Brought to you by The Inside Self Storage World Expo. October 17th to 21st, 2022.
Brought to you by The Inside Self Storage World Expo. October 17th to 21st, 2022.
Self Storage VIPs coming together in a place like no other.
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What makes for a great partnership? Get the largest and most comprehensive trade show and educational conference in the self storage industry working with the most intimate and personal learning and networking un-conference in the self storage industry.
Enjoying the sunset and the great company at our opening reception.
Great things happen when you bring the brightest minds and the warmest people together in a beautiful place for a self storage conference. Spend time learning about today's most interesting self storage business challenges and opportunities. Then invent tomorrow's innovations together. Make good business. Make friends. Make memories. Enjoy the Aloha.
Here we are at our opening reception for our 2021 event. Registration for our self storage conference is limited to 100 participants, so everyone has a chance to get to know each other in more meaningful ways than possible in a standard conference. As an un-conference, we have the flexibility to adapt content and presentations to your interests. There is no place better for networking and business group gatherings than the Big Island of Hawai'i.
Registration is open for our 2022 event!
Sign up early and take advantage of the best rates.
Stay for the entire week, or come for the main sessions days. Our host hotel, the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Spa offers a splendid location for opening your mind, relaxing your body, and soothing your spirit.
We'll have work sessions in the mornings and networking the rest of the day. Would you like to get a discount code that saves you money off of the cost of your full registration? Contact one of our sponsors. Go to the sponsor page with this link.
Save the date! We will be holding the Self Storage Hawai’i unconference October 17 to 21, 2022.
We have secured great room rates at our host hotel, The Waikoloa Marriott..
By the time October, 2022 arrives, we should be living in a new "normal" that allows for safe travel, and for safe gatherings like ours.
Our 2021 event worked great, even with Covid policies in place.
A gathering like this will help us assess all the opportunities and risks ahead of us as we move forward into the new world.
The unconference will be the perfect place to figure out what our next "next" is going to be.
By October, 2022 the airline and hotel businesses will have many practices in place to make travel comfortable and comforting. The Hawai'i Department of Health is staying on top of the situation and issuing daily updates. Check in with the Hawai'i Department of Health for updates with this link.
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"The Self Storage Hawaii Un-Conference is the conference to go to. Not just because of the beautiful location in Hawaii, but for the real business connections that you make. I always felt that some of my biggest take-aways from the SSA conferences were from the people I met and talked to. Listening to other owners' experiences and knowledge is extremely beneficial.
Networking with a smaller group of people and doing fun outings makes strong bonds with these business connections invaluable. Learning about the ever evolving storage industry, making amazing business connections, and having fun growing your business wealth of information is the Self Storage Hawaii Un- Conference."
7803 60 Ave
Kenosha, WI 53142
Howard Pryor attended the 2011 Self Storage Hawai'i unConference when he was a part of Barry Hoeven's organization. Today Howard is an independent developer and owner/operator. Howard has a deep and wide set of experiences in the self storage arena. You should spend time talking with him and sharing your experiences as well.
He opened a new SpareSpace Self Storage Center in Miami, FL in the Spring of 2020. It is a beautiful site and you should ask him to tell the story of how it came to be. You can reach Howard Pryor through the SpareSpace website. Howard said, "you should be there in Hawai'i with us!"
Howard is also a kite-boarder. The wind on the Kona/Kohala coast is sometimes great for kite-boarding. We are putting together a group that can go kite-boarding together at the unConference if the wind is just right. Sounds fun, right?
Howard is also a discussion leader for one of our sessions, where we will explore how well aligned our business priorities are with our vendors, partners, and teams.
650 Northwest 30th Street
Miami, FL 33127
Pam Domnigue is a board member of Kureit, a self storage owner and investor, and an influential part of the national and California self storage association leadership. She has also been very active in the StoreLocal Co-op. Pam has a wealth of experience and knowledge and is very generous with her time.
Pam said "I love being in Hawai'i and doing business there. I can't wait to see my storage friends there in October. We'll have another chance to honor Barry Hoeven's legacy and raise some money for Kureit!"
94-990 Pakela St.
Waipahu, HI 96797
Drew Hoeven is one of Barry Hoven's sons. He is part of the leadership team of one of the most successful and most dynamic self storage companies anywhere. Westport Properties was founded by Barry and continues to grow and prosper. Drew is also active on the board for Kureit Cancer Research.
Here is what Drew said about the unConference, "The Big Island was a special place to my father and he was ecstatic when Tron initiated the Hawai’i unConference. Westport will always be apart of this great event. Kure It is so thankful to be a beneficiary."
You can see some of the beautiful self storage sites in the Westport portfolio at usstoragecenters.com
Carol Mixon has trained countless self-storage managers, conducted over 1,000 facility audits, owned sites, managed sites, and has spoken at just about every major self-storage industry event you could think of. Her SkilCheck Secret Shopping firm has evaluated a staggering number of self-storage phone calls. She has written several books and manuals for the business.
Her latest book is called "Self-Storage Auditing for Fraud". If there is away to catch fraud in an operation, Carol knows about it. Where else could you get personal time with someone with this sort of experience? Just as an aside...Carol also wrote the Hawaii Lien Sale Manual, so she knows a thing or two about The Aloha State.
Poppy Behrens will be attending this year. She is the publisher of Mini Storage Messenger. Her teams have been covering self storage news and putting out valuable educational content for years. Few people have more connections or more experience in the storage industry than Poppy.
Poppy is also an artist and an equestrian. Hopefully the timing works out so that several of us can join Poppy for a trail ride on the amazing Big Island. It is a horse riders island and has a very interesting cowboy culture history.
