ISSA/Informa Markets Partnership | Frequently Asked Questions

What is ISSA Show North America?
The award-winning ISSA Show North America trade show brings together executives and leaders from all segments of the cleaning industry, including higher learning, hospitality, health care, and many more. The event offers a global platform for manufacturers, distributors, and facility-service providers in commercial and residential cleaning to connect, do business, and share information. Visitors to the 2019 show in Las Vegas are expected to exceed 16,000 individuals from more than 65 countries. For more information, visit

What is ISSA, The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association?
With more than 9,300 members—including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, wholesalers, building service contractors, in-house service providers, residential cleaners, and associated service members—ISSA is the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry. The association is committed to changing the way the world views cleaning by providing its members with the business tools they need to promote cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment, and an improved bottom line. Headquartered in Northbrook, Ill., USA, the association has regional offices in Mainz, Germany; Whitby, Canada; Parramatta, Australia; Seoul, South Korea; and Shanghai, China. For more information, visit

Who is Informa Markets?
Informa Markets creates global platforms for industries to trade, innovate, and grow, delivering more than 500 market-leading events, brands, and experiences annually through face-to-face exhibitions, specialist digital content, and actionable data solutions. Informa Markets operates large-scale events including World of Concrete, WasteExpo, TISE – The International Surfaces Event, and WWETT – Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport Expo. Informa Markets is part of Informa, a publicly traded company listed on the London Stock Exchange. For more information, visit or

What is the strategic partnership arrangement between Informa Markets and ISSA?
ISSA and Informa Markets have forged a 25-year strategic partnership for ISSA Show North America. The arrangement assigns operational responsibilities to Informa Markets while ISSA will maintain programming responsibilities, including education session content, ISSA Resource Center booth space, and member events. ISSA Media is the official media partner of ISSA Show North America, and the trade show continues to be ISSA’s annual member event where the cleaning industry gathers for the latest trends, education, events, and networking.

Will member discounts continue to be available for the trade show and education sessions?
Yes, the ISSA and Informa Markets partnership protects all ISSA-member discounts and pricing for ISSA Show North America.

Why did ISSA partner with Informa Markets?
ISSA’s highest priority is delivering member value and outstanding content, and Informa Markets’ proven track record and capabilities to scale exhibitions globally is unparalleled in the industry. The partnership will enable ISSA Show North America to flourish and allow ISSA to focus its resources and expertise in bringing value to the global cleaning community as part of its mission to change the way the world views cleaning. 

How will the partnership impact me as an exhibitor?
As an exhibitor, you will receive the same great service from the ISSA trade show sales and convention team. Informa Markets will leverage its unsurpassed marketing and data analytics capabilities to grow the show’s participation with the express goal of bringing more qualified buyers to the event.

How will the partnership impact me as an attendee/event partner?
ISSA will continue to manage the 2019 show operations to ensure you have a consistent experience. ISSA will remain your point of contact for all of this year’s show-related information and will continue to manage education content and programming in the future. The show will continue to attract exhibitors from appropriate adjacent markets and help to grow opportunities for attendees in an evolving marketplace.

Will the show still be conducted annually?
Yes, ISSA Show North America will continue to be conducted annually.