Win a free ISS Miami Registration

  • We thought we would do something fun and valuable for the readers of the self storage diary…the self storage blog. So we are giving away a full Gold Package conference registration to the Miami ISS show coming up this fall. All the winner has to do is cover travel and lodging. Here is how you win.

    Vote for your favorite self storage blog entry. Email me with the title and number or your favorite entry (found at the bottom right hand corner of each entry). We will do a random drawing from everyone who votes for a favorite entry. The last day to enter will be June 1, 2005. The winner will be announced here on June 3rd, 2005.

    Here is the agenda-at-a-Glance for the upcoming Inside Self Storage conference. Visit with self storage insiders and learn more about the self storage industry.

    Wednesday, October 26
    8am-5pm Developers’ Seminar

    Thursday, October 27
    9-10:15am Keynote Presentation
    Dr. Gayle N. Carson, Seminar leader & Management Consultant

    10:45am-12:15pm Concurrent Sessions

    Getting Started in Self-Storage
    This industry primer will get you acquainted with the essentials you will need for success.

    Homeland Security
    Learn how to protect your investment while staying compliant with the Homeland Security Act.

    Creative Unit Mix & Site Design
    See the latest trends and features in developing an up-to-date storage facility.

    1:30-3:00pm Concurrent Sessions

    Industry Overview
    An encompassing presentation of where the industry is headed and how the competition is doing.

    Marketing Strategies
    Learn how to send an effective message to your target market.

    Feasibility Studies
    Learn the essentials of site selection, economics for storage, and how to determine if the plan you envision is the “right” investment.

    3:15-4:45pm Concurrent Sessions

    Advice From a Pro
    From measuring manager performance to rate issues, this seminar touches on business-operational issues every owner and manager needs to consider in today’s competitive market.

    A comprehensive look at converting existing structures for self-storage use.

    Building Boat & RV Storage
    Learn the special accommodations to integrating this revenue-booster into your facility.

    5:15-6:45pm Prime Time Open Forum
    An unparalleled opportunity to learn from the pros and from your peers!

    Friday, October 28
    8-10am Security & Software Summit
    A unique opportunity that allows you sample the gamut of products and services, while receiving a sense of what’s right for you.
    8-8:50am Concurrent Sessions

    Records Management
    Explore some of the common misconceptions and learn how incorporating records management into your facility can generate revenue.

    Climate and Humidity Control in Self-Storage
    It’s not the temperature – it’s the humidity!

    Southeast Insurance Issues
    Advice and information on how to insure storage facilities in the Southeast.

    9-9:50am Concurrent Sessions

    Winning Sales Strategies
    Learn to anticipate your customer’s needs and boost your bottom line.

    Legal A-Z
    For beginners to seasoned self-storage professionals, this session covers it all.

    Turning Water Into Money: Incorporating a Self-Service Carwash
    From starting the building process to opening day, this session covers working with a supplier, financing options and much more. Learn how this added feature can mean big profits for your site!

    10-10:50am Concurrent Sessions

    Embezzlement Prevention
    Learn 27 embezzlement techniques used by self-storage employees and how to prevent this type of crime.

    Legal A-Z Continued
    For beginners to seasoned self-storage professionals, this session covers it all.

    Building Your First Facility
    Put yourself in the “power position” when negotiating your construction contract.

    11-11:50am Concurrent Sessions

    Learn what to expect in rates, terms and cost when refinancing.

    Marketing to the Spanish-Speaking Customer
    Learn how to send an effective message to the largest growth group in the country.

    Facility Management
    Strategies that cover the key areas of operations, training, marketing and sales.

    12noon-5pm Expo Hall Open
    5-6:30pm Cocktail Reception

    Saturday, October 29
    8am-2pm Management Workshop
    This is the one you’ve heard about – a valuable tool for managers, this focused, intensive training will cover pertinent topics such as marketing, legalities, operations and collections. Industry heavyweight Joe Niemczyk will conduct this advanced-level daylong seminar with his trademark wit and wisdom.

    8-9:30am Q&A Session: Ask the Brokers
    Before attending our buyers’ and sellers’ meeting, take a moment to ask our panel of the nation’s leading real estate brokers who specialize in self-storage about the current state of the market. Whether you own a facility, are thinking about buying a facility, or are just interested in knowing more about self-storage investment opportunities, this session is for you!

    9-11:45am Vendor Presentations
    Individual vendors present these special 45-minute sessions with you in mind! Learn in-depth about products and services, ask questions and compare suppliers. Informative and entertaining, Vendor Presentations are an excellent complement to your Expo experience.

    9:45-11:15am Buyers’ & Sellers’ Meeting
    Whether you are looking to expand through acquisitions or positioning a property for sale, this premier meeting is the place to be. We divide the room into geographic regions, then invite buyers, sellers and brokers to discuss the possibilities. You just might walk away with a bargain in hand!

    11:30am-1pm Roundtable Discussions
    These more personal, interactive discussions have become a favorite of Expo attendees. A variety of timely topics presented in an informal format give you the opportunity to get up close and personal with our industry experts. Choose from a variety of hot topics and join the fun!

    1-4pm Expo Hall Open
    *Agenda subject to change without notice.

    I hope to see you there!

    bye for now, Tron

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    Disclamer: This entry is intended to promote our partner StorageMart and some or all participants received compensation.