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Gordon Brush's expansion supports ambition to become a global leader

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As part of a master plan to become the nation's largest 'Made in America' brush manufacturer and a global leader in the industry, Gordon Brush, the privately held corporation that boasts one of the world's largest selections of industrial brushes, has acquired a new building, 3.5 times larger than its existing facility.
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President of New York pest management company meets with European counterparts for knowledge exchange

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Assured Environments' president, Andrew Klein, recently visited Europe on a quest to discover some of the ways European pest management companies are adapting to new regulations.
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SFSPac Degreaser gains Green Seal GS-37 certification

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PortionPac Chemical Corporation is proud to announce that SFSPac Degreaser has met the criteria set forth by Green Seal to attain certification under the GS-37 standard. In meeting GS-37 (Cleaning Products for Industrial & Institutional Use), SFSPac Degreaser has surpassed the Standard's strict environmental benchmarks and performs as well as or better than other cleaners in its class.
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Emergency messaging critical in preventing cholera after Nepal earthquake

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WaterAid Nepal has begun an emergency response programme providing water, sanitation and hygiene services to districts hit by the recent earthquake.
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Principle becomes first cleaning contractor in Europe to achieve CIMS accreditation

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Principle Cleaning is once again leading the way in the cleaning industry by having gained a coveted CIMS accreditation and in so doing has become Europe's very first cleaning contractor to achieve it.
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Asia's largest nonwovens exhibition SINCE/ANEX 2015 takes place next week

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As Asia's largest exhibition of nonwoven materials, technology and equipment, SINCE/ANEX has become a much anticipated event in the global nonwovens sector.
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Day one of Pulire ended in rather spectacular fashion yesterday evening. Heavy rain and lightning flashes accompanied the sounds of Eugenio Finardi and his band, who’d taken to the stage to round up the Stardust Party, following the presentation of the Pulire 2015 Innovation Awards. Sadly, what looked to have been a promising and fun night, was marred somewhat by the type of weather we’re used to in England but which we’ve not really experienced during our visits to Verona.

The organisers had clearly put a lot of thought and hard work into the party and we enjoyed ourselves until the weather forced us to flee. I could still hear the band when I reached my hotel room and had I not been quite so wet I might have returned to the exhibition halls to enjoy the rest of the performance, but common sense prevailed as I knew we’d have a busy day today too.

The show itself attracted lots of visitors but we’re expecting even more today as Day 2 always tends to be the busier than Day 1 for some reason. John and I will be spending some of the day, looking at the products that made the Innovation Awards finals to see what caught the judges’ attention, although we’re expecting to have to push our way through the crowds to be able to do so.

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This Week's News

Official opening

* Pulire-opening-conference.jpgThe show was officially opened following announcements by (from left) Matteo Marino, President of AfidampFAB, Andrea Miglioranzi, President of AMIA Verona, Stefano Casali, Deputy Mayor of Verona, Giovanni Mantovani - General Director of Veronafiere andToni D'Andrea, Managing Director at Afidamp Servizi, with the event ably held together by Afidamp’s Chiara Calati


Innovation Awards winners announced

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The finalists were:
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What a difference a day makes

Getting-ready.jpgGetting ready: this Brunello-based company offers a myriad of cleaning products, equipment and chemicals under the Kleen Purgatis banner, for just about any type of cleaning task.
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS – Wednesday, 20th May

10:30 – 12:00 – Forum Pulire

Internet of things: a new revolution in the cleaning industry?

‘Internet of Things’ is changing the relationship between manufacturers, dealers and consumers in a way called ‘connected experience’. Physical objects are integrated into the Internet to make everyone’s life easier and connected… in one world ‘smart’. These concepts are targeted at professional cleaning.
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European Cleaning Days

12:15 – 16:30 Press conference & workshop ‘European Cleaning Days’

Organisation: EUnited

Venue: Mascagni Room



Pulire Outdoor

14:30 – 16:30 

Conference: Sweeping and urban cleanliness: technologies for effective management of the service complying with environment and citizens

Organisation: Afidamp Servizi, Federambiente, Fise Assoambiente

Venue: Salieri Room



The seven steps system

15:30 – 17:30: The seven steps system. A smart way for public procurement in the services

Organisation: Scuola Nazionale Servizi

Venue: Stand AfidampFED (Pavilion III) 



Going Bananas for safety!

