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2019 Self Storage Association's Annual Fall Conference & Trade Show!

August 16, 2019

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The 2019 SSA's Fall Conference & Trade Show is September 3rd through the 6th, with times throughout most hours of each day. 

StoragePug is bringing our traveling band of product and client specialists: LT, Zac, Billy, and Tommy Pug, to this year's Fall Self Storage Association Conference and Trade Show at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. 




We will be equipped with smiles, StoragePug swag (our tried and true t-shirts and socks), prepared demonstrations, and eager answers to any questions attendees might have.  

This annual event has become the premier experiences for self storage professionals of all degrees. 

Not only do we all get to visit Las Vegas due to the location of the Conference, but getting to interact, meet, and network with the various people involved with, work on, are featured in, and get their information from the National Self Storage Association publication, newsletters, and website is a monumental opportunity.  

The demographics for the convention is about 75% of the attendees are self storage owners and operators. These are the people that have thoughtfully invested in facilities, or manage the processes of these big money making machines, or are on facility day to day to satisfy and serve customers and potential clients. 

The other quarter of attendees are real estate, investment, management, or legal firms, prospective owners, vendors, and service professionals. These individuals are here to learn, educate, network, and create some awareness about themselves within the industry. 


When is the SSA Trade Show?

The upcoming 2019 National Self Storage Association Conference & trade show is being held September 3rd and ending the evening of September 6th (9/3-9/6).

When you arrive, find the SSA Registration Desk to sign in and receive your badge conference materials.
Available Sign In Times:
Tuesday -  8 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday -  7 AM - 5 PM
Thursday -  7 AM - 3:30 PM


Where is the SSA Conference? 

The National SSA continual lines up the incredible venue of the The MGM Grand, or more accurately, the MGM Grand Conference Center, on the Las Vegas Strip. 


The MGM Grand
3799 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109


To receive the block discount: When you call this telephone number and connect with the reservations department make sure to reference "self storage association." 

The SSA and the MGM Grand, to provide further value and convenience to all attendees planning to travel from far and wide, have a deal set up a discount offer with Delta Airlines. 

Follow this link to the Delta website page - Delta SSA Discount - and then use the code - "NMRBP" - to receive the discounted and/or packaged tickets to get to Las Vegas. 


StoragePug at the SSA

Mentioned earlier, most of Pug HQ is making their way to Las Vegas.

The number of people attending alone means StoragePug will need a lot of hands on deck to steadily be able to answer the influx of questions and make the introductions that will come from having a booth set up on the convention floor.


Self-Storage Value Pricing on the Internet

An additional exciting part for StoragePug is the inclusion of one of our Founder Pugs, Tommy Nguyen, during a concurrent educational session.

On Thursday, September 5th, between 8:45 to 9:45 in the morning, Tommy will be sitting on a panel of all stars to answer questions about "value based pricing" as an upcoming revenue generating concept in the industry. 

The title of the topic is "Value Pricing on the Internet". 

This group of professionals will discussing what is value, the associated cost of true value for our customers, and the price of convenience within the confines of value based pricing and what it all means. 

The panel, happening during the Thursday morning educational session , will be moderated by Jim Mooney Jr. of Freedom Storage, Operations and Management. 

Jim is a personal friend and connection for StoragePug in the industry, so it will be a pleasure to discuss and be led by an individual we respect so much. 

Besides Tommy Nguyen of StoragePug, the other panel members are made up of high level individuals from Five Star Storage and Veritec Solutions

We have spent lots of effort learning to apply and educate others on "Value Based Pricing" and offering value based services to self storage customers. StoragePug will use this experience to learn even more from extremely versed professionals. 

Value is based on cost, perceptions, services rendered, and even more factors. The concept of thought and discussion that is value based pricing, is meant to make value a calculable pricing structure. 

We implore you to find time on Thursday morning, between 8:45 - 9:45, to attend this panel and absorb as much as possible, because we believe it is truly a nudge towards the future for the industry as a whole.  



Information For Those Attending

Trade Show Hours:

  • Wednesday, September 4, 11:30 AM - 4 PM
  • Thursday, September 5th, 11:30 AM - 3 PM


General Event Hours:

  • Tuesday, September 3rd - 8 AM - 7:30 PM
  • Wednesday, September 4th - 7 AM - 8:30 PM
  • Thursday, September 5th - 7 AM - 9 PM
  • Friday, September 6th -  7 AM - 11: 30 AM




More Detailed Schedule of Events


  • 1 PM - 3:30 PM - Managers Summit
  • 1 PM - 4 PM - Self Storage Economic Summit


  • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM - Concurrent Educational Sessions
  • 8 AM - 8:30 AM - Orientation for First-Time Attendees and New Members
  • 8:45 AM - 10 AM - Opening Panel Session
  • 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM - Barry Hoeven Award
  • 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM - Foundation Forum Speaker 
  • 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM - Educational Roundtables
  • 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM - Concurrent Educational Sessions



  • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM - Concurrent Educational Sessions
  • 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM - Concurrent Educational Sessions
  • 10 AM - 11:30 AM - Self Storage Hall of Fame Inductions and Keynote Address
  • 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM - Concurrent Educational Sessions
  • 3:30 PM - 5 PM - Young Leaders Group Educational Session
  • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM - Concurrent Educational Sessions
  • 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM - Concurrent Educational Sessions
  • 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM - Special Networking Session



  • 8 AM - 8:50 AM - Concurrent Educational Sessions
  • 9 AM - 9:50 AM - Concurrent Educational Sessions
  • 10 AM - 11:15 AM - Closing General Session


The SSA's Mission and Commitment to Excellence and Value to Members

The mission statement of the National Self Storage Association (the SSA) reads as, "Everything we undertake and accomplish - we do for the viability, success, and prosperity of those who have made an investment in self storage. We do this through responsive leadership, proven advocacy, relevant education, timely and accurate data, and the effective use of communications and social networking."

The SSA has access to the best of the best across the nation and it allows them to use these resources, disseminate information with the more local associations, and then coordinate this huge effort that is the annual conference.


Cannot Wait to See You All There

Having this many extremely respected and experienced owners, vendors, operators, and professionals under one room is a once in a lifetime opportunity. 

Except, for self storage, we get to do this every year because of the SSA's commitment to putting on such a wonderful annual conference, convention, and trade show.

StoragePug attributes this recurring Las Vegas trade show as a big part of our growth and success.

This conference exists as a true conduit to some of the brightest minds and eager owners and operators wanting to share their successes, failures, and all in between. 

  • Please come see us to tell us anything you deem as interesting or problematic so we can learn and develop better processes and solutions for the industry! 
  • Please introduce yourself to us and receive some swag that we made with love, as a tangible extension of our personality and vibrancy within the industry! 
  • Please attend our panel discussion because all research and instruction was done with care so it would live as a useful resource to all individuals working to uplift the industry! It is our belief that value pricing and calculating the value we offer to customers will take a front seat to operations.

See you there! 



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