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Networking and Interactive Events

Engage, network and share knowledge with the brightest minds in the self-storage industry.

We offer several inspired networking events that allow you to engage and converse with peers and experts, and make connections with new contacts. All are included with every registration package!

WISE: Women In Storage Education

Tuesday, April 2, 3-6 p.m. 
Space will be limited to 150 registrants on a first-come, first-served basis. Women only, please. 

Once upon a time, self-storage was a male-dominated industry, but that’s no longer the case. Women are now leading key segments of the business, expanding its critical resources and driving innovation and change. Come join us for an empowering discussion on the role of women in self-storage evolution.  

Keynote Address

Wednesday, April 3, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Open to all attendees and exhibitors.

The Right Time Is Now! Gems of Knowledge to Help Your Self-Storage Business Shine in a Murky Business Climate

Don’t miss this exciting chance to hear from one of the industry’s most seasoned experts as she embarks on the road tour that’ll culminate in her retirement at the end of the year! For 31 years, Anne Ballard, (aka The Hat Lady) has been designing and managing self-storage around the world, and offering advice so others can do the same. In this session, she’ll share the lessons she’s learned, so you can enjoy quicker success. Her unique perspective on the past and predictions for our future will energize your operation and motivate you to keep improving! 

International Program

Wednesday, April 3, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Thursday, April 4, 8-11 a.m.
Open to all attendees and exhibitors.

Self-storage is taking off around the world, and industry
professionals from nearly every continent will be joining us in
Las Vegas for the ISS World Expo. Learn which markets are the
hottest for foreign investors as well as how to break into them.
Our sessions will look at the global market, breaking it down by
region and topic. If you’re interested in investing in or operating
facilities in countries outside the U.S., don’t miss this!

Table Talks

Wednesday, April 3, 2-3 p.m.
Open to all attendees and exhibitors.

Also known as “roundtable discussions,” Table Talks are moderated, informal conversations focused on a wide range of specific industry topics. Each talk begins with a one- to three-minute presentation by the table host, leaving seven to nine minutes for open dialogue and Q&A before a rotation is suggested.  

Charity Storage Hoops for a Cause

Wednesday, April 3, 3-7 p.m.
Thursday, April 4, 1-5 p.m.
Open to all attendees and exhibitors. 

Are you a self-storage hot shot? Come prove it and raise money for a good cause! We’ve partnered with Charity Storage to generate funds for worthy organizations. Grab your buddies to play a round of Pop-A-Shot and show off your free-throw basketball skills.  

Party on the Plaza

Wednesday, April 3, 7-8:30 p.m.
Open to all attendees and exhibitors.

Join fellow attendees and exhibitors for cocktails and camaraderie under the stars! Held on the outdoor Forum Plaza, you’ll mix and mingle over cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, anchored by the High Roller Observation Wheel, the world’s tallest of its kind. 

Speed Networking for Facility Operators

Thursday, April 4, Noon - 1 p.m. 

This industry-specific twist on speed dating will allow you to talk one-on-one with others who work in the self-storage trenches just like you. You’ll sit at a networking station with one to three other managers/owners, then draw a topic from our pile of “conversation starters.”  

Buyers & Sellers Meeting

Thursday, April 4, 1:30-3 p.m.

Do you have a property to sell? Are you looking to buy? If so, this is the event for you! Find properties available in your region and who's looking to acquire or offload properties. You’ll be able to meet with buyers, owners and brokers. Open to all attendees and exhibitors.

Attendee online registration opens in December!

The 2025 ISS World Expo is a must-attend show for professionals looking to successfully start or grow a self-storage operation! Check back for more information.