2019 Review & 2020 Preview

The Value of Being Part of the ISSA Family

Review of 2019 ISSA Member Benefits and a Preview of 2020

This past year, ISSA Europe hosted The PULIRE Smart Show (new name: ISSA PULIRE) and formed The ISSA PULIRE Network along with Afidamp, the Italian Trade Association. Networking events, training courses, webinars, and more helped members connect, learn, and grow their businesses. Meanwhile, the updated market snapshot of Germany provided the latest market insights for the region.

With more seminars, webinars, and other educational programs planned for Europe in 2020, we will continue to help members strengthen long-lasting business connections and exchange best practices. Special rebates will be available for all ISSA Shows and other international trade shows. The Forum PULIRE, the international executive conference, will take place in Italy on October 13-14, 2020, and special ISSA focus groups will offer the opportunity to co-design ISSA’s future offerings.

ISSA continued to expand its commitment to the African and Middle East regions in 2019.

The ISSA Cleantex Africa in Johannesburg provided certification workshops and networking events that attracted professionals from across South Africa and multiple African countries. ISSA and the National Contract Cleaners Association (NCCA) in South Africa expanded their alliance to include joint membership for all BSC members of the NCCA. Meanwhile, ISSA and the Contract Cleaners Association of Ghana (CCAG) continued their alliance. Last year also marked the first ClMS certifications in the Middle East region, with Cleveland Clinic and Farnek Services LLC achieving this honor.

In 2020, ISSA’s Cleaning Management Institute (CMI) will host its first Train the Trainer course in Ghana and in Nigeria during the summer. ISSA members will receive a registration discount at the SAPCA Cleantex Executive Summit, September 13-14, in Cape Town, South Africa. ISSA will also offer CIMS certification for the first time in Africa and will continue its webinar series. The ISSA education team will visit the Middle East region throughout 2020, to develop closer relationships within the market and expand in-person education options. 

Read about other regions here: https://www.issa.com/articles/around-the-world-with-issa