Bet on ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America 2015
Categories: Innovations, Trends & TechnologyBy Priya Ponnuswamy | September 1, 2015 << Back to Articles
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Thousands of your peers will be at ISSA/INTERCLEAN® North America this year. Have you registered to attend yet?
Rated one of the Top-100 trade shows in the United States by The Gold 100, ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America 2015 takes place October 20-23, 2015, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. The event will feature top innovations from leading manufacturers along with more than 45 educational seminars, workshops, and networking events all packed into one week of learning, camaraderie, and invaluable business opportunities.
“This is the one show that everyone in the industry has on their calendar. The new products featured here trigger new ideas for us,” says Pierre Robitaille, president and founder, PR Maintenance, who has attended the show for 10 years now. “It’s definitely worth the investment in time and money to be at the show each year.”
New for 2015, the show will host outdoor exhibits, showcasing more than a dozen of the show’s 700-plus exhibitors from more than 30 countries. This exhibition area will feature live demonstrations of high-pressure washers, gum-removal equipment, propane burnishers, floor strippers, rider sweepers, and material handling equipment.
Plus, you can indulge your taste buds with snacks from an array of food trucks while viewing other unique vehicles, such as an Airstream RV, in the new Outdoor Exhibit Space. A full list of exhibitors is available at www.issa.com/exhibitors.
ISSA Convention Program
Expand your industry knowledge with ISSA Workshops beginning Monday, October 19, running through Friday, October 23. Take advantage of these educational opportunities to become an ISSA Certification Expert (I.C.E.), an Accredited Certification Trainer (A.C.T.), or attain Cleaning Maintenance Institute (CMI) Supervisor and Management certification. Plus, you’ll be able to attend multiple Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) floor care technician courses.
The ISSA Convention Seminars get your trade show experience off to a great start Tuesday, October 20, with sessions covering hot topics such as infection control and an in-depth look at today’s jansan buyer. Additional sessions will be hosted on the trade show floor Wednesday, October 21, through Friday, October 23, at the ISSA Keynote and Education Stage, Booth 281.
“Attending the seminars is one of the easiest ways to hear new information, learn from others, and make connections,” says Kerri Sleeman, executive director, facilities management, Michigan Tech University. Sleeman is just one of the more than 16,000 cleaning professionals expected to attend ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America this year.
All show floor education sessions are included in the trade show registration fee. Seminars and workshops not on the show floor require separate registration. The complete education schedule is available at www.issa.com/seminars.
ISSA Keynote Speakers
The ISSA Keynote and Education Stage, Booth 281, boasts inspiring speakers such as Afterburners, Inc., a global team of real fighter pilots; Jay Leno, comedian and talk show host; and “Mr. Wonderful” himself: Shark Tank’s host and renowned investor Kevin O’Leary. Find out more about this stellar selection of keynote speakers at www.issa.com/keynotes.
Show Floor Happy Hour
It’s all about networking! On Thursday, October 22, at 4:00 p.m., more than 40 exhibitors, including those in the outdoor exhibit area, will offer hospitality and raffle tickets for prizes. ISSA will host an open bar in the Outside Exhibit Space and the ISSA Resource Center for attendees to enjoy complimentary drinks.
And if you’re a member of the ISSA LinkedIn group, you can attend the ISSA LinkedIn Reception, October 22, at 4:00 p.m. in the ISSA Resource Center, Booth 899. To attend, be sure to join the ISSA LinkedIn group, where more than 23,000 cleaning industry professionals go to discuss the latest topics and trends.
ISSA Innovation Showcase
The ISSA Innovation Showcase can be found in Booth 399 and features the latest innovations in the cleaning industry. At the showcase, you will have the opportunity to vote for the five Visitors’ Choice award winners in this year’s ISSA Innovation Award Program. These winners will join the five online winners of the program, and all 10 winners will be announced, along with Best Customer Service Award winners and ISSA members who are celebrating a membership milestone, during the ISSA Excellence Awards Luncheon, featuring Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary, Friday, October 23, at 1:00 p.m.
With all that ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America has to offer, you have to agree with Holly Borrego, cleaning services director North America at ISS Facility Services, when she says, “If you want to stay current and you want to keep your business truly competitive in the marketplace, I think it would be impossible not to attend the show.”
So will we see you at this year in Las Vegas at ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America 2015? Register now!
About the Author.
Priya Ponnuswamy is ISSA's marketing manager. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org; phone, 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.