Registration is now open for the 2019 Inside Self-Storage World Expo, the industry’s largest conference and tradeshow. The event will take place April 1-4 at The Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Created for self-storage owners, managers, investors, developers and suppliers, the annual expo comprises four days of education, exhibits and networking opportunities.
Early-bird rates, which provide a discount of more than 25 percent on the show’s three registration packages, are available until Jan. 29. Discounted room rates are available through The Mirage and subject to availability. Attendees are encouraged to make reservations early.
The 2019 event will include six education tracks, eight workshops, several networking events, and two days of product and service exhibits. The seminar program includes 42 sessions covering industry construction, development, finance, investing, management, marketing, ownership, risk management, sales, staffing and more. There will also be a full-day International Program focusing on self-storage across the globe, which includes several sessions in Spanish.
To enhance the seminar-track program and give attendees more time with presenters, “Overtime With the Experts” has been added to the show’s list of education offerings. Speakers and their followers can now retire to a designated room upon the completion of each session to ask/answer questions and keep the conversation going.
Attendees can choose from several immersive workshops, including two focused on facility development and construction. The 8 am. Development Workshop on April 1 will cover the planning phase, while the 1 p.m. event will focus on the ins and outs of building. Updates have been made to several show favorites, including the Digital Marketing, Management Mastery and Ownership Excellence Workshops. Both legal workshops (advanced and Legal Learning Live) will return, while a new Staffing Success Workshop will make its program debut. Participants can purchase these options individually or via the All-Access Pass.
Expo networking opportunities, which are open to all attendees, have also been improved for 2019. The traditional Self-Storage Q&A has been expanded to three topic-focused events hosted by hand-picked experts with proficiency in these category verticals: Investing & Development, Management & Marketing and Technology & Innovation. The Legal Q&A With Jeffrey Greenberger will return in its own dedicated timeslot. Roundtable discussions have been increased and rebranded as Table Talks, and the evening cocktail reception will be held as a standalone event right after expo-hall hours on April 2. The Buyers & Sellers Meeting will return in its traditional format on the expo floor, which now includes an attendee lounge and Association Row. Other events include a facility tour, live product demos (new) and vendor presentations.
With the move to The Mirage, the exhibit hall was enlarged and will feature more exhibits than ever before. The floor will be open 3 to 7 p.m. on April 2 and 1 to 5 p.m. on April 3.
For nearly 28 years, ISS has provided informational resources for the self-storage industry. Its educational offerings include ISS magazine, the annual ISS World Expo, an extensive website, the ISS Store, and Self-Storage Talk, the industry’s largest online community.