22 — 24 August 2018 Brisbane




The SSAA Convention & Expo brings leading speakers and experts in accelerating the self storage industry together with Australia's and New Zealand's leaders of today and tomorrow, giving us the knowledge and insight we need to compete — and win — in an ever changing world.

We’re encountering some of the greatest transitions that any generation has ever had to face. Technological disruption is already affecting every part of our lives; every business, every industry, every society — even what it means to be “human.” These changes show no signs of slowing down; in fact, they’re accelerating rapidly.

But the ever-increasing pace of change doesn’t just hold challenges - it holds opportunity. We are shifting from an economic model based on scarcity to one of abundance. What are the strategic implications? What kinds of policies do we need? What is the impact on our economy? What are the ethical considerations? None of the old rules apply.

Join us in August 2018 at the SSAA Convention & Expo — and be prepared for what lies ahead.



The SSAA Convention & Expo is a Conference Like No Other.

You’ll learn about Online Marketing – Legal and Public policies – Human Recourse Management – Social Media Management – Improving your online reputation ¬– How to Automate your Business – An Introduction to Gen Z ¬– and More… We expect you to come away from the Convention with nothing less than a total paradigm shift about where the Self Storage Industry has come, where it’s heading, and what’s possible.


Your ticket to three extraordinary days.

The SSAA Convention & Expo promises to be the best you’ve ever attended

Over the course of three days in August, you’ll hear from experts in the Self Storage Industry and beyond, and learn what the implications are for you. You’ll also discover cutting edge methods in online marketing taking place across the globe.

Your Convention experience includes expert speakers and ….

Full Delegate ticket to the Convention includes
  • Delicious catering (seriously, it is a big deal for us)
  • All Sessions
  • Facility Tours
  • Gala Awards and Dinner
  • The soon to be famous Self Storage Industry Goody Bag
  • Opportunities to meet with Speakers
  • Networking opportunities
  • Exclusive access to the convention app
  • Interact with 40 exhibitors
  • and More!
Please note the first day begins Wednesday, 1:00 pm and finishes at 8:00 pm.
Thursday and Friday run from 9:00 am till 5:00 pm excluding evening receptions


You. Specifically, You Should Attend If:
  • You are in a position of responsibility in your Self Storage business, needing to understand innovations
  • You are a service member or an entrepreneur, providing solutions to the Self Storage Industry
  • You are a manager or an assistant in a Self Storage company, shaping the company for a future that looks nothing like the past
  • You are a start-up, eager to know more about the Self Storage Industry



The SSAA Convention & Expo is Brought to You By The SSAA




Full Delegate- Standard

Available until 2 April Buy Now
AU$ 650 – inc GST

Social Delegate

Available until 15 August Buy Now
AU$495 – inc GST

Day Delegate

Available until 15 August Buy Now
AU$1155 – inc GST

Business Package

Available until 15 August Buy Now
AU$ 375 -inc GST

Pre- Conference Workshop

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AU$220 – inc GST

Awards Dinner

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AU$ 240 – inc GST

Members Day Out

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AU$ 60 – inc GST

Women In Business- High Tea

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AU$ 225 – inc GST

Industry Leaders Dinner

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Nestled in the heart of Brisbane’s South Bank cultural precinct, The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) is a unique drawcard for delegates and visitors attending events, exhibitions and conferences in Brisbane

Getting to BCEC via public transport is easy and efficient with bus, ferry and train options available. More information about planning your journey via public transport can be found on the TransLink website.

Click the link to read more on how to make your way to the BCEC: https://www.bcec.com.au/visit/


The Novotel Brisbane South Bank is across the road from the Brisbane Convention Centre, with direct pedestrian access connecting the hotel with the Centre.

Situated within the city’s premier lifestyle and cultural precinct of South Bank. The Novotel-South Bank provides an easy access to an array of world class restaurants, internationally acclaimed theatre and cultural performances, and a convenient connecting walkway to Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. A perfect destination to attend the Convention and discover the river city.


Socialising with others is a fantastic way to share experiences and extend support to the community. Why not Join us on our first ever Member’s Day Out and Trans Tasman Golf Tournament In Style at the Hill Stone Golf Course in Brisbane, QLD, an initiative of the SSAA.

Golf Tournament, Beers & BBQ, Spot Prizes but also great networking! this will make for a very worthwhile day and some well-deserved time to relax and enjoy the down time before 3 days of convention .

We have chartered a luxury coach and driver for the day with Pick up and Return Point: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

When:Tuesday the 21th of August 2018 Departure time: 10:30am

As this is our first, Registrations are very limited! BOOK NOW to secure your spot at this very unique event

Industry Leaders Dinner

Whether you want to connect with like-minded industry professionals, upskill or hear from leading players in business, the SSAA has an event for you.

The SSAA Industry Leaders Dinner is set to be a unique and intimate event within an event space surrounded by a priceless collection of Central Desert Art.

Used as a place of retreat and private networking for world leaders during the G20, The SSAA will recreate the exclusive “Leaders Lounge” so you can follow in the footsteps of world leaders using the same distinctive grand dining chairs and fine Churchill China dinner setting created exclusively for the G20.

It is the Industry leaders dinner after all, so award winning chefs will prepare the very same leaders menu which showcased Queensland’s great produce at the G20.

BOOK NOW for the exclusive once in a lifetime dining experience with your industry leader. Very limited spaces available.


The Self Storage Association of Australasia (SSAA) Industry Awards pay tribute to high achievers and leaders, promote success stories and motivate others to become high achievers. The awards have become the peak recognition for those working in the self storage industry and highlight the commitment this industry has made to improving the excellent levels of service offered and the very real successes resulting from hard work and innovation.

The Benefits

The Self Storage Association of Australasia Industry Awards is the premier accolade of merit and quality in the Australasian Self Storage industry

Are You Eligible

The information included in your submission must relate to the qualifying period that applies to the category in which you are entering. Achievements outside of these timeframes will not be considered

Small Operator of the Year

This award is open to all members of the SSAA who owned or operated the facility being entered for the qualifying period. A “small operator” is defined as an operator who owns or operates four (or less) self storage facilities


Small Operator of the Year, Best Upgrade/Expansion of the Year, Innovation Award (to be expanded to include business initiatives and sustainability), Manager of the Year, Service Member of the Year, Regional Facility of the Year and Facility of the Year. Introduce a new category Charity Initiative which will make it a total of 8 awards.

Best Upgrade or Expansion Award

This award is open to all SSAA members who either started or completed an upgrade or expansion to their facility in the last two years

Innovation Award

Designed to recognise and reward innovation that will benefit the self storage industry or our customers. Award nominees must be members of the SSAA

Service Member of the Year

Nominations will be accepted from a Service Member business working in the self storage industry. The Service Member of the Year recipient must have provided a product or service to the self storage facility operators in Australasia for at least 12 months

Regional Facility of the Year

This award is open to all members of the SSAA who owned or operated the facility being entered for the qualifying period. A regional business is considered to operate in a location that is 50kms or more from a capital city. The judges will decide on each entry’s applicability to the regional category

Facility of the Year

This award is open to all members of the SSAA who owned or operated the facility being entered for the qualifying period. Regional facility of the year entrants are also included in this category automatically



We are incredibly grateful to our partners. Their vision and commitment to the future of the Self Storage Industry makes this Convention & Expo possible

Major Sponsor
Principal Partners