2017 Owners Summit
2017 Owners Summit

August 2017 will see our 3rd Owners Summit, a 3 ½ day event at the Heritage Hotel in beautiful Queenstown New Zealand.  This event is specifically targeted at owners, CEOs and upper management in the self storage industry and is intended to be a more focused, high level event.

The Summit will start on Monday the 28th of August with an exciting Jetboat ride around the scenic Lake Wakatipu while your luggage is transported to the Hotel.  For the Welcome Function on Monday evening all delegates will board the 105-year-old steamship, the TSS Earnslaw and steam across the lake to Walter Peak High Country Farm, one of the first farms established in the region.  Relax in the ambience of the Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant and enjoy a gourmet BBQ dinner.

The formal program commences on Tuesday morning with a traditional Maori Pƍwhiri Welcome Dance. Sessions start with topics including Business Leadership and Secrets to a Successful Family Business followed by lunch and optional afternoon activities such as White Water Jet Boat, Golf and Bungy Jumping.   Upon return to the hotel, delegates are invited to drinks and canapes as we focus our attention on the annual Trade Show in the Spotlight event.

Wednesday morning will commence with some hands on Strategic Planning focussing on outcomes for the future, an informative session covering both New Zealand and Australian legal requirements and our special guest speaker, Mike Burnam, CEO of StorageMart, Illinois, USA.  Wednesday evening you are invited to register for an optional event – the Industry Leader Dinners hosted at some of the finest restaurants in Queenstown.  Enjoy a wonderful dining experience whilst in the company of our some of our most respected industry leaders providing exceptional one-on-one opportunities to engage with our Industry experts.

The final day, Thursday will provide delegates a closer look at HR planning with the opportunity to hear firsthand from those who have experienced a range of issues and how they achieved successful outcomes.  A focus on Disaster Management planning and the latest news from our counterparts in self storage from Asia and to close the Summit on a high with an inspiring special guest speaker.  Thursday evening you are invited to the Annual Gala Awards Dinner, a time for celebration whilst recognising the best in our industry. 

I hope you can join us. Places are limited, so make sure you get in early to avoid disappointment. See you in Queenstown!