Banana-Products-Founders.jpgPeople can’t help themselves but stop and look at the award winning Banana Cone, which is manufactured from very thick, bright and high quality polypropylene that is extremely durable, through a plastic injection moulding process. The Banana Cone is extremely durable and the warning message is inherent in the shape of the cone!

Black and red silkscreen printed on all four sides, the bananas are offered in multi lingual versions.
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Adkiatek welcomes new Baby to the family


* Baby.jpgDrawing on its 30 years’ experience in the manufacture of cleaning machines designed to help the teams using them to be more efficient, dynamic and motivated, Adiatek is proud to announce its new ‘Baby’ - a single brush scrubbing machine with 35 cm working width, powered by batteries with a built-in charger.

Suitable for cleaning floors in the smallest of spaces, such as in offices, shops, workshops, taverns, terraces , around private pools and in any other environment that has very narrow passages, the Baby is very easy to manoeuvre.
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Ariston Cleaning Solutions: “We did our very best while creating the Aricasa Professional line”

Ariston-stand.jpgAriston Cleaning Solutions, which manufactures tools for professional cleaning, has now off its portfolio with a new range. It says of its latest offering: “We did our very best while creating the Aricasa Professional line.”

“The line is dedicated to the cleaning industry, cleaning contractors, the Ho.Re.Ca sector and all those environments where the use of a true professional working tool is needed.
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Alberti International - Hall 4, Stand G3/2

Alberti-starjet.jpgWill sales of Alberti International’s new Starjet be stratospheric?

Alberti International tells us that the flagship of its new range of machines is the Idropulizia Hot, which has been designed to provide reliability and an effective solution to every cleaning need. As well as scrubbing, it offers a myriad of other options thanks to an array of accessories that includes a sandblasting kit and a drainpipe cleaning head. It can be used in hard water areas thanks to a magnetic limescale removing device.
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Wm System: providing the solution to all your commercial vehicle loading requirements - Hall 2, Stand B1 / Outdoor X2.1

WM-ramp.jpgWm System has been manufacturing loading ramps for commercial vehicles since 1991. Thanks to the flexibility of its products and its experienced technicians, the company is now able to offer a complete range of loading ramps for commercial vehicles and a wide range of accessories aimed at making your commercial vehicles as practical as possible.
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National Account Managers

Southern & Northern UK, OTE £70K

Reintec (part of the HSS Group) are a specialist Hire, Sales and Service cleaning equipment provider who support customers throughout the UK. As the business continues to grow, we now have fantastic opportunities for two National Account Managers to join our team covering both Northern and Southern UK.

The National Account Managers will work closely with our Sales Director to attract new customers whilst ensuring customer retention and growth. The role will focus on the development of the sales pipeline for Reintec to drive revenue and win new business.

Alongside a proven sales experience from the contract cleaning industry, communication skills, commercial awareness and a 'can do' attitude are the key ingredients we're looking for. You'll need to be comfortable working with key stakeholders across the business and happy to present to new and existing customers.

What are the benefits? We'll be honest - it's our colleagues that make us what we are. As well as a competitive salary, company car and fantastic bonus, we provide an industry leading benefits package with an extended range of family-friendly benefits.

Interested? Please visit www.hsscareers.co.uk to apply or for an informal chat call Annie Bhagat on 0161 7494046.


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Technical Manager

c. £45,000 UK based

A new position has become available for a Technical Manager to join the British Institute of Cleaning Science. The successful applicant will take the lead in developing a new range of training and learning programmes, using different methodologies including classroom, practical and online. These new products and services will contribute to the increase in training and membership sales and other related business in both the UK and Internationally. The role will include delivering consultancy services to our customers when appropriate.
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Strategic Operations Manager

Cambridge, OTE 40K-50K

Quality Care Cleaning has an exciting opportunity for a Strategic Operations Manager to join our team in Cambridge. We offer a OTE salary range of £40,000 - £50,000 per annum plus benefits We are a professional, commercial cleaning company with over 30 years' experience, looking to employ a Strategic Operations Manager on a full time, permanent basis to manage our service delivery. We require an experienced, professional, quality driven individual that shares our commitment to customer care, team work & high standards to effectively manage an established team.

