ISSA/INTERCLEAN makes networking easy. In addition to the roundtables, seminars, show tours, receptions, and just plain old bumping into people while wandering the exhibits indoors and out, attendees can connect with others at the ISSA Sports Bar, which offers a convenient place to take a break, relax and chat, or enjoy a lunchtime meeting with customers or colleagues at the ISSA Bistro.

The ISSA Golf Tournament is a not-to-be-missed networking opportunity and fun to boot. Taking place on Sunday, Sept. 10, at the award-winning Arroyo Golf Club, located at Las Vegas’ Red Rock Country Club, the scramble tournament kicks off with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. Participants can form their own teams or be paired into foursomes (teams will be equalized with a handicap system). ISSA has also brought in the Tee Shot Blaster for the closest-to-the-pin challenge.

The excitement doesn’t stop after the closing keynote. Instead, following Howie Mandel’s address, ISSA is holding a drawing where six fortunate winners will receive a golden ticket admitting them to an unforgettable “Dallas Experience,” one of several prizes, including tickets to the Dallas Cowboys second regular-season game; a Neiman Marcus shopping trip; a visit to Wild Bill’s to pick up hats and boots; or another adventure valued at $1,000.

As if all of this weren’t enough, there’s Las Vegas itself. The city and its surroundings offer a wealth of things to do and experience. With world-class dining, unrivaled shopping, lavish hotels and casinos, and of course the Strip, it’s the perfect venue for extending the show’s excitement well into the wee hours. Come a few days before ISSA/INTERCLEAN or stay a few days later. Vegas will never tell.

Pamela Mills-Senn is a freelancer based in Long Beach, California.