Update 3/18/20 - The Inside Self-Storage World Expo has been rescheduled to July 21-24, still at The Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. No action is needed from show participants who registered for the show’s original April dates. All attendee and exhibitor registrations will be automatically transferred to the July event, according to show officials.
“We understand there will be questions and concerns following this announcement, and we are working diligently to ensure all details and next steps are finalized and communicated in the coming weeks,” ISS officials said.
Attendees who cancelled their registration will be contacted by expo staff about re-registering. Participants can also e-mail email@example.com with questions or concerns. Any e-mail inquiries can expect to receive a reply within two business days, though due to the anticipated high volume, officials acknowledged there may be slight delays.
Show organizers will contact exhibitors directly within the next few days to discuss any immediate questions.
Participants who booked hotel rooms through the official show room block should have already received an e-mail from The Mirage with instructions on how to cancel their April reservation. Information regarding new reservations for the July dates is forthcoming. Anyone who booked a room outside room block or The Mirage will need to work directly with their hotel.
“Please know this decision was made with you in mind. Health and safety have been our top priority, and we feel this decision provides the best experience for all parties involved,” officials said. “Thank you for your continued understanding and support as we all navigate this unprecedented situation.”
3/16/20 - The Inside Self-Storage World Expo, originally scheduled to take place April 14-17 at The Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic and concerns over the health and safety of show participants and the general public. Event organizers sent an e-mail on Friday to registered attendees and exhibitors. They’re now working to secure new 2020 dates.
“As part of a managed postponement plan, we have evaluated the options and determined that the best course of action for the event and audience is to reschedule the 2020 ISS World Expo,” ISS World Expo officials stated in the e-mail. “We are currently in the process of finalizing the new 2020 dates and will follow up shortly with details and procedures.”
All attendee registrations and exhibit-space bookings will be transferred to the new event dates, once established. No action is needed by attendees or exhibitors at this time. “Please know this decision was made with you in mind. Health and safety have been our top priority, and we feel this will provide the best experience for everyone involved,” officials said. “Thank you for understanding and for your continued support as we all navigate this unprecedented situation. We will continue to post updates on our website as they become available.”
The ISS World Expo comprises four days of education, networking and exhibits. Designed for self-storage owners, managers, investors, builders and vendors, it draws approximately 4,000 professionals from around the world. Attendees can choose from three registration packages to participate in workshops, seminars, roundtable discussions, open-forum Q&A sessions, an evening cocktail reception, vendor presentations, and more.
This year’s event will feature 100-plus presentations and approximately 200 industry product and service exhibits. It’s produced by Inside Self-Storage, which has provided informational resources for the self-storage industry for more than 29 years. Additional educational offerings from the brand include a monthly magazine, an extensive website, the ISS Store, and Self-Storage Talk, the industry’s largest online community.