ISSA Worldwide-The European Innovation and Education Committee

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By Karina Kayser | October 7, 2019 << Back to Articles ISSA Worldwide-The European Innovation and Education Committee

ISSA’s European team is pleased to announce the launch of ISSA’s European Innovation and Education Committee. The goals will be to contribute in expanding cleaning industry knowledge and expertise by offering:

  • A relevant training and education program to European ISSA members
  • To support the exchange of professional best practices
  • To deepen the knowledge of market participants at all levels
  • To facilitate a constructive dialogue between members from different segments of the industry
  • To improve levels of professionalism
  • To build a resilient industry
  • To investigate, develop, and address topics that can be relevant for members across the borders in Europe.

The committee will be chosen from among ISSA members who applied to support the initiative. If you have a European colleague who might be interested in supporting the committee in shaping the future of our industry, please reach out or forward the following contact details: Manuela D’Agata, ISSA International Education & Certification Director, email: [email protected], phone +31 629405309 (Netherlands). Manuela is looking forward to discussing this opportunity in detail.


There was a full house at the traditional ISSA Herring Party in the Netherlands. European members met at ISSA member Vendor in Tilburg, Netherlands, where they discussed the importance of washroom hygiene and how the basics still need to be improved in certain countries. Also, three key facility management trends of the next five years where addressed: Sustainability, technology, and hospitality. Attendees had the chance to visit Vendor’s washroom hygiene production site where automation and technology play a fundamental role. Afterwards they enjoyed some delicious herring while networking. The Dutch love the season’s first herring, which starts appearing at the beginning of June. Traditionally, it is served with raw onions and sliced gherkins.

ISSA members and their guests enjoyed networking opportunities in Italy, during Pulire—The Smart Show, and in Johannesburg, during ISSA Cleantex Africa. During the ISSA networking events at exhibitions, participants get the chance to meet international and local show attendees to broaden their professional network. Upcoming events can be found in the online calendar at

About the Author.

ISSA International Marketing Communication Specialist Karina Kayser can be reached at [email protected]; phone, +49-6131-6367826.