The international cleaning industry’s supply segment continues to welcome more companies to its ranks, judging by participation at the recent ISSA/Interclean North America 2012 event. Of the 623 exhibitors, some 95 companies (or 15%) were new to ISSA/INTERCLEAN.
‘The results of the recent ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America 2012 exceeded expectations, both statistically and according to the stream of positive feedback received from exhibitors and attendees. Busy booths, important business connections, and high-quality education and speakers are among the top reasons given by satisfied participants,’ stated the organiser.
The show, held mid-October at McCormick Place in Chicago, generated registrations that were on a par with ISSA/INTERCLEAN shows held in Las Vegas last year and ran about 15% higher than the last show hosted in Chicago (2011).
Co-locating their annual conventions again this year were the Building Service Contractor Association International (BSCAI), IEHA, and the Association of Residential Cleaning Services International (ARCSI). Also present were many supporting associations from throughout Europe, Africa, and Asia-Pacific.
‘More than 9,000 buyers were among the registrants visiting with this year’s 623 exhibitors. The event experienced substantially increased attendance from distributor marketing/buying group members as well as building service contractors. As a result, traffic on the exhibit floor remained brisk throughout the first two full days of the show and was above normal for the final day,’ the organiser said.
Trade associations from around the globe that were strongly represented included the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICS), the Cleaning & Support Services Association (CSSA) from the United Kingdom, the National Contract Cleaners Association (NCCA) based in South Africa, the Polish Cleaning Chamber of Commerce (PIGC), the Russian Cleaning Companies Association (RCCA), and the World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC).