The 2021 event will be held at the Tivoli Marina, Vilamoura in the Algarve, Portugal from 28 to 30 September.
The conference attracts delegates not only from Europe but from around the world and has been held in; London, Berlin, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Barcelona and Paris in recent years. In 2019 we took the conference to London attracting over 800 attendees over the two days and achieved the largest trade show ever!
From the moment you step into the conference room you will realise this FEDESSA conference is very different to anything we have ever held before. A greater focus will be on interaction between delegates, more discussion on topical industry issues, an expanded networking programme just to name a few of the changes. There are also numerous networking opportunities where you can mix with potential and existing customers including two evening dinners and a drinks function in the trade show. Starting with a great social programme of activities on 28 September including; golf, sailing and a wine tour, the conference commences on 29 September and concludes on 30 September with a Gala Dinner and presentation of the Annual European Industry Awards.
This iconic venue is far more than a 5-star luxury hotel. Overlooking Vilamoura Marina on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other, the hotel is located in 30,000 m² of private gardens, has a large outdoor pool, an extensive spa, superlative leisure and sport facilities, a variety of bars and restaurants and complimentary on-site parking.
The hotel is situated just a 15-minute walk from the Roman ruins on the opposite side of the marina and there are a number of golf courses in the vicinity. The golden sands of Vilamoura Beach are located to the rear of the hotel with moderate waves and is well known spot for kayaking, swimming or simply to watch the sunset.
It's the perfect venue for the FEDESSA Conference & Trade Show 2021 with its impressive conference facilities all located on a single level with the added benefit of top quality on-site accommodation.
With a furnished balcony, Tivoli Marina Vilamoura’s spacious rooms include floor-to-ceiling windows. Each room comes equipped with a satellite TV, wi-fi, minibar and private bathroom with complimentary free toiletries.
By popular demand Mark is back yet again to host the event with his well-known charma and quick qit. One look at Mark's CV tells you all you need to know about one of British broadcasting's least popular presenters. Having spent the last 25 years hosting programmes the British public, by and large, chose not to watch, he has found a creative sanctuary among the European Self Storage community. When not thinking about self storage Mark presents Rugby Union on Channel 5, rowing on BT Sport and any other programme that has limited budgetary resources.
The 2021 speaker line-up includes; Isabel Aguilera - Former CEO of Google Iberia and of General Electric Spain, Jes Johansen -
StoreFriendly Singapore, Geoff Ramm - Creator of Celebrity Service and OMG Marketing, John C. Lindsey - Lindsey Self Storage Group and Nicholas Wheeler OBE - Charles Tyrwhitt Company.
A major highlight of the conference is the Trade Show with an extensive range of suppliers on hand showcasingtheir products and services. These experts from a huge range of industries, all relevant to self storage, will be geared up to demonstrate, promote and sell the very best of their services to delegates across the two days. 90% of attendees state this is an important part of the event and a key reason they attend. Dedicated time in the trade show has been extended to give delegates more time to meet all the suppliers.
Each day starts with breakfast in the trade show followed by the conference sessions throughout the day. However, with dedicated trade show time before lunch each day and all catering held in the trade show area, exhibitors and sponsors will benefit from the maximum exposure to attendees this offers.
If you are a supplier to the industry this is a unique opportunity to; meet new customers, launch new products, see existing clients and learn about the issues facing the industry and how operators will be dealing with them. Take an exhibition stand space and establish or build your brand within the industry.
Set-up for the Trade Show will be on Tuesday, 28 September 2021. There will also be arrival activities on this day including; a Golf Tournament, Sailing Cruise and a Cultural and Wine Tour that afternoon. The conference runs from 29 September until 30 September with dinners each evening. The Trade Show closes after lunch on the 30 September with time for exhibitors to bump out before the dinner that evening.
Interested in Exhibiting?
Please contact the SSA UK on +44 (0) 1270 623150 or email [email protected] to discuss as we welcome opportunities to support and promote your business at this conference.