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  • November 12-14
  • JW Marriott Gold Coast

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Join us in sparkling Surfers Paradise for the self storage event of the year! Enjoy engaging workshops, enlightening keynotes and exciting networking events all set against the backdrop of the Gold Coast’s iconic beaches.

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Whether you’re a seasoned industry member or a newcomer looking to make connections, there’s something for everyone!

We explore the latest trends shaping our unique sector across Australasia, with opportunities to network high on this years’ sunny agenda.

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What to expect

Speakers

Get ready to be inspired by our exceptional lineup of speakers. Leading their fields, these local and international experts bring extensive industry experience, knowledge and innovative ideas. With diverse backgrounds and a captivating presence, they are sure to provide valuable insights and perspectives that will help you innovate, integrate and elevate your self storage business.

Networking

There's plenty of time for networking, kick-started by our welcome event at Cali Beach Club! This is a party that will well and truly get the self storage event of the year started! Breakfasts by the lagoon, drinks in the trade show plus the industry's gala event all provide ample opportunity to mingle, meet and greet.

Trade Show

The trade show is set to showcase new innovations and integrations from leading industry suppliers. These self storage experts are eager to engage with you and explore solutions tailored to your business needs.

Facility Showcase

Explore some of the Gold Coast's show-stopping self storage facilities and get the inside insights from owners, operators, builders and more.

Speakers
Networking
Trade Show
Facility Showcase
Keynote Speakers
YOUR GOLD COAST 2024 LineUP
Mike Burnam StorageMart
Simon Kuestenmacher The Demographics Group
Evelina Bereni Inventium
Mark Mathews Big Wave Surfer
Louise Stokes Swift Storage
Amir Ansari Academy Xi
Linda Sharkey Four Leaves Property
Program
Download Program
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
  • November 12-14
  • JW Marriott Gold Coast

12:00 NOON

Golf Tournament
  • Foyer
  • Monday
  • 11/11/24

Presented by VISY Boxes & More

Join the VISY Boxes and More team and take to the greens at the renowned RACV Royal Pines golf course.

10 AM – 11.45 AM

Getting Started in Self Storage
  • Beechmont
  • Tuesday
  • 12/11/24

Hear from experienced industry suppliers and operators as they share practical advice across a range of self storage domains. From feasibility to construction, management and marketing – there’s advice on everything you need to get started and set up for success in self storage.

10 AM – 11.45 AM

Elevate your Self Storage Operations
  • Springbook
  • Tuesday
  • 12/11/24

Join this immersive workshop and elevate your operations by implementing the latest industry guidelines, integrating technology and exploring AI solutions designed to maximise productivity and streamline processes.

12:00 NOON

Lunch
  • Events Floor
  • Tuesday
  • 12/11/24

12.15 PM – 3.30 PM

Self Storage Facility Tours
  • Events Floor
  • Tuesday
  • 12/11/24

Explore some of the Gold Coast’s showstopping self storage facilities. Buses will depart from the Port Cochere, visit facilities in groups and then return to the JW Marriott.

5.30 PM

Welcome to the GC
  • Cali Beach Club
  • Tuesday
  • 12/11/24

Get ready for a night of celebrations Cali-Style. Bus or walk to the Cali Beach Club for a party that will well and truly get the self storage event of the year started!

7.30 AM

Breakfast by the Lagoon
  • Lagoon Deck
  • Wednesday
  • 13/11/24

Start the morning with a casual pool-side breakfast. Join us for freshly squeezed juices and breakfast bites in the sun!

8.30 AM

Opening Remarks: MC
Keynote: The Trends Transforming Australasia

  • JW Ballroom
  • Wednesday
  • 13/11/24

Join leading demographer and data scientist Simon Kuestenmacher as he explores what’s trending in the macro environment. Learn how to integrate strategic insights that will elevate your approach to self storage.

