LINCOLNWOOD, IL — The International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA) and its alliance partner, the Building Service Contractors Association International (BSCAI) announced this past weekend that the two organizations have entered into an agreement in which the BSCAI convention will co-locate with ISSA/INTERCLEAN®
North America, starting in 2010, according to a press release.
The co-location agreement was made during BSCAI''s 2009 tradeshow, held in
, and is another step in the ongoing alliance between the two associations, the release stated. Chicago, IL
ISSA President Bob Stahurski said: "This day has been a long time coming for both our associations, and we welcome this opportunity to work with BSCAI as we strive to bring together all channel partners of the global cleaning community. The co-location of both our events will facilitate better supply-chain relationships for all who attend."
In 2010, ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America will be held Tuesday through Friday, November 9-12, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, while BSCAI will co-locate its annual convention, Thursday through Sunday, November 11-14, the release noted.
BSCAI members will be eligible to attend the ISSA/INTERCLEAN event at member rates and BSCAI will no longer host an independent exhibition; however, it will continue to offer sponsorship and other vendor-partner programs, the release added.
According to the release, both organizations have made it clear that the co-location agreement impacts only the events in question and that ISSA and BSCAI will remain independent associations, serving the needs of their respective members in ways that are unique to each.
BSCAI President Stan Doobin said: "BSCAI and ISSA formed this alliance in order to capitalize on the strengths of our respective organizations. Our leadership and staff have met in recent weeks and months to formalize an agreement and develop a working model that will enhance the networking, educational, and professional services provided to our respective membership and business partners."
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