ISSA/INTERCLEAN - less than one week to go!

30th of April 2012
ISSA/INTERCLEAN - less than one week to go!

ISSA/INTERCLEAN, the most important event in the exhibition calendar for the professional cleaning sector, starts next Tuesday, May 8. This special edition of the ECJ newsletter gives you all the information you need to plan your visit.

ISSA/INTERCLEAN is acknowledged as being the most important event for the European professional cleaning industry, and it takes place from May 8-11 (Tuesday to Friday) at the Amsterdam RAI centre in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. There, cleaning professionals can discover the latest product innovations and network with colleagues from all over the world, under one roof. This year there will be more than 680 exhibitors - 180 of them there for the first time.
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. Over 70 entries have been received this year. Chairman of the judges is Michelle Marshall, editor of ECJ. Visit the ECJ website at on the day of the awards ceremony and read about the winners there first.

The keynote speaker at the ceremony will be Michael Braungart, originator of the Cradle to Cradle concept which is now gaining worldwide momentum. Read ECJ's exclusive interview with him.

Washroom and High Pressure

The exhibition areas dedicated to Washroom and High Pressure have been expanded following their successful introduction in 2010. High Pressure has its own area in hall 5, together with an outside demonstration area. Washroom, meanwhile, has grown to 8,000 square metres and will occupy halls 10 to 11.


New this year is the Miniskills competition, in which cleaning teams from various countries take part. Teams from Austria, Hungary, the Netherlands and UK will compete in a number of set cleaning tasks. They will be expected to strip and remove polish from linoleum; perform crystallisation; cleanroom cleaning; and clean a hospital room using steam.

Demo on the Job

Also brand new for this year's show is Demo on the Job, whereby exhibitors have been invited to make their latest product launches available to the RAI's contract cleaning company - GCA. Its cleaners will use the equipment selected throughout the event to clean all halls, the washrooms and outside demonstration areas.

Seminar programme

As usual, the seminar programme put together by ISSA will be an important element of the show. All sessions will be held in English, except for the Dutch national seminar, which will be held in Dutch with simultaneous translation in English.

A registration fee will be charged to attend all the seminars.

Diversey Risk Management Summit

The Risk Management Summit will take place at the Forum Room of Amsterdam RAI on Thursday May 10 and it will be focused on food safety, labour safety and infection control. Top executives from leading companies such as Coca Cola, McDonalds, ISS, Metro, Compass, Accor and Autogrill will share practical ideas to enhance their corporate risk profile, and to protect employees' and consumers' lives. This summit is being organised by Diversey, visit for more information.

• ECJ is the official media partner for the ISSA/INTERCLEAN exhibition. Click here for the comprehensive preview of the show in the April/May edition.


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