The Strategic Operations Manager Job Description

Job Title: Strategic Operations Manager Based at: Quality Care Cleaning Ltd. Copley Hill Business Park Reports to: Managing Director Responsible for: Operational Staff Job Purpose To manage the planning, analysis and delivery of a multi-site commercial cleaning service. The post holder will be responsible for organising, evaluating and revising service whilst maintaining high levels of cleaning service standards, cost effectiveness, and increasing turnover.
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Field Sales Executive/Estimator



Swift Office Cleaning Services Limited is an ISO9001 & 14001 accredited company that has an excellent opportunity for a Field Sales Executive to join their team. You will be visiting potential clients' premises covering London, Herts & Essex to discuss their requirements for daily office cleaning and various associated services. 

A proven sales record in the cleaning industry is essential and you will be able to understand the clients' needs thoroughly, allowing enough time for our cleaning staff to complete our proposal that caters for the clients requirements at the budget they are prepared to spend. Telesales is also a vital part in this role, so experience in all aspects of lead generation is essential.

The successful candidate will be: An excellent communicator with the ability to build rapport with customers. Professional in appearance and conduct. Experienced in field sales in the daily office cleaning or associated cleaning industries and preparing accurate proposals and making your own appointments. Flexible with regards to travel and working when required for new client and contract start meetings. Clean driving licence and ideally living within 25 mile radius of Harlow.
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We have an opportunity for a

Field Sales Manager
Central England

We are looking for the right person to join our sales team. This is a very rare opportunity to join our small, friendly team and sell our unique, premium quality floor cleaning equipment in the central area of England.

Duplex Cleaning Machines has been a leading industry expert in the supply of commercial and industrial cleaning machines since 1986.

Recognised and trusted throughout the UK and globally, the Duplex range cleans all types of flooring and features the unique ability to clean and sanitise with the power of steam. The Duplex machine is the result of many years of the finest design, engineering and craftsmanship with each machine being hand-built in Italy.

Duplex has been an ISO 9001 accredited company for over twenty years demonstrating our compliance with all quality standards related to the supply of products and services.

The successful candidate will be well-organised, professional and familiar with dealing with people at all levels. Experience of the cleaning industry is preferred although full training and product information will be given. 
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Experienced Export Sales Manager - Vectair Systems Ltd


Vectair Systems is a multi-award-winning technological innovator, manufacturer and supplier of commercial 'away from home' washroom equipment. Founded over 25 years ago, we manufacture leading international brands including Airoma, Micro Airoma, Sanitex MVP, V-Screen, Vectair V-Fresh, Babyminder, Quadrasan, Prozone, Femcare, MVP and V-Air SOLID.

With an EMEA Head Office in Basingstoke, UK, Vectair Systems also offers unique OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) services, allowing companies to design their own style of coordinated washroom products and dispensers, using the latest manufacturing technologies from state of the art facilities.

As a rapidly growing company trading in over 100 countries globally, an opportunity exists for an experienced and self-motivated individual to join and further strengthen our export team.
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ISSA EMEA Education & Certification Manager

£40,000 Europe, country negotiable

Summary: Are you a rainmaker? ISSA is looking for a proven leader who will provide strategic direction and manage tactical plans to provide education, training, certification and business tools for Europe, Middle East and African member companies of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry trade association, www.issa.com. This person will be accountable for planning, management, execution and communication at several levels within and outside the association to meet education and certification revenue and participation goals to satisfaction. Expected to support the EMEA Director in achieving ISSA'S overall strategic goals for the EMEA region. Submit CV in English.

Salary: £40,000 based on experience. Location: within Europe, country negotiable based on job requirements. 
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LAVORWASH GB – Leading manufacturer of cleaning machines

Sales Representative
Manchester area

We have an exciting opportunity for a Sales Representative to join our team based in the area of Manchester, UK. The role will be a full time position working 40 hours a week, Monday to Friday. Typically you will be out on the road 3 days + 2 days at the office.

