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2017 Self Storage Expo, Conference and Trade Show @ Columbia

  • 27 Sep 2017
  • 12:00 PM
  • 28 Sep 2017
  • 5:00 PM
  • 924 Senate St, Columbia, SC 29201


  • FULL CONFERENCE (includes all sessions, cocktail reception, 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, cocktail reception, meals, expo)
  • TRADESHOW ONLY THURSDAY (includes cocktail reception)
  • This option is for those that ONLY wish to attend the special session. ALL THOSE that wish to ATTEND the Expo are able to register for the Expo and the Special Session on the second page of the registration form. Please select your registration option FIRST and then add the Special Session.
  • TRADESHOW ONLY - Vendor Guest FREE Registration. No Food or Drinks Included. Register, with all information, through this site.
  • Includes one 6' draped table in the Expo Hall & Two Full Registration (second person must register separately). Power Included, notify us at least thirty (30) days prior to the event, in writing, if power is needed. You MUST send over logo's and you MUST insert your company bio below or you may not be listed in the program.
    1 ticket to all Meals and 2 Drink Tickets Included for both Attendees.

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Early Bird Discounts End September 10th! Book your Room now to get the Best Rate!

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

South Carolina Convention & Expo
September 27th-28th, 2017

Hilton Columbia Center Hotel
Address: 924 Senate St, Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 744-7800 Use the code "C-SSA"to reserve your room
(Self Parking Available $12 per day - Valet $22 per day)

Catering by Ruth Chris Steakhouse!


Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

  • 12:30pm-8:00pm Registration Opens
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm  Special Session - Self Storage 101 with BOB COPPER - Additional Registration Required
    • 3:00pm Exhibitor Set-Up Begins Ballroom
    • 4:00pm Welcoming and Opening Ceremonies from the President - William Crawford, SSASC President
    • Introduce the Directors and Sponsors
    • 4:15pm - 5:30pm Educational Session - Keynote Speaker - Brad Minsley with 10 Federal Storage
    • 5:30pm - 7:30pm Cocktail Reception held in Exhibit Hall

    Thursday, September 28th, 2017

    • 7:30am - 8:45am Breakfast
    • 8:00am - 8:30am  Annual Meeting SSASC 
    • 8:45am - 10:00am Round Table Discussions
    • 10:15am - 11:00am Educational Session - Around the World of Self Storage - Industry Update
      • 11:15am-1:00pm Vendor Hall Opens

      • 12:00pm - Lunch is served
      • 1:15pm - 2:00pm Round Table Discussions
      • 2:15pm - 3:15pm Educational Session - Marcus & Millichap, Gorman Team: 2017 Carolinas Rent Survey
      • 3:30pm - 5:00pm Educational Session - Scott Zucker, Weissman Zucker Euster Morochnik P.C. - Legal Update / Q&A
      • 5:00pm Convention & Expo Adjourned
      ***All Meals and Drinks require tickets - Trade Show Only Passes do not include ANY meals or Drinks***
        We also offer extra tickets to the Cocktail Reception 


        • Keynote Address 
        • Marketing & Management Metrics 
        • Automated Self Storage with Brad Minsley
        • Legal Update/Q&A—Scott Zucker, Renown Self Storage Attorney
        • 2 Day Exhibit Hall
        • Concurrent Roundtable Discussions
        • Industry update, locally and nationally
        • SSASC Annual Meetings

        The Self Storage Association of South Carolina is pleased to announce the Annual Convention & Exposition to be held September 27th-28th in Columbia, 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 September!

        EXPO Details

        SSASC are proud to call the Hilton Columbia Center Hotel home for our 4th Annual Convention & Expo. Famous Historic Downtown Location on Senate St., walking distance from the Vista and Columbia's finest Restaurants, Shops. Only 22 minutes from Columbia Metropolitan Airport, 3250 Airport Boulevard, West Columbia, SC 29170. Complimentary Airport Transportation.

        We’ve negotiated a special rate of $159 per night at the Hilton Columbia Center Hotel 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 website.

        Hilton Columbia Center Hotel
        Address: 924 Senate St, Columbia, SC 29201
        Phone: (803) 744-7800

        (Self Parking Available $12 per day - Valet $22 per day)

        Alternate Hotel Options:

        • Hampton Inn by Hilton Columbia Downtown Historic District  
          Address: 822 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201
          Phone:(803) 231-2000

        Registration Options

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

        Tradeshow only includes access to the exhibit floor on Wednesday.

        Exhibitors include nearly 40 companies in the Expo Hall:

        • Bader Company
        • BETCO, INC.
        • Blink Signs
        • Chateau Products Inc
        • Easy Storage Solutions
        • Elevation Partners, LLC
        • Hahn Mason Air Systems
        • Hannah Solar
        • Janus International Group
        • Live Oak Bank
        • Marcus & Millichap
        • MidCoast Properties
        • On The Move
        • Ponderosa Insurance - Safestor Tenant Insurance
        • PTI Security
        • Revenue Control Systems
        • Sitelink
        • Southeast Management Company
        • Sperry Van Ness
        • Storage Structures
        • Storage Treasurers
        • StoragePug
        • Storsmart Insurance
        • Taylor Agency
        • The Peoples Agency
        • The Storage Acquisition Group
        • U-Haul of South Carolina
        • U-Haul Self-Storage Affiliate Network
        • 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 our Sponsors.

        Registration Cancellation Policy: Cancellations will be honored prior to September 1, 2017. After that date, guarantees to the hotel must be made and therefore no cancellations can be offered.

        HOTEL AMENITIES AND SERVICES – For more information, visit

        • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access in all guest rooms & public areas

        Contact Self Storage Association of South Carolina:

        Office: 803.814.4000


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