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Southeastern Self Storage Conference & Trade Show 2022

Join us at the Southeastern Self Storage Conference & Trade Show hosted by GASSA and SSASC in Charleston, SC. Three awesome days of sessions, learning, networking, and discussions!

Sunday, October 9, 2022 | 5:00 PM ET

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Southeastern Self Storage Conference & Trade Show 2022

StoragePug at the GASSA & SSASC 2022

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Sunday, October 9, 2022 | 5:00 PM ET

The GASSA & SSASC Annual Conference will be held on October 9-11, 2022 at the Hilton Garden Inn & Homewood Suites in Summerville, SC.

Three awesome days of sessions, learning, networking, and discussions!

It's going to be a great conference! Don't miss it!

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Sunday, October 9, 2022

  • 2:00–5:00p: Managers Summit 
    • Auctions - with Pete Whittingslow and Donna Morgan-Esquibel, StorageAuctions.com
    • Increasing Your Conversion Rate-  Jim Mooney, Freedom Storage Management
    • It's your problem, even if it isn't - Dealing with problem tenants- Melissa Huff, Affordable Storage Guys
  • 2:00–5:00p: New-to-Storage Summit: 
    • The 3 Must-Haves to Get started in Storage - Jane Sauls, Sauls Storage Group
    • Should your facility be manned, unmanned, or a mix of both? - Brian Petersen, American Storage Group 
    • Panel Q&A - Lessons Learned in Storage - Stephanie Winfree, Interstate Self Storage, Wilson Covington, Highline Storage Partners, Max Vallotton Jr., Gate 5 Self Storage, Kevin Leebrick, My Storage Ops
  • 5:00–5:30p: Intro to Membership GASSA / SSASC
  • 5:30–7:00p: Welcome Reception with Exhibitors

Monday, October 10, 2022                                                    

  • 7:30–8:30a: Breakfast Served
  • 8:15–9:15a: General Session with Tommy Nguyen
  • 9:30–10:30a: General Session with Economist Dr. Chris Kuehl
  • 10:45–11:30a: Breakout Presentations
    • It's Not Unmanned, It's Remotely Managed -  The ins and outs of managing a facility without an onsite property manager - Melissa Huff, Affordable Storage Guys
    • Overcoming Customer Objections - Stephanie Tharpe A+ Management
    • Construction conversation about materials, timelines, and budgets, Nigel Kraft, Storage Structures Inc.
  • 11:45a–12:30p: Breakout Presentations
    • Branding 101: How to create a brand for unmanned facilities,  Jess Casto and Julie Flaherty 
    • The Insurance Company Protects their interests, why wouldn't you? Scott Greenwald, Goodman-Gable-Gould/Adjusters International
    • Enclosed Boat & RV/ Canopy Storage, Matt Maurer, Betco
  • 12:45–1:15p: General Session and Lunch with Guest Speaker,  South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Pamela Evette
  • 1:30–4:00p: Exhibit Hall Open
  • 4:15–5:00p: Breakout Presentations
    • Security and Unmanned Facilities, Jeff Wiebell, Access Control Technologies
    • Income Tax Reduction Strategies for Self Storage Owners - Keith Mangum, Cost Segregation Services
    • Hiring Services for Your Self-Storage Business: How to Vet and Choose Vendors and Negotiate Like a Pro - Jess Johnson, The Storage Business Owners Alliance (The SBOA)
  • 5:15–7:00p: Trade Show and Cocktails + Food + Live Auction

Tuesday, October 11, 2022   

  • 7:30–8:30a: Breakfast Served
  • 8:00–8:30a: GASSA/SSASC Membership Meetings
  • 8:30–9:30a: Annual Rent Survey  of SC and GA - Stacey Gorman, The Gorman Self Storage Group, Marcus & Millichap
  • 9:45–10:45a: What You Need to Know Before you Buy and Sell - Jane Sauls, Sauls Storage Group
  • 10:45a–12:00p: Legal Update with Scott Zucker
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