Welcome back, ISSA Show North America 2022

A preview of the ISSA Show's return to Chicago.

by Amie Gilmore — This article originally appeared in the July/August issue of ISSA Today

It’s great to be back in Chicago! The ISSA Show North America officially returns to Chicago this October 10-13, 2022, at the McCormick Place Convention Center, in what is sure to be a terrific show with some amazing education sessions, guest speakers, networking, and even a few brand-new events. Whether you are a first-time attendee or a show veteran, we will certainly have you covered so that you leave with a renewed sense of the global cleaning industry and all the dedicated members who play such an instrumental part in it.

McCormick Place is a tremendous venue that will allow our customers easy access to all our show floor features and to local restaurants and bars just minutes away. After a triumphant return to Vegas in 2021, we hope to double-down on an even better show for 2022 in Chicago. We look forward to seeing you there!

Your show, your way

With over 600 exhibitors, innovators, and experts in the commercial, residential, and institutional cleaning industry, we have built a show tailored toward you and your business, no matter how big or small. So, if you are searching for some of the newest and most innovative products to add to your company or seeking an education in best-in-class marketing practices to grow your business, we have you covered.

Education done right

This year we have over 70 education sessions consisting of seven different tracks targeting various aspects of the industry, including:

  • Technology & Innovation
  • Certifications & Training
  • Business Development & Marketing Solutions
  • Facility Operations & Maintenance
  • Leadership Career and Talent Development
  • Thought Leadership Sessions
  • Environmental Social Responsibility & Governance (ESG).

Whether you are just starting your career or an experienced professional, we deliver the training you need to take your career to the next level. You’ll gain immediate knowledge you can use right away and gain that competitive advantage.

Register for the All-Access Pass to enjoy all sessions within any track that interests you throughout the week of the event. Registration will open in late July!

Snapshot of a week at ISSA Show

There is something for everyone during the full show week. So much so that we thought we would give you some of the highlights you can expect during your time.

Monday has a full day of education and networking, including a few of everyone’s most anticipated events: Happy Hour: Cocktails and Conversations at 4:15 p.m. in the Vista Ballroom and Welcome Reception at 7:00 p.m. at the House of Blues.

Tuesday will start with Attendee Orientation, followed by our opening spotlight speaker Bill Rancic, entrepreneur, award-winning author, and motivational speaker. That evening we will have our Innovation Happy Hour, where you can come and have a drink and learn all about new and innovative products, beginning at 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday will begin with an 8:00 a.m. morning education session, and then all attendees will come together for a motivational talk by filmmaker, producer, and TEDx speaker Sarah Moshman beginning at 9:00 a.m. Also back this year is Canada Night! Come network with your colleagues from north of the border and share stories. Mix and mingle over delicious hors d’oeuvres and cocktails starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Vista Ballroom.

Thursday will open with an 8:00 a.m. education session time slot, and ISSA will host its annual General Business Meeting Breakfast. Our show week will conclude with the Innovation Awards Program announcement on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. This award announcement is the culmination of the 2022 ISSA Innovation Award Program—in which industry professionals vote for the most innovative products, equipment, and solutions for the year.

Show floor exhibitors, products, and education

The show floor will start on Tuesday, October 11, 2022. It will offer so much for attendees over three days: Exhibits, meeting hubs, pavilions, theaters, the ISSA Resource Center, and more!

Featuring 600+ exhibitors from 20 countries, spanning 250,000 square feet of exhibit space throughout the expo floor—here is where you’ll find the Clean Meet Lounge, Sustainability Lounge sponsored by Sofidel, Facility Solutions, New Exhibitor Pavilion and Startup Village, International Pavilion, Italian Pavilion, International Pavilion, and Innovation Theater. The show floor will also feature on-floor education in the Solve for X and Facility Solutions Theater. Each show day is filled with specialty educational content and is free for all to attend.

Back this year is the ISSA Sports Bar sponsored by Spartan Chemical Company Inc. Stop here to unwind and check on your favorite sports teams.

Registration opens in late July

Early Bird Registration will open in late July! We will be offering special discounted pricing for the Expo Only and All-Access Pass through August 31, 2022. Don’t miss your chance to be one of the first to register and have your choice of events before they fill up.

Book your hotel

The official ISSA Show North America Housing Block is open. Due to high demand and preferred hotel locations, the inventory is moving fast. OnPeak is our official housing provider, and together we offer the lowest rate protection, no advanced deposits, and no cancellation penalties up to 72 hours in advance.

See you in Chicago

We can’t wait to welcome and see you this October. Both Informa Markets and ISSA are hard at work putting together the best-in-class show that all our guests can appreciate and we as an industry can be proud of together. We look forward to welcoming you to the Windy City. Here’s to an amazing show!


Amie Gilmore is director of ISSA Show North America.

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ISSA Today is published by ISSA, the leading trade association for the global cleaning industry. ISSA has a vast membership that includes distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, building service contractors, in-house service providers, and associated service members. ISSA offers the industry’s largest cleaning shows, the popular website ISSA.com, educational products, industry standards, periodicals, and legislative and regulatory services that specifically focus on the professional cleaning industry.

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