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Innovation on the march

26 March 2018

The March magazine of Cleaning Matters is unofficially known as the 'Events Issue'. You will soon see why once you start reading: it is crammed with news and previews of all the events happening over the next few months.

One of the most commendable qualities of our industry events is that they are continuously evolving to meet the customer and business needs of tomorrow and to drive innovation. For instance, the Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards is back after a three-year hiatus and has been revamped to re-focus on core industry areas. The awards, which were presented on 8th March at The London Hilton Park Lane, provide the opportunity for contract cleaners and in-house cleaning teams to showcase excellence and set new high benchmarking standards in the cleaning industry.

Shows are also raising the bar particularly when it comes to the provision of high quality educational content. Aside from featuring a comprehensive exhibition, The Facilities Event has promised to deliver its strongest, most practical training and education offering on 10th to 12th April at the NEC Birmingham with a line-up of leading international specialists. Meanwhile, the overall theme of the Manchester Cleaning Show (11th to 12th April, Event City) will be looking at the challenges and opportunities facing the UK's cleaning, hygiene and waste management industries over the next five years.

Last but not least INTERCLEAN Amsterdam, which takes place at the RAI on 15th to 18th May, will be launching a healthcare cleaning forum which explores the importance of cleaning to prevent healthcare acquired infections (HCAIs). It will also be adding several new side events and segments – in particular a dedicated area for the On-Premise-Laundry (OPL) sector.

Find out more in our March issue.

Many of the latest trends illustrated by the innovative equipment and services on show at the exhibitions, and the themes highlighted in the seminar sessions, will be explored in our brand new special report: The Future of Cleaning.

The report analyses the results of a survey which invited Cleaning Matters readers to share their thoughts and opinions on what the future holds for the cleaning sector. 

It also includes comment from respected experts in their field and industry associations on the key issues that arose including Brexit, the growing skills gap, professional standards, health and safety at work, and increasing automation within the sector.

Click here to download the report.