Of course the ISSA Show isn’t just learning and walking a show floor. Reuniting with industry colleagues and peers is bound to lead to some fun. ISSA provides plenty of opportunities for BSCs to network with old friends and make new ones.

Hosted by the new ISSA Charities, Party For A Purpose kicks off the week with a bit of fun on Monday at Topgolf Dallas. Party-goers can either come for the drinks and appetizers, play a quick round, or play in the serious Topgolf Tournament for bragging rights. Proceeds from the event benefit ISSA Charities.

Also on Monday, the Welcome Reception is hosted by ARCSI, IEHA and ISSA Canada. On opening night, guests can network with colleagues from around the world at the Fairmont Hotel. Complimentary hors d’ oeuvres and beverages will be provided. During the event, the five ISSA Innovation Category Award winners will be announced.

The ISSA Backlot Bash is a new attraction for this year’s show and takes place on the street outside the convention center on Wednesday. This combination networking event and party is the place to be on Halloween. The party features live music from the Chris Watson Band and country singer Jack Ingram, as well as free food and drinks, and a special appearance by the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. This event requires an additional registration fee, with all proceeds benefiting ISSA Charities.

As the show winds down on Thursday, attendees should head over to the ISSA Innovation Marketplace and Lounge, found at booth 3405.
This booth features all ISSA Innovation Award nominees and also plays host to the Innovation Award Ceremony and Reception. During the event, the winner of the overall ISSA Innovation of the Year Award will be announced.

Even though the exhibit hall closes at 2 p.m., it doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. After the show, attendees can go on a private, behind-the-scenes tour of AT&T Stadium, home to the National Football League’s Dallas Cowboys. The tour includes walking on the field, visiting the Dallas Cowboys’ and the Dallas Cheerleaders’ locker rooms, seeing the luxury suites and radio and media press boxes, and a stop in the post-game interview room.

Attendees will also hear first-hand from the stadium’s cleaning crew and learn strategies and techniques that can then be implemented into cleaning programs back home. These tips won’t just apply to stadiums, so everyone will have something they can learn and use. This event requires an additional registration fee.

It’s not every year that ISSA travels to a new city for its annual trade show. BSCs should take advantage of this opportunity to attend what is likely to be a memorable convention in Dallas.

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