Treasure at ISS Expo

Unearthing Hidden Treasure at the 2015 Inside Self-Storage World Expo

Whether you’re seeking nuggets of knowledge, new revenue streams or a fresh crew to help steer your self-storage business, you’ll find your treasure at the 2015 Inside Self-Storage World Expo in Las Vegas. The following map will help you along the path.

Looking for a map to self-storage success? Tired of turning down one path after another only to land in a dead end? Feeling lost in a sea of competition? Or perhaps you’re in search of that “hidden gem” that will take your business to the next level?

Whether you’re seeking nuggets of knowledge, new revenue streams or a fresh crew to help steer your business, you’ll find your treasure at the 2015 Inside Self-Storage World Expo, April 7-9, at the Paris Hotel & Resort in Las Vegas. The following guide will show you where to look.

Income Island: Where Operators Find Lost Profit

Start your adventure with the end goal in mind: facility profit. The expo’s combination of education, networking and exhibits provides attendees with the tools they need to unearth the hidden revenue in their business. The first place to dig is our education program, where you’ll discover money-making skills and strategies in more than 40 seminars. Spread over two days and organized in 10 unique tracks, sessions are taught by leading experts in the field.

  • Development & Construction
  • Investment & Finance
  • Management
  • Ownership
  • Marketing
  • Staffing
  • Sales
  • Add-On Profit Centers
  • Risk Management
  • International

Next you’ll want to dive into our social events, where you can find allies and support in the form of fellow storage professionals. Consort with like-minded explorers and get guidance from those who’ve already conquered the landscape. If you’re company needs new mates to man the ship, networking is also a great way to find potential sailors and begin recruitment.

Start on Tuesday with the Self-Storage Q&A, a lively forum where you’ll hear vital industry facts and real-life stories, then paddle on over to the evening cocktail reception for some grog and victuals. On Wednesday, get personal time with experts and peers among the “Isles of Roundtable Discussions,” and identify some wise investments for your hard-earned doubloons during the Buyers & Sellers Meeting.

The Cave of Wonders: Uncovering New Products and Services

The next stop on your journey is the ISS Exhibit Hall, where you’ll find the tools of your trade. Packed with more than 120 exhibiting vendors, this is where you get down to the nitty gritty. Fill your chests with “booty” while you parley with the industry’s leading suppliers. Whether you seek a new software or marketing partner, a real estate or finance expert, or a builder, you’ll find them here.

The exhibit hall will be open 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on April 7 and noon to 5 p.m. on April 8. As you navigate your way through the massive venue, think about your ultimate destiny, and then board those ships that will help you get there.

The Unexplored Cove: Workshops of Knowledge

Those willing to go the extra mile should add specialty workshops to their expedition. This year’s offerings, available a la carte or as part of the ISS Expo Premium Package, provide something for everyone:





Development Conference

April 6

1-5 p.m.

The self-storage development process, including feasibility, financing, new construction, conversions and more

Special Workshop:
Am I Breaking the Law?

April 6

1-5 p.m.

Legal issues that commonly create problems for storage operators and tips for avoiding a lawsuit

Management Workshop

April 9

8 a.m.-Noon

Day-to-day essentials for successfully operating a self-storage facility, from open to close and everything between

Executive Workshop

April 9

8 a.m.-Noon

What owners need to know to run a profitable business, from human resources and facility audits to best practices

Legal Learning
Live Workshop

April 9

1-5 p.m.

Legal essentials including lien-sale best practices, rental agreements and more

Pricing Workshop

April 9

1-5 p.m.

Systematic, data-driven pricing strategies that will help operators maximize facility income

X Marks the Spot: Discover Your Treasure

The ISS Expo is always packed with hidden gems, so be on the lookout for resources, products and people that can aid you on your self-storage journey. Stop following the same old route.

It’s time to chart a new course for success. Get details and register at

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