Featured Events

Be Educated, Inspired and Entertained

This year, ISS World Expo is offering several special events in addition to our exhibits and education program. We encourage you to attend to maximize your show experience. The following events are included with your registration.

Click on the specific event you are interested in below, or explore the entire show agenda HERE

Wednesday, July 22, 8-8:50 a.m., Grand Ballroom F

Keynote Address With AJ Osborne

Moving Into Freedom: How Self-Storage Saved My Financial Future (and Can Save Yours, Too)

Two years ago, presenter AJ Osborne was paralyzed from head to toe and needed machines to stay alive. He and his family didn’t know if he would ever walk again, the kind of life he would lead or if he’d be able to generate income. After his battle with Guillain-Barré Syndrome, he remains partially paralyzed; but he’s been able to maintain financial stability because of self-storage investments made before this devastating incident. AJ will share how he kept his company from being derailed by his health crisis and his journey to financial and physical freedom. He’ll speak about the creation of his self-storage business and his process for turning around underperforming facilities. He’ll also share strategies for creating wealth and income, and how to best adjust to today’s market.

Wednesday, July 22, 2-3 p.m.

Formerly labeled 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. The room moderator will alert participants every 10 minutes. This year’s event will feature a record number of discussions! Specific topics will be listed here as details are solidified. Please check back regularly for additions! 

Open to all attendees and exhibitors.

Wednesday, July 22, 7-8:15 p.m.

Come relax and enjoy an evening of music, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while mingling, socializing and getting to know your peers. 

Open to all attendees and exhibitors.

Thursday, July 23, 11 a.m. - Noon

For the second year in a row, we’ve expanded our popular open-forum Q&A so more attendees can get answers to their questions! Choose from one of three topic-focused events, hosted by hand-picked experts with proficiency in these
category verticals: Investing & Development, Management & Operation and Technology & Security. No industry question is off-limits! 

Open to all attendees and exhibitors.

Thursday, July 23, 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 that are available in your region and who's looking to buy and sell. You will be able to meet with buyers, sellers and brokers in the designated area of the expo hall. 

Open to all attendees and exhibitors.

Thursday, July 23, 4:30-6 p.m.

Get your legal questions answered in this open-forum-style Q&A. Make your list in advance and be ready to fire off your inquiries in this no-holds-barred, unrecorded session designed specifically to help you improve your operation as
soon as you get back to the office. 

Open to all attendees and exhibitors.

Wednesday, July 22, and Thursday, July 23 

Join some of our leading product and service suppliers as they share their insight on specific products, services and programs. Each session will provide information about specialized offerings and strategies that will help you grow
your business. 

Wednesday, July 22, 9 - 10:50 a.m.
Don't Kill Your Golden Good! How Self-Storage Owners Can Protect Their Business and Save Thousands in Taxes

Wednesday, July 22, 11 - 11:50 a.m.
SBA Financing for Self-Storage: Everything You Want to Know

Wednesday, July 22, 1 - 1:50 p.m.
Yardi Breeze: Leveraging Technology to Win in a Tough Self-Storage Market

Thursday, July 23, 10 - 10:50 a.m.
Introducing The Noke One Solution by Janus International

To learn more, click the button below and search "Vendor Presentation".

Available to all attendees (exhibitors excluded).