ISSA Global Biorisk Symposium


Changing the Way the World Views Cleaning 

In partnership with the Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC), a division of ISSA, the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, the ISSA Global Biorisk Symposium is composed of international leaders in the field of microbial-pathogenic threat analysis, mitigation, response, and recovery.

As we navigate the rapidly shifting economic landscapes worldwide, GBAC — the leading association in the global cleaning sector has dedicated its efforts in rallying to empower the cleaning industry to truly change the way the world views cleaning.

Align. Build. Thrive.

What Problems Are We Solving?

As the evolving impacts of COVID-19 ripple through our communities, we are all facing unforeseen challenges. Changing the way the world views cleaning starts with understanding the problem you are trying to solve and the conditions in which you are working.

Dynamic global markets are forcing organizations to innovate at a blinding speed to stay ahead. Rapid advances in technology are providing both opportunities and challenges for our testing leaders. Join in the conversation with your peers as experienced business leaders share ways to lead through innovation.

You’ll hear what’s working—and not working—and can share your experiences and successes.


Hear from the experts on ways to bring the cleaning industry together around your business operations needs and goals.

Converging around the world, industry experts and academics will approach some of the hottest topics in the world right now. By joining in, you can get a well-rounded insight from various angles related to COVID-19 including strategies for training frontline workers, cleaning methods and processes, and communicating with stakeholders.


Learn best practices from lessons learned throughout the world through topic-focused covering challenges most critical to commercial and institutional cleaning teams. 

Affirm your company as a global leader in cleaning and disinfecting in the hospitality industry throughout a global pandemic.


At the end of the symposium series, you'll leave equipped with in-depth knowledge in the field of microbial-pathogenic threat analysis, mitigation, response, and recovery.

In addition, you will take away new ideas for creating lifelong connections with your customers, a shift in perspective on what you're doing in cleaning and assurance that your workers, customers, and key stakeholders have the proven systems in place to deliver clean and healthy environments that are safe for business.

ISSA, The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association

With more than 9,300 members — including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, wholesalers, building service contractors, in-house service providers, residential cleaners, and associated service members — ISSA is the world's leading trade association for the cleaning industry. The association is committed to changing the way the world views cleaning by providing its members with the business tools they need to promote cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment, and an improved bottom line.© 2020

Headquartered in Northbrook, IL, USA, the association has regional offices in Mainz, Germany; Whitby, Canada; Parramatta, Australia; Seoul, South Korea; and Shanghai, China. For more information, visit, join the discussion with ISSA's LinkedIn group, follow ISSA on our Facebook page and Twitter account, or call 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800. 

GBAC, a Division of ISSA

Prepare | Respond | Recover — Composed of international leaders in the field of microbial-pathogenic threat analysis, mitigation, response, and recovery, the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, provides training, guidance, accreditation, certification, crisis management assistance, and leadership to government, commercial and private entities looking to mitigate, quickly address, and/or recover from biological threats and real-time crises.

The organization’s services include biorisk management program assessment and training, Forensic Restoration® response and remediation, the GBAC STAR™ facility accreditation program, training and certification of individuals, and consulting for building owners and facility managers. For more information, visit

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