We are offering a good salary base + bonus/commission and benefits. The perfect candidate for this role will have at least one year of client facing sales experience; if not, please do not apply.

For more details and info please contact rossi.marco@lavorwash.it by sending your CV and we will get in touch.


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Key Account Executive

Base salary £30,000 OTE £42,850
Matched contribution pension scheme, company car, laptop, mobile
M40 / M1 Corridor

The Company Kaiser+ Kraft (KK) is an industrial B2B equipment and hardware reseller via catalogue. KK supplements this with Key Account Managers / Executives to provide a knowledgeable local face with the aim of becoming the preferred supplier of Maintenance, Repair and Operation hardware to its clients.

The Role The Key Account Executive reports to a Key Account Manager and is measured on these KPI's

* Growth in turnover and gross margin across the assigned customer portfolio.
* Implementation of European & UK framework agreements across the sites of major customer groups.
* The identification of capital projects valued in the range £5k to >£30k - translating these into quotations with support and closing the sale.
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Sales People Required

East & West Midlands, Greater London


Denis Rawlins Ltd has been supplying cleaning machines and matting to industrial, commercial and institutional organisations for over 45 years. We specialise in first class support through customer service, training, product demonstrations and advice.

We currently have vacancies for sales people in the East and West Midlands, as well as the Greater London area with remuneration in the form of a competitive package based on your expertise.

Experience of selling cleaning machines or similar capital equipment to industrial, commercial and institutional customers is preferred but not essential.
Interested candidates should contact James White in the first instance with your C.V via sales@rawlins.co.uk


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Cleaning Services Sales Executive / Trainee

Founded in 1972 and based in Welwyn Garden City, we provide high quality cleaning services operating inside the M25, Herts, Beds, Bucks & Essex. We enjoy an outstanding reputation operating within the Education, Office Cleaning and Leisure sectors predominantly. We employ in excess of 1000 staff providing services for over 200 extremely satisfied customers. As we continue to grow, we are recruiting for a Sales Exec / Trainee Sales Exec with experience of the Cleaning, Washroom services or "soft services" environment.

Educated to minimum A level standard, the candidate will have a sound knowledge of Word, Excel and Powerpoint along with a good grounding in pricing principles. Full clean driving licence & DBS clearance will be required.

You will receive full training in a friendly and supportive environment. An excellent basic salary is offered with a company vehicle, plus an uncapped commission package.

Please send your CV to Paul Nixon, Director:
tenders@birkinservices.co.uk


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Commercial Window Cleaning Manager

Lancing, West Sussex 
£25K per year + bonus 

Wanted to run office and scheduling for all contractors, sales work & logistics. Needs experience in window cleaning. Knowledge of London & South East Region, Health & Safety helpful. Must be competant in using computer and with good customer relations.

Email CV to mark@groveswindowcleaning.com

www.groveswindowcleaning.co.uk


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UK Area Manager Cleaning Operations

CCS Cleaning are currently recruiting for a full-time Area Manager to look after our sites throughout the United Kingdom. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in the cleaning industry and have a very good knowledge of the business. The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary, full training and will be mentored by our Group Operations and Development Manager. Company phone, car and tablet will also be provided. 


Key responsibilities will include:

- First point of contact with our customers
- Manage staff on contracted sites and report any issues to Operations/HR/payroll
- Ensure adequate staffing levels on all sites and follow Recruitment Procedures
- Delivering Company's high standards across all sites and ensuring Customer satisfaction
- Train and develop staff through the companies training matrix
- Support, manage and maintain high cleaning standards
- Conduct Monthly Specialized Cleaning Standard Audits
- Manage store hour budgets and approve Site Supervisor's timesheets
- Ensure cleaning supervisors are following correct procedures with regard to filing paper work to the payroll department
- Be on-call at all times to fully manage and monitor any issues
- Continually promote our Company Policies and Standards -Assist with the setup of new contracts
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Area Manager Cleaning Operations
The Netherlands


