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Multi-State Self Storage Expo, Conference and Trade Show

  • 14 Oct 2015
  • 10:00 AM
  • 15 Oct 2015
  • 4:30 PM
  • Desoto Hilton Savannah, GA


  • FULL CONFERENCE (includes all sessions, Awards dinner, meals, expo)
  • TRADESHOW ONLY WEDNESDAY (includes Awards dinner)
  • FULL CONFERENCE (includes all sessions, Awards dinner, meals, expo)
  • TRADESHOW ONLY WEDNESDAY (includes Awards dinner)

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A Historic Event In A Historic City, 2nd Annual Convention & Expo
October 14th-16th, 2015

DeSoto Hilton Savannah, GA




Register for the Event HERE


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

  • 12:00pm Exhibitor Set-Up Begins Oglethorpe Ballroom
  • 12:00pm Registration Opens Foyer
  • 2:00pm - 2:30pm Welcome from the Presidents Madison Ballroom - John Lindsey, SSASC President with Anne Ballard, GASSA President
  • 2:30pm - 3:45pm Educational Session 1 Madison Ballroom - Stephen Slifer, Numbernomics
  • 3:45pm - 4:00pm Snack Break - Sponsored by Express Building Systems Madison Ballroom
  • 4:00pm - 5:15pm Educational Session 2 Madison Ballroom
  • Anne Ballard, Universal Storage Group - Marketing and Management Metrics to Grow Your Business by 10%
  • 5:15pm - 7:30pm Exhibit Hall Open Oglethorpe Ballroom
  • Reception held in Exhibit Hall - Sponsored by Select Merchant Solutions
  • 7:30pm - 8:45pm Awards Dinner Oglethorpe Ballroom
  • 8:45pm - 9:30pm Awards Ceremony Oglethorpe Ballroom - SSASC President’s Awards / GASSA Facility of the Year and Manager of the Year Awards - Sponsored by Sitelink

Thursday, October 15, 2015

  • 7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast - Sponsored by Bayview Advisors Oglethorpe Ballroom
  • GASSA Annual Meeting Pulaski
  • SSASC Annual Meeting Oglethorpe Ballroom
  • 8:45am - 10:15am Educational Session 3 Oglethorpe
  • Concurrent Roundtable Discussions
  • 10:15am - 10:30am Snack Break - Sponsored by Milton Towing/Roadworx Madison Ballroom
  • 10:30am - 11:45am Educational Session 4 Madison Ballroom - Holly Fiorello, The Storage Group - Digital Marketing Trends to Drive Rentals
  • 11:45am - 1:30pm Exhibit Hall Open Oglethorpe Ballroom - Lunch served in Exhibit Hall - Sponsored by Ponderosa
  • 1:30pm - 3:00pm Educational Session 5 Madison Ballroom - Scott Zucker, Weissman Zucker Euster Morochnik P.C. - Legal Update / Q&A
  • 3:00pm Convention & Expo Adjourned
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm Micro Brewery Tour & Tasting (Optional) - Sponsored by City Storage River Street Service Brewing Company
  • 7:00pm Frightseeing Tour - (Optional)

Friday, October 16, 2015

  • 8:00am Golf - Optional - Sponsored by Janus The Club at Savannah Harbor


  • Keynote Address: Stephen Slifer, Economist, formerly with the Federal Reserve
  • Marketing & Management Metrics to Grow Your Business by 10% Anne Ballard, Universal Storage Group
  • Digital Marketing Trends to Drive Rentals Holly Ritchie-Fiorello, VP The Storage Group
  • Legal Update/Q&A—Scott Zucker, Renown Self Storage Attorney
  • 2 Day Exhibit Hall sponsored by Select Merchant Solutions
  • Concurrent Roundtable Discussions
  • Awards Dinner & Ceremony
  • Separate SSASC & GASSA Annual Meetings

The Self Storage Association of South Carolina is pleased to announce the Annual Convention & Exposition to be held October 14-16 in historic Savannah, GA. Co-hosted by the Georgia Self Storage Association, this year’s convention is packed with information designed to help you succeed in your self storage business. We have aligned leading industry speakers, round table discussions covering hot issues and social events designed to help you network with peers and vendors who are also committed to furthering the needs of South Carolina and Georgia storage owners, developers, operators and managers.

Plan now to attend this exciting event in Savannah!