Spending time visiting with Poppy about her thoughts on the industry would pay for the trip all by itself.
Spend a few days before the gathering to get into the Aloha zone. Enjoy the Big Island. join in some of our pre un-conference activities. Then stay a little longer.
The un-conference is meant to feed your soul, and to build your business influence. Let your kids see you in your element. Share the beauty of the Big Island with your spouse. Rest your body. Reset your mind. Reconnect with your loved ones.
Reserve your place before we sell out. The unconference may be the best investment you make in your business in 2022. The connections will be priceless. The knowledge you gain will be powerful. The experiences you share will be invigorating.
Contact one of our wonderful sponsors and ask them for a discount code toward your registration rate.
Hear from our experts in residence and other attendees about the most interesting and daunting potential disruptions to the traditional self storage business. There will be plenty of time for Q and A at this self storage conference. There is plenty of time for discussions among the group as we try to make sense of what may or may not upend our businesses.
Employees are our partners in successful operations. But it only takes one bad apple to wreak havoc. We'll discuss best practices for preventing and diagnosing fraudulent behavior.
We all love to pay taxes because it means we are making money, growing asset value, and contributing to the well-being of our communities. But no one wants to pay more than their fair share. What strategies can be used to manage your tax liabilities in the right direction?
Pay attention as we dig deeper into the practices and performance of the self storage REITs. We'll discuss their impressions of the business, and their plans for the future. Anyone in the self storage business needs to listen carefully since the REITs carry so much power and influence. The REITs drive some sectors of our business and some of the major markets. Will they further dominate and continue to roll-up the industry?
The speed and intensity in which private equity groups have recently built self storage portfolios should be of great interest to everyone in the business. What is next for them? How will that impact the rest of us? This self storage conference is about asking big questions.
No self-storage discussion is complete without talking about automation, self-service, and contact-less business strategies. We'll share successes and talk about the challenges.
How well is your online booking engine performing? We'll be focusing on your web and app conversions as we explore Conversion Science.
Drones that take still images and videos have been around for a little while. But are you using them for more than just a clip for your website? There are many business cases to be made. We'll explore them.
What are the latest trends and best practices around using portable storage units? Are they really only for filling up space you can't build on? How are they being used to build entire projects? What could you do with them? What about pick and delivery of portable units?
We'll take time to explore trends, look at upcoming innovations, and talk about the future. We'll take a broad look at what is going on in the world today, what is likely to happen soon, and how we can prepare ourselves. We are going to run a future-proofing game to see how things could turn out.
Our Room Block is open.
We will have a limited number of rooms at our deep discounted rate.
First come, first served.
These rooms will go quickly.
RESORT ACTIVITY PASSPORT for The Marriott
-The resort activity passport is a mandatory fee at our host hotel. Resort room rates are subject to a resort fee, discounted to $20.00 per room, per night, not inclusive of state tax (currently 14.962%), in effect at the time of check-in. Resort Activity Passport inclusions and pricing are subject to change. This charge is of considerable savings over the value of services offered, and includes:
-Enhanced High Speed Internet Access
-International Long Distance Calls (60 minutes per day)
-Local, Inter-Island, Toll Free Connect & Long Distance Calls to US & Canada
-Blink Photography – 45 minute Photo Session with souvenir digital photo
-Daily One Hour Ocean Sports Snorkel Equipment Rental for 2
-Daily Beach Yoga Class for 2
-Daily Pool Fitness Class for 2
-Daily Cultural Activity Classes
-Shell Lei upon arrival
-Luau – 20% discount off regular Luau Prices
-Enterprise Car Rental – 15% off Daily Rental (on-line or directly with the Enterprise Desk)
-2 Complimentary Beverages (Waikoloa Sunset Punch, House Wine or 12oz. Draft Beer - Valid in Hawaii Calls Restaurant and Akaula Lanai)
-Group rate available three (3) days pre/post contracted dates per hotel availability
When we say this self-storage conference is enjoyable, we are not kidding you! Use this link to register.
Shopping & Dining in walking distance
King’s Shops https://www.kingsshops.com/
Queen’s Marketplace https://www.queensmarketplace.com/
Airport to Hotel Transportation
· John with Resort Transportation. He can be reached at 808-756-1144 www.resort808.com
· Speedi Shuttle can also assist 877.242.5777
Airport Taxis: There are many others but here are a few.
· Estee with Herman Taxi 808-990-6436
· Hamakua 808-747-0235
· R&L with Randy 808-339-5348
Enterprise Rental Car - at the Resort
· Daily Desk Hours 8:00am – 12:00pm
· Phone: 808-886-0762
· Lobby level – on the right as you enter the hotel - before the front desk
the welcoming feeling of the lobby
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There is no better way to inspire great thinking and create serious business relationships than snorkeling together in the amazing waters off of the island of Hawai'i. No other self storage conference has a networking event like this.
If you think a golf outing builds great bonds between conference attendees, try playing golf at one of the many fantastic courses in the Kohala Coast region of Hawai'i. You'll be amazed. What other self storage conference can offer an experience like this?
Kureit founder Barry Hoeven helped create the first Self Storage Hawai'i unConference in 2009. It is only fitting we honor Barry with a fund raising reception at the self storage conference he helped to start. .
Long time self storage influencer Michael Richards runs a summer science camp for high school aged kids on the Big Island. We'll have a mini-science camp for attendees that will rekindle your love of the wonder of science.
We are pleased to support these great organizations. Please help them as well.