November 2, 2023

3 things you can’t afford to miss at ISSA Show 2023!

This November in Las Vegas, the Mandalay Bay Convention Center will become the capital of clean, a temporary home for everyone in the residential and commercial cleaning industries.

A nexus of ideas, solutions, thought leadership, and more, ISSA is a friendly meeting ground for experts and professionals from diverse backgrounds. Simply put, for anyone involved in the industry, ISSA 2023 is THE place to be.

From building service contractors and facilities management companies to innovators and manufacturers across countless products and services, ISSA is a marquee event. Happening over four days and across six pavilions, ISSA’s 600+ exhibitors ensure there’s something for everyone.

So, with so much to do and see, where do you start? Should you stick to your booth? Or is there more to ISSA than just planting your flag on the show floor and watching people pass you by? The short answer: absolutely, unequivocally yes!

At Avidbots, these are the types of events on our calendar we stick a pin in. So, as we count down the days, here’s three things we’re looking forward to the most (and why you should too!).

1. Networking: Connections and relationships to last a lifetime

Cleaning is such a broad industry that sometimes we only focus on our niche or areas of expertise. But events like ISSA show us there’s so much more to see and experience. More importantly, though, there are so many interesting people to meet!

Indeed, this year’s gathering is already shaping up to be one of the biggest yet. With over 13,000 industry professionals in attendance, it’s a fantastic opportunity to meet knowledgeable people across a range of interests and specialties.

Whether you’re breaking bread with colleagues during the opening day’s “Cocktails & Conversations: Roundtable Event” or meeting people on the show floor, you’ll walk away with new contacts and connections.

It’s events like ISSA that truly open your eyes to the industry as a whole. As a result, there’s no better time than this November in Las Vegas to play your cards right and build relationships — both professional and personal — that you can carry with you for the rest of your career.

2. Education: Expanding your knowledge and skill set

The cleaning industry has been moving at breakneck speeds since the pandemic. At no time in modern human history has cleanliness been as valued as it is now — both figuratively and literally.

Indeed, your brand, your operations, and your customer relationships all have cleanliness as a cornerstone. So, given its foundational importance, it’s a competitive advantage to keep your eyes and ears open to progress within your industry. Easier said than done, however.

With so much happening at one time, it can be difficult to stay on top of the latest and greatest trends and best practices. Thankfully, events like ISSA make it easy.

Workshops, seminars, education sessions — these are just a handful of events that will be taking place over four action-packed days. In fact, there are eight dedicated learning environments at this year’s ISSA, each with a unique flavor and focus!

What’s more, you can earn certifications there as well. Fourteen certification courses on offer, to be precise, each of which helps further your knowledge and career. It’s a smorgasbord of learnings and tips from industry experts you don’t come across often.

These types of opportunities are priceless, so you want to soak up as much as you can. And although it may feel like an all-you-can-eat buffet at times, our experience shows that your eyes won’t prove bigger than your stomach.

In fact, you’ll emerge more informed, better prepared, and brimming with new insights — the type of wisdom which advances your career development goals.

3. Product reveals: A sneak peek into the future of cleaning

One of the most anticipated aspects of ISSA North America every year is the vendors. From start-ups to brand names, there’s a wide variety of new products, services, and technologies you can check out.

Every year sees new innovations, and this November will be no different. But with hundreds of exhibits, where do you start?

Your best bet is the Innovation Showcase & Theater booth (#2247). Here you’ll find a curated selection of some of the most impactful, practical, and original vendors at ISSA.

The Innovation Award Program brings together as many as 50 products and/or services per year. A combination of judges and voting will decide winners for many categories including:

  • Innovation of the Year
  • Industry Choice 
  • Innovation Honorees
  • Environment & Sustainability Award

You’ll hear from representatives how their product and/or service helps solve real-world challenges, as well as a deeper exploration of how their solution improves how you clean your facility. And Avidbots is one of the contestants!

As one of the exclusive entries competing for an ISSA Innovation Award, we have something HUGE lined up. So big, in fact, we decided only an event of ISSA’s size and importance was worthy of our announcement.

However, like all things Vegas, we’re keeping our cards close to our chest. So please come visit us at the Innovation & Showcase Theater to see what we have in store. We’re confident it will reshape the cleaning automation industry.

Neo floor cleaner at ISSA Show North America 2023

Avidbots will be live on the show floor at our booth (#837) during the entirety of ISSA. We look forward to meeting you, discussing all things clean, and forming new relationships with people who value cleanliness as much as we do.

Oh, and while you’re there, check out Neo. Our fully autonomous floor scrubbing robot will be in Vegas for the thrills and spills — because if it happens in Vegas, Neo will clean it up!

See you there!

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