ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), and Informa Markets announced a partnership to best serve the global cleaning and facility management industries. The partnership will provide increased value to each association’s membership and encourage key connections through discounted rates to attend both association’s leading tradeshows: IFMA World Workplace and ISSA Show North America.
“IFMA is the world’s most widely recognized association for facility management professionals, so we are thrilled to combine their reach and capabilities with those of ISSA,” said ISSA Executive Director John Barrett. “Due to the current state of our industries, it was a no-brainer to team up and provide our diverse membership base with new opportunities and change the way the world views cleaning.”
The ISSA-IFMA partnership supports the following events:
The partnership will include a cross-marketing communications and promotions plan along with association-hosted education, representation through booth space, and discounts for each association’s members at both events. IFMA and ISSA will also partner to deliver content to the facility management market during ISSA Show North America’s Preview Week, a series of 10 webinars taking place October 4–8, 2021.
“Over the past year and a half, facility managers have relied on the cleaning industry to guide and support their buildings and team members through this challenging time. We felt partnering with ISSA was the best way to connect our membership to the latest cleaning innovations and solutions,” said Don Gilpin, IFMA president and CEO. “Both ISSA and IFMA members benefit greatly from this partnership, and we look forward to the many opportunities ahead.”
The partnership also has global benefits through Informa Market’s Global Portfolio of events:
“We’re excited to expand our partnership domestically and internationally to span four countries and two continents,” said Lindsay Roberts, Group Director, Informa Markets US. “By leveraging the strength of both associations and Informa Markets, we are well-positioned to scale events, experiences, and member benefits internationally.”