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Creation and launch of Self Storage Association Asia
The Self Storage Association Asia (SSAA) was launched on the first day, 26th March of this year’s Self Storage Expo Asia in Hong Kong.
The trade association which will be head quartered in Hong Kong is dedicated to assisting self storage operators and industry suppliers, working in the emerging markets in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan and other numerous other countries in the region. Providing its members with access to industry statistics, networking opportunities, legal documentation and relevant industry news.
Executive Chairman of Steel Storage Holdings, Jonathan Perrins has been nominated as the first association chair.
"The potential of this industry is massive. It is growing quickly from a low base and has a long way to go to match penetration rates in developed markets like the United States, Europe and Australia,” Jon commented. "Our association is happy to work with successful self storage associations around the world to bring the best of class to Asian operators seeking to exploit this exciting new market."
A provisional board featuring operators and vendors from Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore was selected. In addition, new members were signed from Australia, Philippines and the United Kingdom.
"My regional colleagues and I are honoured to accept this responsibility to provide a platform for industry players to learn from each other, share best practices and raise industry standards," said Helen Ng, CEO of Lock+Store in Singapore, who has been elected the association’s deputy chair. "Rapid industry growth will drive interest from investors and entrepreneurs as Asia's growing consumer class discovers the convenience of self-storage."
Marilyn Leslie, president of MiniCo Asia Ltd. in Hong Kong, was elected treasurer. Other board members include Gary Beadell, owner, The Store House (Hong Kong); Kevin Chan, CEO, Store Friendly Self Storage Group Pty. Ltd. (Hong Kong); Michael Hagbeck, CEO, Extra Space Self Storage (Singapore), Jes Johansen, Managing Director, Store Friendly Self Storage Group Pty. Ltd. (Singapore); and Stephen Spohn, President and Representative Director, Quraz Ltd. (Japan).
For more information and how to join please visit the Associations website - www.selfstorageasia.org
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