In a few short weeks, the 2013 holiday season will kick off in the United States.
For many, it starts with Thanksgiving — a relaxing holiday celebration that often includes generous servings of football, family, food and naps.
But before managers, contractors, distributors and others involved in the JanSan industry can gather with their families and celebrate, they have some serious work to do.
This year, ISSA/INTERCLEAN 2013 is scheduled for the week before Thanksgiving in hustling and bustling Las Vegas, Nevada.
The latest cleaning “must haves” will be unwrapped and displayed with care because exhibitors know the masses will soon be there.
And all attendees are advised to rest up in advance, pack their most comfortable shoes and arrive in Sin City ready to mingle and network.
Ready To Learn
While I have participated in trade shows involving other industries, it appears that none of my previous experiences included the size and scope of the ISSA’s upcoming event.
Having reviewed the show schedule, exhibitor listing and floor map, there will be a plethora of booths, sales presentations, seminars and speeches packed into the four-day event.
While the breadth of offerings can be overwhelming, attendees should remember to pay special attention to the show’s educational sessions.
Training opportunities and new concepts are important factors in keeping an operation competitive, and one of the most integral parts of achieving a return on investment for trade show attendance is gathering information and networking with other professionals during these sessions.
While planning, attendees should consider the areas of their operation that offered their biggest challenges in 2013 and make special note of the applicable learning opportunities.
A Head Start
For those looking to hit the show floor running in Las Vegas, this issue features ISSA/INTERCLEAN exhibitor profiles that spotlight specific companies (page 34).
This special advertising section highlights companies that are excited and ready to reach out to facility managers and building service contractors during the event.
These profiles, that include booth numbers and contact information, showcase the different companies and the products they intend to promote at the upcoming show.
In addition, Cleaning & Maintenance Management will be in attendance, and we invite you to visit with us at booth 3743.
We will have plenty of FREE reading material for you including our informative Exhibit Product Guide that contains an INTERCLEAN show floor map, a full exhibitor listing and more information about the event’s keynote speakers.
Further, if you are interested in being profiled or interviewed, or if you would like to write for Cleaning & Maintenance Management, please us know.
It should be an exciting week for the JanSan industry, and I look forward to meeting you all.