About the Program

ISSA Innovation Award Program

The ISSA Innovation Award Program serves as a platform for exhibitors at ISSA Show North America to launch their product or service innovations. Over the past 10 years, the ISSA Innovation Award Program has been offering new solutions to the challenges faced by industry professionals.

When exhibitors enter their innovative product or service they get the opportunity to raise awareness within the cleaning industry. The ISSA Innovation Award Program helps drive the cleaning industry forward by supporting and recognizing the latest in products and services our members have to offer!

ISSA Innovation Award Hall of Fame Past Winners

Product Categories

Cleaning Agents
Services and Technology
Supplies and Accessories
Description PremiumStandard
30-minute product demo/presentation in Innovation Center, Booth 401✔️
Professionally produced video with in-booth interview aired on ISSA-TV✔️
One-time mailing list of all ISSA Innovation Showcase visitors✔️
Product placement in the ISSA Innovation Showcase, Booth 101✔️✔️
3+ months exposure on the ISSA Innovation Showcase section of the ISSA Show website✔️✔️
Access to ISSA Innovation Award engagement summary dashboard✔️✔️
Extensive media exposure: Innovation entries showcased across all ISSA media channels✔️✔️
Products included in the weekly showcase✔️✔️
Innovation entries featured in ISSA social media channels✔️✔️
Innovation participants branding included in ISSA’s Official Exhibit Directory✔️✔️
Innovations highlighted in ISSA Show mobile app ✔️✔️
Products featured in ISSA Today, CMM and Cleanfax publications (print and online)✔️✔️
Industry-wide press releases on award program and announcement of winners✔️✔️
Access to the Innovation Success Kit with product promotional tools✔️✔️

Why should I enter?

This is the only comprehensive platform for exhibitors that promotes new and innovative products and services leading up to and during the premier annual cleaning industry event – The ISSA Show North America.

Product Promotion

Products are promoted for 4 months to the ISSA community in the following ways:

• Products are displayed in digital format - August 1 – November 15, 2019 on

• Products are displayed in the ISSA Innovation Marketplace – Booth#101, November 19-21, 2019

Who is Eligible?

Companies who are exhibiting at the ISSA Show North America 2019 are eligible to submit entries

What Awards am I eligible to win?

Three award categories:
ISSA Innovation of the Year award
Presented to one product within the program. This is decided by our panel of judges.

Category Winner awards
Presented to one product in each category, selected based on the most votes received through online voting page.

Category Honoree awards
Presented to one product in each category, selected based on our panel of judges.

Cost of Participation

$3,000 Standard Entry
$6,000 Premium Entry

Who is Eligible to Vote for my Product?

Qualified votes include distributors, wholesalers, building service contractors, and in-house service providers, as defined by ISSA. Voters may only submit 1 vote per product category. Online Voting is open from August 1 – November 15, 2019. Results from the online voting will determine the (5) Product Category Award Winners. The entry with the most qualified votes in each category will determine the product category winners.

Advancing Clean. Driving Innovation.

Innovation is the driving force behind progress. Learn how the cleaning industry has grown through innovation and the way it affects you―creating a greener environment, building more jobs, and driving profitibility. ISSA is here to support the cleaning industry and for over a decade has fostered the ISSA Innovation Award Program.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

November 18-21, 2019
Exhibits:  November 19 – 21, 2019
Las Vegas, NV