We've been counting down the days and the time is nigh. The Inside Self-Storage World Expo in Las Vegas begins on Monday, and thousands of your industry colleagues will be there. Will you?
After months of hearing about the tremendous benefits of this show, attendees will finally eat the proof of the pudding. We have registrants from around the globe eager to partake in 40 educational seminars, four comprehensive workshops, unique networking opportunities, product and service exhibits and, of course, general industry camaraderie. And ... we hope to get some of them on camera.
On Tuesday, March 2, ISS Marketing Manager Videssa Djucich will be on site with a videographer to capture key show moments and talk with expo participants. We want to know your thoughts about the conference and tradeshow but also your perspectives and experiences of the industry in general. How does your business fare? What do you hope to learn? What observations have you made in your market? If you see the camera and have something to share, please introduce yourself to Videssa or cameraman Scott D. They're eager to hear your stories. You can even schedule film time in advance by e-mailing [email protected].
Our goal for the video? To learn from it, but also to share it with others in our business who may benefit from the collective knowledge of facility owners and managers, builders and investors. Vendors, too. Watch for snippets in upcoming e-mails, on the Self-Storage Talk forum, and on the ISS family of websites.
A quick aside relating to self-storage in the spotlight: A recent article in USA Today pertaining to reality TV shows shared this interesting tidbit: Thom Beers (creator of Deadliest Catch and Ice Road Truckers) is developing the tentatively titled Storage Wars, which will follow enterprising individuals who pursue treasure at self-storage auctions. We've been seeing growing numbers of newspaper articles on the topic of lien sales over the past two years, as the economy drives higher self-storage delinquencies and spurs the public into creative money-making schemes. Will self-storage be the star of the next "Survivor"-type series? Wait and see.
If you're coming to next week's show, be sure to stop by the Inside Self-Storage and Self-Storage Talk booths (#126 and #130 respectively) to pick up free magazines and other fun stuff, share your thoughts and meet the editorial team. If you're keen on being in the limelight, we can set you up with a video spot, too. We look forward to meeting you. Have a fantastic expo experience; we'll see you on the show floor.