ISSA Show 2021 Reports Strong Attendance

Informa Markets has announced an attendance of 10,022 registered cleaning-industry professionals for the ISSA Show North America 2021 held November 15-18 at the newly renovated and GBAC STAR™ accredited Las Vegas Convention Center. The return of the in-person event to the convention capital of the world reaffirmed the industry’s commitment to hosting safe events and delivering innovative solutions that support cleaning, disinfection, and infection prevention around the world.

“The highly anticipated ISSA Show North America 2021 was a wonderful opportunity for the industry to come together after two years to learn, network, and celebrate,” says Informa Markets US Group Director Lindsay Roberts. “We welcomed new professionals and familiar faces, honored the year’s most impactful products, services, hardworking professionals and charitable donors, and hosted more than 100+ education sessions and workshops.”

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ISSA Show North America Proceeds with Robust Health and Safety Protocols


Informa Markets’ ISSA Show North America today announced the show is confirmed to take place in person November 15–18, 2021, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. With a commitment to the health and wellbeing of all attendees, robust protocols have been put into place to ensure a safe and responsible event.

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ISSA Show Canada Transitions to Virtual

After the postponement of the 2020 trade show, ISSA Show Canada will reconvene virtually this June with a focus on educating and inspiring the industry. Last year’s event was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and provincial restrictions across Ontario which prohibited large gatherings. This year, the in-person show had been slated for June 9-11, but due to the ongoing impact of the pandemic, ISSA Show Canada will be going virtual on June 17, 2021. ISSA Canada sincerely looks forward to reconnecting and welcoming participants to this great event.

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ISSA’s GBAC Star Accreditation: New Organization Commitments

The Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, today introduced its GBAC STAR™ facility accreditation program on cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention. It is the industry’s only outbreak prevention, response, and recovery accreditation. GBAC STAR establishes requirements to assist facilities with work practices, protocols, procedures, and systems to control risks associated with infectious agents, such as SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19. Accreditation criteria and facility applications are now available at www.gbac.org.

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ISSA Online Course: Helping Cleaners Combat Coronavirus

In response to the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) international pandemic, ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, has launched the GBAC Fundamentals Online Course. This virtual seminar from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC), a division of ISSA, is designed to empower cleaning professionals to become Microbial Warriors™. The course will train attendees to prepare for, respond to, and recover from biohazards in the workplace. Participants will learn infection and contamination control measures for infectious disease outbreak situations such as the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). Individuals who successfully complete the course within 30 days of enrollment will receive a Certificate of Completion from GBAC.

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ISSA Update on COVID-19

The ISSA released the following letter from Executive Director John Barrett:

As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic together as an industry, it is my duty to keep you informed about how your association, ISSA, is working to serve you and leveraging our
collective voice for the cleaning industry in these challenging times.

Yesterday, I had the distinct honor to represent ISSA on a White House Communications Call with President Donald Trump, who called upon executives from industrial supply retailers and wholesalers regarding the national response to COVID-19. The President thanked us for providing the goods Americans rely on every day and expressed his gratitude to the incredible employees who are working tirelessly to that end.

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ISSA Diamond Award for Milwaukee Dustless Brush

Milwaukee Dustless Brush/Gordon Brush received ISSA’s Diamond Anniversary Award at the 2019 ISSA Convention held at the Las Vegas, Nevada convention center on November 19-21, 2019. The award was presented to Ken Rakusin, President and CEO of Gordon Brush by John Garfinkel, former Executive Director of ISSA. “Ken, on behalf the entire ISSA Association, we would like to thank you for your continuous support for the past sixty years,” said John Garfinkel.

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