Join us in Savannah, GA for the 2017 Georgia Self Storage Association Annual Conference and Tradeshow, Oct. 1-3! 

You will hear from the nations leading self storage experts, network with valuable resource providers, and have a great time with your self storage colleagues at our 2017 event! 


SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE 

All Meals will be held in the same room as Exhibitors!

SUNDAY - October 1, 2017
 Time  Event Speakers 
 12:00 PM - 5:15 PM Golf at the Westin Resort Golf Club  
 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM Registration Open  
 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM   Becoming a Category of One, Instead of One in a Million Anne Ballard, Universal Storage Group

 Does your older store need updating or are you designing a new location? How to make sure you include some unique programs and design elements that show you are truly thinking of your customer's experience and your improved profits. If you want higher rental rates and customers who are happy to pay them, this session is for you.

We’ll explore case studies of existing stores made over and new stores including these elements and the success that goes with each one.
 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Exhibitor Setup   
 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Opening Reception with Exhibitors (Held in the exhibit area) Welcome from GASSA President, Stacey Gorman

MONDAY - October 2, 2017
Time   Event Speakers 
7:00 AM  Registration Open  
7:30 AM Breakfast 
8:30 -9:45 AM

Industry Life Cycle

Jim Chiswell,  President, Chiswell & Associates, LLC

Every industry and every individual business has a life cycle.  An ebb and flow that sometimes can be predicted and at other times comes unexpectedly.  Drawing on his 35 years of self storage industry experience, Jim Chiswell will provide his overview of the State of the Self Storage Industry.  He will also discuss how to evaluate your own businesses and where it is headed as we approach a new year.

9:45 - 10:00 AM BREAK
10:00-11:05 AM Industry Roundtables Various Companies
Time to sit down and ask specific questions on pivotal topics to help you succeed in the self-storage industry.  

11:10 AM - 12:00 PM Georgia Storage Case Study John Colclough, Broward Development LLC.

Hear from Broward Development Co. and self storage veteran John Colclough on how successful consulting in management and development for one Georgia storage facility produced huge revenue gains. 
12:00 - 12:45 PM Lunch served  
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Open  Take advantage of this vendor time to find out how to better your operation! 
3:15 - 4:45 PM Millennial Marketing FTW Guy Middlebrooks, Vice President of Third Party Management, CubeSmart

If you have to look up "FTW" to know what this means,  you probably need to know a little bit more about this ever-growing portion of your self-storage customer base. Millennials are, quite literally, the future of your business, so let's roll up our sleeves and dig deep into the insights of one of the largest self-storage operators to better understand who, exactly, millennials are, and how their consumption of self-storage and engagement with big brands differ from those of other generations.
4:45 PM - 5:15 PM  GASSA Awards Presentation Stacey Gorman, GASSA President
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM Cocktail Hour With Exhibitors  
6:15 PM - 8:00 PM  Exhibit Hall Breakdown  

TUESDAY - October 3, 2017
 Time  Event  Speakers
7:00 AM  Registration Open  
7:30 AM- 8:30 AM Breakfast served  
8:00 - 8:30 AM 
GASSA Annual Business Meeting Stacey Gorman, GASSA President
8:45 - 10:00 AM

Red Carpet Sales & Customer Service

Carol Mixon-Krendl, Skilcheck Services, Inc. 

Here’s what you’ll learn at this outstanding session:

  • Discover how to create a true competitive edge over your competition.
  • Learn 7 of the most important customer expectations when looking for self storage.
  • Examine the effects of unsatisfied customers and how you can help satisfy the customer.
  • Acquire important techniques and tips on selling over the phone and in person.
  • Obtain the key factors in being a more proactive self storage manager.
10:00 -11:15 AM INDUSTRY PANEL - OPERATIONS  Industry Experts
More details coming soon!
11:30 AM-12:00 PM Lunch Served
12:00 - 2:30 PM Legal Review Seminar  Scott Zucker, Partner, Weissmann/Zucker, P.C. and Deputy General Counsel , National Self Storage Association
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM Final Announcements and Adjournment Stacey Gorman, GASSA President

Questions? We're here to help! 

Georgia Self Storage Association 

678.764.2006

Samantha Kilgore

skilgore@asginfo.net


Jasmine Burton

jburton@asginfo.net


EXHIBITORS & TRADE SHOW

We are excited to have some of the top vendors in the storage industry attend our trade show to help benefit our members.  

Click here to secure your booth! Space is limited! 

See who's exhibiting at out 2017 event!

Universal Storage Group | U-Haul  | Paradigm Tax Group

Janus International Group| Marcus & Millichap

Ponderosa Insurance/Safestor | PTI Security Systems

Absolute Storage Management | The Storage Acquisition Group

Bader Company | OpenTech Alliance

Chateau Products, Inc. | CallPotential

Access Control Technologies LLC| StorageAuctions.com

Store Here Management | Bull Realty, Inc.

William Knight Insurance Agency, Inc.| Automatit

Bennett-Phoenix LLC | Sitelink | Midcoast Properties

American Commerce Bank | All Risks, LTD

Commercial Realty Services of West Georgia

SOS Systems | Rapid Building Solutions 

Southeast Management Company | SpiderDoor Technology 

Bellomy & Co. | Storsmart Insurance Easy Storage Solutions

Storage Structures Inc. |First Financial Bank Centre 

Peachtree Fence and Gates 


REGISTRATION


 Type Advance
(7/2 -9/26)
 Onsite
(10/1 - 10/3
)
 Full - Member $295 $325
 Full- Non Member $325$375 
 Monday-Member$145  $165
 Monday - Non Member$195  $215
 Tuesday - Member$125  $155
 Tuesday - Non Member $145$165 
 Sunday - Member$100  $125
 Sunday - Non Member$150  $175
 Receptions - Member $50  $75
 Receptions - Non Member $50 $75
 Golf @ Westin (Sunday)  $129 $129

To register with a paper form, click here.

HOTEL INFORMATION

GASSA is excited to host this year's conference at the Hyatt Regency Savannah for a rate of $207/night. You will enjoy beautiful views of the river and historic downtown!

Hyatt Regency
2 West Bay Street
Savannah, GA 31401

The deadline to reserve a room in the block is Tuesday, September 5, 2017. 

Click here to reserve your room at the Hyatt Regency!

SPONSORS

Make the most out of your conference exposure by taking advantage of our remaining sponsorship opportunities!

To sign up for a sponsorship online, click here. 

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