Speakers

The 2017 European Conference & Trade Show will be held in Paris

September 26-28.

Speakers details will be added below as they become available:

Bill Hobin

Bill Hobin is the CEO and founder of The William Warren Group, a Santa Monica-based entrepreneurial real estate company that owns and operates a thriving network of modern self storage properties across the United States. Since its inception in 1994, Mr. Hobin is responsible for overseeing the company vision, dynamic brand strategy and innovation-driven operational platform. He works closely with the executive acquisition and development teams to expand the organisational footprint, while facilitating the management of strategic partnerships.  He takes a very different approach to self storage with proven results.  An informative and entertaining speaker that should not be missed. 

Mr. Hobin has an active hand in the various state and national self storage trade associations, acting as past Board Director of the National Self Storage Association (SSA), President and Board Director of the California Self Storage Association (CSSA), and maintains current membership across numerous State Associations. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and brings the So Cal culture inside the office or out in the surf.  He is the proud husband to London, father of 6 children and master of two golden retrievers.

Mark Price

Dubbed ‘one of the nation’s favourite businessmen’ by the Independent, Mark began his career at The John Lewis Partnership as a Graduate Trainee and remained with the company for 33 years. Mark was Managing Director of Waitrose for the preceding 9 years, and Deputy Chairman of The John Lewis Partnership for 3 years. From 2010 - 2016, he was the founding Chairman of The Prince's Countryside Fund for HRH The Prince of Wales. In 2011 Mark was appointed as Chairman of Business in the Community, a position he held for 4 years.

Mark Price joined the UK government as the Minister of State for Trade and Investment at the invitation of David Cameron in April 2016.

He was made a life peer in February 2016 to become The Lord Price CVO and Baron Price of Sturminster Newton. Mark was reappointed by Theresa May to her post-Brexit Government, with specific responsibility for negotiating the UK's future trade deals.

Mark joined the Channel 4 TV board in 2010 as a Non-Executive Director. In 2013 he was appointed Deputy Chairman. He stepped down from the role in April 2016 when he joined the UK Government.