ISSA Show North America Set For November 13-16 At Mandalay Bay Convention Center In Las Vegas

ISSA Show North America is scheduled for November 13-16, 2023, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, in Las Vegas, NV. The 2023 show will offer networking, education, and product discovery opportunities at a time when collaboration and learning are essential. Staying up-to-date on the latest trends and solutions for cleaning, disinfection, and infection prevention and pursuing accreditation, training, and certification helps further evolve the industry and change the way the world views cleaning. Visit www.issashow.com for updated details.

TRADE SHOW

The ISSA Show’s trade show floor is where attendees will find the latest in cleaning technology, as well as shop exhibitor products and services.

The trade show floor will be open Tuesday, November 14 through Thursday, November 16. Trade show hours are:

Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

SPOTLIGHT EVENTS:

Tuesday, November 14 • 9 to 10 a.m.

Mandalay Bay Convention Center | South Pacific EF Ballroom

Then, Now, Forever | Celebrating 100 Years Of ISSA

Attend ISSA’s Spotlight session that pays homage to its past, celebrates the industry’s achievements, and provides a glimpse into what’s next. Join industry peers as ISSA highlights monumental moments over the past 100 years and recognizes four impactful individuals who have made their mark in the industry.

This session will conclude with a panel discussion featuring innovative, trailblazing young industry professionals who will discuss how they are reshaping the industry with a keen eye on the future. This session promises to leave attendees feeling energized and excited for the next 100 years of ISSA.

This Spotlight Event is included in the All-Access Pass, or available for individual purchase for $25 each.

Tuesday, November 14 • 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Hakkasan Nightclub At MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

BIG BASH + ISSA’s Centennial Celebration

ISSA turns 100 years old this year and attendees won’t want to miss the special BIG BASH birthday celebration. Attendees can purchase BIG BASH tickets in advance for extra savings. One BIG BASH ticket per registration.

Wednesday, November 15 • 9 to 10 a.m.

Mandalay Bay Convention Center | South Pacific EF Ballroom

Doc Hendley – Wine To Water

As founder and international president of Wine to Water, Doc Hendley has successfully cultivated a non-profit organization that serves in communities to provide clean water for people in need around the world. He dreamed up the concept of Wine to Water while bartending and playing music in nightclubs around Raleigh, NC. He’ll share his inspiring story that proves anyone, even a tattooed keg-tapper, can cure what ails the world. A book signing opportunity will take place onsite during the Spotlight.

This Spotlight Event is included in the All-Access Pass, or available for individual purchase for $25 each.

Wednesday, November 15 • 5:15 to 7 p.m.

ISSA Hygieia Network Awards Reception

ISSA Hygieia Network’s awards reception will feature networking with industry leaders and Hygieia’s annual recognition awards, including Rising Star of the Year, Member of the Year, and Company of the Year. Three new awards have been added to the gala this year: Ally of the Year, International Member of the Year, and Mentor of the Year. With more than 900 attendees last year, it is sure to be one of the most well-attended and impactful events at ISSA Show North America 2023. This event is included with Expo Hall and All-Access passes.

OTHER EVENTS:

Mandalay Bay Convention Center | EXPO Show Floor

ISSA Show Innovation Program & Awards

The ISSA Show North America Innovation Award Program recognizes advancements in the professional cleaning industry that make an impact in the commercial, institutional, and residential cleaning community. In its 14th year, exhibitors take to the stage to unveil their most innovative products or services in front of the global cleaning industry that address key challenges industry professionals are trying to solve in their daily operations.

Each year ISSA receives 40 to 50 product entries for the ISSA Show Innovation Award Program that promote the latest technologies poised to transform the professional cleaning industry and shape the world. The list of current Innovation participants and products can be found on the ISSA website until December 2023. Those interested in voting are asked to view the candidates and vote for their choices of the most innovative products in the industry this year.

Online voting ends November 13 at 5 p.m. Central Time. Distributors, Wholesalers, Manufacturer Reps, Building Service Contractors, Residential Cleaners, and In-House Service Providers can vote for the products which they find have made a significant impact in the professional cleaning industry. Individuals may submit up to three (3) product votes. Manufacturers and program participants are not eligible to vote. Voters are asked to make their decisions based on products being impactful, practical, sustainable, providing a competitive advantage and/or originality.

Participating companies are eligible to win the following awards:

  • Innovation of the Year Award and Honorees;
  • Environment & Sustainability Award and Honorees;
  • Distributor/Wholesaler Choice Award;
  • Residential Cleaning Choice Award;
  • Manufacturer Representative Choice Award; and,
  • Facility Service Provider Choice Award.

Visit booth #2247 throughout this year’s ISSA Show expo hours to view all Innovation Award products/services. Meet with Innovation participants during the Innovation Happy Hour from 4 to 5 p.m. on November 15 at booth #2247. Industry Choice winners will be announced at 4 p.m. on November 15.

Innovation of the Year and Environment & Sustainability awards will be announced at 1 p.m. on November 16 in booth #2247, during the Innovation Showcase and Happy Hour. Join attendees for champagne and a congratulatory toast of the industry winners.

EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS:

Presentations, educational workshops, seminars and more at ISSA Show North America are all designed to help solve challenges found within the global cleaning industry. The 2023 ISSA Show North America education program has been skillfully curated, featuring seven important categories, and led by industry experts, with many new speakers scheduled for 2023.

