Preview: ISSA Show North America 2021

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By Lindsay Roberts | October 4, 2021 << Back to Articles Preview: ISSA Show North America 2021

We’ve been waiting for this moment for almost two years. A moment that personally, I have taken for granted for nearly 20 years of participating in live events. Coming together as one unified industry, with common goals and purpose, with like-minded industry peers and friends, is irreplaceable.

Events like ISSA Show North America create memories, connections, and experiences that can last for years. Events like this refresh me, reinvigorate my passion for my work, allow me to make new business networks and friends, and at times, even inspire me.

Our team can’t wait to welcome you back to ISSA Show North America. We can’t wait to see familiar faces, ones we’ve gone too long without seeing in person. And we look forward to meeting and making new friends. Let’s finish 2021 strong, together, and continue to change the way the world views cleaning.

Meet the Team

Meet the ISSA Show North America team and hear what each person is most excited about for this year’s event.

Schedule at a Glance


Let ISSA Show North America and our team of top-notch industry professionals enhance your commercial, institutional, and residential cleaning expertise with our curated roster of education sessions. Whether you are just starting your career or an experienced professional, we deliver the training you need to take your career to the next level. You will gain immediate knowledge you can put to work right away. Keep your skills cutting-edge and relevant with one of our certification courses or workshops.

The Education Program runs from 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 15, to 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, November 18. 


Let ISSA Show North America and our team of top-notch industry professionals enhance your commercial, institutional, and residential cleaning expertise with our interactive workshops.

Whether you are just starting your career, or are an experienced pro, we deliver the training you need to take your career to the next level. You’ll gain hands-on experience and immediate feedback you can put to work—right away.

Keep your skills cutting-edge and relevant when you choose one of our certification courses or workshops from GBAC, ARCSI, CMI, IEHA, and more!

Networking and Highlighted Events

Spotlight Lunch & Learn Session
Monday, November 15
11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
Las Vegas Convention Center
Join your peers for an invigorating session while enjoying lunch.

Happy Hour: Vegas with a View
Monday, November 15
4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
3rd level terrace | Las Vegas Convention Center
After a full day of learning, join us for drinks and networking on the brand-new terrace of the Las Vegas Convention Center with a unique panoramic view of the skyline.

ISSA Welcome Reception
Monday, November 15
6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Beer Park at Paris Hotel
Come one, come all. Meet or get reacquainted with colleagues from around the world while you enjoy complimentary light snacks and beverages during this friendly mixer. It’s the perfect way to get set for an eventful week of innovation, connections, and education!

Spotlight Speaker
Tuesday, November 16
9:15 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Las Vegas Convention Center
Save the date for our opening kick-off spotlight session, designed to inspire and motivate.

Canada Night
Tuesday, November 16
5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Las Vegas Convention Center
Third level terrace
Calling all Canadians! Come network with your colleagues from north of the border to share stories and mix and mingle over delicious hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.

ISSA Hygieia Network Awards Reception
Tuesday, November 16
6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
ISSA Hygieia Network’s awards reception will feature networking with industry leaders as well as Hygieia’s annual recognition awards, which include Rising Star of the Year, Member of the Year, and Company of the Year. With over 700 people attending the event in 2019, it is sure to be one of the most well-attended and impactful events at the show.

Evening Roundtables
Tuesday, November 16
7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Formatted in an energizing question-and-answer session to get you thinking about your business operations. Each table will have a pre-selected moderator that will lead and guide the discussion. The event comprises three 45-minute sessions, with a 15-minute break between each session. Have a cocktail while you network! Brought to you by ARCSI.

Spotlight Power Panel
Wednesday, November 17
9:15 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Las Vegas Convention Center
An intimate discussion into the future of the industry, featuring a power panel of C-Suite executives. For the first time ever, we are inviting some of the biggest names representing the markets you want to learn about.

Innovation Awards Announcement & Show Floor Happy Hour
Thursday, November 18
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall
This award announcement is the culmination of the 2021 ISSA Innovation Award Program—the 12th anniversary year—in which industry professionals vote for the most innovative products, equipment, and solutions for the year. Join us for the ISSA Innovation Award announcement and champagne toast, followed by a happy hour to conclude the week.

Innovation Awards Program

The ISSA Show Innovation Awards is an annual program honoring companies who develop new products and technologies that make an impact in the commercial, institutional, and residential cleaning community. In its 12th year, participating exhibitors at ISSA Show North America take to the stage to unveil their most innovative products or services that address key challenges industry professionals are trying to solve in their daily operations. The Innovation Award platform includes a digital and onsite format where products are voted on by you, the professional cleaning industry. The program includes four Industry Choice Awards, five Innovation of the Year Award Honorees, and one overall Innovation of the Year Award winner. Visit to vote today!

Show Floor Features

Welcome ISSA Show North America to the all-new West building at the Las Vegas Convention Center! The show floor has so much for attendees: exhibits, meeting hubs, pavilions, theaters, the ISSA Resource Center, and more! There will be 500+ exhibitors from 20 countries spanning 250,000 square feet of exhibit space throughout the expo floor.

See you in Las Vegas!

Register to Attend Today
Register for an Expo Only Pass to visit the exhibit hall and all it has to offer. Or take full advantage of your week at ISSA Show North America and purchase an All-Access Pass to take part in the education program, spotlight events, and networking receptions. To receive the best value, register before prices increase and make sure your ISSA membership is active.

Show Planner Benefits
Before traveling to Las Vegas, you can plan your time at the show by creating a show planner. You can organize your schedule of events, save favorite sessions you want to attend, exhibitors, products, and more. Later this year, you will be able to download your Show Planner as an app on your mobile device so you can reference your agenda during the week.

Connect with Exhibitors
Once you’ve found a company of interest, you can click on their listing to view the products they offer and favorite them, watch videos, and reach out to a representative to learn more. Save a list of companies you want to meet with during the event.

Plan Education and Networking
Browse through the education schedule by speaker, track, date, keyword, and view all sessions available. You can add sessions and events to your planner based on access through the registration pass you purchase.

Health and Safety
Your safety is our priority. Nevada and the City of Las Vegas have been hyper-focused on reopening and safety planning around their main industries of gaming, hospitality, and trade shows. It has been our main priority to bring you to a city that is ready to embrace and receive your attendance while simultaneously following strict health and safety protocols. This year’s event will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, which is a GBAC (Global Biorisk Advisory Council™) STAR™ accredited facility, and our official cleaning provider, United Services, is a GBAC STAR accredited service contractor.

ISSA Show North America is closely following city and state mandates and will update our website as we receive more information.

Book Your Hotel
In partnership with onPeak, we have secured discounted rates, the lowest rate protections, and no advance deposits at a selection of Las Vegas hotels. We know plans change and offer Peace of Mind housing, including flexible changes and cancellations up to 72 hours in advance with no penalty.

Peace of Mind Registration
To ensure the registration is risk-free, ISSA Show North America has a Peace of Mind registration policy. All attendees that register by October 31, 2021, will receive a 100% refund if, for any reason, you need to cancel, no questions asked.

We are grateful for the opportunity of meeting in person in November and seeing the industry unite in one place. The ISSA Show North America team has worked hard to plan an amazing event from all facets—education, networking, and exhibits. We hope to see you there.

About the Author.

Lindsay Roberts is the group director for ISSA Show North America 2021. For more information on the show, go to