Columbia, MO (PRWEB) February 10, 2012
StorageMart announced today that Cris Burnam, President of StorageMart, has accepted an invitation to be a guest speaker for the Opening Session at the 2012 Inside Self-Storage World Expo, held at the Paris hotel in Las Vegas, NV from March 12-17, 2012. A panel of self-storage industry leaders will be joining Mr. Burnam to discuss operational challenges in 2012.
Mr. Burnam has been working in the self storage industry since 1987 and has been President of StorageMart since 1999. As President, Mr. Burnam oversees all aspects of the organization and, in 2009, led the company in a 416 million-dollar takeover of InStorage REIT. Mr. Burnam created the PhoneSmart self storage call center, which has served the self storage industry for over 10 years and is today the top self storage call center in the industry.
In addition to Mr. Burnam, panelists will include: Daniel Elefante, President, Platinum Storage Group and Storage Direct; Jack Rogers, Vice President of Business Development, Sovran Self Storage – Uncle Bob’s; Carol Shipley, Vice President of Third-Party Management, CubeSmart; and Jim Stevens, Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Strategic Partnerships, Extra Space Storage. This group of panelists represent over 100 million square feet of self storage space and nearly 100,000 storage units.
The panel will kick off the annual ISS World Expo by discussing a variety of issues that impact the self-storage industry. The 2012 ISS World Expo is a three-day conference offering sessions along the tracks of self-storage marketing, operation and facility management, legal and insurance issues, and construction and development. These sessions cover varied topics and include roundtable discussions.
To register for the ISS World Expo, please visit: http://www.insideselfstorageworldexpo.com/2012/vegas/home.html
StorageMart is a privately owned self storage company, offering moving and packing supplies as well as clean and affordable storage units at over 130 self storage properties in the U.S. and Canada. StorageMart funds the “StorageMart ScholarSmarts” program, which annually awards $10,000 in educational scholarships. The company partners with many local charities and non-profit organizations including Shoeman Water Projects, local humane societies and more.
About the Inside Self-Storage World Expo
The ISS World Expo is the self storage industry’s leading conference and trade show. The expo offers education for self storage owners, managers, developers, investors and suppliers. The expo is tailored to the self-storage industry and offers peer-to-peer networking opportunities, along with over 38 seminars, many workshops and other events.