Welcome to ISSA/INTERCLEAN® North America 2017! With so many new and creative innovations and ideas, you need a plan to maximize your show experience.
Explore New Offerings
Show days, exhibit hours, and Thursday’s lineup of innovative offerings aren’t all you will find at this year’s show. For example, discover the industry’s most revolutionary new products and services at the ISSA Innovation Showcase, Booth 709. Your opinion matters, so while you are there, be sure to vote for your favorites. The ISSA Innovation Visitors’ Choice Award and ISSA Innovation of the Year Award winners will be announced during the ISSA Innovation Award Ceremony and Reception, which takes place Thursday at 2:00 p.m.
Spend Time in the Great Outdoors
To ensure you have plenty of time to explore the Outdoor Exhibits, this area is open two hours earlier than the exhibit hall each day. Grab a cup of joe and stop by early to beat the crowds, or enjoy a midday break to peruse unique products and experience demos in the mild Nevada weather.
Visit With Co-Location Partners
Further strengthening the opportunities to learn and network is the addition of a new co-located show: EPIC 2017 (September 10–12), presented by TriMega and Independent Stationers, the industry’s leading office products dealer groups. epic joins returning co-location partners the Building Service Contractors Association International (BSCAI); Cleaning Equipment Trade Association (CETA); and IEHA, the leading association for housekeepers, which recently merged with ISSA. epic attendees have been invited to stay afterward and take advantage of all that ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America has to offer, which also means enhanced networking for all.
Fit in Face Time
In addition to the organic networking that takes place on the show floor as well as before and after educational sessions, ISSA has scheduled several networking events to help attendees forge new connections and renew existing ones during ISSA/INTERCLEAN, including a Welcome Networking Reception, ISSA Lunch and Learn, and Evening Roundtables.
The show floor is designed to maximize face time by including several areas created for you to meet with peers, enjoy a refreshment, and/or review your show-floor strategy. These areas include:
- ISSA/INTERCLEAN Bistro
- ISSA International Business Lounge
- ISSA Meeting Hub
- ISSA Resource Center
- ISSA Sports Bar, sponsored by Spartan Chemical Co., Inc.
Education and Certification
ISSA/INTERCLEAN offers four full days of education; choose from more than 60 educational seminars and training and certification workshops that focus on the industry issues that matter most to you. The show’s new all-inclusive trade show and education packages are designed to help you better customize your experience. Turn to page 34 for a guide to education session that pertain specifically to building service contractors (BSCs) and in-house facility managers and professionals.
Stay for ThurSTAY!
In addition to the keynote address by comedian and “America’s Got Talent” host Howie Mandel, you will want to take part in Thursday’s many other not-to-be-missed events, including:
State of the Economy panel. Enjoy a spirited, thought-provoking discussion with acclaimed industry experts at 9:00 a.m.
State of the Industry panels. Whether you’re a BSC or in-house facility professional, there’s a one-hour, industry-specific panel for you, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., in Booth 129 (see page 36 for more details).
Ask the Experts. Take advantage of exclusive, one-on-one time with the industry’s leading consultants, including top Cleaning Management Institute trainers, from 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
ISSA Innovation Award Ceremony and Reception. See which innovative inventions take home the ISSA Innovation of the Year Award, 2:00 p.m., Booth 709
Exhibits. Be sure to take time to see, test, and learn about all the latest advances in facility solutions.
Make a Plan
Get organized before you hit the show floor each day with ISSA’s amazing My Show Planner. Simply visit www.issa.com/msp, and create an account in seconds. Then you can:
- Explore seminars, training workshops, and networking events, and add the specific ones you’d like to attend to your agenda.
- Browse exhibitor listings, explore new companies, and save time by adding them to a list of the exhibitors you want to visit.
- Sync your My Show Planner schedule with the ISSA/INTERCLEAN mobile app, so you can have your schedule right at your fingertips on the show floor and throughout the convention center.
ISSA/INTERCLEAN only comes once each year so capitalize on all the opportunities it offers and discover what these four action-packed days can do for your business.
This article was adapted with permission from the ISSA/INTERCLEAN Official Exhibit Directory.