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2017 Owners Summit Program

The below program is almost complete. 

Check here regularly for constant program updates.



Monday 28th August 2017

12:00 Noon Onwards

Guest Arrival & Transfer to Hotel via Bus and Jetboat

5:00pm - 5:30pm

First time / Solo attendees Summit orientation

5:45PM - 10:00pm

Walter Peak Homestead Restaurant and Steamboat Ride


Tuesday 29th August 2017

8:30am - 8:50am

Traditional Maori Welcome Dance

8:50am - 9:00am

Welcome to the Summit Introduction

Susan Phillips - SSAA CEO

9:00am - 10:00am

The Future of Self Storage

Steve Sammartino 

10:00am - 10:30am

Morning Tea / Tradeshow

10:30am - 11:30am

Leadership in Business

Nicki McClintock - ASB Bank

11:30am - 12:30pm

The StorageMart Story

Mike Burnam - StorageMart

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Lunch / Tradeshow

1:30pm - 5:30pm

Optional Afternoon Activities

Option 1 - Skyline Gondola & Zip Ride

Option 2 - Jetboat Ride

Option 3 - Golf Tournament at Millbrook 

6:30pm - 9:00pm

Tradeshow in the Spotlight


Wednesday 30th August 2017

8:30am - 10:00am

Strategic Planning

Brian Birley - PACE

10:00am - 10:30am

Morning Tea / Tradeshow

10:30am - 11:30am

Self Storage - The Next Steps as an Asset Class

David Blackwell / Tim Creighton - URBIS

11:30am - 11:40am

A Word from the Major Sponsor

Visy Boxes and More

11:40am - 12:40pm

Family and Business

Mike Coleman and Richard Cooper - KPMG

12:40pm - 2:00pm

Lunch / Tradeshow Afternoon

2:00pm - 3:00pm

New Zealand Self Storage Law

Darryl King - SSAA NZ Legal Advisor

Australian Self Storage Law

Simone Hill - SSAA AU Legal Advisor

6:30pm - 9:30pm

Optional Industry Expert Networking Dinners


Thursday 31st August 2017

8:30am - 10:00am

Annual General Meeting (AGM) & Breakfast

10:00am - 10:30am

Using Payment Automation to Improve Capital Value and Cash Flow

Rob Baird - Ezidebit

10:30am - 11:00am


11:00am - 11:30am

Morning Tea / Tradeshow

11:30am - 1:00pm

Human Capital Management

Brian Birley - PACE

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Lunch /Tradeshow

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Motivational Speaker

Tony Christiansen

3:30pm - 3:40pm

Close and Thanks

3:40pm - 6:30pm

Free time and freshen up

6:30pm - 11:30pm

SSAA Annual Gala Awards Night and Dinner