9.30 AM

State of the Industry 2024
  • JW Ballroom
  • Wednesday
  • 13/11/24

Makala Ffrench Castelli launches SSAA’s comprehensive industry research, State of the Industry 2024. Unpack industry trends, delve into what’s driving demand with Linda Sharkey and track key operating metrics. Learn how to integrate these key industry insights into your self storage strategy.

10.15 AM

Morning Tea
  • Trade Show – Ballroom Area
  • Wednesday
  • 13/11/24

10.45 AM

Remote Management in Self Storage
  • JW Ballroom
  • Wednesday
  • 13/11/24

Explore the future of self storage operations in our panel discussion on integrating remote management. Join industry experts as they share insights and best practices for leveraging technology and innovative solutions to effectively manage self storage – anywhere, anytime.

12.00 NOON

The Self Storage Legal Landscape
  • JW Ballroom – AU
  • Beechmont – NZ
  • Wednesday
  • 13/11/24

Hear from Hunt & Hunt about the latest changes impacting the self storage legal landscape. New Zealand members will join Jackson Russell for an informative NZ-specific session.

12.45 PM

Lunch
  • Trade Show – Tamborine Gallery
  • Wednesday
  • 13/11/24

2.15 PM

Choose your Workshop
  • Wednesday
  • 13/11/24

Self Storage Operations – JW Ballroom

These short, sharp sessions from experts will help you innovate, integrate and elevate your self storage operations. Learn the latest in marketing, revenue management, talent management and compliance.

Development & Construction – Springbrook

Learn about the latest innovations in design and construction from the Building 4.0 CRC. Discuss the latest in financing arrangements. Hear from industry experts and developers about their plans to elevate self storage construction to new heights.

Container & Mobile Storage – Beechmont

Join container and mobile self storage operators to learn how to elevate self storage operations in these growing categories. Hear from suppliers about innovative solutions, share operating insights and help shape the SSAA’s future work in this space.

3.30 PM

Afternoon Tea
  • Trade Show – Ballroom Area
  • Wednesday
  • 13/11/24

3.30 PM

Women in Storage
  • Wednesday
  • 13/11/24

Join the women in self storage for a bright and breezy high tea while learning more about leadership over a glass (or two!) of bubbles.

05.00 PM

Trade Show in the Spotlight
  • Trade Show
  • Wednesday
  • 13/11/24

Explore all the innovations and engage with leading industry suppliers over drinks right across the trade show floor.

6.30 PM

Dinner Dates
  • Wednesday
  • 13/11/24

DINE with industry

Meet at the main staircase if you’ve selected to dine with industry and we’ll show you to your venues for the evening.

UNDER THE SEA with independent owners

Meet like-minded independent operators and feast on a seafood extravaganza! Hosted by SSAA Directors Ned Coten, Adrian Wylde, Brent Hayes and Lizzy Rutland.

NEW ZEALAND NIGHTS with Aaron Alsweiler

Enjoy the balmy breezes of the Tamborine Terrace and delight in a shared feast and the company of fellow Kiwi operators. Hosted by SSAA Director, NZ Representative and General Manager of Safe Store, Aaron Alsweiler.

MISONO with industry leader Sam Kennard

Share an intimate dinner with an industry pioneer at this renowned Japanese restaurant. Hosted by Sam Kennard, SSAA Life Member, Director and CEO of Kennards Self Storage.

Places are limited for these dining experiences. Book online during registration. Subject to availability.

FROM 7.30 AM

Breakfast in the Trade Show
  • Trade Show
  • Thursday
  • 14/11/24

Start the morning with some light and tasty breakfast options in and around the Trade Show.

8.30 AM

The StorageMart Story
  • JW Ballroom
  • Thursday
  • 14/11/24

Join US industry leader Mike Burnam, President and CIO of StorageMart, as he shares lessons from his exceptional career in self storage; including recent chapters on the growth of StorageMart, the acquisition of Manhattan Mini Storage and the elevation of self storage as an asset class.

