ISSA and Trade Press debut Clean Buildings Expo in 2019

This joint venture will make its debut at the Baltimore Convention Center in March next year.

ISSA has partnered with the Trade Press Media Group to create a new trade show for the commercial cleaning industry – Clean Buildings Expo (CBE).

This joint venture will make its debut at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore on 26 to 27 March 2019.

Designed for end-users of cleaning products and equipment, CBE has been described as filling a need for education and product information in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states.

Show organisers anticipate approximately 1200 key decision-makers from healthcare, education, government, and hospitality facilities, as well as building service contractors, to attend the two-day event.

CBE will be co-located with the annual National Facilities Management & Technology (NFMT) Show Baltimore.

“ISSA’s strong relationship with cleaning equipment and technology suppliers and the success of our annual North America and other worldwide trade shows will encourage a wide variety of exhibitors to participate in this exciting new expo,” says ISSA executive director John Barrett.

“Exhibiting companies will include manufacturers, leading industry suppliers of floor and carpet cleaning equipment, chemicals, restroom supplies, and green cleaning products as well as leading providers of cleaning and facility-maintenance services. CBE promises to be a very synergistic event.”

Jeff Schenk, CEO and president of Trade Press Media Group, is equally enthusiastic about the new venture.

“There is an unserved need in the commercial cleaning industry in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic area, and this event closes that gap,” he said. “The location and timing of the show will appeal to many significant buyers.”

CBE will also host an educational conference with more than 25 informative sessions addressing operational best practices, staffing and management strategies, and cleaning technologies. Curated by ISSA in collaboration with Trade Press, the agenda will feature subject matter experts from a wide range of stakeholders in the cleaning industry, including building service contractors, in-house cleaning executives, and industry consultants.

“Education, training, and certification are the lifeblood of the industry,” says, ISSA education, training, certification and standards director Brant Insero.

“Proper training and valid certifications can empower staff to learn, grow, succeed, and invest in the growth of other industry professionals. ISSA and Trade Press are committed to elevating the standards of professionalism in the cleaning and maintenance industry, and the education sessions at CBE will deliver on that commitment.”

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