Reason Global were amongst over 200 delegates at the 3rd annual Self-Storage Asia Expo held in Tokyo, Japan from 13th to 15th May. The number of delegates has almost doubled from last year’s attendance in Hong Kong showing the high level of interest from operators and investors in this fast growing industry in the Asia area.
The Expo kicked off with an informative tour of a wide range of storage facilities in Tokyo and an evening Cocktail reception. The two days of the Expo involved presentations giving analysis of the Asian economy, the state of the current market for self storage in Asia, alongside informative sessions with industry panels from Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong.
The first evening concluded with a celebration dinner and cruise around the waterways of Tokyo with traditional Sushi and Sashimi and Saki being served. After dinner was cleared it was time for some on board Karaoke with some brave efforts in both Japanese and English!
The second day of the Expo involved further presentations regarding valuation of properties and businesses, a legal overview and also IT systems being employed across the industry.
It was yet another professionally delivered exhibition from the newly formed Self Storage Association Asia and we look forward to next years Expo in Singapore.