LINCOLNWOOD, IL — ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America 2011 lived up to its theme, "The Start of Something Big," posting a 13 percent increase in non-exhibiting attendees over last year''s show, according to a press release.
That increase contributed to a total attendance of nearly 16,000, the release stated.
"Now is a very dynamic time for our industry. Shifting trends, budget constraints and environmental and regulatory changes demand that the industry adapts how it conducts business, and ISSA is adapting as well to help our members succeed," said ISSA Executive Director John Garfinkel.
"This successful show is just one example of how ISSA continues to bring together the leaders in the commercial cleaning profession to do business and exchange ideas so they can better protect public health and grow business. It is very rewarding to hear so many exhibitors and attendees tell us that this was their best show in recent years," Garfinkel added.
According to the release, some of the show’s highlights included:
• The event sold out of exhibit space by early fall, with a 15 percent increase compared to the last time the show was held in Las Vegas
• Of the 645 exhibitors, 107 were new to ISSA/INTERCLEAN
• More than 13 percent of visitors hailed from 69 countries outside of the United States and Canada
• The exhibition featured leading suppliers from 27 different countries.
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