9.30 AM

Superpowers in Self Storage
  • JW Ballroom
  • Thursday
  • 14/11/24

Backed by psychological science and practical experience at leading innovation consultancy Inventium, Evelina Bereni will share practical strategies to optimise productivity, boost innovation and elevate wellbeing.

10.15 AM

Morning Tea
  • Trade Show – Ballroom Area
  • Thursday
  • 14/11/24

10.45 AM

SoTI | Consumer Insights
  • JW Ballroom
  • Thursday
  • 14/11/24

Explore the top consumer trends from State of the Industry 2024. Learn about the future self storage customer, how they’ll find you and what they’ll be looking for.

11.15 AM

Integrating Cybersecurity into your Everyday
  • JW Ballroom
  • Thursday
  • 14/11/24

Learn how to navigate the rapidly changing world of cybersecurity. Take away strategies to safeguard your sensitive data and the steps to take if you’re targeted.

11:45 AM

Self Storage Roundtables
  • JW Ballroom
  • Thursday
  • 14/11/24

Join in-depth discussions with a range of industry experts.

Dive into different topics all critical to successful self storage. Be led by seasoned operators and gain actionable insights to elevate your self storage business.

12.45 PM

Lunch
  • Trade Show – Tamborine Gallery
  • Thursday
  • 14/11/24

2.15 PM

Global Perspectives
  • JW Ballroom
  • Thursday
  • 14/11/24

Join self storage experts from around the world as they share the latest in industry insights from the USA, UK and Asia.

2.45 PM

The Next Wave
  • JW Ballroom
  • Thursday
  • 14/11/24

The courage and resilience it takes to ride the world’s biggest waves is not reserved for a limited number of athletes and adrenaline junkies. It’s for anyone. Champion big wave surfer and Gold Coast local Mark Mathews shares lessons from his life on the water.

3.30 PM

Closing Remarks
  • Thursday
  • 14/11/24

Including competition announcements and where to for 2025!

5.30 PM

Cocktail Hour
  • Lagoon
  • Thursday
  • 14/11/24

Start the celebrations in true summer style with cocktails and canapes by the Lagoon.

07.00 PM

SSAA Awards for Excellence
  • JW Ballroom
  • Thursday
  • 14/11/24

Presented by VISY Boxes and More

Celebrate industry excellence at the self storage gala event of the year. Enjoy fine dining, cheer on our winners and dance the night away!

Accommodation Partner
JW Marriott Gold Coast

5-star luxury and a sophisticated yet relaxed ambience is what you’ll experience at the JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa. Boasting luxurious rooms, award-winning service and a covetable location, there’s plenty to enjoy. From a stroll along the beautiful beaches, to nearby theme parks and golf courses galore – there’s something for everyone! The JW Marriott provides a sea of luxury from the time you arrive for GC24.

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  • November 12-14
  • JW Marriott Gold Coast
Registration

Early bird offer ends 31 August.
Book early to avoid disappointment!

Flexi
Build Your Own

Want to pick and choose the sessions and activities you would like to attend?

The Build-Your-Own ticket type allows you to create a customised Convention experience, allowing you to pick and choose session add-ons from our extensive program:

  • Golf Tournament
  • Facility Tour
  • Welcome Event at Cali Beach Club
  • Day One (Wednesday) Sessions
  • Industry Leader Dining
  • Day Two (Thursday) Sessions
  • Women in Storage
  • SSAA Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner

Accommodation available to book during registration.

*Members Only

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Best Value
$1549
3-Day All Inclusive*

Save with early bird on now!
Full registration is $1949, including:

  • Facility tours
  • All workshops and speaker sessions
  • Industry breakfasts
  • Welcome Event
  • Trade Show in the Spotlight
  • Awards for Excellence Gala Evening

Optional Ticket Add-ons:

  • Golf Tournament
  • Women in Storage
  • Industry Leader Dinner

Group Booking Discount: 
Purchase four or more 3-Day All-Inclusive tickets to receive a 5% discount!

