Learning was FUN at ISSA 2013: Las Vegas

Industry trade shows and conventions are melting pots of ideas that spark innovation, collaboration and growth within a community. They are especially useful for small business owners like me to communicate and connect with the best in our industry.

I – along with Steve and Michael from Team Image One – had the incredible opportunity to attend the ISSA Trade Show and Convention held in Las Vegas last week, from November 18 to November 21

Learning can be FUN in Las Vegas

ISSA – a Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association – is committed to ‘advancing clean and driving innovation’ through sponsored events, such as educational seminars and interactive annual global conferences.

The ISSA Show is a great opportunity to see what new and innovative ideas and equipment are emerging in our industry. It’s the one show that brings all the manufacturers, distributors, building service contractors and “in house” facility service teams to one place each year.

ISSA: Advancing Clean, Driving Innovation

Each year, I come with an open mind and learn something new about our industry. Be it innovations in equipment, new software, advancements in cleaning techniques or systems to improve operations, there is something for everyone to learn.

This year too, the show was replete with motivating keynote speeches and engaging colloquiums that offered invaluable tips and strategies on operations development, customer service, cleaning best practices, sales and marketing guidance, leadership empowerment and brand growth.

Communication, Collaboration, Connection

Click on this link to gather more information about ISSA 2013: http://www.issa.com/?id=tshow_issa_interclean_las_vegas_2013&lg=

I would definitely recommend that you watch the embedded keynote speech by the CEO of Zappos, Tony Hsieh, who shares some valuable ‘secrets’ about how to build a respected, long-lasting brand based on a strong focus on quality customer service and interactive company culture.

Aside from these scheduled events, I enjoy attending such trade shows to get closer to and communicate with fellow entrepreneurs. It’s very humbling to learn from and share with like-minded individuals who are experiencing similar challenges. Finally, participating in conferences is a fun way to generate goodwill for your company and strengthen your brand image within your industry.

To sum up, I had a wonderful time interacting with my peers and other industry mavens at this year’s ISSA Trade Show Convention.

ISSA Orlando 2014, here I come!

What about you? Do you enjoy attending trade shows and conventions?