First Latin America Self Storage Expo to be Held in Brazil

Posted by Modern Storage Media on Jul 25, 2013 12:00:00 AM

Better Management Systems (BMS) President David Blum is pleased to announce Expo 13, the 1st trades and educational gathering for Latin America. The event will take place November 4-5, 2013, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, at the modern convention center located at the headquarters of Secovi-SP (the Sao Paulo State Housing Syndicate).

Expo 13 will feature top experts in the self-storage industry including keynote speaker Patrick Reilly, Chairman of the Board of the Self Storage Association (SSA), the national non-profit organization that oversees the industry in the U.S. Reilly also is the President and CEO of Urban Self Storage of Seattle, Washington. The trade show will include exhibits by vendors that are involved in all aspects of the self-storage business such as security, building, insurance, and marketing. Expo 13’s key vendor sponsors are Janus International, PTI Security Systems, Chateau Products, and SiteLink Software.

“Self-storage has shown major growth in its nearly 40 years of existence and become a staple of life in the United States,” says Blum, whose company, BMS, is co-producing the event. “Today, more countries around the world are picking up on this trend—and nowhere is that more evident than in the Latin American countries. Investors now see great potential in Central and South America as host locations for new facilities.”

Nancy Torres, President of the Latin American Self Storage Association (LASSA) thinks the time is right to educate the public and media about the advantages that self -storage offers. Having such a stellar gathering of talent in Sao Paulo will help the process along. “I am very excited to see the growth of the self-storage industry in Latin America,” she says. “The first Latin American Trade Show and Education EXPO in Brazil will benefit all members of LASSA as it will offer educational sessions aimed at the unique nature of our market, the opportunity to learn from other operators in the region, and to see firsthand the products and technologies developed specifically for our Industry.”

Allan Paiotti, CEO of GuardeAqui Self Storage, one of leading self-storage businesses in Brazil, agrees that the upcoming Sao Paulo event is both historic and hugely important. “Self-storage is a flourishing asset class in Brazil,” he says. “This first trade show and expo in Brazil is a milestone for both vendors and operators to come together and set the standard for the industry.”

About Better Management Systems

Better Management Systems (BMS), founded by David Blum, first began working on international projects in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2004 at the request of a U.S.-based client. BMS was given the opportunity to convert an existing structure and integrate all the latest technology and products from the U.S. thereby bringing American style self-storage to the country and adapt it to the local Brazilian culture. As Past President and Co-founder of the Florida Self Storage Association, Blum has more than 10 years of experience in assisting with the production of trade shows. For more information, please visit:

About the Latin American Self-Storage Association

The Latin American Self-Storage Association (LASSA) is the trade association for the self-storage industry in Latin America. Its objectives are to support its members as suppliers or users, spread the benefits of self-storage, and promote best practices within the industry. LASSA welcomes all those owners, managers, vendors, companies, and investors in the guidelines of the self-storage business that would like to join the association.

About the Sao Paulo State Housing Syndicate

The Sao Paulo State Housing Syndicate (Secovi-SP) has been in existence since 1946 and is recognized as the home to the Brazilian real estate industry. The Syndicate houses several key operating sectors of the real estate production and service chain in Brazil.