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Show week: Put on your walking shoes

September 19, 2010
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Considering how massive the JanSan industry is, attendees and exhibitors of the upcoming ISSA/INTERCLEAN® trade show, which will be held September 8-11 in Las Vegas, NV, represent only a small portion of the marketplace.

However, you wouldn’t believe the above statement to be fact once you’ve walked across the trade show floor.

And, according to a recent ISSA press release, despite economic woes and uncertainty, this year’s show in the Las Vegas Convention Center will feature 640 exhibitors, including 90 first-time exhibitors.

The association also reports that pre-registration for the event is at its highest level in six years.

While you’re walking
For those who are attending the show, three days will invariably not be enough time to sit in on every ISSA training event or even stop for 10 minutes at every booth.

Plan ahead of time, or even the night before, to select targeted booths or products that you are interested in learning more about.

Unlike the earlier days of the ISSA trade show, very little purchasing is expected to take place.

In short, exhibitors are attending to inform their customers and potential customers of current offerings and to make a splash.

Make the trip worth it
Your primary goal should be education.

After the show is over, take this information and compare prices, services and make selections based on your needs.

The show can be daunting, but don’t lose track of the fact that you’ve made an investment in time, money and resources.

Make the most of your time
In this month’s lead story, “Walking the green aisle,” the writer provides tips to recognizing and avoiding greenwashing.

Use these tips to challenge exhibitors and conserve your valuable time.

Also, be sure to stop by the CM/Cleaning & Maintenance Management® booth #29 for a glimpse of our new offering.

A sincere thank you
Recently, the editorial staff of Cleaning & Maintenance Management sent out an electronic survey to our readers.

The survey received quite a bit of attention and we have collected some great ideas, which we will use during 2009 planning.

I would like to thank those who took the time and completed our survey and for the many positive comments that were sent in.

You are all invaluable to the success of our publication and other CM products.


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