The expo hall has always been a huge draw at the Inside Self-Storage World Expo in Las Vegas. Packed with suppliers from all segments of the industry, the two-day extravaganza allows industry professionals to immerse themselves in the people, products and services that are trending in the business. It’s the place to meet, ask questions, sample, buy, learn and make connections.
The hall for this year’s show, April 1-4 at The Mirage Hotel & Casino, will offer everything attendees usually love but with more—much more. Here’s a peek at what you’ll find in 2019.
More Space, More Time, More Exhibits
One of the best perks of the ISS World Expo’s new venue is it boasts a much larger exhibit area. With nearly 30,000 square feet of space, there’ll be more room for booths, activities and mingling. Whether you’re looking for a development partner, new software, a retail expert, real estate advice, financing or something else, you’ll find it among the show’s approximately 200 exhibitors.
In addition, expo-hall hours are being extended by an hour on April 2, now 3 to 7 p.m., giving attendees more time to talk with vendors and colleagues and check out the latest offerings on the market. Participating companies go all out to offer solutions to your business challenges, so take advantage of this face time to get your questions answered. For example, if you’re looking for marketing support, visit some or all the 20-plus vendors offering these services. Contemplating a technology upgrade for your storage facilities? Explore your options with in-depth demos from more than 25 providers.
In addition to discussing their products and services, companies take this opportunity to hand out informational materials and fun freebies. Giveaways at past shows have included favorites like pens, flashlights and phone cases as well as unique items such as first-aid kits, stress balls and lip balm. Some exhibitors host raffles for prizes such iPads or Visa gift cards.
A larger venue also means there’s more room and opportunity for networking and learning! Here are a few new expo-hall offerings for 2019:
- Association row: Curious about state self-storage associations? Several leading organizations will be conveniently positioned together so you can learn about resources, membership, state laws and more.
- Attendee lounge: Need a break from the action? Relax in this area for a spell; maybe check e-mail, read the Show Guide or explore the ISS World Expo mobile app. The lounge is also a great meeting place for a one-on-one chat or casual meeting with vendors or peers.
- Live product demos: This exciting new showcase will take place in a dedicated area of the hall during exhibit hours. These 30-minute, hands-on presentations will illustrate the features and benefits of specific products and services. You could learn about new tech tools, facility-maintenance products, doors and related hardware, and more. Watch the expo website for details!
In addition to these new presentations, we’re still hosting fan favorites like the popular Buyers & Sellers Meeting. Offering fresh insight to the busy real estate market, this April 3 networking session on the show floor is a chance to learn about properties on the market or showcase a site for sale. Brokers from nationwide will be on hand to answer questions and offer advice. Open to all attendees and exhibitors, this event is sponsored by the Argus Self Storage Sales Network.
Of course, you can always come by the ISS booth to meet the team, grab some free magazines and swag, join the Self-Storage Talk online community, purchase DVD copies of expo education sessions and much more. Come on by! We love chatting with our audience.
The exhibit hall at this year’s ISS World Expo promises to be bigger and better than ever. It’s time to start planning for the ultimate tradeshow experience! Learn more about the show, including education, speakers, events and registration, at www.issworldexpo.com.