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Potential Session Topics

We’re always seeking fresh topics of the greatest industry relevancy, so please feel free to make suggestions! What else should be on this list? Email us here.

Development/Construction

  • Trends and activity 
  • Site selection and feasibility 
  • Municipal regulations/zoning 
  • Modern approach to design 
  • Site layout 
  • Costs and budgeting 
  • Setting a timeline 
  • Building materials and components 
  • Conversions 
  • Renovations and upgrades 
  • Mixed-use development 
  • Eco-friendly building techniques 
  • Successful case studies 

Finance/Investing

  • Finance/Investing 
  • Market trends 
  • Investment strategies 
  • Loan products and applications 
  • Buy vs. build vs. convert 
  • Facility value 
  • Acquisitions 
  • Due diligence 
  • Selling properties 
  • Exit strategies 
  • Industry consolidation 
  • Tax issues 

Risk Management

  • Legislative update 
  • Rental agreements 
  • Lien sales 
  • Tenant bankruptcy 
  • Lease termination 
  • Facing lawsuits 
  • Tenant life changes (death, divorce, etc.) 
  • Limitation of value 
  • Debt collection 
  • Americans With Disabilities Act 
  • Abandonment 
  • Legalities of vehicle storage 
  • Necessary insurance coverages 
  • Employment law 
  • Filing claims 
  • Tenant insurance and/or protection 
  • Managing crises (before, during, after) 
  • Site safety 
  • Crime prevention and management 
  • Cybercrime and protection

Operation

  • The manager’s role 
  • Industry best practices 
  • Customer service and/or experience 
  • Facility maintenance and curb appeal 
  • Sales techniques 
  • Collections 
  • Pricing strategies 
  • Recruitment and hiring 
  • Employee motivation 
  • Staff discipline and termination 
  • Compensation 
  • Training 
  • Budgeting 
  • Site auditing 
  • Policies and procedures 
  • Auctions (live/online) 
  • Career advancement 
  • Outsourcing 
  • Vetting/negotiating with service contractors 

Technology

  • Budgeting/costs 
  • Facility automation 
  • Staff training and impact 
  • Evaluating options 
  • Measuring tool performance 
  • Creating your own app 
  • Security tools 
  • Tech support 
  • Implementation advice 
  • Future possibilities 

Advertising/Marketing

  • Audience targeting 
  • Marketing budget 
  • Tracking campaigns 
  • Company branding 
  • Media and public relations 
  • Offline strategies 
  • Digital strategies 
  • Website design/optimization 
  • Social media 
  • Community events 
  • Grassroots marketing 
  • Guerrilla marketing 
  • Unique promotions 
  • Content strategy 
  • Video marketing 
  • Blogging 
  • Mobile marketing/texting 
  • Online reputation/reviews 

Add-On Profit Centers

[Consider various aspects: development, operation, legal, insurance, marketing, sales, security.]

  • Boat/RV storage 
  • Retail sales 
  • Wine storage 
  • Truck rental 
  • Cell-tower leases 
  • Records storage 
  • Valet-storage services 
  • Incubator business services 
  • Flex workspace 
  • Fine-art/collectibles storage 
  • Art/music studios 
  • Vehicle-charging stations 
  • Amazon lockers 
  • Other (equipment rentals, boutique sales, check cashing, etc.) 

International

[Consider focusing on specific markets or comparing markets]

  • Emerging markets
  • Case studies
  • Development/construction
  • Finance
  • Legal
  • Management
  • Marketing

New Venue in 2023!

The ISS World Expo will be returning to Las Vegas in 2023, but at a new venue: Caesars Forum Conference Center, the best new convention space on the strip! We look forward to having our event at this beautiful, single-level, state-of-the art facility. As an added bonus, the host hotel (Harrah's) and nearby promenade offer a wide array of open-air restaurants to meet all preferences, plus an entertainment district with the world’s tallest observation wheel.