Accommodation available to book during registration.

*Members Only. Early bird expires 31 August.

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$2050
Supplier & Exhibition

Save with early bird! For suppliers attending without a trade stand. Access to all activities Tuesday-Thursday

Full registration is $2450, including:

  • Facility tours
  • All workshops and speaker sessions
  • Industry breakfasts
  • Welcome Event
  • Trade Show in the Spotlight
  • Awards for Excellence Gala Evening

Optional Ticket Add-ons:

  • Golf Tournament
  • Women in Storage
  • Industry Leader Dinner

Accommodation available to book during registration.

*Members only. Early bird expires 31 August. 

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Awards

Celebrate the best of industry at the SSAA Awards for Excellence gala event, proudly presented by VISY Boxes and More.
Nominations now open!

Closing 15 September.

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  • November 12-14
  • JW Marriott Gold Coast
Gold Coast
Stay a little longer!

Make the most of your time on the glorious Gold Coast and stay for the weekend! Enjoy the spoils of the JW Marriott, relax by the beach or get into all the glitz and glamour on offer in Surfers Paradise!

About JW Marriott
FAQs
If you have any further questions, reach out to our SSAA Team.

Full delegate registration includes:

  • All convention plenary sessions, panel discussions and workshops over the three days
  • Daytime catering: Breakfast, Lunch, Morning & Afternoon Tea
  • Facility Tours (Tuesday)
  • Welcome Event at Cali Beach Club (Tuesday)
  • SSAA Breakfast (Wednesday)
  • Trade Show in Spotlight cocktail session (Wednesday)
  • SSAA Breakfast (Thursday)
  • Cocktails & Canapes (Thursday)
  • SSAA Awards Gala Dinner (Thursday)

The golf package, women in storage and dine with an industry leader can be purchased separately during the registration process. Accommodation is also available to book during the registration process.

Yes, you can build your own ticket using the Flexi option. Add each individual event you’d like to attend plus any accommodation options to build your convention registration. This ticket is also ideal for members who are bringing their partners who would like to join for the social aspects of GC24. If you end up building in most of the events and activities, it will be more cost effective to purchase the All Inclusive ticket!

Yes, this is a members-only event. To join SSAA please visit the website and select “Become A Member” to join online, or contact membership@selfstorage.com.au.

Absolutely! Partners are welcome to attend the social aspects of the convention and can register for social events via the build your own registration form. If you’re bringing your family and need assistance arranging babysitting, please let us know.

No, simply indicate that you’d like to include accommodation during the registration process and we will secure the accommodation booking for you. There are two room types available – King Room or Twin Share. 

Alternatively, you can make your own arrangements to stay elsewhere on the Gold Coast.

What is the closest airport?
The closest airports are Gold Coast Airport at Coolangatta or Brisbane Airport (Domestic and International). The JW Marriott is approximately 45min from Coolangatta airport or 1 hour from Brisbane airport. There are a range of public transport options from each airport, plus taxi/Uber alternatives.

Do I need to book airport transfers to the venue?
Yes, you’ll need to make your own arrangements for airport transfers to and from the venue. A taxi or Uber is the most convenient option, while public transport is the most cost effective. 

Please contact the SSAA team at membership@selfstorage.com.au and provide the details of your current registration and the changes you’d like to make.

Up to four weeks before the event, attendees who need to cancel will be refunded the full amount minus a $20 administration fee. 

Up to two days before the event, attendees can substitute a colleague or delegate their place by emailing the details of the new attendee to admin@selfstorage.com.au.

For terms and conditions, please refer to www.selfstorage.org.au/events.

Testimonials

“Always recommend the SSAA conventions to anyone as it’s the best place to talk and learn.”

NSW Member

“The content catered for newcomers and experienced operators alike”

VIC Member

“The venue was terrific, exhibitors great, networking excellent and the speakers were interesting”

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