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2016 Self Storage Expo, Conference and Trade Show @ Greenville

  • 13 Oct 2016
  • 12:00 PM
  • 14 Oct 2016
  • 4:00 PM
  • The Westin Poinsett, Greenville 120 S Main St. Greenville, SC 29601


  • FULL CONFERENCE (includes all sessions, Awards dinner, meals, expo) - All member pricing has been extended to Members of Georgia and North Carolina Self Storage Associations!
  • TRADESHOW ONLY THURSDAY (includes Cocktail Reception) - All member pricing has been extended to Members of Georgia and North Carolina Self Storage Associations!
  • FULL CONFERENCE (includes all sessions, Awards dinner, meals, expo)
  • TRADESHOW ONLY THURSDAY (includes Awards dinner)
  • Includes one 6' draped table in the Expo Hall & one Full Registration. Power Included, notify us at least thirty (30) days prior to the event, in writing, if power is needed.

Registration is closed

South Carolina has extended our member pricing to members of neighboring state self-storage associations!

South Carolina Convention & Expo
October 13th-14th, 2016

The Westin Poinsett
120 S Main St. Greenville, SC
(Self Parking Available)

Stay in town after the show with your family and friends to enjoy Fall for Greenville!
Discover a world of tempting tastes, sights and sounds, as mouthwatering aromas carry you along Greenville’s Main Street. With over 40 restaurants and live entertainment on six stages, we invite you to enjoy the Southeast’s most popular outdoor festival. #FFGVL Join us - October 14th-16th, 2016 



John Uprichard is the President and CEO of Find Great People, one of the fastest-growing executive recruitment and talent management firms in America. Under his leadership since 2002, FGP has experienced over 2400% revenue growth, launched new business lines and employs more than 65 people in three offices who focus on building great companies worldwide.

Based in Greenville, SC, John travels regularly to visit clients across the country. He is a frequent speaker on leadership, talent acquisition, employee relations and healthcare reform, including testimony before Congress on behalf of the recruiting and staffing industry. John is an entrepreneur at heart and gives advice on sustainable business strategies. In 2007, John co-founded Performance Payroll, one of the largest payroll companies in South Carolina, were he holds the position of Chairman.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

  • 8:30am-5pm Registration Opens Foyer
  • 9:00am Exhibitor Set-Up Begins Ballroom
  • 9:00am-11:00am Special Session - Social Media Marketing to the Next Generation of Customers - Additional Registration Required
  • If they won't get off their phones long enough to eat, how do you sell them a storage unit?
    • Conversion Tips to Grab More Leads from Existing Traffic
    • Self Service with Online Rentals via Your Website
    • Social Proof Sells
    • How to Use Word Of Mouth Online
    • What Features Should Your Web-site Have
    • Learn Best Practices

    Holly Ritchie-Fiorello, a maverick Social Media self-storage marketer, and John Lindsey, with the Millennial Self Storage Owner's point of view, will train us how to do all of this on Thursday Morning - Can you afford not to be there?

  • 11:00am-1:30pm Lunch in the Vendor Hall Open and Welcome
  • 12pm Welcoming and Opening Ceremonies from the President - Stephanie Winfree, SSASC President
  • 1:30pm - 3pm Educational Session #1 - Keynote Speaker John Uprichard, CEO of Find Great People
  • 3:15pm - 4:30pm Round Table Discussions
  • 4:45pm - 6pm Educational Session #2 - Industry Panel
    • William Crawford Simple Storage Solutions
    • Terry Campbell - Financing
    • John Barnard - Construction and Design
    • Scott Underbrink - Security and Access Control
    • Olivia Austin - Software and Websites
    • Bruce Heverley - Online Marketing
  • 6pm - 8:30pm Cocktail Reception held in Exhibit Hall - Sponsored by Select Merchant Solutions 
  • 6:45pm Awards Ceremony - SSASC President’s Awards
  • OPTIONAL EVENT - 8pm - 10pm Kick-Off Concert Peace Center Amphitheatre - Featuring Turnpike Troubadours with special opening guest, Mark Webb. Beer, wine and Pepsi products will be available for purchase and Highway 301 and Meat'n in the Middle food trucks will be onsite with food. Pre-Purchase your festival Taste Tickets at the Kick-off Concert and take advantage of our Buy 10 Sheets Get 1 Sheet FREE promo.

Friday, October 14, 2016

  • 7:30am - 8:45am Breakfast - Sponsored by Live Oak Bank
  • 8am Annual Meeting SSASC 
  • 9:00am - 11:30am Educational Session #3 - Scott Zucker, Weissman Zucker Euster Morochnik P.C. - Legal Update / Q&A
  • 11:45am – 1:15pm Vendor Hall Open
  • 12pm Lunch served in Vendor Hall - Sponsored by Midcoast Properties
  • 1:15pm - 2:15pm Round Table Discussions
  • 2:15pm - 3pm Educational Session #4 - Marcus & Millichap, Gorman Team: 2016 Carolinas Rent Survey
  • 3pm Convention & Expo Adjourned
We also offer extra tickets to the Cocktail Reception - Don't leave them out of the good times!


