Frequently Asked Questions Regarding NCSA and ISSA
What will change?
NCSA has decided to merge the association as a regional
subgroup of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association. This means that NCSA members
would retain their NCSA membership on a local level, and it would now be expanded to
include a global ISSA membership and benefits offering.
Why has NCSA made this change?
NCSA relies on volunteer leadership to manage the
association and provide continuing benefits, which limits its ability to grow value for members
and exhibition participants. NCSA currently provides an annual trade show
“Cleanscene” in conjunction with the Safety Show,plus it co-ordinates local
events such as golf days and luncheons offering networking opportunities. With
its current resources, NCSA is not able to support these initiatives as fully as
it would like to.
ISSA has more than 7,000 members worldwide, more than 2,200
of which are distributors. It hosts the largest and most prominent exhibitions
in the global cleaning industry, and it has a strong support staff of
association management, exhibition, and industry resource experts.
By joining with ISSA, NCSA members gains access to the
expanded network and strong staff to help NCSA grow, the events it hosts, and
the benefits it offers. ISSA also would install a local staff member to ensure
proper attention to the Australian market.
Will NCSA continue to have its own exhibition?
Yes. The NCSA exhibitions in Melbourne and Sydney would
continue to exist. In fact, it is anticipated that these events will grow
because of the merger.
Will NCSA continue to have its other events?
Yes. In fact, in addition to the Cleanscene
show, NCSA hopes to expand the education,
networking, and business tools available to its
What specific benefits does ISSA make available
to NCSA members?
A sample of current ISSA benefits that NCSA
members would access include:
- Listing in ISSA’s online directory, which is
searched more than 15,000 times a month
- Ability to promote their own business news through
ISSA’s global network. ISSA’s site alone is viewed more than 370,000 times a
month and major newsfeed aggregators regularly pick up and spread ISSA news
through their channels as well
- Access to all ISSA member complimentary
webinars and discounts at other events
- Access to promotional items such as the ISSA
member logo and Power of Clean video.
- Access to ISSA’s global LinkedIn group with
more than 25,000 members
- Member registration and networking during
ISSA/INTERCLEAN® shows in North America, Amsterdam, Latin America, and
Tools & Data
- ISSA member-only market data
- Member discounts on all educational resources
in the ISSA Professional Development Center, including a variety of
distributor sales guides and customer training tools.
- Complimentary set of Value of
Clean sales tools, helping make the case to purchasers for increased
investment in cleaning
- Ability to apply for one of the 2016
Internship matching grant programs to develop a new internship in their company
- ISSA Clean Standards for
measuring the effectiveness of cleaning
- ISSA’s Cleaning Industry
Training Standard (CITS), which can third-party verify your training
programs and much more.
- Monthly ISSA Times e-newsletter
- Bimonthly online magazine, ISSA
- Access to more than 3,000 online articles, videos, news items.
Video feed can be
customised based on which topics you wish to
post on your own site
- Customer-focused information from ISSA’s Cleaning
& Maintenance Magazine and
The National Cleaning Suppliers Association (NCSA) and ISSA have announced that NCSA members voted to merge with ISSA, the leading trade association for the global cleaning industry.
Under terms of the agreement, NCSA members will retain their NCSA memberships on a local level, but those memberships will expand to include global ISSA membership and benefits. Once the merger is finalized, NCSA members will have access to ISSA member benefits, including market exposure, networking opportunities, business tools and data, and industry information.
“Following its annual general meeting on August 4, 2016, the NCSA is proud to announce that it was unanimously agreed by all members present to merge the NCSA with ISSA,” says NCSA President Stuart Nicol. “This will allow NCSA members to truly become part of the global cleaning industry, and it will deliver real value to our members by providing them with access to ISSA’s education programs, trade shows, networking, certification guidelines, regulatory information, and much more. NCSA board members are committed to working closely with ISSA staff and see this as a great opportunity to contribute to a positive change in our industry.”
ISSA Executive Director John Barrett is equally excited about the partnership. “The merger with NCSA represents an exciting development in fulfilling ISSA's mission to change the way the world views cleaning,” Barrett says. “We are delighted to partner with NCSA to serve the entire cleaning community of Oceania.”
The NCSA is the leading trade association providing support to manufactures, distributors, and suppliers of cleaning and associated products in the Australian market. Having recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, the NCSA is proud to have been working hard to promote the cleaning industry and its members for more than four decades. For more information, visit www.ncsa.org.au.
With more than 7,000 members including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, building service contractors, in-house service providers, and associated service members, ISSA is the leading trade association for the cleaning industry worldwide.
The association is committed to helping its members change 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. For more information on ISSA, visit www.issa.com or call 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.