If you want to succeed in the self-storage industry, it takes more than good fortune. You must recognize and seize opportunities as they’re presented to you. Luckily, the 2024 Inside Self-Storage World Expo in Las Vegas, April 2-5, offers many! Don’t lose this chance. Come explore your industry prospects and set yourself on the path to prosperity.

February 14, 2024

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“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

—Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Roman Philosopher

Though luck can certainly play a role in professional success—it never hurts to be in the right place at the right time, for example—a meaningful, enduring career takes ambition and hard work to build. However, you also need golden opportunities that could lead to knowledge, connections and growth. Sometimes they land easily at your feet, but more often, you need to seek them out.

In our industry, there’s no better place to find fortune-changers than the annual Inside Self-Storage World Expo, which this year is taking place April 2-5 at Caesars Forum Conference Center in Las Vegas. The industry’s most complete conference and tradeshow is a chance to set your own destiny. There’s no reason to chase rainbows! Just join us for four days of healthy education, exhibits and networking, and uncover your path to prosperity in 2024.

Education: It Works Like a Charm!

As the self-storage industry evolves and competition escalates, it’s vital to stay in step with innovations and trends. Luckily, the seminar education, workshops, Q&A sessions and Table Talks at this year’s ISS World Expo are teeming with insight for self-storage professionals of all roles! Consider them your horseshoe of learning.

Workshops. There are nine total workshops taking place at this year’s show, including eight half-day practicums split over April 2 and 5. On Tuesday, attendees can choose from our two Development Workshops (the first focused on project planning and the second on construction), plus the Intensive Legal Workshop hosted by industry attorney Jeff Greenberger and a deep dive Digital Marketing Workshop. The Friday offerings include our two Investing Workshops, the Management Mastery Workshop and the Advanced Operations Workshop.

Also on Friday is the full-day Boat and RV Storage Workshop presented by Toy Storage Nation. Packed with expert insight, this event addresses the topic via multiple angles, from development and construction to risk management to operation and marketing. This event also includes breakfast, lunch and happy hour as well as a facility tour and sponsored table-top exhibits.

Seminars. Our 42-session program on April 3 and 4 includes six comprehensive tracks, including an all-new “Big Picture” track designed to provide a macro view of factors driving self-storage investing, development and operation today. Additional tracks focus on building, finance and real estate, management, ownership and technology. Visit issworldexpo.com for the full lineup of times, topics and presenters.

Overtime With the Experts. Back by popular demand, Overtime takes place in tandem with our concurrent seminars. At the conclusion of each 50-minute session, our presenters will convene in a single room where you can meet with them for follow-up conversation. Take advantage of this additional 30 minutes to ask questions, exchange business cards and meet like-minded professionals in your segment of the field.

Table Talks. Also known as roundtable discussions, these are an opportunity to converse with expert hosts and peers on pointed industry topics, organized by theme. Though they can be quite a draw, it’s a slightly more intimate way to share views and ask questions. Most importantly, it’s an excellent way to network and sample information in short, easily digestible bursts.

Self-Storage Q&A Sessions. Open-forum discussion and access to expert knowledge lie at the heart of the ISS World Expo, and this year we’ll be offering four question-and-answer sessions on Thursday, April 4, open to all attendees. From 11 a.m. to noon, choose from three themed meetings: Investing & Development, Management & Marketing and Technology & Security. At 4:30 p.m., you can also join in a Legal Chat With Jeffrey Greenberger. Free face time with an industry attorney? Talk about good luck!

Vendor-Based Insight

Another way to seize self-storage opportunity is to take advantage of cutting-edge products and services before your competitors do. Rather than spend countless hours researching options online, you can simply walk the ISS World Expo Show floor on April 3 and 4. There you’ll be able to explore more than 200 exhibits showcasing solutions from all facets of the industry. To see a complete list including a floor plan, visit issworldexpo.com and choose “Expo Hall” from the “Attend” menu in the top navigation bar. You can also explore the online Exhibitor Directory, where you can search for companies by name or category.

Our exhibitors will have their offerings readily available on site so you can try them, see how they work and ask relevant questions based on your own experience. This interactive environment allows you to absorb information and take advantage of face time with industry-leading providers, many of whom will be offering special show pricing, giveaways, raffles and more.

Also, don’t miss our line-up of Vendor Presentations in which some of the industry’s top companies share proprietary insight to self-storage trends and resources. These take place on April 3 and 4, concurrent with the seminar program, and are open to all attendees.

If you want to succeed in self-storage in 2024 and beyond, The ISS World Expo puts you in the right place at the right time. The industry is changing rapidly. Will you hang your future on chance or make your own luck by seizing this invaluable opportunity? Join us at this year’s conference and tradeshow to put yourself and your business on the path to prosperity.

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