The Florida Self Storage Association (FSSA) will host an “Information Highway” event on Feb. 22 at the Radisson Resort Orlando-Celebration in Kissimmee, Fla. It’ll take the place of the organization’s annual conference and expo, as the national Self Storage Association will be holding its spring conference in Orlando, Fla., March 14-16, according to a press release.
Open to self-storage owners, managers, operators, investors and vendors, the Feb. 22 event will address education on industry operation and technology, including two keynote presentations, breakout sessions and networking. The morning keynote, “Why the ‘Golden Rule’ Is Bad for Business,” will be presented by Robert A. Chiti, president of OpenTech Alliance Inc. The afternoon keynote, “How Google Is Affecting the Self-Storage Industry,” will be given by Ken Hendrickson, co-founder of Easy Storage Solutions.
The manager-focused breakout sessions will include “Let’s Go Beyond the Basics and Get Better,” presented by Anne Ballard, president of training, marketing and developmental services for Universal Storage Group; and “5 Ways to Cut Costs Using Mobile Technology,” by Oliva Austin, a sales executive with SiteLink.
The owner breakout sessions will include “Buying and Selling Self Storage Centers: A Real Estate Attorney’s Perspective,” by Joseph D. Ort of The Ort Law Firm. Another session titled “The Importance of Cybersecurity: Don't be the Next Equifax,” will be presented by Rick Allen, director of PCI Compliance for OpenEdge; Lois Brown, new-business manager for Space Control Systems Inc.; and Dale Taylor, solutions architect for RackSpace.
Registration information is available on the FSSA website.
The FSSA works to ensure the stability and growth of the Florida self-storage industry. It provides a forum through which members can increase knowledge, exchange information, and promote an established, unified voice, according to officials.
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