This year, the ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America Tradeshow and the ISSA Convention succeeded at being the place where key cleaning industry leaders and members gathered for new information, new opportunities and new connections. According to an ISSA press release, 757 exhibitors were present. Out of those, 142 were new and 18 percent were from outside the U.S., bringing in people from 24 countries.
We all know the janitorial industry is getting much more high-tech. At recent cleaning tradeshows, we have seen examples of floor scrubbers that remembered where and how to scrub floors in certain areas of a facility – no driver needed. For distributors, there were examples of dashboard systems that allowed them and their clients (including cleaning contractors) to make more effective product-buying decisions by allowing for a close comparison of products.