CCS Cleaning are currently recruiting for a full-time bi-lingual Area Manager to look after our sites throughout the Netherlands. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in the cleaning industry and have a good knowledge of the business. The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary, full training and will be mentored by our Group Operations and Development Manager. Company phone, car and tablet will also be provided.
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AREA OPERATIONS MANAGER 

Job Title: Area Operations Manager  Office: Cleanology House, 7 Lion Yard, Tremadoc Road, Clapham, London SW4 7NQ 
Package: circa £30k + quarterly bonus + car 
Hours of work: full time; min. 45 hours per week – permanent position 
Start date: immediate

About the company: Cleanology is a dynamic and fast-growing commercial cleaning, security and facilities management company, providing professional services to offices, restaurants, retail outlets, schools and other businesses around London. The company employs 400+ staff.

About the role: A demanding field-based, operational management role for someone with patience, energy and stamina. The role can require long hours and requires a disciplined individual able to manage time effectively. There is also opportunity to grow within the business, for ambitious candidates wanting career progression. 

Purpose:  - Manage and operate a portion of the company’s contracts  - Manage cleaning staff working on those contracts  - Maintain and develop relationships with existing clients

Key Responsibilities:  - Ensure all jobs are staffed and cover in the event of holiday or sickness  - Regularly meet clients for feedback  - Start-up and manage any new contracts  - Manage an area supervisor  - Reporting to an operational director
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Jet Airways jettisons cleaning mops as fliers fear hygiene issues

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India's Jet Airways has jettisoned mops from its list of cleaning items for cabin washrooms after the airline received complaints from passengers that the mops were kept in public view, raising hygiene issues.
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The European Tissue Symposium, ETS, has announced that it will be taking part in the International Conference on Prevention & Infection Control (ICPIC) in order to stress the importance of proper hand drying as a part of optimal hand hygiene.
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Ecoppia's E4 water-free solar panel cleaning robots now cleaning 5 million panels/month

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Ecoppia, a developer of automated, water-free photovoltaic (PV) solar panel cleaning solutions, has announced that its E4 robotic solar panel cleaning system is now fully operational on five additional PV production facilities in the Middle East, totalling more than 35 MW.
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State Opening of Parliament and Trooping of the Colour may be marred by cleaners' strike

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Just prior to the State Opening of Parliament and the Trooping of the Colour at St James's Park, is not the best time for the people responsible for cleaning those locations to be on strike - but that is what we may be facing unless an ongoing dispute can be quickly resolved.
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Strengthening healthcare systems and delivery - 'Hand Hygiene is Your Entrance Door'

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Hong Kong's Department of Health (DH), through a series of events and promotional materials, called for healthcare workers and the public to pay attention to hand hygiene in support of the annual Hand Hygiene Awareness Day on May 5th.
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Distributor support, training and advice with Greyland

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Distributors of janitorial products, and especially cleaning chemicals, naturally expect product support from their suppliers, and Greyland is no exception.

Detailed information on all their chemicals is readily available from their website, and luckily, due to the 'says what is does' labelling policy, customers know exactly what they are looking for, and are examining the correct product information without any confusion!
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TCFM awarded further distribution centre contracts

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TC Facilities Management has been awarded the cleaning contract at a new build distribution centre in Daventry, following a rigorous tender process, TCFM is providing all area cleaning at this 980,000sq.ft general merchandise facility, located in the heartland of the distribution centre world. The company is also celebrating other contract wins.
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Events & Exhibitions

Cleaning & Hygiene Expo
9-10th May 2017
Melbourne
Australia

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Pulire Verona
23-25th May 2017
Italy
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CleantexPulire 2017
12-14th June 2017
Johannesburg
South Africa

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HIGIEXPO 2017
8-10th August 2017
Sao Paulo
Brazil

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ISSA/Interclean North America
11-14th September 2017
Las Vegas
USA

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WFBSC
18-20th September 2017
Berlin
Germany

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CMS
19-22nd September 2017
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Berlin
Germany

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ISSA/Interclean Istanbul
18-20th October 2017
Turkey
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Clean Middle East Pulire
7-9th November 2017
Dubai
UAE

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Loo of the Year Awards
2nd December 2017
30th Anniversary of this popular event
St Johns Hotel, Solihull
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ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam
15-18th May 2018
Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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