ISSA/INTERCLEAN 2017 Adds Plenty Of New Elements
ISSA/INTERCLEAN will attract 16,000 industry professionals to Las Vegas Photo courtesy of ISSA

This September, the Las Vegas Convention Center will be the site for the largest U.S. trade show in the cleaning industry — 2017 ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America. Taking place from Sept. 11 to 14, more than 16,000 cleaning and facility solutions professionals from 74 countries will gather to listen, learn, network and share.

Dubbed “Uncover Extraordinary,” the event is referencing not only what building service contractors will experience during the show, but also how they will benefit as a result, uncovering the extraordinary in themselves and their businesses through new solutions and insights provided by more than 700 exhibitors from 25 countries and an array of industry and business experts.

Adding to the energy are several co-located events hosted by industry associations. Returning this year are annual conventions and conferences from Building Services Contractors Association International (BSCAI), Cleaning Equipment Trade Association (CETA) and IEHA. There’s also a new ISSA co-located partner, the EPIC 2017 Conference, which unites TriMega Purchasing Association and Independent Stationers.

In addition to the expanded exhibit space — enlarged to accommodate the growing number of exhibitors and solution providers — attendees to this year’s show will find plenty of new features designed to add even more bang for their bucks.

These “firsts” include the all-inclusive trade show and convention packages providing the ability to customize the experience to meet specific needs. Packages include three days of unlimited access to the trade show and outdoor exhibits, as well as access to the Welcome Networking Reception, ISSA Convention Seminars, Lunch and Learn, Show Floor Guided Tours, Evening Roundtables, State of the Economy and State of the Industry panels, and both ISSA Keynote Addresses. Attendees can mix and match these sessions or select from one of five packages. Building service contractors are probably most interested in the Commercial Cleaning Business Solutions track.

The outdoor exhibits have proven so popular that their hours have been extended for this show, giving attendees more time than ever for hands-on learning and testing. Also new is the Welcome Networking Reception, which provides attendees, speakers and sponsors a chance to mingle before the show even officially starts. Then there’s the Show Floor Guided Tours, which treats those attending the event for the first time with a tour of the exhibit area, allowing them to map out their attack plan. 

The Evening Roundtables are another addition. Designed to provide participants with the opportunity to ask questions and receive answers from other business owners interested in the same issues and concerns, the roundtables will touch on employee evaluations, employee incentives and benefits, getting out of the field, green cleaning, how to create a marketing calendar, finding and recruiting new employees, and more.