian business community,” according to event organizers.
The ISS Pavilion in the BUILDEX exhibit hall will feature approximately 25 suppliers who specialize in storage-related products and services, including architectural design, building components, development, financing, insurance, legal services, management services, marketing, security systems, software and more. Those interested in visiting the pavilion should simply register for the BUILDEX tradeshow.
The self-storage education seminars will require separate registration. Currently scheduled sessions include a full-day Self-Storage Development Workshop and a full-day Self-Storage Owner/Operator Executive Workshop.
Speakers for the development session are still being finalized. Designed for aspiring and existing facility owners as well as developers and investors, it’ll provide expert insight to ground-up construction and conversion projects. Case studies will be used to illustrate specific development strategies.
The operator workshop will be presented by industry expert Bob Copper, owner of Self Storage 101, a consulting firm specializing in due diligence, facility audits, feasibility and market studies, operational improvement, staff training, and more. Copper will share information to help self-storage owners and regional managers improve business efficiencies and increase profitability, focusing on industry best practices.
“The Canadian self-storage market is much like the early days of the industry in the United States. Although it is well-established, the room for new development and entry into the market by independent operators and interested investors is enormous and a tremendous opportunity for entrepreneurs interested in a highly profitable segment of the real estate sector,” said Troy Bix, vice president of ISS. “We are excited to bring the ISS brand into Canada and help educate BUILDEX attendees about self-storage by replicating portions of our own Inside Self-Storage World Expo.”
Registration for BUILDEX Calgary will open in September. The event is produced by Informa, parent company of BUILDEX and ISS. Informa is the world’s largest conference, training and exposition producer. Its events attract nearly 1.2 million participants annually.
For nearly 25 years, ISS has provided informational resources to self-storage owners, managers, developers and investors. Its educational offerings include a monthly magazine, annual conferences and tradeshows, an extensive website, the ISS Store, and Self-Storage Talk, the industry’s largest online community.
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