“I love to see all the big things and the small things that come to market that make things easier or allow us to work faster,” says Ed Selkow, president of Janitorial Growth Solutions and an ISSA/INTERCLEAN veteran. “You can’t walk into the exhibit hall and not become immediately aware of just how big our industry is.”
While the cleaning industry enjoys a variety of niche gatherings throughout the year, the single largest centers around the annual ISSA/INTERCLEAN Trade Show
in Orlando, FL, the first week of November.
And it’s growing. At the 2013 Las Vegas show, three affiliated trade associations co-located with ISSA to maximize value and opportunity for their members: IEHA
start a day or two ahead of the trade show while BSCAI
follows the trade show with education and networking focused for their different member groups.
This year, two more trade associations are joining in to further strengthen the professional network among product and service providers united by their common interest in being the best cleaning company in their market.
CETA – Cleaning Equipment Trade Association
– is holding their entire convention early in the week so that their members can enjoy as much time at the ISSA/INTERCLEAN Trade show as possible.
IWCA – International Window Cleaning Association
– is offering a full-day Safety Program, backed by their partnership with OSHA.
Registration to any one of the five co-locating conventions includes admission to four Keynote Addresses, the Trade Show Floor and the ISSA Education Arena at the Trade Show.
Make time in your schedule to catch each of the FOUR keynote speakers:
Looking for data to justify the expense of attending convention? That’s easy. Where else will you find all of this in one place – for one price – for only one short leave of absence from your business?
- Registered Attendees:
- Trade Show Vendors:
- Hours on the Trade Show Floor:
- Hours of ISSA Education:
- Hours of Co-located Education:
Check out these tips
for making convention more affordable.
Navigating the Trade Show – and Saving Time
You want to get the biggest bang for your buck, so the time you spend identifying your current business needs, matching that up with the exhibitor list
, and programming your activities into the ISSA/INTERCLEAN 2014 mobile app (coming soon for iPhone and Android) will help achieve your goals.
Use the Attendee Planning Formula
to make your plans to get what you need. Just as with your annual business planning, your convention and conference planning is an essential activity for preparing for success.
Booking Smart – and Saving Money
Each co-located convention usually has a headquarters hotel, but with so many people coming, ISSA invites you to book at any of the hotels where block rates apply. Click here
for a list of hotels and rates.
And if you’re flying, ISSA has arranged for discounts with the following airlines:
- American Airlines: 5% discount using Code 18N4AA online or by calling 800-433-170.
- Delta Airlines: 2% - 7% discount using Code NMG9B online or by calling 800-221-1212.
Business AND Pleasure
Be sure to take advantage of the close proximity to the Disney Parks and Attractions. To help with more local exploration, CleanLink has put together this list of 10 Places to Eat in Orlando During ISSA 2014
As we get closer to that first week in November, be sure to check in frequently at www.issa.com
for additions to the program to make your convention and trade show experience amazing.