ISSA/INTERCLEAN - 25th edition celebration

8th of March 2014
ISSA/INTERCLEAN - 25th edition celebration

Europe’s largest event for the professional cleaning sector - ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam - takes place from May 6-9 in the Netherlands. And this year the organisers are promising the biggest show yet, as it celebrates its 25th edition.

Ahead of the special show guide edition in April/May, ECJ looks at how the organisers will be celebrating and what new features visitors can look forward to at this year’s exhibition.

ECJ is official media partner of the ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam exhibition.

Europe’s largest event for the professional cleaning sector - ISSA/INTERCLEAN - takes place from May 6-9 in Amsterdam. And this year the organisers are promising the biggest show yet, as it celebrates its 25th edition.

“We are working on special ways to mark this great occasion and we promise you a festive 25th birthday event,” said Rob den Hertog, Amsterdam RAI’s manager for ISSA/INTERCLEAN. The 2014 show will have over 150 new exhibitors and there will be dedicated Washroom, High Pressure and Steam Cleaning areas.

New is the Outdoor Demo Show, which will be a platform for outdoor cleaning demonstrations.
The last exhibition in 2012 attracted 28,001 visits, 72 per cent of them from outside the Netherlands. Some 670 manufacturers from 42 countries presented their latest products.

Steam cleaning

The exhibition will feature a dedicated Steam Cleaning area for the first time. This means steam cleaning equipment manufacturers will be positioned together. in order to enable visitors to better plan their visit.

“The steam cleaning sector has rapidly developed in recent years, and shifted from mainly consumer appliances to better and broader solutions for the professional market, witnessed also by the expanding number of steam cleaning manufacturers exhibiting at ISSA/INTERCLEAN,” explained Rob den Hertog.

“By creating a Steam Cleaning pavilion we want to highlight the developments and innovations that have taken place in recent years,” he added. “And at the same time better facilitate the visitor. In our evaluations the Washroom and High Pressure dedicated pavilions were widely recognised as helping the visitors in their time management by clustering companies in those specific segments together.”

The Steam Cleaning pavilion will be located in hall 11, which has direct access to an outdoor demonstration area.

Amsterdam Innovation Award

One of the biggest highlights of the exhibition is always the presentation of the Amsterdam Innovation Award, and this year’s winner will be announced during a special ceremony on the opening day. The list of finalists has now been announced - click here to read about them.

Meeting programme

As usual there will be a programme of interesting meetings and seminars to attend, including a Women’s Forum and a meeting of global industry associations being organised by ISSA. Seminar topics include the European Biocidal Directive, Balancing Sustainability Goals While Maintaining Effective Hygiene and Why Hygiene is Important in the Washroom.

How it started

The story begins when Interclean was born in Amsterdam’s famous Café Hoppe when two window cleaners came up with the idea to organise an exhibition dedicated to cleaning.

The first edition took place in 1967 and after that every two years - and in 1998 an alliance was made with with ISSA and the show became ISSA/INTERCLEAN.

For information on planning your trip to Amsterdam, go to

•The April/May edition of ECJ will feature a complete show guide to ISSA/INTERCLEAN. Make sure you request your copy by clicking here


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