  • Keynote Address 
  • Marketing & Management Metrics 
  • Digital Marketing Trends to Drive Rentals Holly Ritchie-Fiorello
  • Legal Update/Q&A—Scott Zucker, Renown Self Storage Attorney
  • 2 Day Exhibit Hall
  • Concurrent Roundtable Discussions
  • Expert Panel on Management and the Current Market Metrics
  • Awards Presentation at the Cocktail Reception
  • SSASC Annual Meetings

The Self Storage Association of South Carolina is pleased to announce the Annual Convention & Exposition to be held October 13-14 in historic Greenville, SC. 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 storage owners, developers, operators and managers.

Plan now to attend this exciting event in Greenville!

EXPO Details

Westin Poinsett Hotel

SSASC are proud to call the Westin Poinsett home for our 3rd Annual Convention & Expo. Famous Historic Downtown Location on Main Street, walking distance from Greenville's finest Restaurants, Shops, the Peace Center for the Performing Arts, Falls Park Bridge on the Reedy River and The Greenville Drive Baseball Stadium. Only 12 minutes from Greenville-Spartanburg Airport. Complimentary Airport Transportation.

We’ve negotiated a special rate of $189 per night at the Westin Poinsett 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 Westin Poinsett website.

Address: 120 S. Main St. Greenville, SC 29601 Phone 866.716.8108

Alternate Hotel Options:

  • Aloft Greenville Downtown
  • 5 N Laurens St, Greenville, SC 29601 Phone: (864) 297-6100
  • Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown RiverPlace
  • 171 Riverplace, Greenville, SC 29601 Phone: (864) 271-8700
  • Hampton Inn Greenville/I-385 Haywood Mall 
  • Address: 255 Congaree Rd, Greenville, SC 29607 Phone:(864) 516-2400

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

Exhibitors include nearly 40 companies in the Expo Hall:

  • Access Control Technologies, LLC
  • Argus Self Storage Sales Network
  • Bader Insurance Company
  • Bellomy & Co
  • Betco Buildings
  • CallPotential
  • Duro-Last Roofing, Inc
  • EZ Storage Solutions
  • Forerunner Insurance Group
  • Hannah Solar
  • Janus International
  • Lindsey Self Storage Group
  • Live Oak Bank
  • Marcus & Millichap Gorman Group
  • Marcus & Millichap Hatcher Group
  • Midcoast Properties
  • NAI Earle Furman
  • Ponderosa Insurance Agency, LLC
  • PTI Security Systems
  • RMR Development,LLC
  • SBOA
  • Select Merchant Solutions
  • Sitelink
  • Southeast Management Company
  • Storage Development
  • Storage Structures
  • Store Local
  • storEDGE
  • StorSmart Insurance
  • The Peoples Agency, Insurance Services
  • U-Haul Affiliate Program
  • U-Haul Dealer Network
  • US Energy Solutions
  • And Many More!

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, 2016. After that date, guarantees to the hotel must be made and therefore no cancellations can be offered.

We also offer extra tickets to the Cocktail Reception - Don't leave them out of the good times!

HOTEL AMENITIES AND SERVICES – For more information, visit

  • Famous Historic Downtown Location on Main Street, walking distance from Greenville's finest Restaurants, Shops, the Peace Center for the Performing Arts, Falls Park Bridge on the Reedy River and The Greenville Drive Baseball Stadium. Only 12 minutes from Greenville-Spartanburg Airport. Complimentary Airport Transportation
  • Luxuriously appointed guest rooms, EACH room featuring Westin's Heavenly Bed and Bath ®, including three new Westin Workout ® Rooms, featuring state of the art equipment and amenities for the fitness buff
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access in all guest rooms & public areas
  • River Falls Spa, a downtown destination - located next door to the Hotel with special Westin Poinsett guest packages. For more information, visit
  • 24-Hour Room Service & Gourmet Coffee/Gift Shop
  • Spoonbread Restaurant - serving Breakfast, Lunch, & Sunday Brunch
  • Hotel Lounge: serves dinner each evening
  • Hotel Lobby Piano Bar - enjoy our fabulous selection of martinis, wine, beer and appetizers
  • WESTIN UNWIND (a Westin evening ritual) Tuesday through Saturday from 6pm until 8pm. Featuring Live Soft Piano Jazz and Complimentary Seasonal hors d’oeuvres in our hotel lobby.
  • State of the Art Westin Workout ® Fitness Center, complete with state of the art equipment including treadmills, elliptical trainers, stationary bicycles, Life Fitness equipment, free weights, balance balls and exercise mats, television, magazines and more
  • In-room coffee/coffee maker, voice mail, premium movie channels, bathrobe, USA Today newspaper, hair dryer and safe

Contact Self Storage Association of South Carolina:

Office: 803.814.4000


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