Get Set for a Sensational Show

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By Graeme Golucki | October 3, 2016 << Back to Articles Get Set for a Sensational Show

The most important week in the cleaning industry is almost upon us! ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America® 2016 provides participants with a plethora of educational sessions and networking opportunities. But how can you make the most of your limited time in Chicago, IL, this October? From seasoned veterans to rookies, every attendee can leverage these seven tools to a secure a successful and satisfying show experience.

  1. Register online. Why waste valuable networking time waiting in line to register for ISSA/INTERCLEAN? Skip the crowds and register online ahead of the big show. ISSA members can register online through the last day of the show. Not a current member of ISSA? Don’t delay—the deadline for non-members to register is October 14.

  2. Download the app. The ISSA/INTERCLEAN® North America 2016 Mobile App, sponsored by R3 Reliable Redistribution Resource, puts everything you need for a successful show right in the palm of your hand. Available as a free download at, this year’s app has an interactive show-floor map, a complete list of exhibitors and their contact information, and a host of other valuable tools you can use to navigate the event and network with your peers and suppliers before, during, and after the show.

  3. Map your show. This year’s show includes a new feature to help you make the most of your visit to Chicago:  My Show Planner. This tool helps you plan ahead and compile a list of must-see exhibitors and seminars. Use the planner’s event calendar to build your schedule of educational sessions, meetings, and networking events. Perhaps best of all, My Show Planner syncs with your show app and Outlook calendar. Learn more

  4. Cast your vote for innovation. Before leaving the office for the big week, view and vote on the cleaning industry’s cutting-edge products and services in the 2016 ISSA Innovation Award Program. While you’re are at McCormick Place, be sure to visit the ISSA Innovation Award Showcase , Booth 4606, to see the entrants in person and vote for the ISSA Innovation Visitors’ Choice using the official show app. Friday’s keynote speaker, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, will announce the winners at the ISSA Innovation Award Ceremony on the show floor, October 28, at noon.
  5. Tune in to the ISSA-TV Live Stream. There’s so much to see and do at ISSA/INTERCLEAN this year that no matter what you do, you’re bound to miss something. But ISSA has you covered with the ISSA-TV Live Stream. Tune into at 7:45 a.m. CST on October 26,  to watch keynote speakers, educational sessions, and highlights from the show floor. And here’s a bonus tip:  Just because the exhibit hall at McCormick Place closes October 28, that doesn’t mean your ISSA/INTERCLEAN experience has to come to an end. You can relive show highlights or share your favorite moments with your coworkers and clients, as videos from the ISSA-TV Live Stream will be posted on ISSA-TV for on-demand viewing.

  6. Socialize online. Follow ISSA on Twitter (@ISSAworldwide) to receive the latest show updates and interact with other attendees using the official event hashtag #ISSA2016. Spread the word and share photos and stories with your friends and followers on Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, and Twitter using the #ISSA2016 hashtag. 

  7. Visit the ISSA Resource Center. Do you have a question about your ISSA membership? Stop by the ISSA Resource Center, Booth 5269, where ISSA staff members will be on hand to update you on the most recent tools and innovations to help you grow your business and maximize your membership in the association. 

From a revamped educational program to enlightening keynote speakers, ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America has everything you need to unleash your untapped potential. Take advantage of these seven tips to ensure an excellent experience before, during, and even after your visit to the Windy City. So what are you waiting for? Start setting yourself up for your most successful ISSA/INTERCLEAN experience ever!

About the Author.

Graeme Golucki is ISSA's digital strategy editor and can be reached at [email protected]; phone, 800-225-4772 (North America) and 847-982-0800.