Register for the Event HERE

EXPO Details

Charter Bus Ride—Columbia to Savannah back to Columbia

Who says a 4 hour commute can’t be fun? We’ve chartered a bus to transport members from Columbia to Savannah and back, making a quick rest stop along the way.
Now you can use the time to network with other members, catch up on emails or learn from vendor sponsors, saving you parking fees and a long drive on your own!
The bus will depart from the parking lot in Columbia at 8:00 am on 10/14/15 and then depart from Savannah around 3:30 pm on 10/15/15.

At $60.00 per member person, that’s quite a savings over gas and parking fees, and a lot more fun!


Savannah is legendary for its ghostly legends and history, and since we’ll be there just before Halloween, what better time to take in Savannah’s ghostly sites and frights!
Sign up for the Trolley Tales of Historic Haunts tour on 10/15/15 departing at 8:00pm and lasting for 2 hours. In addition to a full tour of the most haunted spots in Savannah, you’ll have exclusive access to the Rum Cellar at The Pirates’ House and tour the Sorrel-Weed house–two of the most haunted buildings in Savannah. The Sorrel-Weed house has been featured on the SyFy Channel’s “Ghost Hunters” & “TAPS” and is ranked in the top 10 for “Most Haunted Attractions” and “Creepy Places in America.”

Tour price per person: $37.00

Optional Golf Outing

Your sponsor, Janus International Group, invite you to join us on October 16 for a golf outing at The Club at Savannah Harbor. The Club has been recognized as #1 in both guest and associate satisfaction among all courses managed by Troon Golf. In addition to serving as home of The PGA Tour’s Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf Championship from 2003 through 2013, being designated as a National Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Certified Property, the club has been acknowledged as a Troon Golf Facility of the Year, hosted the Georgia PGA Section Championship, several Division 1 Collegiate events and is listed as “The #3 Course You Can Play in Georgia” among other accolades.

Tee time on 10/16/15: 8:00am

Location: 2 Resort Drive, Savannah GA 31421

Cost per person: $138.00

Register for the Event HERE

DeSoto Hilton Hotel

SSASC and GASSA are proud to call the DeSoto Hilton home for our 2nd Annual Convention & Expo. Located in the heart of the historic district, the hotel is just a short stroll to the Riverfront Plaza, River Street and City Market.

We’ve negotiated a special rate of $145 per night at the DeSoto with a limited number of guaranteed rooms, so we urge you to register quickly to secure your space. Complimentary Wi-Fi in your room is included. To register, please visit our unique Hilton website:

Address: 15 East Liberty Street Savannah, GA 31401 Phone: 912.443.2021

Alternate Hotel Options:

  • Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Savannah Historic District, GA 
    320 Montgomery St. Savannah, GA 31401 (912) 921-5300
  • SpringHill Suites Savannah Downtown/Historic District 
    150 Montgomery St. Savannah, GA 31401 (912) 629-5300

Register for the Event HERE

Registration Options

Full Conference includes all sessions, roundtables, expo, meals and awards ceremony.

Tradeshow only includes access to the exhibit floor on Wednesday, October 14, and the awards dinner and ceremony.

Awards Dinner Don’t miss this memorable event as South Carolina presents their annual President’s Awards as well, so it will be an evening to salute those achieving excellence in their field of self storage. Business attire requested. Awards ceremony sponsored by SiteLink.

Exhibitors include:

  • Absolute Storage Management
  • Access Control Technologies
  • All Risk Insurance
  • American Commerce Bank
  • Automatit
  • Bader Company
  • Bellomy & Co.
  • Bennett-Phoenix LLC
  • Bull Realty
  • Cost Segregation Services, Inc.
  • Express Building Systems
  • Janus International Group
  • Live Oak Bank
  • Marcus & Millichap
  • Midcoast Properties
  • PTI Security Systems
  • Storage Business Owners Alliance (SBOA)
  • Storage Structures
  • Storsmart Insurance
  • U-Haul Self-Storage Affiliate Net-work
  • Uncle Bob’s Management
  • United Fire Protection
  • Universal Storage Group
  • Safestor Tenant Insurance/Ponderosa Insurance
  • Select Merchant Solutions
  • SiteLink
  • Steel & Metal Systems
  • StorageBattles/StorageTreasures

Register for the Event HERE

Reception on Exhibit Floor

Visit our sold out exhibit floor of premier vendors while enjoying a libation or two compliments of Select Merchant Solutions

Registration Cancellation Policy: Cancellations will be honored prior to September 1, 2015. After that date, guarantees to the hotel must be made and therefore no cancellations can be offered.

Contact Self Storage Association of South Carolina:

Office: 803.814.4000


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