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 The CSSA is committed to keeping our members up-to-date on other major industry events. We attend events held by Inside Self-Storage and the National Self Storage Association every year. Please take a moment to visit each of their websites by clicking on their logos below.



Inside Self-Storage (ISS) is the leading critical information source for self-storage owners, managers, investors and developers. Established 1991, ISS provides solutions to the challenges operators face in a competitive and economically challenging environment, and covers topics essential to every self-storage professional: day-to-day management, facility marketing, legal issues, construction and development, finance, real estate, staffing and more.

The ISS brand includes publications, e-media, a discussion forum, tradeshows, and online store and abundant educational resources. The family includes Inside Self-Storage magazine, now in print more than 20 years; Inside Self-Storage World Expo, the industry’s largest conference and tradeshow;, a rich, interactive online community; the Self-Storage Training Institute, which offers certification through its Qualified Storage Manager Program; and the Inside Self-Storage Store, which provides on-demand education and insight for industry professionals.

The Inside Self-Storage World Expo is the self-storage industry's largest, most comprehensive conference and tradeshow. Recognized as the leading educational and networking event for facility managers, owners, developers and investors, the ISS World Expo provides the resources professionals need to build, manage and market their business in a competitive marketplace. From seminars, workshops and peer-to-peer learning opportunities, their annual tradeshow floor features the leading suppliers within the industry so attendees can grow or start a self-storage business.

Click HERE for more information on the ISS Wold Expo or HERE for a full list of ISS events.


The Self Storage Association (SSA) is a not-for-profit tax-exempt organization formed in 1975 under Section 501-c-6 of the Internal Revenue Code. For more than 40 years the Association has served as the official trade organization and voice of the U.S. and international self storage industry. The national SSA is formally affiliated with 40 state associations within the United States. In addition to its U.S. relationships, the SSA is affiliated with 9 international organizations representing another 12,000 self storage facilities worldwide. The Association has a staff of 12 professionals headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia.

SSA is the registered lobbying entity representing the industry’s 49,000 facilities before the U.S. Congress and federal departments and agencies. The Association is also quite active in representation of the industry before state legislative and regulatory bodies. Over the past decade, SSA has spent more than $4 million influencing over 60 relevant laws, as well as adding specialty licenses for the offering of tenant insurance, and authorizing reasonable late fees, dealing with abandoned records and vehicles, and fighting the imposition of sales taxes on self storage rents in a dozen other states.

Every year, the SSA sponsors two national events each year. In September, industry professionals gather in Las Vegas for the SSA Annual Fall Conference & Trade Show – the industry's premier conference and trade show – designed for those who have already made a major investment in the industry. The SSA also hosts the Spring Self Storage Conference & Trade Show located in various cities east of the Mississippi.

Click HERE for more information on the SSA Tradeshow or HERE for a full list of SSA events.