We hope you were able to join the hundreds of operators and vendors in Dallas this week for the 2016 SSA Spring Conference.
It’s obvious that banks are lending again. A large percentage of attendees were new or prospective operators who were desperate to learn all they could about the world of self storage.
The topics that operators were most interested in speaking with us about were automation of the customer service process, pay by SMS text capabilities, and the ability to easily manage larger multiple-property portfolios.
The weather was a factor in Dallas. I talked with several gray-faced travelers whose flights were very exciting due to turbulence. There were late arrivals, lost luggage and even a few folks who couldn’t get to Dallas at all.
The format of the Conference was very vendor friendly. All of the quality roundtable and session track meetings were held before and after the trade show hours. And during trade show hours, food and drinks were provided on the show floor.
We had a great time and met many old and new friends. If you didn’t get a chance to visit with us in Dallas, look for us at several of the state shows this summer, then in Las Vegas for the 2016 SSA Fall Conference.