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ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam changes name as ISSA alliance ends

08 November 2017

RAI Amsterdam - the venue for Europe's leading professional cleaning exhibition ISSA/INTERCLEAN - and ISSA who co-hosted the event - have "come to the decision to end their alliance and pursue separate ventures," according to a statement from the RAI. This means the title of the show has been officially changed to Interclean Amsterdam with immediate effect.

Interclean Amsterdam next takes place from 15-18 May 2018 and, according to RAI Amsterdam, the focus will remain on fostering the environment for change and innovation within the professional cleaning industry. 

It will continue to represent companies displaying a broad range of cleaning products that covers machines, equipment and detergents - as well as solutions for the healthcare, industrial, institutional, retail and hospitality industries.

Rob den Hertog, director of Interclean, said: "With the change to Interclean Amsterdam we will continue to fulfil our role as the promoters of innovation within the professional cleaning industry. We will keep our global focus, strengthen our strategy across the entire organisation, and go wherever the industry needs us to be."

A statement from ISSA, however, has unequivocally denied that the alliance is terminated. 

Executive director John Barrett said: "ISSA wishes that any conjecture on its role in this matter be put to rest. The association's leadership wishes to stress to its valued members, peers and stakeholders that the current allegations regarding the association's partnership and global family of ISSA/INTERCLEAN exhibitions have been carried out without its consent.

"ISSA does not support RAI's unilateral departure from its obligations, nor its choice to communicate directly to members of the association with direction counter to its contractual obligations."