Self Storage Industry Events of 2020 Cancelled and Rescheduled for Next Year
November 30, 2020
Self storage industry events have been rescheduled this year. Every year, self storage associations bring thousands, sometimes tens of thousands of industry leaders together to share ideas. However, this year is not like any other. The unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic that quickly spread across the nation, affected many men, women, and children. Meanwhile, it’s contagiousness risks everyone else not infected.
In the wake of the pandemic, self storage associations postponed their industry events awaiting instructions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as their governors. It seems that everyone was under some sort of shelter-in-place order to help slow the spread of Covid-19.
As the summer months passed, the spread didn’t seem to improve, prompting the associations to cancel the events and start planning for next year. Currently, both self storage operators and vendors have valuable resources to take-away from in remote formats including webinars and virtual exhibits. Perhaps at some point next year, we will get a place where it’s safer to meet in person.
Below, we’ll cover a few self storage events that have already started planning for next year, as well as others to keep an eye on.
California Self Storage Association
16th Annual Self Storage Owners Summit
Balboa Bay Resort, Newport Beach, CA
Thursday, July 15, 2021 (11:30 AM – 6:30 PM)
Visit Event Page Here
Inside Self Storage
Inside Self Storage Expo
The Mirage Hotel & Casino
Education: Tuesday July 13-16, 2021
Exhibit: Wednesday July 14-15, 2021
Visit Event Page Here
Self Storage Association
They host 2 large conventions each year. One is in the Spring and the other in the Fall (usually in Las Vegas). There are no updates yet, but you can visit their events page here for general information.
See their news section for updates and resources.
Washington Self Storage Association
The association’s homepage opens with an important message from their president. They haven’t announced new dates for their annual convention that usually takes place in May. However, they have a cyber event coming up on December 1, 2020 at 11:00am PST or 2:00pm EST called SSA’s Legal & Legislative Round-up.
Texas Self Storage Association
Their Annual Bigger Ideas was presented in a virtual format this year. The event included session recordings and a virtual exhibit hall. View the event page here. There’s no update yet on whether there are plans for a convention in 2021, but it usually doesn’t take place until October.
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