Earlier this month, Las Vegas, Nevada hosted the 20th anniversary of the Inside Self-Storage World Expo. Stretched over a period of 3 days, this event drew hundreds of self-storage owners, operators, investors, builders and vendors from all around the country. Seminars offered financing, development, marketing and more. One particular topic of interest at this year’s show was lien sales. Not only have many operators seen an increase in defaulted rental contract, but the popularity of the A&E hit TV series “Storage Wars” is shining a light on the self-storage industry and driving people who want to seek out auctions, hoping to find hidden treausures.
The InsideSelf-Storage World Expo will head up north to Tacoma, Washington for their annual fall conference Oct. 4-6. The event will he held at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center. The expo will include educational track, exploring marketing, management construction, finance and more. There will also be workshops and networking events with over 75 of the industry’s leading suppliers.