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Inaugural Ausclean Pulire draws international crowd
A partnership with global organisation Pulire enhanced Ausclean PULIRE 2013?s international flavour both on the exhibition floor and in workshops and seminars, reports Inclean magazine.
Sponsored by Hako Australia, the event, held earlier this month, attracted some 1,000 end-user and distributor industry executives.
"The dedicated cleaning & hygiene event concept worked very well and we had positive feedback from exhibitors as well as the many seminar and workshop delegates," stated Interpoint managing director Simon Cooper. "An industry lives and dies on training and education and Ausclean Pulire 2013 delivered them in spades."
Pulire chief executive Toni D'Andrea, agrees, saying: "I believe this inaugural Ausclean Pulire sets the platform for further growth in terms of exhibitors and visitors.
"It delivered one of the highest quality conference programmes I have experienced."
A full conference report will be included in the November Inclean magazine.
As with previous Auscleans, organisations including WoolSafe, Individual Cleaners Association Australia & New Zealand (ICAN), Jena-Dyco, the Building Service Contractors' Association of Australia (BSCAA), and the Specialised Cleaning and Restoration Industry Association (SCRIA) conducted their own workshops and meetings, while the Professional Housekeepers Association of New South Wales (PHAN) also arrange for members to travel as a group to the event.
On the supply side many executives made the trek down under to Australia's only dedicated cleaning and hygiene industry event.
They included Tacony/Truvox's (UK) Gordon McVean, Matrix Cleaning Systems' (UK) Mike Osiadacz, Tennant Company Japan managing director Kazuki Kishi, Irvine's (NZ) Miles Masters, Aztec's (US) Whit Beverly and James Rigby, Legend Brands' (US) Steven Fane, Caddy Clean's (Sweden) Sven-Erik Carlsson, IPC Ready System's (Italy) Michele Redi, S.P.E. Elettronica Industriale's (Italy) Giorgio Frorni and Elsea's (Italy) Rino Fulvino and Maurizio Calianno.
Integral to Ausclean PULIRE 2013 were the Inclean Innovation Awards, which recognised product and service excellence. Our congratulations go to the following:
Category 1: Cleaning Agents
Winner: Tennant Company for The Orbio 5000-Sc
Special mention: Tersano for The Tersano
Category 2: Equipment/Machines
Winner: Specialised Cleaning Eco Vehicles for the Electric Mini Waste Compactor Vehicle
Special mention: ASC Pty Ltd for MEP Push Sweeper
Category 3: Paper and Dispensing
Winner: Kennedy Hygiene for Savona Ellipse Auto Dispenser and Paper Pod
Category 4: Services and Technology
Winner: Hako Australia for the Hako Virtual Advisor
Category 5: Janitorial Items
Winner: JTY Imports & Exports for White Magic Floor Pad
Top - ASC's Joe Yaghoubpour (left) with National Cleaning Suppliers' Association CEO Terry Fraser
Bottom - From left, Tacony/Truvox's (UK) Gordon McVean, Alphaclean's Fred Esterhuizen and Matrix's (UK) Mike Osiadacz
31st October 2013