Chicago success for ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America

6th of November 2012
Chicago success for ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America

This year's ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America exhibition took place in Chicago recently, attracting more than 9,000 visitors from 65 countries outside the USA.

Just over 620 manufacturers exhibited, 95 of them new to the show - and they came from 29 different countries.

Taking place alongside ISSA/INTERCLEAN was the usual comprehensive seminar

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World Federation of Building Service Contractors vows to focus on key contractor issues

1st of November 2012
World Federation of Building Service Contractors vows to focus on key contractor issues

At its recent board meeting in Brazil the World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) pledged to focus on the key issues affecting the international contract cleaning sector.

"Three key issues were discussed," explained executive vice-president Andrew Large. One was employment standards and relationships with the International Labour

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Pulire Eurasia Turkey attracts more visitors

25th of October 2012
Pulire Eurasia Turkey attracts more visitors

The second Pulire Eurasia professional cleaning exhibition took place in Istanbul, Turkey at the end of last month, with the organisers reporting an increase in visitors of 55 per cent compared to the first event in 2010.

"Two years is too short a time to begin to see truly significant results," commented Toni D'Andrea, managing director of

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UK ‘the dirtiest developed country’ according to study

22nd of October 2012
UK ‘the dirtiest developed country’ according to study

UK homes harbour more germs than those in other developed countries according to a Hygiene Council study.

Around 33 per cent of surfaces tested in UK homes were to found to have unsatisfactory levels of contamination. Only two other countries fared worse: Malaysia with 90 per cent and India with 78 per cent.

The study also revealed that 85 per

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EFCI conference focuses on CSR and public procurement

19th of October 2012
EFCI conference focuses on CSR and public procurement

Contract cleaning associations from throughout the European Union gathered in Rome for the 2012 conference of the European Federation of Cleaning Industries (EFCI). The themes were Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainable Development in Public Procurement.

EFCI president Hans Simons from the Netherlands opened the event. "The themes

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WFBSC world congress focuses on cleaning's vital role

17th of October 2012
WFBSC world congress focuses on cleaning's vital role

Curitiba in Brazil was the venue for the World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) world congress last week. The theme was the vital role of the cleaning industry in public health and sustainability.

Around 850 delegates from over 20 countries were there to hear presentations by speakers from around the globe. The event was

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