Group of people talking about products at a trade show
The massive exhibit hall opens on Tuesday, Oct. 30 Photo courtesy of ISSA

The ISSA Show in Dallas will really kick into high gear on Tuesday, Oct. 30 when its massive exhibit hall opens. Always the highlight of the event, the trade show floor features more than 700 exhibitors showing off their newest products.

Tuesday also features plenty of education opportunities, both inside and outside the exhibit hall, including the brand new Connections Corner. For those new to the ISSA Show, there is a new attendee orientation program and guided show tours available.

There’s plenty to see and do for new and veteran visitors alike. Here are some highlights.

Exhibit Hall Opens
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The massive trade show floor opens on Tuesday. Attendees can see the latest product innovations from more than 700 exhibitors. For help navigating the hall, see the exhibitor list and show floor map starting on page I/24.

Show Floor Guided Tours
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
With more than 750 booths packing the exhibit hall, it’s easy to miss some of the innovation. These high-energy groups help attendees traverse the busy show floor, catching all the highlights and having some fun along the way.

ISSA New Attendee Orientation
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
As veteran show-goers can attest, it’s not hard to be overwhelmed by the massive event. During this invite-only session, first-time attendees can receive help for exploring the expansive show floor, picking out educational seminars geared toward their interests, and learn tips for networking with other industry professionals.

An orientation session is also available in Spanish.

Evening Roundtables
7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Have questions? Then this networking session is the place to be. Cleaning experts will moderate roundtable discussions comprised of professionals from around the industry. Attendees will have a chance to switch tables and get involved in multiple discussions during the event.

ISSA Connection Corner
Taking place at the ISSA Resource Center, booth 1553, these half-hour sessions will quickly educate attendees on the latest trends.

10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Floor Maintenance Challenges & Innovative Solutions
Speaker: Mark Warner

Noon - 12:30 p.m.
Team Member Safety: “What If We Are Doing It All Wrong?”
Speaker: Jess Baidwan

12:45 pm. - 1:15 p.m.
Adult Learning Styles
Speaker: Marion Ivey

2:15 - 2:45 p.m.
Subfloor Impact On Maintenance, IAQ And Customer Satisfaction
Speaker: Paul Pleshek

3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Will Robots Take Your Job? The Future Impact Of Automation And Technology On BSCs
Speaker: Jon Hill

3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Meet The ISSA In-house Service Provider Council
Speakers: Judie Cooper, Ada Baldwin, Kevin Edwards, Edward Smith III, Laurie Tostenson, Mary Vogenthaler, Charles Von Goins and Margaret Walker-Shaw

4:30 - 5 p.m.
DEAL Awards
DEAL stands for Distributor Efficiency Analytics and Learning. The awards honor sustainable leaders who improve their operations, reduce their impact on the environment and save money. Recognition is given for diverting waste, reducing water and energy usage, improving ENERGY STAR scores, and more.  

Education Theater Schedule
These seminars take place on the show floor at booth 1051.

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 p.m.
Implementing Robotics In Floor Cleaning Automation
Speaker: TBD

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
A Battle With Slime — Science Vs. Biofilms
Speaker: Greg Whiteley

12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Capacitación y Supervisión:
Binomio Inseparable
Speaker: Lourdes Sousa

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
State Of The Industry Panel:
In-house Service Providers
Speakers: Heidi Wilcox and Roy Boudijikan
ISSA begins its panel series addressing the state of each market segment. With this panel of in-house service providers, managers can get insight into the latest trends and challenges affecting their departments, as well as the technology and tools that will help solve these new problems.

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. 
CMI Master Trainers Panel Discussion
Speakers: Bill McGarvey, Joel Craddock, Marion Ivey and Mickey Crowe

3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. 
Applying A Total Cost Of Ownership Mindset To Your Custodial Operations
Speaker: John Bernhards

4:25 p.m. - 5 p.m. 
Mold Won’t Hurt You … Unless You’re You
Speaker: D. Hoffman

Educational Seminars
The conference schedule continues on Tuesday. These sessions take place outside the exhibit hall.

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Flash The Metrics And Boost The Optics Of Your Green Cleaning Program
Speaker: Richard Shaugnessy

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Attention Pays: How To Drive Profitability, Productivity And Accountability
Speaker: Neen James

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Dominating Your Distractions
Speaker: Felix Anderson

9:15 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Creating A Culture Of Sustainability
Speaker: Scot Case

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
A Digital Marketing And Video Strategy That Works For You
Speaker: Levi Sauerbrei

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Talent Retention Should Be Your Top Priority
Speaker: Martha Woodward

9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Eliminate Time-Wasters And Close The Right Deals & Five Critical Factors To Help You Outperform The Market
Speakers: Dirk Beveridge and Jeff Gardner

10:10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Take The Lead On Show-Floor Interviews On Green Cleaning
Speakers: Tracy Enger, Mike Jones, Jodi Krause and Keith Webb

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
The Joys And Pains Of Yelp And Google
Speaker: Liz Trotter

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Change, Choice And Champions
Speaker: Sharon Tinberg

(All information accurate as of August 22, 2018)