22 — 24 August 2018 Brisbane Convention Centre




22 — 24 August 2018, Brisbane Convention Centre

The SSAA Convention 2018 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 2018 — and be prepared for what lies ahead.



The SSAA Convention 2018 is a Conference Like No Other.

You’ll learn about Online Marketing - Legal and Public policies - Human Resource 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 2018 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 ….
  • 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, 8.30 am until 8:00 pm.
Thursday and Friday run from 9:00 am until 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 2018 is Brought to You By The SSAA




AU$1500* - inc GST

Full Delegate

* Early bird price, until 2 April Buy Now
AU$650 - inc GST

Social Delegate

Available until 15 August Buy Now
AU$220 - inc GST

Awards Dinner

Available until 15 August Buy Now
AU$175 - inc GST

Members Day Out

Available until 15 August Buy Now
AU$75 - inc GST

Women In Business High Tea

Available until 15 August Buy Now
AU$225 - inc GST

Industry Leaders Dinner

Available until 15 August Buy Now


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/


Novotel South Bank

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.

The Novotel Brisbane Southbank
38 Cordelia Street, South Brisbane, QLD Australia 4101
Phone Number - +61 7 32372300

Novotel Brisbane Southbank
Opening 1st May 2018

    Conference Rate

  • Superior Room King including Buffet Breakfast for 1 Adults – $275.00
  • Superior Room King including Buffet Breakfast for 2 Adults – $295.00

For Bookings Contact Tricia Cornelius

Rydges South Bank


Socialising with others is a fantastic way to share experiences and extend support to the community. Why not Join us at our 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: 12:30pm

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.

When: Thursday August 23, 2018. 6:30 PM Onwards

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

Women in Business

Join us at the beautiful Sky Lounge at the BCEC for a delicious High Tea experience, while we hear from a very vibrant speaker who will help you enrich your business.

Please be aware that this is not simply a social gathering, it is for business women too who are serious about building their businesses while helping others build theirs through relationships and referrals. The purpose of this group is for women to consolidate their resources to support one another in the growth and development of their Self Storage businesses. Oh and did we say, Men are allowed too!

    What's included:

  • Speaker: Alita Harvey Rodriguez
  • 90 Minutes of Business Growth and Development.
  • Opportunity to formally introduce yourself and your business to the group
  • Networking and Relationship Building
  • High Tea

When: Thursday August 23, 2018. 3:30PM Until 5:00PM


When: Friday August 24, 2018. 7:00 PM Onwards

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.

Nominations Open April 3, 2018

About The Award

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 – sponsored by Southwell Lifts and Hoists

This award is open to a Small Operator that is punching above its weight! That is either emulating what the big businesses are doing or doing things differently. A Small Operator is defined to mean an operator who owns or operates four (or less) self storage facilities.

Manager of The Year

This award is for the managers who exemplify the difference that great managers play in the success of their stores. This is for those nominees that have outstanding performance, in terms of store leadership, operational excellent, people management, financial performance and upholding company values.

Best Upgrade or Expansion Award

Open to a facility that has expanded or upgraded, the facilities that have got value for money, and have tailored upgrades to suit a particular need. Open to SSAA members who have completed an upgrade or expansion to an existing self storage facility in the last two years.

Innovation/Business Initiative/Sustainability

This award is otherwise known as the trailblazer award and celebrates the best of the best. The businesses that are creating a positive impact for customers, employees, partners and communities.

Service Member of the Year - sponsored by SSAA

Nominations for this category are for those service members that believe that a great customer experience is fundamental to the self storage industry. These are the nominees that have a best practice know how, offer education and practical support and have a recognised service standard.

Regional Facility of the Year

“To infinity and beyond” -This award recognises those businesses that lie in infinity and beyond the major capital cities. This award is open to all members of the SSAA who operate a regional business that 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 - sponsored by VBAM

This award recognises those facilities that demonstrate the core values of their business, employee engagement and 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.

Charity Initiative

This new award category has been established to identify, recognise and reward the givers! Those SSAA Members that have undertaken exceptional work through their charitable initiatives. Initiatives may include such things as volunteering time, partnerships, support, contribution to community groups, fundraising or donations.


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

Major Sponsor
Principal Partners