CleanScene: The National Cleaning & Hygiene Expo, ran last week in Sydney, to massive support from the nation’s cleaning industry. It aws organised by Australian Exhibitions & Conferences .
“CleanScene was superb, it provided an opportunity for professional cleaners and cleaning-intensive industries to meet a range of suppliers simultaneously and to choose from between them the best product for a plethora of cleaning needs” said Marie Kinsella from the Organiser, Australian Exhibitions & Conferences Pty Ltd.
Dedicated CleanScene visitors numbered nearly 1,350, while a further 3,437 attended this inaugural cleaning event from the co-located Safety and Materials Handling shows. Visitors represented a broad range of industries, such as aged care, food/beverage, hospitality, healthcare, government, manufacturing, property/facilities management and waste management.
Andy McCallum from Frontline Cleaning Supplies a visitor from New Zealand was happy with the event “..as a cleaning supply house looking for the latest innovations in the cleaning industry, we found CleanScene to be very interesting and provided challenging innovations, sure to be recognised as best practice in the future..”.
It was not just visitors who were impressed. Exhibitors also thought that CleanScene was exceptional, Murray MacDonald of Duplex Cleaning Machines mentioned that the Safety Show and the Materials Handling Show alongside CleanScene provided a good visitor mix. “In some industries the OHS person is also responsible for cleaning, so these co-locations work exceptionally well” he explained.
Stephen Waddingham of Edgar Edmonson was similarly impressed “The range and breadth of visitors far surpasses my expectations, the calibre is absolutely excellent” he said.
Alongside the show was the National Cleaning Suppliers Association (NCSA) seminar programme, annual gala dinner and the association also presented a series of awards during the show such as Innovative Product Award won by Australian Soda Blasting Supplies, Best Large Stand won by Tennants, Best Small Stand won by Ionic Systems.
The seminar programme in particular proved to be complimentary, providing an important learning element to the event contributing valuable professional development points to all attendees.
Of CleanScene, the NCSA’s President Gerry Goldberg was also happy “it emulates the best in industry sponsored national trade shows” he said. Of the co-location he stated “CleanScene became part of a really substantial, established show and the buzz, the activity, the noise level filled the air and created a get-up-and-go atmosphere. There was a highly beneficial synergy”.
He continued to state that from the perspective of NCSA members there is no doubt that CleanScene has transformed the exhibiting members from long-held doubts about the value of trade shows to firm believers that CleanScene is here to stay and will, in the future, be immeasurably beneficial to exhibitors and the cleaning industry.
CleanScene: The National Cleaning & Hygiene Expo. The next event will be at Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Melbourne between 5 – 7 April 2011 alongside Safety In Action and Melbourne Materials Handling Shows.