Relevant content and expert delivery will provide real take-aways for day-to-day success. No matter what industry segment attendees represent they can expect hard-hitting sessions, workshops, and certifications to elevate their knowledge and business.

Education categories include:

  • Facility Operations & Maintenance;
  • Technology & Innovation;
  • Leadership, Career and Talent Development;
  • Thought Leadership Sessions;
  • Business Development & Marketing Solutions;
  • Workshops & Certifications; and,
  • Environmental, Social Responsibility & Governance (ESG).

There are also new Spanish language sessions being offered.

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

All times are in the Pacific Time Zone and all information/times/dates are subject to change. All events and education sessions will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, unless otherwise specified.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13

8:30 a.m.: Workshops begin

9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Education sessions

4 – 5:30 p.m.: Cocktails and Conversations Think Tank Event

4 – 5:30 p.m.: Residential Roundtables

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

8:30 a.m.: Workshops begin

9 – 10 a.m.: Spotlight Event – Then, Now, Forever / Celebrating 100 Years Of ISSA

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: EXPO OPEN

1 – 5 p.m.: Education sessions

6:30 – 9 p.m.: BIG BASH + ISSA’s Centennial Celebration at Hakkasan Nightclub at MCM Grand Hotel & Casino

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15

8:30 a.m.: Workshops begin

9 to 10 a.m.: Spotlight Event with Keynote Speaker Doc Hendley / Wine To Water

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: EXPO OPEN

10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Education sessions

3 – 5 p.m.: Happy Hour on the Expo Floor

4 p.m.: Innovation Honorees Announcement

5:15 – 7 p.m.: The ISSA Hygieia Network Awards Reception

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16

8:30 a.m.: Workshops begin

8:45 – 9:45 a.m.: ISSA General Business Meeting

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: EXPO OPEN

1 p.m.: Innovation Awards Announcement and Happy Hour

ISSA Elects New 2024 Board Members

ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, has announced the following individuals have been elected to serve on the 2024 ISSA Board of Directors, which will be led by incoming ISSA President Matthew J. Schenk, of Midlab Inc.

  • Vice President/President-Elect: Laurie Sewell, Servicon Supplies;
  • Executive Officer: Adam Camhi, Sunbelt Rentals;
  • Manufacturer Director: Bill Simpson, Ecolab Inc.;
  • Distributor Director: Debbie Sardone, Speed Cleaning Inc.; and,
  • BSC Director: Ricardo Regalado, Rozalado & Co. Commercial Cleaning.

Returning Board Members
In addition to Schenk, the following 2024 Board members are returning from the 2023 Board:

  • Past President/International Director: Matt Vonachen, Vonachen Group;
  • Secretary: Tom Friedl, Hospeco Brands Group;
  • Treasurer: Scott Stevenson, KleenMark;
  • Canada Director: Brock Tully, Bunzl Canada Inc.;
  • Distributor Director: Michael Chiappe, California Janitorial Supply Co.;
  • Distributor Director: Laura Ann Craven, Imperial Dade;
  • Manufacturer Reps Director: Jay Shearer, Avision; and,
  • Manufacturer Director: Nicole Goulet, Diversey.

Outgoing Board Members
The following individuals will complete their service on the board in 2023:

  • Harry Dochelli, Essendant;
  • Valerie Burd, ABM;
  • Mercer Stanfield, Brame Specialty Co.; and,
  • Matthew Urmanski, Essity Professional Hygiene, North America.

“On behalf of the ISSA team, it is my pleasure to welcome the new directors and their fresh perspectives to our 2024 Board as we continue our mission to change the way the world views cleaning,” ISSA Executive Director John Barrett said. “I’d also like to thank our returning members for their continued commitment to the association, while extending my gratitude to the outgoing directors for their dedicated service to our industry.”

ISSA invites all of its members to greet the new board members when they officially take office at the ISSA General Business Meeting on November 16, from 8:45 – 9:45 a.m., during the ISSA Show North America 2023 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, in Las Vegas.

ISSA Charities Awards 2023-2024 Scholarships

ISSA Scholars, a signature ISSA Charities program — the charitable arm of ISSA — has announced the recipients of the ISSA Scholars 2023-2024 Scholarship Awards. The generous contributions of individuals and ISSA member companies provided 49 scholarships to new and continuing college students totaling $142,400 in financial aid.

“We had another exciting year with a competitive applicant pool, and are so excited to celebrate these amazing graduates,” ISSA Charities Director of Development Sandy Wolfrum said. “Thank you so much to each of our donors and member companies who helped make these scholarships possible. Without your support, we could not introduce our vast industry to the next generation of professionals.”

ISSA Scholars provides financial aid to help students achieve their dreams of higher education. Since 1988, the organization has awarded nearly $4 million in financial aid to over 1,000 ISSA member company employees and their immediate family members. Scholarships relieve the burden of tuition for college and university students and introduce new professionals to career opportunities in the cleaning industry.

Students entering or continuing studies at fully accredited four-year colleges and universities are eligible to apply for annual scholarships. An independent committee selects scholarship winners based on merit, individual accomplishments, and evidence of leadership. The full list of 2023-2024 Scholarships and recipients is available at: www.issacharities.org/scholarship-recipients/. Learn more about ISSA Scholars at www.issacharities.org/issa-scholars.

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