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Innovation Experience

Innovation Showcase & Theatre (booth #147)

This is the one place on the expo floor to explore new technologies, innovations, and cutting-edge solutions.  It will showcase the latest products poised to transform the professional cleaning industry and shape the world. The Automation Runway is new this year – a dedicated space to host live demonstrations of the newest technologies!

Onsite attendees will vote for the Industry Choice Award winner.  Visit booth #147 to view all the products in contention for this award and vote for your choice using the QR code.  Each attendee that participates in voting will receive a free drink ticket.

Key Events at the Innovation Showcase & Theatre

  • Emerging Leaders Happy Hour ll Tuesday, November 19  ll  3:30pm-5pm

  • Innovation of the Year Award Announcement  ll Wednesday, November 20 ll 1:00-2:00pm

  • Facility Manager/In-House Service Provider Happy Hour  ll  Wednesday, November 20  ll  3:30pm-5pm

  • Industry Choice Award Announcement  ll  Thursday, November 21 ll  12:00pm

Innovative Leaders Award Program

The Innovative Leaders Award Program highlights the industry’s latest innovations in the global cleaning industry.  Participating exhibitors will showcase their products and technologies that have made an impact in the commercial, institution, and residential cleaning community. 

Each will take stage to unveil their most innovative products or services that address key challenges industry professionals are trying to solve in their daily operations while protecting the health of occupants. As the industry transforms and the needs of building occupants change, this program highlights products that elevate the standards of clean

This year, participating companies are eligible to win the following awards:

  • Environment & Sustainability Innovation of the Year

  • Hygiene Solutions Innovation of the Year

  • Automation & Equipment of the Year

  • Business Technology & Digital Services of the Year

  • Facility Solution Care Products Innovation of the Year

  • Startup Products Innovation of the Year

  • Industry Choice Award


A group of industry leaders within the ISSA Innovation & Technology Council, ISSA Sustainability Council, ISSA Manufacturer Rep Council, ISSA BSC committee, IEHA Council, ISSA Residential Committee, one industry editor and 1 buying group representative will select 1 winner in each category and 2 honorees.

Before You Vote!

Things to Consider

What Makes a Product Innovative? Based on the criteria below, please consider the following before submitting your vote.


Having or manifesting a great impact or effect.


Adapted or designed for actual use; useful.


Pertaining to a system that maintains its own viability by using techniques that allow for continual reuse.

Competitive Advantage

The condition in which the product can mature and adapt over time and places the company in favorable or superior business position


Freshness or novelty, as of an idea, method, or performance.