SSA 2023 Fall Conference & Trade Show

Join us in Las Vegas on September 5-8 for the SSA Fall Conference & Trade Show at the MGM Grand where we will be joining self storage professionals and partners from all across the country for several days of networking opportunities and educational sessions.

Tuesday, September 5, 2023 | 12:00 PM PT

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SSA Fall COnference & Trade Show

StoragePug at the SSA Fall 2023

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Tuesday, September 5, 2023 | 12:00 PM PT


Join us in Las Vegas on September 5-8 for the SSA Fall Conference & Trade Show at the MGM Grand! We will be joining self storage professionals and partners from all across the country for several says of networking opportunities and educational sessions.

We hope we'll see you there!

Sign up for updates and then register for the event!

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

  • 8:00a - 6:00p: Conference & Trade Show Registration
  • 4:15p - 5:15p: SSA 101: Maximize Your Experience
    • For first-time attendees and members

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

  • 7:00a - 5:00p: Conference & Trade Show Registration
  • 8:15 - 9:00a: Educational Sessions
    • How to Conduct Thorough Internal Audits at Your Self Storage Facility
    • Interpreting Self Storage Facility Value in Today's Changeable Market
    • Plan Ahead to Handle the Big Tax Changes Being Proposed by Congress
    • Digital Marketing in a Cookieless World
  • 9:15 - 10:00a: Educational Sessions
    • Third-Party Management Breakdown: Q&A Panel
    • State of the Self Storage Real Estate Business
    • The Craziest Self Storage Stories and How to Avoid Being the Next One
    • How to Take Advantage of New Technology to Increase Leads and Decrease Expenses
  • 10:15 - 11:30a: Foundation Forum Speaker: Paul Zikopoulos
    • Generative AI: The Good, the Bad, and the ChatGPT
  • 11:30a - 4:00p: Trade Show Open
    • Visit us at Booth 634
  • 4:15 - 5:30p: Educational Roundtables
  • 6:15 - 7:45p: Welcome to Las Vegas Reception

Thursday, September 7, 2023

  • 7:00a - 3:30p: Conference & Trade Show Registration
  • 8:00 - 8:45a: Educational Sessions
    • Analysis of Extra Space $12.7 Billion Acquisition of Life Storage and REITs Earning Results
    • Pulling Back the Curtain on Technology Trends: Focusing on Efficiencies
    • Estate Planning Failures: 7 Ways You Will Unknowingly Disinherit Your Kids and How to Fix Each One
    • A Guide to Evaluating Your Energy Portfolio and Maximizing ROI for Self Storage
  • 9:00 - 10:00a: General Panel Session: Around the World in One Hour
  • 10:15 - 11:30a: Featured Speaker Session: Joe Shoen
  • 11:30a - 3:00p: Trade Show Open
    • Visit us at Booth 634
  • 3:15 - 4:00p: Educational Sessions
    • Self Storage National Outlook
    • Hidden Hazards Waiting to Sabotage Your Self Storage Facility
    • Securing the Lowest Cost of Capital Financing in a Rising Interest Rate Environment
    • Smart(er) Marketing: AI & Automation + Human Intelligence = More Better Leads
  • 4:15 - 5:00p: Educational Sessions
    • Critical Hiring & Firing Issues We Face in Self Storage
    • The Trials and Tribulations of New Technology in the Self Storage Industry
    • Do You Know Your Loss Ratio? How to Turn Your Losses Into Wins
    • Pioneering the AI Era: Unlocking the Potential of Artificial Intelligence for Self Storage Success

Friday, September 8, 2023

  • 8:00 - 8:45a: Educational Sessions
    • What's New in Remote Self Storage Operations
    • Sustainable Development in Today's Market
    • Increase Revenue and Build Property Valuation by Creating a Thriving Organizational Culture at Your Self Storage Business
    • The Facility Operator's Workshop for the Best Online Storage Auctions
  • 9:00 - 9:45a: Educational Sessions
    • Artificial Intelligence/Natural Language Processing
    • Boat & RV Storage: The New Self Storage Frontier
    • The Lost Art of Selling - Storage Units
  • 10:00 - 11:15a: Closing General Session: Self Storage Legal Q&A

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Catch Tommy moderating a session!

Educational Session: Third Party Management Breakdown Q&A

Panel Moderator: Tommy Nguyen - StoragePug
Panelists: Brett Copper - Copper Storage Management, Alyssa Quill - Storage Asset Management, and Ben Vestal - Argus Self Storage Advisors
Time: Wednesday, September 6 @ 9:15-10:00a

What is third-party management, how does it work, and how do you know which type you need at your facility? Like operators, there's a big range of third-party management companies - different operations styles, different markets, different priorities, and even different business models. In this Q&A panel, we'll discuss a variety of different viewpoints, challenges, and opportunities in the third-party management space. This panel will be discussion-driven with live questions from the audience



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