Over the past two years, the cleaning industry has been thrown into the spotlight, and has proudly and professionally taken a frontline position as it demonstrates best practice in cleaning and sanitation processes. At the same time, consumers and business owners have developed a growing appreciation of the industry’s role in keeping people and places safe. With the pandemic firmly in the rear view mirror, and the ‘new normal’ transitioning into a familiar rhythm, the continued importance of enhanced cleaning regimes is clear.
It’s against this backdrop that The Cleaning Show 2023 returns to ExCeL, London, from 14-16 March 2023 to demonstrate the very latest advancements in cleaning technologies and provide unmissable learning and sourcing opportunities for the cleaning and hygiene sector, which together with the waste industry is one of the biggest sectors in the UK, worth nearly £59bn and employing 1.47m people.
The show, organised by the British Cleaning Council and Quartz Business Media, is set to attract more than 100 cleaning suppliers, with the likes of Jangro, Numatic, Makita UK, Karcher UK, Nilfisk and SC Johnson Professional among those confirmed to exhibit. And, with more than 7,000 senior cleaning professionals set to attend from across the contract cleaning, facilities management (FM), healthcare, hospitality, retail and public services sectors, it is no surprise that the event has become the largest and longest running exhibition in the UK dedicated to cleaning, hygiene and facilities management.
Alongside a growing list of Europe’s leading cleaning suppliers confirmed to showcase their latest technologies and innovations on the show floor, The Cleaning Show Conference will also return. Welcoming the industry’s leading experts, the conference will offer a place to discuss and debate the big issues affecting the sector. A full programme of speakers and topics will be announced in the coming weeks.
Also returning after a successful debut in 2021, the Cleaning & Support Services Association will once again host the CSSA Innovation Showcase. The dedicated pavilion is designed to highlight and celebrate the industry’s most innovative cleaning products, services and initiatives. Among the big trends anticipated to take the spotlight, the theme of sustainability will return to help operators minimise their impact on the planet. Cobotics and the evolution of robotic technology to support the cleaning process and tackle the ongoing resources challenge will also play a key role alongside healthy buildings, where the Internet of Things (IoT) enabled dynamic resource applications will transform operations.
With a focus on creating the Future of Cleaning, businesses and organisations operating throughout the industry can enter their innovations via the CSSA website by 30 November 2022. Prior to The Cleaning Show, the CSSA will hold an Innovator’s Pitch with a panel of leading industry experts who will review and interview all entrants and select those to be exhibited at the Innovation Showcase itself. For further information on submitting an entry, visit https://www.cssa-uk.co.uk.
Speaking about the CSSA Innovation Showcase, Paul Ashton, Chairman of the CSSA, said: “The CSSA Innovation Showcase represents the Future of Cleaning and provides genuine insight for our members and the wider industry into how we can use innovation to create positive change. We specifically focus on highlighting ways our membership can tackle the operational challenges being faced with the evolution of customer demands. There is no doubt that technology has a key role in the future provision of safe, clean environments.”
Jim Melvin, Chairman, British Cleaning Council, said: “The importance of the work of the cleaning, hygiene and waste sector – which is one of the ten biggest industries in the UK – has been highlighted during the Covid-19 pandemic, with cleaning and hygiene operatives continuing to play a vital, frontline role keeping keyworkers and the public safe, healthy and well.
“The Cleaning Show brings the industry together to celebrate our crucial work, as well as reflecting on key issues, the latest trends, and the most exciting innovative and technological developments.
“We’re very excited to welcome both new and returning exhibitors to the ExCeL, London where the latest product launches will come to life. It’s an unmissable three days of exciting networking opportunities, with a hotbed of education for visitors to enjoy.”
Paul Sweeney, Event Director, The Cleaning Show, added: “As we look ahead to our return to London, we’re excited to bring the industry back together as we embrace and explore this new normal for the cleaning industry. Cleaning professionals have now firmly taken their place in the public eye, with consumers increasingly acknowledging and excepting that places of work and public areas are cleaned with the utmost care. The show will help cleaning professionals discover the latest technologies to help their businesses do this in the most sustainable and effective way.”
Registration for The Cleaning Show 2023 will open on 1st November 2022. To register your interest to attend and find out more about this year’s event, visit https://cleaningshow.co.uk/london