Based on exhibitor and attendee feedback, a sold out exhibit floor and the highest attendance in nearly a decade—according to show officials—this year's ISSA ISSA/Interclean North America trade show and ISSA Convention proved to be successful events for key leaders and decision-makers in the commercial cleaning industry.
“Our debut at the ISSA/Interclean show was a resounding and overwhelming success,” said first-time exhibitor Ori Rosenbaum, president of REN Escalator Cleaning Tools, one of the 126 new exhibitors this year. “We had to skip lunch every single day because we were so busy. Our sales will most likely more than double this year, partly because of this show. It was hands-down the best show I’ve ever exhibited at in more than 30 years of participating at trade shows.”
The trade show sold out of show floor space with 729 exhibitors, and attracted 16,311 attendees, making it the most highly attended show in nearly a decade, according to show organizers.
This growth is due to ISSA’s efforts to attract the top executives of the leading janitorial distributors as well as to draw from a variety of new audiences through relationships with organizations and buying groups in the office products arena.
This year, four industry groups held their annual conventions in conjunction with ISSA/Interclean: the Association of Residential Cleaning Services International (ARCSI), Building Service Contractors Association International (BSCAI), Cleaning Trade Equipment Association (CETA) and IEHA. Many supporting associations throughout Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific also participated in this year’s show, and there was a strong showing from top buying groups and their key members.
At the ISSA Excellence Awards Luncheon, companies honored included long-standing ISSA member companies, the Best Customer Service Award winners as selected by buyers at the show and the winners of the 2015 ISSA Innovation Award Program.
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