GA/SC Southeastern Self Storage Conference and Tradeshow October 9-11, 2022


Sunday, October 9, 2022

10:00     5:00        Exhibit Set Up

2:00        5:00       Managers Summit: 

  • Auctions - Jim Mooney, Freedom Storage Management
  • Increasing Your Conversion Rate-  Jim Mooney, Freedom Storage Management
  • It's your problem, even if it isn't - Dealing with problem tenants- Melissa Huff, Affordable Storage Guys

 2:00       5:00 PM   New-to-Storage Summit:  

  • The 3 Must Haves to Get started in Storage - Jane Sauls, Sauls Storage Group
  • Should your facility be manned, unmanned, or a mix of both? - Brian Petersen, American Storage Group 
  •  Panel Q&A - Lessons Learned in Storage - Stephanie Winfree, Interstate Self Storage, Wilson Covington, Highline Storage Partners, Kevin Leebrick, My Storage Ops

5:00        5:30        Intro to Membership GASSA / SSASC
5:30        7:00        Welcome Reception with Exhibitors
7:00        8:30        FREE to Explore Summerville!

Monday, October 10, 2022                                                    

7:30        8:30        Breakfast Served
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM    
Now What? Scenarios for the 2022 and 2023 Economy with Economist Chris Kuehl - These have certainly been stressful times! How close are we to recession? Is inflation set to recede or get worse? What "black swans" are still affecting the outlook for 2023? There is a lot of contradictory data out there - negative GDP growth but low unemployment, slumping housing numbers but growth in manufacturing. Where are we right now?  

9:30 - 10:30        General Session with Tommy Nguyen

10:45     11:30     Breakout Presentations

  • It's Not Unmanned, It's Remotely Managed -  The ins and outs of managing a facility without an onsite property manager - Melissa Huff, Affordable Storage Guys
  • Overcoming Customer Objections - Stephanie Tharpe, A+ Management
  • Construction conversation about materials, timelines, and budgets, Nigel Kreft, Storage Structures Inc. 

 11:45     12:30         Breakout Presentations

  • Branding 101: How to create a brand for unmanned facilities,  Jess Casto and Julie Flaherty, Moovement Marketing 
  • The Insurance Company Protects their interests, why wouldn't you? Scott Greenwald, Goodman-Gable-Gould/Adjusters International
  • Enclosed Boat & RV/ Canopy Storage, Matt Maurer, Betco

12:45     1:15         General Session and Lunch with Guest Speaker,  South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Pamela Evette1:30        4:00        Exhibit hall open
4:15        5:00       Breakout Presentations

  • Security and Unmanned Facilities, Jeff Wiebell, Access Control Technologies
  • Income Tax Reduction Strategies for Self Storage Owners - Keith Mangum, Cost Segregation Services
  • Hiring Services for Your Self-Storage Business: How to Vet and Choose Vendors and Negotiate Like a Pro - Jess Johnson, The Storage Business Owners Alliance (The SBOA)

 5:15        7:00        Trade Show and Cocktails + Food + Live Auction

7:00        8:30        FREE to Enjoy Summerville SC

Tuesday, October 11, 2022   

7:30        8:30        Breakfast Served

8:00        8:30        GASSA/SSASC Membership Meetings

8:30        9:30        Annual Rent Survey  of SC and GA - Stacey Gorman, The Gorman Self Storage Group, Marcus & Millichap

9:45        10:45     What You Need to Know Before you Buy and Sell - Jane Sauls, Sauls Storage Group

10:45     12:00     Legal Update with Scott Zucker

Adjourn! Thank YOU for coming! 



***SOLD OUT!***

Absolute Storage Management

Access Control Technologies

Argus Self Storage Advisors

Bank Five Nine

Benning Construction

Betco, Inc.



Colite International

Copper Storage Management


East Coast Metal Restorations

Griffco Design Build

Hulsey Systems

Janus International

Kiss Solutions 

Life Storage Solutions

Live Oak Bank

LoadUp Junk Removal


Matthews Real Estate Investment Services

Midcoast Properties, Inc. 

On The Move

OpenTech Alliance

Peoples Bank

PTI Security Systems

Quicken Steel, LLC.

Rapid Building Solutions

Ryan Specialty Group

Rycon Construction

Safestor Tenant Insurance

Sauls Storage Group LLC

Sentinel Systems LLC


Storage Gives

Storage Shield Tenant Protection

Storage Structures



StoreEase Virtual Management

The Gorman Self-Storage Group - Marcus & Millichap


The Storage Acquisition Group

Trachte Building Systems



U-Haul Self-Storage Affiliate Network

Universal Storage Group


Waikato Enterprises, Inc.

William Knight Insurance Agency

Xercor Insurance Services LLC

XPS Solutions

Host Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn/Homewood Suites Summerville, SC

Lowcountry Conference Center 

Room Block Closes on September 10.

Use link to reserve your room: 

Registration Costs by Members/Non Members

Exhibitors - $550/$650

Expo Only Pass (no meals) - $150

Full Conference - $375 

Sunday Only - $200

Monday Only - $300

Tuesday Only - $250

2022 Joint Conference Committee: 

 GASSA President, Jane Sauls SSASC President, Brian Peterson
Brooks Lumpkin, GASSA Vice President Stephanie Winfree
Jasmin Jones, GASSA Board MemberRandy Huber


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